Sarah Palin (Continued)
Yes it’s getting redundant. Everything that’s in this post, you’ve already seen in thousands of blogs. And now the mainstream media is even getting in on the act. Did they get a sudden sense of integrity, or are they tired of getting scooped on the Internet?
In any case these stories need to be brought front and center, again and again. This phony powercrazed vengeful ice queen needs to be brought down off her pedestal ASAP.
When it comes to cronyism, Palin makes George W. Bush look objective and honest. As governor, she hired a high school classmate, Franci Havemeister, to be the $95,000-a-year director of the State Division of Agriculture. Havemeister’s main qualification for the job was a childhood love of cows.
Palin and her top officials conduct a lot of state business through private e-mails. This is supposed to make her government correspondence exempt from any public inquiries or subpoenas.
Rick Steiner, a professor from the University of Alaska, tried to obtain some e-mail messages from scientists who were examining the effect of global warming on polar bears. One of Palin’s assistants told Steiner it would cost $468,784 to process his request. No, that was NOT a typo.
Another one of Palin’s aides made the fatal mistake of contacting her at her official state e-mail address to discuss a government issue. He was chewed out for not using her private e-mail address, so the information would be kept out of the public eye. He was placed on paid leave shortly after that.
The article says: “The Wasilla High School yearbook archive now doubles as a veritable directory of state government.” Her former junior high school bandmate is now her legislative director. Another classmate is managing the state economic development office.
Alaskan lawmakers of both parties are concerned that she surrounds herself with a small inner circle that keeps her isolated. We've had a Bubble Boy in the White House for almost eight years. Do we want another one?
She pretends to be the “hometown girl” and “everybody’s friend” around Wasilla, but this comes at the expense of the rest of the state. Some legislators in Juneau have started wearing pins that say “Where's Sarah?”
At a statewide gathering of mayors, somebody asked the crowd how many of them had tried to meet with Sarah Palin. (Her Majesty hadn’t arrived yet so it was safe to talk.) Every hand in the room went up. After the followup question — how many of you have actually met with her — there were almost no hands. Soon afterward Palin arrived, made a few short prepared statements and then left for an anti-abortion rally.
Richard Nixon had his “Enemies List.” For Sarah Palin, anyone who disagrees with her is a “Hater.” And she’s turned on former friends at the slightest provocation. Dan Fagan is a conservative radio host who supported her in 2006. Later he criticized her for raising taxes on the oil companies, and he was instantly transformed into a “hater.”
Another Hater is Faye Palin, Sarah’s mother-in-law, who has now been barred from speaking with reporters.
As Mayor of Wasilla, Palin reduced the workload of the mayor’s office. She hired a deputy administrator to handle a lot of the day to day tasks that previous mayors had handled. So much for her famous quote, before she was picked as VP, that “I'm used to being very productive and working real hard in an administration.”
And as you probably know, Palin’s husband has now been subpoenaed to testify in the Troopergate investigation.
The authorities need to do some serious interrogating in this case. Now ordinarily I'm against waterboarding; however…
cross-posted at Bring It On!