September 11, 2008
The inclusion of Sarah Palin on the McCain ticket was a terrible mistake. McCain was bound and determined that Joe Lieberman be his vice president but the leadership of the GOP told him repeatedly and heatedly that if he did that, he automatically would lose the election. Lieberman is viewed as a turncoat and a loud supporter of Israel and in our current political climate, no one cares about a turncoat but they do not like Israel or her loud, demanding and backstabbing supporters. Then he chose Governor Palin, about whom little is known to the electorate.
Put forward as a maverick, she is in truth a catastrophe. She was not vetted by anyone because someone quickly had to be found to satisfy the enraged McCain. Sarah is indeed a walking political disaster.
If the GOP was afraid of Joe Lieberman, they will be terrified of the damage the Devine Sarah can cause. There is much in her background that will most certainly emerge, most especially since she has savagely attacked the American media. Yammering negativity to the media is like punching a state trooper in the nose when he stops you from driving at 90 on the median strip. Problems will certainly follow.
All of the following material is taken from a confidential DoJ report sitting on my desk as I write.
The Republican’s unvetted choice was born Sarah Louise Heath on February 11, 1964 at Sandpoint, Idaho. Her father, Charles Heath was a science teacher and her mother, Sally Sheeran Heath was listed as a housewife. Sarah attended a number of schools and finally received a BA in journalism from the University of Idaho. Her current husband, Todd, is a Native American Yup'ik Eskimo and works for BP at one of their Alaskan oil fields and does part-time work as a fisherman.
They have five children. Their eldest son, Track, 19, is in the U.S. army and their three daughters, Bristol, 18, Willow, 14 and Piper, 7. In 2008 (April 18, 2008), a son, Trig was born. This child suffers from Mongoloidism. Their second unmarried daughter Willow, is now pregnant.
The Palin family lives in Wasilla, about 40 miles north of Anchorage.
Aside from a number of thoroughly unpleasant episodes concerning family members, overcharging the state, heavy involvement with corrupt local politicians, attempts to foster her personal religious beliefs (Palin is a very active and aggressive Evangelical) there is the question of family matters she has attempted to conceal to advance her political career. Governor Palin “proudly displays” an Israeli flag in her gubernatorial office and for a very good reason.
Her maternal grandfather, Schmuel Sheigam, was a Lithuanian Jew, born in 1912 in Vilkaviskis, Lithuania, 91.2 miles west of Vilnius. The Sheigam family immigrated to America, via Hamburg, Germany in 1915 because of WWI.
At Ellis Island Immigration Centre, the name was entered as Sheeran, a standard practice of the time when immigration officers were unable to understand the pronunciation of non-English speaking immigrants. Sheeran is a common Irish name but members of the Sheigam family are buried in the Jewish cemetery at Budezeriai near Vilkaviskis, Lithuania. Further information on Governor Palin’s ancestors can easily be found in the vital records in the Lithuanian State Historical Archives in Vilnius. The Archives holds birth, marriage, divorce, and death records for the Lithuanian Jewish community from 1851 until 1915 when the Jews were required to leave the country because of World War I. They are in 18th Century Cyrillic script and Yiddish. Many of these records include the mother's maiden name and town of registration.