While California falls to pieces, the second most powerful democrat in the state spends his time trying to silence Sarah Palin by getting college students to play along with his little charade to his other willing accomplices in the news media. The most outrageous development however is that the Attorney General of California, Jerry "Moonbeam" Brown has launched an official investigation into the group that hired Governor Palin to speak. Brown does claims however, that "this is not about Sarah Palin." Oh really? I don't recall any other speaker on a college campus sparking an investigation from the state government before. Then again, this is a state that hires, with taxpayer dollars, self proclaimed Communists to speak to the kids everyday! No need for an investigation there... After all, they are the types our own president 'sought after' when he attended college. But I digress.
From the AP:
California Attorney General Jerry Brown said Tuesday his office had launched an investigation into the finances of a state university foundation and the alleged dumping of documents related to Sarah Palin's upcoming speech at the school.
Brown also intends to look into whether the California State University, Stanislaus Foundation violated public disclosure laws.
The investigation came after students at the school retrieved five pages of the contract with Palin last week from a campus trash bin after hearing administrators might be shredding it.
State Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, who has been seeking details of Palin's compensation package for several weeks, released copies of the paperwork earlier in the day.
The students who found the document said they acted on a tip that documents were being shredded when campus staff members were supposed to be on furlough.
"I was informed that there was suspicious activity taking place at the administration building, which I found very alarming," said 23-year-old Ashli Briggs, a junior at the school.
Briggs contacted senior Alicia Lewis, 26, who went with several other students to investigate. The building was locked and gated, but the students were able to retrieve piles of paperwork, including the contract document, from a nearby trash bin, Lewis said.
On Tuesday, Briggs and Lewis gave Brown's office material they said came from the trash bins, including two boxes of documents and two trash bags filled with shredded files.
The contract pages have Washington Speakers Bureau printed at the top and a contract number. The speakers bureau did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Yee called the incident "a dark day for the CSU."
"This is our little Watergate in the state of California," he said Tuesday at a news conference where he was joined by Briggs and Lewis.
This AP post left out the big revelation in the documents these young women so courageously found. In what many are now mockingly calling "Strawgate," they say the documents state that Governor Palin had supposedly requested "bendy straws" and water while at the University. I know, I was just devastated to learn that the woman I looked up to for so long as a patriotic heroine, actually uses straws! Just horrible... Who knows if I'll recover or not. [sarc]
The author of the article did manage to find someone on campus with some sense. Russell Giambelluca, the university's vice president of business and finance said:
"No one at the university was advised to destroy specific foundation documents, and staff members routinely shred and dispose of paperwork that is no longer needed.So do I. This whole thing insults the intelligence of anyone they are selling it to. Do they honestly expect us to believe that there is some big campus conspiracy to cover up the fact that Governor Palin drinks water from a straw? On a California campus no less! Or is it that fee she is being paid by private donors they (who is "they" anyway) were trying to cover up? This is just stupid. But by all means, gubernatorial candidate, SEIU tool, and democratic political hack Attorney General Moonbeam, launch an investigation with our money. Go ahead and prove the utter corruption and stupidity of this state's government for all the country to see.
Regarding the excerpt of Palin's contract, he said: "I find it interesting that among shredded documents you find one that's completely intact related to the contract."
In the end, Yee and Brown are just looking to disclose that fee that Governor Palin is to receive to take a political shot her. It's that long standing narrative the left uses against her to try and drive a wedge between her and her base. The one that doesn't work but they just keep using it anyway. It's been going on since the RNC wardrobe smear and by using the courts and launching official investigations, along with their friends in the press, It will continue on to the next dollar Sarah Palin makes.