Saturday, January 30, 2010
Last week in a post called "Paul Streitz Backstabs Governor Palin," I thought I had dismissed the man who is obsessed with hatin' on the governor for her decision to support Senator John McCain in his re-election campaign. Well, Streitz strikes again.
Ron Devito of USforPalin writes:
Paul Streitz is at it again, accusing Governor Palin of being a RINO, sending out false and misleading emails to build his case.
In his latest email broadcast under the auspices of “CT Citizens for Immigration Control,” Streitz wrote:“Sarah PAC as of 6/30/09 has raised $732,767 and disbursed $276,200 in expenses and given $10,000 in campaign contributions. One was $5,000 for Lisa Murkowski for US Senate (AK). The other was $5,000 for the 2010 primary for John McCain. The date of this disbursement was 6/23/09.”
The above statement is true. The sentence that follows is a bald-faced lie, to wit:“How many books would Sarah have sold if this were public knowledge in the fall of 2009?”
Since Streitz co-founded a Draft Committee, he should know full well that FEC disclosures come out every six months. SarahPAC’s (spelled “Sarah PAC” in the FEC database) disbursements to John McCain and Lisa Murkowski were made before June 30, and those disclosures were released the month following. They were public knowledge for over two months before Going Rogue became available for pre-order on September 24, 2009 and books were published on November 17, 2009. The FEC disclosures of these disbursements were then four months old, and there were news stories pertaining to them during this time.
Read the full article here.
Is he really suggesting that Going Rogue would not be the bestseller that it is had people known that Governor Palin donated to John McCain? Streitz's discontent with the governor's decisions is clouding his ability to see which end is up. His insistence on sending out these mass emails is only making him look like a child throwing a temper tantrum after failing to get his way.
His facts are off, his reasoning is off, and frankly, he's starting to tick off those of us receiving these foolish emails.
Take my advice, Streitz: get a grip.