From the moment John McCain selected her as his running mate, the Left never relented in its efforts to destroy her. Even now that she has announced her decision to step down as Alaska governor, the Left couldn't avoid another parting shot at her and her family. Leftist bloggers claimed Palin resigned because she was the subject of an FBI investigation surrounding the construction of her home on Lake Lucille in Wasilla. The bloggers claimed a Wasilla building supply company had subsidized construction of the Palins' home as consideration for its participation in the construction of a public facility that Palin as mayor had no part of managing. This Internet rumor got its boost from Shannyn Moore, a radio talk show host and blogger from Alaska, who is an avowed Palin hater. Like they did throughout the campaign, the Left and its friends in the mainstream media ran with Moore's false and defamatory claims. The Palin-hating MSNBC allowed Moore to state the false claims during an interview. The story has caused the FBI to take the unusual step of denying an investigation. As the Anchorage Daily News reports:
"We are not investigating her," FBI spokesman Eric Gonzalez said on Sunday. "Normally we don't confirm or deny those kind of allegations out there, but by not doing so it just casts her in a very bad light. There is just no truth to those rumors out there in the blogosphere."The Palin-hating Moore was characteristically indignant about reporting yet another false rumor about her. She conducted a press conference in front of Palin's Anchorage office to deny a claim by Palin's attorney that she had defamed the Palins, hiding behind the First Amendment. The ADN reports:
Moore fired back on Sunday by calling a press conference in front of the governor's downtown Anchorage office and calling Palin "a coward and a bully." Moore said she only pointed out that rumors existed -- and she never claimed them to be fact.As I said when I heard of her resignation announcement on Friday, I thought Palin was making a mistake. On the other hand, I haven't had to endure the non-stop, hate machine she has faced from the Left and the mainstream media from the day John McCain made her a household name. We have learned more things, true and untrue, about the life of Sarah Palin over the past year than we know about Barack Hussein Obama, the man we elected as our President. When is the media going to start telling us about the missing pieces of his life story?
"What kind of politician attacks an ordinary American on the Fourth of July for speaking her mind? What's wrong with her? The first amendment was designed to protect people like me from people like her. Our American revolution got rid of kings. And it got rid of queens, as well. Am I annoyed? You betcha," Moore said.
She said that "Shannyn Moore will not be muzzled."
"There is a scandal rumor here that there is a criminal investigation into some activities and that's been rumored for about, I don't know, probably six weeks or two months," Moore said on MSNBC, later commenting that Palin looked nervous and she believed the governor was doing damage control for news that would come out.
Van Flein on Sunday also highlighted a message Moore sent Friday on her own Twitter account, saying "yes, I know the nature of the scandal. Timing, baby timing." He said Moore has been cited as a source for reporting of a possible federal indictment. (The national "Brad Blog" quoted Moore as saying Palin resigned because a scandal was about to break. Moore said she was misquoted and can't control other blogs.)
Moore said the governor's sudden resignation didn't make sense and has Alaskans wondering what is really going on. She said Palin had a "massive overreaction" to her comments.
"I think it's great that the FBI has come out and said the rumor isn't true. ... But the fact, that I reported, that there was a rumor, is true. There was a rumor and she dispelled the rumor and that's great," Moore said.