What Todd thinks is unknown, But I suspect he would encourage Sarah to speak. Politicians take every opportunity to stay in the public eye.
of the Hamburg Amerika line. Ford collected back profits from Nazi Ford efforts after the war, Opel was GM Germany. They too retreived money. ITT had as one of its subsidiaries Focke Wulf Gmbh. There are lots more. Suggest you read "The Sovereign State of IT&T" if you can find it, it's about 40 years old now.
You don't actually expect virulently Anti-Government people especially politicians to play by the rules do you, avoid shady businesses, actually pay their taxes. Keep the money in US banks? How niaive !
..... that bootlegging was one way to survive in those hard times. Sitting outside in the evenings I could smell a still from the woods several miles away if the wind was right. "Customers" knew who made good untainted moonshine The tainted stuff became more prevalent during Prohibition, and when organized crime got into "the business".
Re: Joseph Kennedy: the choice to visit the sins of the fathers on each generation is not shared by everyone.
if Palin hadn't have brought this up now, some investigative media reporter would have 'dug away' through her family history and found it.
Then I can imagine the headlines, on the order of, "Palin's Granddaddy was a Bootlegger", or similar.
Seems she can't win. If she tells us, she is boasting. If the media tells us, why didn't she, and why was she hiding it?
.... is being brought up to "consider the source" and to be suspicious about those who "protesteth too much" and malign others.
Though it brings a perverse pleasure to some to dig up dirt on those they don't like, and to spread it either as openly or subtly as possible, I believe their own paths are not as pure as they claim.
This was true pre-Goldwater, and has grown to the industry it is today, from professional politicians to the grass roots to smug individuals.
I wager that many of us would find a bootlegger or a horse thief in our genealogy, and take it in good humor. But then without substance. it had to be inferred that I would view Dems differently than Reps.
So nothing has changed.
She is not tainted by bootlegger genes but her children, grandchildren, etc. will be. It will be important that we will keep a very close eye on her kids in case any of them try to enter the political arena and our kids will need to be watchful of her grandkids too. We cannot afford to let this important finding allow her family and future family to infiltrate government.