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September 22, 2008

Statement of Ethan Winner

Fresh from the Jawas:

Statement of Ethan Winner

The following is in response to questions I have received regarding the post on the Jawa Report website.

I produced and posted on the Internet the video entitled "Sarah Palin: A Heartbeat Away."

The idea for the video was mine. No one paid me to produce it. The only out-of-pocket cost will be the fee for the voice-over narrator, which I will pay personally when I receive an invoice. Contrary to the allegation in the Jawa Report, the voice-over artist has never done any work for the Obama campaign. I retained her through a talent agency based solely on the quality of her voice.

Neither the Obama campaign nor any independent political action committee has had a connection with the making and/or posting of this video. Just like the thousands of Americans who have posted videos on the Internet regarding the current Presidential campaign, I produced this video as an expression of my right to free speech, which is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.

I believe the American people have a right and a need to know information about candidates for political office and their views. I made this video because I think it is important for the public to be aware of the association between Sarah and Todd Palin and the Alaskan Independence Party. The New York Times has reported that the Alaskan Independence Party website describes the party as seeking, in the words of the party, "a range of solutions to the conflicts between federal and local authority," including "advocacy for state's rights, through a return to territorial status, all the way to complete independence and nationhood status for Alaska."

While a number of media outlets have said that reports that Sarah Palin was a member of the Alaskan Independence Party may have been erroneous, her attendance at the party's 1994 convention, her video speech to the 2008 convention and her husband's membership in the Alaskan Independence Party have not been called into question.

Some people have asked why I have pulled the video from the Internet. The reason is simple. Following the posting of personal information about me by the Jawa Report, my family began to receive threatening and abusive phone calls and emails.


David Axelrod

PS, I mean Ethan Winner. Whoops. I always do that.

I may have added the salutation and postscript. (Idea thanks to a commenter.)

Doubling down.

Note he hasn't paid this mystery woman yet and doesn't say who she is. He claims she's not Obama's voice-over gal-- I guess we'll just have to take his word for that. He's been so honest and forthright with us previously.

Also note: It took them 15 hours to say what I said they'd claim from the start: That this was all their idea and Obama had nothing to do with it.

If that's the case, why did it take 15 hours to say? Seems to me that was fifteen hours that could have been usefully spent getting everyone "on message," IYKWIMAITYD.

If I predicted their spin even before the story was posted, how on earth could it be it took them 15 hours to cobble together this press release?



As Commenters Point Out... How is it, exactly, that Ethan Winner found out his homemade, handcrafted, completely DIY video had become the center of internet attention a mere ten minutes after My Pet Jawa posted his article?

Is Ethan Winner, dyed in the wool Democrat, claiming he's a My Pet Jawa fan?

Or an Ace of Spades fan?

If so, why won't he return my emails or phone calls? Dude -- if you're a fan, I totally want to hang with you! We can totally drinks some beers and spread some smears.

You pay for the hookers, of course. You're the rich guy who pays actors to fancy-up his DIY YouTube videos.

And Dude... I guess you're just the unluckiest DIY YouTube video free speech enthusiast alive, given that your voice-over woman sounds exactly like David Axelrod's.

unseen writes--

so let me get this straight. His family started to recieve threatening calls and emails 15 minutes after the post? That's record time for the gun carrying bitter americians from Pa. Way to be on the ball folks.

Ummmm... sure, why not.

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