Palin! Please. yes Please
Sarah Palin has a history of being a reformer and taking on powerful interests for the benefit of ordinary people.
Sarah Palin has many years (successful) executive management experience at local, regional and state levels including command of the Alaska National Guard .
She has always been a tough-as-nails executive who understood her role as a servant for the people during her time as Mayor of Wasilla and as Governor; she took on the Republican establishment, big oil, corruption, ethics reform, and tax reform.
In Alaska, Sarah Palin’s top priorities included fiscal restraint, limiting the size of government, resource development, education, equitable oil valuation as well as transportation and infrastructure development. Sarah Palin fought for ethics reform and transparency in government.
She has cut spending, forward-funded education, and paved the way for job growth in her hometown.Sarah Palin has fought to reduce spending and to enforce fiscal discipline as governor of Alaska.
Sarah Palin has drastically reduced the growth of the state budget, which has helped to produce a record budget surplus. She cut spending and vetoed hundreds of millions of dollars in spending, not because times were tough, but because she wanted to keep government small and solvent.
She reformed Alaska’s pension system and used surplus dollars to help pay down underfunded pensions, which reduced Alaska’s liabilities by 34.6 % to help provide analysts at Moody’s with enough confidence to later upgrade Alaska’s credit rating to AAA.She also reduced earmark requests for the state of Alaska by 80% during her administration.
Sarah Palin succeeded to a remarkable extent in settling what had seemed insoluble problems, in the process putting Alaska on a trajectory to financial well-being. This is strong financial management.
Under her leadership, Alaska has invested $5 billion in state savings, reformed education funding, and implemented the Senior Benefits Program, which provides support for low-income Alaskan seniors. Shes also established Alaskas Petroleum Systems Integrity Office to provide oversight and maintenance of oil and gas equipment, facilities, and infrastructure.
During Sarah Palins first year in office, three of her administrations major proposed pieces of legislation passedan overhaul of the states ethics laws, a competitive process to construct a natural gas pipeline and a restructuring of Alaskas oil valuation formula.
Sarah Palins business experience comes with the negotiations and dealings she has had with one of the most powerful industries in the world: the energy industry. Sarah Palin has successfully negotiated new tax structures, lease deals and other issues that arise in the Alaska energy industry.
At the end of the day, Sarah Palin negotiated billion dollar deals with one of the toughest industries in the world.
Taking on corruption and crony capitalism has always been a cornerstone of Sarah Palin’s agenda; in Alaska she did take on the old-boy network the oil companies and her own party .
As oil and gas commissioner, Sarah Palin called out the unethical practices of members of her own party.
As Governor, she sought to end the back room deals and improper relationships between oil companies and politicians.
Sarah Palin is past chair of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, a multistate government agency that promotes the conservation and efficient recovery of domestic oil and natural gas resources while protecting health, safety and the environment.
She also served as chair of the National Governors Association (NGA) Natural Resources Committee, which was charged with pursuing legislation to ensure state needs are considered as federal policy is formulated in the areas of agriculture, energy, environmental protection and natural resource management.
After poring over thousands of emails (24,000+ pages of emails) from Palins term as governor, even the mainstream media has been forced to concede that Palin was a conscientious, transparent, and effective public servant.
For the past four years Sarah Palin has worked tirelessly to fight Obama’s policies and elect conservatives; she basically spearheaded the 2010 victory with her endorsements and rallies all over the country.
There has not been one aspect of Palin’s life and career that has not been chewed over, criticized and lied about by her enemies; she has withstood the slings, barbs, bullets, and arrows that would have fallen a lesser person.
The media hounded her, and her family, on a daily basis, flat out making crap up (like that she, personally, shot wolves from the air). They claimed her baby was not her own; ; used despicable language to attack her, and her family; sent numerous reporters to Wasilla to dig up dirt on her ; AP reporters factchecked her book; her email hacked by the son of a Democrat congressman; political operatives filing endless bogus ethic charges designed to bankrupt a working family with a special need toddler and much more!
The media , Hollywood and the REP establishment have done everything they can to vilify Sarah Palin and her family but despite a massive effort to destroy her, she is still on her feet and making a difference in the political world.
She does not appear interested to me.
She likes the outsider role, campaigning for others.
You don’t have to sell me on Palin. I’m already sold. Fits all three legs of the ‘conservative’ stool, with the addition of anti-crony reform and cultural populism. And a solid history to back it all up. Makes all others look like tired, technocratic “professional” politicians... which they indeed tend to be.