I haven’t been following all the mud slinging against this woman. Needless to say, I think most of it is probably ridiculous. After the soap opera rumor about her pretending to have a child to cover up for her daughter having a kid out of wedlock I stopped paying attention. Mostly.
One thing I have noticed is that she is being attacked for being corrupt. Really? Are you guys serious? Mr. Obama has Rezko and Mr. Biden’s son suddenly got a $1+ million hedge fund job. To try to set these scurrilous rumors straight I found this piece from an Alaskan, a liberal Alaskan I believe.
From an Alaskan who is a very serious cynic about all things political, here is my take on Sarah.
I met and spoke with Sarah Palin about two years ago at our downtown park strip. It is a place for walking, carnivals, political outdoor things and such. She was cooking hotdogs at a fund raiser and introducing herself to the public as a Governor hopeful.
She came by and said the usual “Hi, I’m Sarah Palin and I am running for Governor”…and I expected her to keep on to the next person but she asked me who I was and what I did in Alaska and we ended up talking for 15 minutes about me, Air America (she was all agog!) and my career in the Army and AAM. She is a pilot (Super Cub) I’m told, although all she told me about that was that she loved flying.
As I watched her successful run for governor over the next six months, I was really impressed. In fact I already was impressed greatly even before that, after she resigned a good position (Alaska Gas and Oil Regulatory Commission) because a fellow Commission member (Chair of the Alaska Republican Party) misused his office and position. He was using the fax, computers, printing room and all to promote the Republican endeavors while in a state job. That is a huge no-no in any government employment position.
Obviously there was more to this but you should go and read it at the original site. Included amongst her Teddy Roosevelt-esque corruption busting is her defeating the incumbent (republican) governor and telling the even more corrupt state legislator this: “All of you here need some Adult Supervision!”
Actually I think that Teddy Roosevelt is a fairly apt comparison. Mrs. Palin has gone after oil companies, worked to ferret out corruption in her own party, loves the wilderness, and is a very young VP candidate. This woman is a reformer and after the leftist (not Mr. Obama, he’s been good on this – probably because he knows that other libs will go after her) just can’t stand it. They want to completely destroy her. Eventually it is going to backfire and that backfiring is coming soon.
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