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  1. reflexblue

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    #91 Jersey

    As you can see below this person knows Palin on a first name bases and lives in Wasilla. It was sent to my wife,and others who know the person how wrote it. It can be verified on snopps. It gives people an idea about who Sarah Palin is from one of the residents of Wasilla. I read most of it it doesn't seem partisan.it just describes what shes like,and how she operated as Mayor. This is part 1. Part 2 is the "Beef"

    c ABOUT SARAH PALIN
    by Anne Kilkenny

    I am a resident of Wasilla, Alaska. I have known Sarah since 1992. Everyone here knows Sarah, so it is nothing special to say we are on a first-name basis. Our children have attended the same schools. Her father was my child's favorite substitute teacher. I also am on a first name basis with her parents and mother-in-law. I attended more City Council meetings during her administration than about 99% of the residents of the city.

    She is enormously popular; in every way she's like the most popular girl in middle school. Even men who think she is a poor choice and won't vote for her can't quit smiling when talking about her because she is a "babe".

    It is astonishing and almost scary how well she can keep a secret. She kept her most recent pregnancy a secret from her children and parents for seven months.

    She is "pro-life". She recently gave birth to a Down's syndrome baby. There is no cover-up involved, here; Trig is her baby.

    She is energetic and hardworking. She regularly worked out at the gym.

    She is savvy. She doesn't take positions; she just "puts things out there" and if they prove to be popular, then she takes credit.

    Her husband works a union job on the North Slope for BP and is a champion snowmobile racer. Todd Palin's kind of job is highly sought-after because of the schedule and high pay. He arranges his work schedule so he can fish for salmon in Bristol Bay for a month or so in summer, but by no stretch of the imagination is fishing their major source of income. Nor has her life-style ever been anything like that of native Alaskans.

    Sarah and her whole family are avid hunters.

    She's smart.

    Her experience is as mayor of a city with a population of about 5,000 (at the time), and less than 2 years as governor of a state with about 670,000 residents.

    During her mayoral administration most of the actual work of running this small city was turned over to an administrator. She had been pushed to hire this administrator by party power-brokers after she had gotten herself into some trouble over precipitous firings which had given rise to a recall campaign.

    Sarah campaigned in Wasilla as a "fiscal conservative". During her 6 years as Mayor, she increased general government expenditures by over 33%. During those same 6 years the amount of taxes collected by the City increased by 38%. This was during a period of low inflation (1996-2002). She reduced progressive property taxes and increased a regressive sales tax which taxed even food. The tax cuts that she promoted benefited large corporate property owners way more than they benefited residents.

    The huge increases in tax revenues during her mayoral administration weren't enough to fund everything on her wish list though, borrowed money was needed, too. She inherited a city with zero debt, but left it with indebtedness of over $22 million. What did Mayor Palin encourage the voters to borrow money for? Was it the infrastructure that she said she supported? The sewage treatment plant that the city lacked? or a new library? No. $1m for a park. $15m-plus for construction of a multi-use sports complex which she rushed through to build on a piece of property that the City didn't even have clear title to, that was still in litigation 7 yrs later--to the delight of the lawyers involved! The sports complex itself is a nice addition to the community but a huge money pit, not the profit-generator she claimed it would be. She also supported bonds for $5.5m for road projects that could have been done in 5-7 yrs without any borrowing.

    While Mayor, City Hall was extensively remodeled and her office redecorated more than once.

    These are small numbers, but Wasilla is a very small city.

    As an oil producer, the high price of oil has created a budget surplus in Alaska. Rather than invest this surplus in technology that will make us energy independent and increase efficiency, as Governor she proposed distribution of this surplus to every individual in the state.

    In this time of record state revenues and budget surpluses, she recommended that the state borrow/bond for road projects, even while she proposed distribution of surplus state revenues: spend today's surplus, borrow for needs.

    She's not very tolerant of divergent opinions or open to outside ideas or compromise. As Mayor, she fought ideas that weren't generated by her or her staff. Ideas weren't evaluated on their merits, but on the basis of who proposed them.

    While Sarah was Mayor of Wasilla she tried to fire our highly respected City Librarian because the Librarian refused to consider removing from the library some books that Sarah wanted removed. City residents rallied to the defense of the City Librarian and against Palin's attempt at out-and-out censorship, so Palin backed down and withdrew her termination letter. People who fought her attempt to oust the Librarian are on her enemies list to this day.

    Sarah complained about the "old boy's club" when she first ran for Mayor, so what did she bring Wasilla? A new set of "old boys". Palin fired most of the experienced staff she inherited. At the City and as Governor she hired or elevated new, inexperienced, obscure people, creating a staff totally dependent on her for their jobs and eternally grateful and fiercely loyal--loyal to the point of abusing their power to further her personal agenda, as she has acknowledged happened in the case of pressuring the State's top cop (see below).

    As Mayor, Sarah fired Wasilla's Police Chief because he "intimidated" her, she told the press. As Governor, her recent firing of Alaska's top cop has the ring of familiarity about it. He served at her pleasure and she had every legal right to fire him, but it's pretty clear that an important factor in her decision to fire him was because he wouldn't fire her sister's ex-husband, a State Trooper. Under investigation for abuse of power, she has had to admit that more than 2 dozen contacts were made between her staff and family to the person that she later fired, pressuring him to fire her ex-brother-in-law. She tried to replace the man she fired with a man who she knew had been reprimanded for sexual harassment; when this caused a public furor, she withdrew her support.

    She has bitten the hand of every person who extended theirs to her in help. The City Council person who personally escorted her around town introducing her to voters when she first ran for Wasilla City Council became one of her first targets when she was later elected Mayor. She abruptly fired her loyal City Administrator; even people who didn't like the guy were stunned by this ruthlessness.

    Fear of retribution has kept all of these people from saying anything publicly about her.

    When then-Governor Murkowski was handing out political plums, Sarah got the best, Chair of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission: one of the few jobs not in Juneau and one of the best paid. She had no background in oil & gas issues. Within months of scoring this great job which paid $122,400/yr, she was complaining in the press about the high salary. I was told that she hated that job: the commute, the structured hours, the work. Sarah became aware that a member of this Commission (who was also the State Chair of the Republican Party) engaged in unethical behavior on the job. In a gutsy move which some undoubtedly cautioned her could be political suicide, Sarah solved all her problems in one fell swoop: got out of the job she hated and garnered gobs of media attention as the patron saint of ethics and as a gutsy fighter against the "old boys' club" when she dramatically quit, exposing this man's ethics violations (for which he was fined).

    As Mayor, she had her hand stuck out as far as anyone for pork from Senator Ted Stevens. Lately, she has castigated his pork-barrel politics and publicly humiliated him. She only opposed the "bridge to nowhere" after it became clear that it would be unwise not to.

    As....
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    Which just proves why Sarah Palin was voted the "most popular" governor in America.

    (Crybabies don't bother her!!)

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    Old and verified. Name me one person that does not have a critic...that has not pissed one other person off or that has different point of views.


    Next.
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    #91 Jersey

    AAH you boys are definetly scared. If You read what i said i just posted the letter no comment. It was up to the reader to come up with their own conclusion about it. To me most of it is old news,but it does give an insight as to what Palin is really about. She sounds like a meglomaniac to me.
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    She is George Bush in drag, minus his political intelligence.
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    You are naive to think any politician is loved by everyone. They are driven people ... Obama is a great example because he started at the bottom and look where he is now. If your looking for a perfect candidate then keep on looking. Palin would not be govenor of Alaska if she was only a soccer mom ... this woman is driven to excel as her debate showed. Good luck trying to pin meglomaniac on Palin ... Obama is the messiah in that regard. I'm amused at all the palin stories as she is merely the VP candidate. If she was as lame as the left says the stories would have gone away after 2-3 weeks.

    As to the scared comment .. .really there is very little to be scared about. There is little that seperates mcCain and Obama. Though their campaigns appear different that is just fluff for the electorate ... as with all candidates they are lucky to do 1/4 of what they say they will. Don't forget McCain is a liberal also ... there is nothing to be scared about at all.
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    If you are so confident about McCain/Palin why do I have to wade through so many pro Palin anti Jobama THREADS put up each day by 5-6 people. The only one that does that on the Dem. side on a regular is Patters,maybe one other. I don't start any,and its only been a few weeks since I started posting here again because I got tired of reading the damn RT. wing distortion threads. As far as Megalomaniac Palin fits the description much better than Obama from what I've read,seen and heard. The reason the Left is so obsessed with her is that there were plenty of much more qualified conservative women McCain could have picked,instead he picks someone that if the country fell into her hands ...well put it this way I would probably leave the country. In her first interview when asked about going to war with Russia over some Eastern Europian country she said yes if we they were in Nato,or a similar pact. I have never ever heard a politician say something as absurd as that. There is no defending this pick,she's way over her head and its more and more obvious to most people. That quasi debate the other night didn't change what she had said before when the answers weren't scripted out for her. OK I'll call he a megalomaniac in traning.
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    Sacred of what exactly? She has 85% approval rating that leaves 15% of dems who don't like her...BFD

    Get back to us when her links to unrepentant terrorist are uncovered.
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    Didn't they send a team of lawyers up to AK to dig up dirt. What have they found in their 5 weeks of digging? Unlike much of the info being suppressed about Obama, if there was anything we would have heard about it by now.

    And ROFL about Patters and maybe one other making partisan thread. Maybe I'll link you a few started by some of your left leaning compatriots. The main reason I post them is to combat (read payback) all the partisan thread from the left. It's funny how perspective is, to you it seems that the right is the only one being partisan. I see both sides doing it. Yes, we have some crazy righties, I think it balances some of the crazy lefities. Most of us seem to be more centrists. That's good. We should be mindful of what we say sometimes. Sometimes the minority has the loudest voice, I'll try and keep that in mind myself. What I have been doing or at least trying to do is to just ignore the way out there threads. Let them just DIE the death they deserve. Maybe if more of us centrists on both sides did that they would just go away.


    Maybe not, it's both fun and frustrating at the same time. I try and behave but sometimes...I JUST CAN'T LOL. Anyway, I'm rambling...
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    I read lots of distortion stories ... I don't post those. I only post the stories that link Obama with people who have criminal and terrorist connections. Stories where Obama received favors most people would never see. I could post distortions all day long if i wanted as could the left.
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    Okay, about the "approval rating" business in Alaska -

    I never read the 85% claim, though I have read the 80% claim.

    By the same token W has a 70 or whatever it was two weeks after 9/11.

    adn.com | Alaska Politics Blog : Ivan Moore: Palin remains popular in Alaska but not like before

    She's currently down to 68, and her numbers have "cratered" among people other than her base.

    As to this notion that people are "scared" of Sarah Palin, she's got two kinds of views, nonexistent and repugnant (in the case of the imperial vice presidency ramp-up.)

    But I do like her being in this race. She is a constant flank that McCain has to cover, distorting his policy positions at will, claiming to be the lead on the ticket, whatever. And she's pretty much denuded the McCain campaign of his whole "experience" mantra.

    He's painted himself into a corner, and now has nothing left but the hate ads, the guilt by association routine, whatever story they can cook up to paint Obama as a scary monster.

    You guys seem fixated on fear. I suppose that's what drives the conservative world view, so it's hard to understand other emotions, or for that matter the possibility of analytical reason. It's fear and hate at the bottom of your worldviews, from everything I see on here. And you don't understand it -- or don't believe it -- when others are guided by something else.

    Palin's bad for the country, because she is not very bright. I and many others find her appeals to voters insulting, because she treats prospective voters like idiots too... and there's nothing more irritating than being talked down to by the dumbest one in the room.

    I could probably point to the abuse of power issue too, but let's wait for the troopergate hearings to close the book on that one, shall we?

    PFnV
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    Obama in the last few weeks has done nothing but attack McCain by telling America what a McCain presidency will be like. How can you make that statement and not see the hypocrisy of it. Both campaigns have been playing the fear card. Hillary and Obama played the fear card in the primary ... as did Joe Biden or did you forget? Please with the fear card ... that's shallow and empty.
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    Part 2 is posted, buried somewhere.
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