September 14, 2008

Sarah Palin Is Different?


Palin: Cronyism and Haters

The article is from the New York Times. While some may think Sarah Palin is the epitome of the Women’s Movement that’s their right. If many of the episodes or occurrences in the article are factual, perhaps Sarah should be smoking a cigar between lipstick applications. Calling opponents ‘haters’ is very familiar to many of us who have expected elected officials to be transparent, honest and to do the ‘right thing’ isn’t it? And I’m talking about Democrats! Sarah is no different in that respect…..

On the censorship of books issue:

"People would bring books back censored,” recalled former Mayor John Stein, Ms. Palin’s predecessor. “Pages would get marked up or torn out.”
Witnesses and contemporary news accounts say Ms. Palin asked the librarian about removing books from the shelves. The McCain-Palin presidential campaign says Ms. Palin never advocated censorship.

But in 1995, Ms. Palin, then a city councilwoman, told colleagues that she had noticed the book “Daddy’s Roommate” on the shelves and that it did not belong there, according to Ms. Chase and Mr. Stein. Ms. Chase read the book, which helps children understand homosexuality, and said it was inoffensive; she suggested that Ms. Palin read it."

Gee, just like G-Rod and a few others huh? So there’s slackin’ on both sides of the political fence.

"Many lawmakers contend that Ms. Palin is overly reliant on a small inner circle that leaves her isolated. Democrats and Republicans alike describe her as often missing in action. Since taking office in 2007, Ms. Palin has spent 312 nights at her Wasilla home, some 600 miles to the north of the governor’s mansion in Juneau, records show.

During the last legislative session, some lawmakers became so frustrated with her absences that they took to wearing “Where’s Sarah?” pins.

Many politicians say they typically learn of her initiatives — and vetoes — from news releases."

Just like the ‘done deals’ we hear about after the backroom deals huh? Sarah’s apparently no different…..

As for the ‘missing in action’ frustration…we’re paying their salaries – all of them and here's the a part of the real censorship they ALL utilize:

"Dan Fagan, a prominent conservative radio host and longtime friend of Ms. Palin, urged his listeners to vote for her in 2006. But when he took her to task for raising taxes on oil companies, he said, he found himself branded a “hater.”

It is part of a pattern, Mr. Fagan said, in which Ms. Palin characterizes critics as “bad people who are anti-Alaska.”

As Ms. Palin’s star ascends, the McCain campaign, as often happens in national races, is controlling the words of those who know her well. Her mother-in-law, Faye Palin, has been asked not to speak to reporters, and aides sit in on interviews with old friends.

At a recent lunch gathering, an official with the Wasilla Chamber of Commerce asked its members to refer all calls from reporters to the governor’s office. Dianne Woodruff, a city councilwoman, shook her head.

“I was thinking, I don’t remember giving up my First Amendment rights,” Ms. Woodruff said. “Just because you’re not going gaga over Sarah doesn’t mean you can’t speak your mind.”

There are so many skeletons in the closets - Halloween should really be noisy this election year.


a.friend said...

Jesus was a Rabbi.*

Rabbis have Disciples.

*According to Matthew and John.

Toni said...

a.friend: Maybe you should link up the biblical reference before I publish your comment. Sorry, I don't know the great book that well.

a.friend said...

I think he makes a very compelling argument.

Toni said...

OK, Bible Study is over. Let's stick to the topics in the NYT article ;-)