Gov. Palin destroyed the “Corrupt Bastards Club”. She put criminals, who happened to be Republican politicians, in prison.
The Democrats cheered her on then, but they know at the Federal level they would be next if she is President. That is why she and her family have been smeared repeatedly.
And the ‘Big Oil’ companies? If they are going to pump natural gas and petroleum from Federal land, they better share the profits with the people who own it - U.S. citizens. Gov.Palin made sure, in Alaska, that the state’s citizens received their fair share of the profits from ‘Big Oil’. She stands for the people, not just for the rich and powerful.
I see nothing wrong with anything above, do you?
AMEN BROTHER— WELL SAID
Look at this obviously biased Wikipedia entry for Sarah Palin's second term as mayor. Now, imagine it was Rick Perry instead -- it would be blasted here on thread after thread as if it was gospel: Wikipedia Entry Sarah Palin:
During her second term as mayor, Palin proposed and promoted the construction of a municipal sports center to be financed by a 0.5% sales tax increase and $14.7 million bond issue.Oh the horror!! She's a tax increaser and borrower!! She's a big-government rino!!!
However, the city spent an additional $1.3 million because of an eminent domain lawsuit caused by the failure to obtain clear title to the property before beginning construction.She was incompetent and cost her city money!!!!
The city's long-term debt grew from about $1 million to $25 million due to $15 million for the sports complex, $5.5 million for street projects, and $3 million for water improvement projects. The Wall Street Journal characterized the project as a "financial mess."She left her city far worse than she got it!!!!
Palin also joined with nearby communities in hiring the Anchorage-based lobbying firm of Robertson, Monagle & Eastaugh to lobby for federal funds. The firm secured nearly $8 million in earmarks for the Wasilla city government, including $500,000 for a youth shelter, $1.9 million for a transportation hub, and $900,000 for sewer repairs.She's a big-spending pork requesting politician!!!
Seriously folks, we do need to look at the records of all the candidates (and I guess the so-far non-candidates who are expected to enter later). But we should try to put things in perspective when cherry-picking specific items. THe democrats will do enough of that for us.
Nothing wrong. In fact, that is the record I am happy to defend and identify with Palin. If she took that record and crafted a grander theme and prescription for this country, she could even be a credible contender in the POTUS race. Instead, she degenerated into a polarizing, sloganeering, celebrity politician. See, her current positions are so perfectly right (conservative). How convenient.