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Sarah Palin

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Over at Yahoo someone penned a poem about Sarah Palin's unique take on Paul Revere's ride, in which she said to an audience at Boston's Old North Church:   He who warned the British that they weren't going to be taking away our arms by ringing those bells and, um, making sure as he's riding... Read More
Sarah Palin has written an "Open Letter to Republican Freshmen Members of Congress" telling them what they should support in the upcoming legislative session. The letter is clearly directed towards those congressmen who are believed to be associated with the tea parties. Her advice on foreign policy is pretty much a straight neoconservative interpretation –... Read More
Just had a call from friend of mine who is a literary agent. He told me that a friend of his at Harper Collins confirmed that Sarah Palin has received an advance "in excess of $7 million" for her memoir "Going Rogue." The book will come out in the middle of November and was written... Read More
Sarah Palin basically adhered to a straight Bush foreign policy, as Joe Biden noted, though there were a couple of exceptions. Her great love for Israel and her willingness to let Tel Aviv attack Iran as if there would be no consequences for the United States is a result of both her Israel-centric view of... Read More
I know I am not the only one to notice the recent wave of neocon attacks on Sarah Palin coming from David Frum, David Brooks, and Charles Krauthammer. They all make essentially the same point, i.e. that she is not experienced enough to become president. Brooks predictably has the most sophisticated argument, that experience is... Read More
I really do want to like Sarah Palin. She is authentically blue collar, religious, and not overly corrupt, greedy, or ego-driven in the fashion of the politicians we have come to know and love over the past sixteen years. I am not overly concerned with her lack of experience as we have seen a lot... Read More
Having already thrice denied denied any connection with Pat Buchanan, it was perhaps inevitable that Sarah Palin's walk to Canossa would now entail passing through the gauntlet of The Lobby. On Tuesday she was accompanied by Joe Lieberman when she met with a group from AIPAC . She described her "deep, personal and lifelong commitment... Read More
As it is almost certainly true that no one actually knows what the Governor of Alaska looks like, are we absolutely sure that it was not Joe Lieberman speaking falsetto while wearing a dress and a wig?
Philip Giraldi
About Philip Giraldi

Phil Giraldi is a former CIA Case Officer and Army Intelligence Officer who spent twenty years overseas in Europe and the Middle East working terrorism cases. He holds a BA with honors from the University of Chicago and an MA and PhD in Modern History from the University of London. In addition to TAC, where he has been a contributing editor for nine years, he writes regularly for He is currently Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest and resides with his wife of 32 years in Virginia horse country close to his daughters and grandchildren.

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Pressuring Candidates Even Before They Are Nominated
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The gagged whistleblower goes on the record.
Today’s CIA serves contractors and bureaucrats—not the nation.