Wikileaks and The Extreme Hypocrisy of Sarah Palin

The release of documents by Wikileaks has caused some embarrassing moments for American diplomats, and there are calls for the arrest of Julian Assange for treason and many on the right claim he is a traitor. One could excuse the harsh rhetoric from the right if they had expressed the same outrage during the Bush era for the lies and deception used as a reason to invade Iraq and wage war on innocent Iraqis.

Sarah Palin, the quitter half-ex-governor of Alaska claimed she could have stopped Assange from publishing the leaked documents in court although she refers to a court case that is not remotely similar to the Wikileaks matter. Palin also declares that the CIA should hunt Assange down like Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, and Al Qaeda, because according to Palin, ‘He is an anti-American operative with blood on his hands.” Palin suggested that the CIA should consider killing Assange as an enemy combatant even though he is a journalist. In Palin’s infinite wisdom as master of all journalistic endeavors, she claims with utmost false authority that, “Assange is not a ‘journalist,’ any more than the ‘editor’ of al Qaeda’s new English-language magazine Inspire is a journalist.”

Palin goes on to attack the White House for not pursuing Assange and chides President Obama’s administration as being ineffective for not putting out the effort to stop the treasonous Assange and claimed that, “the administration’s inability to hunt down Assange showed a lack of effort.” Apparently, Palin’s gravitas as the authority on journalism misses the 1st Amendment’s freedom of the press meaning as well as the meaning of traitor and treason. Assange is Australian, and did nothing treasonous to Australia, and he certainly cannot be a traitor to the United States because he is not American.  As usual, Palin distinguishes herself as a fool and continues to believe that just because she believes or declares something, it is a fact.

Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and current false-Christian preacher said that Assange should be executed for treason for harming American relationship and foreign policy. The follower of Christ and preacher went farther and claimed that execution would be too kind for Assange. Huckabee must have missed Jesus Christ’s message of peace and admonition to forgive offenders and reject violence.

It is not so surprising that Palin and Huckabee espouse anti-Christian actions or ignorance of the definition of treason. It is somewhat curious that they forget that real traitors in the Bush Administration were given a pass when they exposed an active undercover CIA operative as punishment for a report that said Bush’s evidence for war with Iraq was false.

George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and their cast of traitors deliberately ‘outed’ Valerie Plame, an undercover CIA operative whose identity was classified and her operational status was covert. Now if there ever was a case for treason, the Plame affair qualifies easily, and any American official who had information of covert actions and disseminated it to the public is clearly a traitor. When the Bush administration exposed Plame as an operative working to protect national security, they committed treason pure and simple.

During the past 2 years, conservatives have demonstrated that they work under authority of hypocrisy as a matter of course. Republicans fought against the stimulus that the Obama Administration provided and claimed it produced no jobs, but they were the first ones to lobby for stimulus funds and claimed it would create jobs in their home districts. When the money was granted, they took credit and posed with the big Publisher’s Clearinghouse checks as if they advocated for the stimulus from the start. It is worse that after they received stimulus funding that created jobs, they continued to claim the stimulus did not work and created no jobs. They can’t get much more hypocritical.

To demand execution for an Australian citizen for being a traitor against America is ridiculous in itself, and it boggles the mind until the source is considered. Palin or Huckabee never called for the execution of Bush, Cheney, or their cohorts because they were Republicans drooling to go to war. It didn’t matter that to sell the war the Bush administration committed treason by endangering an American spy, or that they lied to the American people causing the deaths of thousands of American soldiers and hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi citizens.

If an American commits treason or is a traitor, there are laws to deal with them.  The law makes no distinction between a public servant and private citizen, and it is clear that exposing a covert operative’s (spy’s) identity by a president and vice-president is treason. Bush and Cheney were traitors, but Republicans never called for their execution. But when a foreign national releases documents that embarrasses diplomats, conservatives like Palin and Huckabee call for their execution displaying the characteristic hypocrisy of the Republican Party.

Julian Assange may have released embarrassing documents about diplomats, but he is not a traitor. If Assange can be prosecuted for releasing the documents, it will not be for treason, and he will not be executed like Palin and Huckabee propose. It is the epitome of hypocrisy for Palin and Huckabee to call for an Australian’s execution when they condoned Bush and Cheney’s truly treasonous acts. Hypocrisy is a Republican hallmark, and besides being liars, cheaters and fake Christians, Palin and Huckabee epitomize the Republican Party’s double-standard, and there is no sign they will relinquish their title of Supreme Hypocrites anytime soon. At least their hypocrisy is consistent, albeit shameful.

41 Replies to “Wikileaks and The Extreme Hypocrisy of Sarah Palin”

  1. Great take on the hypocrisy that is the RWNJ group.
    You hit all the high points – and the emphasis that Assange is NOT an American citizen, nor does he live here, he cannot be held for treason. In order to BE a traitor, you need to have BETRAYED your country (see McCain, John).
    But if you consider that the QUITTER Sarah Palin is simply performing her duties as a rabble rouser trying to whip people into violence and insurrection, it may become clear that if anyone is a traitor to this country, Palin might bear some looking into.
    The AIP for example?

  2. It is reprehensible that any public persona or more especially any elected official should call for the assassination or execution of any individual. It’s irresponsible behavior that one expects from a child.
    As far as journalism goes, Palin is no journalist or even a writer, hence all her books are ghost written, FB ghost written, etc.
    She has no real knowledge of the law, which is what got her in trouble was Governor and why she is a Gov no longer.

    It is interesting to point out that a criminal complaint has been filed against Tom Flanagan in Canada for his similar remarks.

  3. The sooner the Snowbilly Grifter is taken down by the Rethuggery Obstructionist Party of Teabagging Fewls, the better for America. In most countries, the Snowbilly Grifter would have been imprisoned about two years ago for sedition. The female is a moronic imbecile who has no chance of being elected or even appointed as Cat Collector at Point Barrow, Alaska. (no offense to kitties) The constant shrill hatred she spews against not only POTUS, but everyday Americans who disagree with is pathetically sickening. If I ever happen to be in her vicinity or the vicinity of the FEWLS on the right – I am sure I would have to spit on them and I have never spit on anybody in my life.

  4. Sarah is so unbeleivably dumb that while trying to make Obama out the fool she does it to herself. Will she acknowledge it? Nooooooooooo. Lets remember our first class of becoming a Republican. Say whatever you want to try and hurt someone and just walk away from it and onto the next statement if it isn’t true. Never look back at what you have said even though a great many others are.

    BTW, her book is 28 and dropping on Amazon sales. Well behind the Barefoot Contessa. Ouch!

  5. I loved your article — you exposed the hypocrisy expertly. I was overcooked when I read that Palin wanted Assange executed. “Do you love your freedoms?” She screeches. Yes, we do. Please learn something about them, clown woman.

  6. I could not say it better myself. Bravo. If I could any anything it would be the blatant hypocrisy or just plain ignorance (willful!) of the UTTER IMPERATIVE in a Democracy of Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press, that seems to have eluded the “Journalist Degree” Palin.
    For gadssake, It is #1. Really? They are both together! In #1. Just, hellooo…is this thing on?
    Thanks, lovely post!

  7. She is such a useless waste of breath. why everyone is sucking up to her quitter, ignorant personality is a mystery to me.

  8. This lady is insane and a danger to America, I have first hand experience with the mentally ill and she is just that.

  9. Plame was not an undercover CIA operative at that time. Further, she was “outed” by Richard Armitage one year before the trial started. The whole trial was a sham. Get your act together.

  10. I don’t know how anyone can listen to this loser. McCain is regretting that he ever brought her down from her quiet corner of Alaska. Even now the RNC is busy trying to figure out how to get rid of her before the 2012 election,or she’ll tear the Republican Party apart and our POTUS is a shoe in for another 4 years.

  11. “Assange is Australian, and did nothing treasonous to Australia,….” Dead wrong man, how is committing espionage on a wartime ally not treasonous? Also, I haven’t read the wikileaks but there are likely US-Australian communications included. Who’s the authority on who is or is not a journalist? Am I a journalist b/c I am posting this comment? or do i need a blog? If you had a case against Bush/Cheney they would be in a court room, the camel court has packed up and left.
    So when people say Bush lied, do they really think Bush knew there were no WMDs in Iraq before invading? I want to know.

  12. That was one of the best reads, that I ever had, you said so much with so few words.thank you for being so eloquent.

  13. Obama quashed putting Bush/Cheney in jail.

    And yes, he knew there were no WMD in Iraq. Do you really think our intel is that poor? Given the stuff that was destroyed and confirmed as destroyed after Desert Storm?

    Bush lied through his teeth. Cheney lied. Presidents dont bust each other sadly enough.

    BTW, the Australians are not calling him a traitor. Just people like Palin who never knew he wasnt American

  14. Undercover travel
    The unclassified summary of Plame’s employment with the CIA at the time that syndicated columnist Robert Novak published her name on July 14, 2003 says, “Ms. Wilson was a covert CIA employee for who the CIA was taking affirmative measures to conceal her intelligence relationship to the United States.”

    Plame worked as an operations officer in the Directorate of Operations and was assigned to the Counterproliferation Division (CPD) in January 2002 at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.

    The employment history indicates that while she was assigned to CPD, Plame, “engaged in temporary duty travel overseas on official business.” The report says, “she traveled at least seven times to more than ten times.” When overseas Plame traveled undercover, “sometimes in true name and sometimes in alias — but always using cover — whether official or non-official (NOC) — with no ostensible relationship to the CIA.”

    Criminal prosecution beat national security
    After the Novak column was published and Plame’s identity was widely reported in the media, and according to the document, “the CIA lifted Ms Wilson’s cover” and then “rolled back her cover” effective to the date of the leak.

    The CIA determined, “that the public interest in allowing the criminal prosecution to proceed outweighed the damage to national security that might reasonably be expected from the official disclosure of Ms. Wilson’s employment and cover status.”

    The CIA has not divulged any other details of the nature of Plame’s cover or the methods employed by the CIA to protect her cover nor the details of her classified intelligence activities. Plame resigned from the CIA in December 2005.

    Plame and her husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson have filed a lawsuit against four current or former top Bush administration officials, including Vice President Dick Cheney, accusing them and other White House officials of conspiring to destroy her career at the CIA.

    You cant help being silly and gullible, Im sure you are a pretend republican

  15. Maybe I found the wrong Huckabee interview but I only found this quote in which he clearly calls for the execution of a government employee and not Assange.

    “Whoever in our government leaked that information is guilty of treason, and I think anything less than execution is too kind a penalty. (…) And anyone who had access to that level of information was not only a person who understood what their rules were, but they also signed, under oath, a commitment that they would not violate.”

    Are you sure you there is an interview where he called for the execution of Assange?
    Huckabee is an idiot who deserves every bit of riducule but it seems this is falsely attributed to him.

  16. “Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and current false-Christian preacher said that Assange should be executed for treason for harming American relationship and foreign policy.” Based on those criteria, W. should be executed.

  17. “He is an anti-American operative with blood on his hands.” Holy crap she sounds like Julius Malema (ANC youth league “president”). They must have gone to the same school. Wonder if she also failed woodwork. This is the same sort of rubbish rhetoric Robert Mugabe uses. Scary how similar politicians sound when they trying to cover there own asses and spin a story.

  18. I agree absolutely. I did a double-take. She has no clue what freedoms are. Great piece!

  19. Even though your article does nothing to actually attribute the words ‘traitor’ or ‘treason’ as actually coming from Sarah Palin’s mouth – you nonetheless vilify her as if it is a direct quote.

    Very telling of your “journalistic integrity”.

    How much money did you give to Dem candidates in the last election cycle?
    Thought so.

  20. The truly hypocritical aspect is that proposing to punish a person for disseminating information is the only “treasonous” act considered here.

  21. Shame on you for saying Palin and Huckabee are not Christians! How do you know their true beliefs? Do you believe Obama is a Christian after listening to his mentor Rev. Wright?

  22. “The follower of Christ and preacher went farther and claimed that execution would be too kind for Assange.”
    Farther is a measure of distance, further, a measure of degree, is the word you are looking for.

  23. Amen (in the true Christian spirit) to all that!

    Sarah Palin is viewed all over the world as a figure of fun and derision – yet there’s still a chance she could end up in the White House!

    This article is not only accurate – it is also absolutely necessary.

    Wake up America – for a righteous God’s sake!

  24. Haha you take liberal spin to a whole new level don’t you! haha Nothing gets past you thats for sure. Wow… I thought blogging was biased but I wasn’t expecting this! wow haha

  25. And what makes you think Wright was not a christian? I bet he is far more of a christian than Palin Or the Huckster

  26. I’m not sure how Palin/Huckabee’s treatment the Bush administration is comparable to the current controversy. What is astonishing is that these people who have/are/plan-to-be in public office get away with such careless, reckless speech and for the most part no one challenges them. I mean who are these people? Do they really think this or are they just pandering to their base? And, speaking of base, what happened to a nation of laws?

  27. I believe somebody carelessly read that quote, made the incorrect affirmative statement that Huckabee had called for Assange’s execution, and then the story spread. It kind of pisses me off too…the vagueness of so many people’s minds making it difficult to find out correctly what is going on.

    But Palin’s quote was directed to Assange, and since we do assassinate and torture “al-Qaeda”, she did call for his assassination, just in a devious way in which it implants that idea in her listeners, without her saying it in so many words, making it easy to call her out on it.

  28. Assange did not commit espionage because war-mongering dual-loyalty creeps like Joseph Lieberman are saying he did.

    And they are not upset because anything Assange did actually endangers anyone in the United States. They are upset because they do not like revelations of the fact that Israel has been trying to push us into war with Iran, or any of the other things that might cause people to ask questions and impede their lying us into expanded war.

    If wikileaks is able to continue to function, far from being treasonous to the welfare of Australia, Assange will have succeeded in saving Australian lives.

  29. This is what real conservative, Ron Paul, had to say about calls to execute Assange, after pointing out the absurdity of calling an Australian a traitor:

    “In a free society, we are supposed to know the truth. In a society where truth becomes treason, we are in big trouble.”

    Don’t call Palin “conservative”. Cheerleading for war and against traditional US norms of limiting government rights to impinge on the individual is not conservative.
    Her main handlers are neocons, as you know.

  30. We all know she’s a fool. yet the fact that you and so many other journalists continue publishing stories about her, commenting on her half-wit opinions keeps her on front pages and TV screens. Just ignore the miserable woman. So far you are just giving her a stage to speak and publicity to sell more books.

  31. are you people traitors? why dont you please move and do america a favor. i be t you all enjoyed watching the towers fall. go ahead and staNDd behind a rapist murderer and dog out an ex vp candidate. with friends of america like you we dont need enemies. you all suk

  32. hey shiva are you dyslexic or just a moron. the book is number 2 on the nyt best seller list behind the great george w bush whos at 1. look it up . you weirdos quit being idealogues and do some research before you spew out your false nonsensical drivel. it makes you look the fool… as always. God bless america. sc rew muhammed and the murdering bas t ards

  33. speaking of being a moron, how are you doing today? Her book is number two on the New York Times bestseller list. It’s there because Sarahpac bought over 60,000 copies so that it went out the first day in a huge way.

    the number that I referred to is on Amazon where it is number 31

    thank you for your hilarious response

  34. are we traitors because we recognize that Sarah Palen is a total fraud? I guess if that makes us traitors that were traitors.

    Did we enjoy watching the towers fall? No not really

    Not sure who the rapist murderer is, as you very poorly express yourself.

    But I can tell you that Sarah Palin is no friend of America.and I think that it’s really funny that you, being totally incapable of thinking for yourself, think that you have set yourself up to decide who is or isn’t traders.

  35. Anyone can go to YouTube and see The Honorable Sarah Palin congradulating the ALASKA INDEPENDENCE PARTY convention. A group she, as GUV of Alaska, hoped would seccede from the CONTINENTAL US and become an independent country. As for “the towers going down” on 911, the owner of the bhuildings, Larry Silverstein can be seen on YouTube under “Larry Silverstein Admits” admitting, on PBS, “America Rebuids” that he called the NYFire department and they agreed to PULL the number 7 building, “And so they made the decission to pull, and we watched it go down.” How did BOMBS to evenly pull down the 7 tower get there? Watch vids of 7’s fall–and you must know it is a controlled demolition! But what about the N and S towers? Bombs there too? Oooooh! THAT’s some real hardcore treason, I would think!

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