What did Mrs. Palin do that made her number one on the liberals’ enemies list? Let’s see, she does outshine lefty women like Mrs. Obama, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi and Maureen Dowd by a huge margin. Not one of them can hold a candle to her in the looks department. So I can see how the liberals can be upset there. They do not take to being upstaged at all well. What about decorum, the ability to present oneself in debate?
Again, for you liberals that means being able to see the funny side of things.
Yes, I can see where being able to mop the floor with a Biden would set some liberals on edge. People like a Sarah Palin, especially one on the junior portion of the ticket are supposed to lie down and take whatever drubbing is dealt them without complaint, especially if that drubbing comes from an old liberal hand that has been gorging at the public trough as long as Biden has.
What about accomplishments? What has Sarah done to generate such enmity? From the level of vitriol the left throws out whenever just her name is mentioned she must have committed some pretty heinous crimes.
The following is taken from a blog entitled “Unbalanced Libra”. Here’s the link, It is comprehensive enough to be pasted in without comment:
“Firstly, there is no government closer to the people than at the municipal level. Palin spent eight years in city government, winning a seat on the Wasilla City Council in 1992 mostly thanks to her opposition to tax increases. She went on to serve two council terms from 1992 to 1996. She was elected mayor of the fast-growing Anchorage suburb in 1996 and again in 1999. Mayor Palin had a record of reducing property tax levels, increasing municipal services and attracting new industry to her town. During her tenure in Wasilla, she was elected chair of Alaska’s conference of mayors. [and served as president of that body at one point]
State law barred Palin from speaking out publicly about ethical violations and corruption. However, she was vindicated later in 2004 when Ruedrich, who’d been reconfirmed as state chairman, agreed to pay a $12,000 fine for breaking state ethics laws. She became a hero in the eyes of the public and the press, and the bane of Republican leaders.
As governor, Sarah Palin’s list of accomplishments lengthened rapidly. She used her line-item veto to cut $268 million from Alaska’s state budget.
She stood up to some of Alaska’s most entrenched interests, including three big oil companies (BP, ConocoPhilips, and ExxonMobil) who hold the lease rights to much of Alaska’s oil and gas wealth.
Once in office, Palin took an aggressive stance toward the oil companies. Her nickname from high-school basketball, “Sarah Barracuda,” was resurrected in the press. Early in her term, she shocked oil lobbyists when she was so bold as to not show up when Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson came to Juneau to meet with her. Palin, after scrapping Murkowski’s deal, would not give Big Oil the terms they wanted, yet insisted that the companies still had an obligation under their lease to deliver gas to whatever pipeline Alaska built. She invited the oil companies to place open bids to build a pipeline, but they refused. A bid by TransCanada, North America’s largest pipeline builder, was approved by the legislature in August.
Palin also raised taxes on oil companies after Murkowski’s previous tax regime produced falling revenues in 2007, despite skyrocketing oil prices. Alaska now has some of the highest resource taxes in the world. Alaska’s oil tax revenues are expected to be about $10 billion in 2008, twice those of previous year. BP says about half its oil revenues now go to taxes, when royalty payments to the state are included. Recently, Palin approved gas tax relief for Alaskans, and paid every resident $1,200 to help ease their fuel-price burden.
Some other Palin accomplishments include supporting and signing an ethics bill passed by the Alaska legislature and creating the Alaska Health Strategies Planning Council to find innovative solutions to effectively provide access to, and help reduce the costs of, healthcare.
And indeed, one commenter did supply us with a juicy ripe bit of Palinhate to dissect. Here is his beginning, and I will bet all of you that he could not even bring himself to finish the article.
“I find it incredible that people believe that Ms. Palin has anything to offer to anyone. She has proven herself to be a quitter after she left her elected position with two years remaining after taking a solemn oath to serve, for personal monetary gain;"
Every rumor the left put forth vanished in a puff of hyperbole. Palin’s own record (which I so artfully revealed in my last column) proves that she is not interested in spending taxpayers’ money on frivolous wastes, and handing taxpayer money over to lawyers is getting pretty close to frivolous . Her replacement seems to be doing just fine, thank you. It seems the only ones really upset about her departure are the liberals because they no longer have Sarah Palin as a hot button target to snipe at.
Troopergate: "she has lied about anything and everything to serve her personal interests, including her involvement in “Troopergate”
Let’s take a look at this “Troopergate” deal. Mike Wooten, the ex-husband of Molly McCann, Sarah Palin’s sister, amassed a record of misconduct that would embarrass even the Chicago Police Department. In one incident, grudgingly proven to be true by the (Democrat) investigator, State Police Sergeant Wall, Wall’s investigation report dated October 29, 2005 found that Wooten violated internal policy, but not the law, in making a death threat against Molly McCann’s father, Heath on February 17, 2005.
My, my, so the brother-in-law of Sarah Palin makes a death threat against his father-in-law and the Democrats in Alaska think this is no big deal? No, to them the big deal is that Sarah Palin asked questions about this. Heaven forefend, perhaps she even had a secret enemies list ala Richard Nixon. Oops, sorry. That’s Barack Obama who copies Nixon, not Palin.
Continuing on with Wooten, the trooper in Troopergate, if you go over the released findings, Wooten also tasered his own 11 year old son, was drunk on duty, even to the point of driving his issued cruiser with a beer can in one hand and had enough accusations of spousal battery to qualify as a rap star. But, to the Democrats Sarah Palin’s duty was, as Governor, to ignore all of this.
As chief law enforcement officer of her state she was supposed to let this thug continue to collect his paycheck, abuse her sister and her nephew, threaten her father and place the lives of her constituents at risk every time he got behind the wheel. That’s what she was supposed to have done. But, to the liberals chagrin, Mrs. Palin did the correct, honorable thing and that is too much for organizations like the DNC.
The “Bridge to Nowhere”
That was actually a project dear to the heart of Senator Stevens, Republican, Alaska, and one of those spearheading the GOP attacks against Palin after she killed his golden goose. This is what Palin said in an interview about that project:
In an interview with ABC News’ Charlie Gibson, Palin stuck to her guns about her refusal to accept the federal earmark for the “Bridge to Nowhere” project. She didn’t, however, deny supporting the bridge originally.
“I was for infrastructure being built in the state,” Palin said. “And it’s not inappropriate for a mayor or for a governor to request and to work with their Congress ... [for] a share of the federal budget for infrastructure.”
When Gibson tried to object, Palin continued, offering perhaps the best argument for her campaign statements. “Transportation fund dollars still came into Alaska,” she said. “It was our choice, Charlie, whether we were going to spend it on a bridge or not. And I said, ‘Thanks, but no thanks. We’re not going to spend it on the bridge.’”
As it turns out, Sarah Palin, like every other Governor of any worth in this country, tried to find a way to generate infrastructure that benefited the people of her state using both state and federal dollars. I saw it personally in Carson City when I was in the legislature and I am still friends with the director of the Nevada Department of transportation. Having that contact removes every bit of dirt the DNC have tried to pile on Palin over this one. Again, she did the right thing every step of the way, whether you mushy-brained types like it or not.
“her daughter’s first pregnancy,”
So, Nikko, have you ever been involved in political office and tried to also raise a family? Sure, every liberal blogger from here to eternity salivated at the prospect of tearing down a woman who made their half-white messiah look like a drooling imbecile but then all the rumors again vanished leaving behind the boring reality that the Palins, just like nearly every other family with teenagers had a personal problem to handle within their family. The fact that it never developed into anything, plus the fact that the daughter came out of it all in incredibly good shape just irritates the left even further…plus the fact that there was no abortion. Sarah should have at least had the decency to sacrifice the baby to the liberal cause!
“who built her home.”
Liberals cannot conceive of a person being able to gather together some friends and building a home as nicely put together as the one the Palins live in. This is why they typically live in condos and other sorts of upholstered boxes, unless they are moneyed lefties and afford to pay contractors to do their work for them like the illegals they have watering their lawns. Sorry to disappoint (no I’m not), but people can and do do just that. I personally witness more than one house-raising in the California Pacific Northwest. I know of one particular home that came out even better than that of Todd Palin, and that fellow worked for a lumber mill. Sorry, this question is pure tripe.
“Several ethics investigations have found her culpable and she continues her unethical conduct with her brazen attempts to collect money for “legal bills”.”
Not one so-called investigation brought up a single proven violation, including those she acquiesced to. Every ethics charge was a personal political attack and know of where I speak because I was attacked much the same way here in Nevada. One of the so-called investigators was the Village Voice for Pete’s sake! Lefties will believe anything for the sake of the cause I guess.
"She charged the State of Alaska for her children’s trips (why weren’t they in school?),”
She did not charge the state, a per diem was paid automatically, Nevada does this as well. The Speaker of the Nevada has a young boy and he spent time at the speaker’s podium during several sessions. She a Democrat, should she be given a pass and Palin not? No, this is part of the deal when mixing family and politics, it is not corruption. The finances get worked out and it is no big deal. It certainly isn’t as big as rogering an aide in the Oval Office while your wife’s upstairs. Or am I mistaken?
“and charged the State per diem for living at home while on the job (why can’t we all do that?).”
Because you’re not in office and you didn’t write the financial protocols of the state. Again, similar to Nevada, Alaska has a different way of dealing with compensation and it is easier to go through the motions and let the clerks do their job, and if things need to be settled later, they get settled. Another tiny, picky complaint so similar to the mushy-brained.
“She has shown herself to be vindictive, hateful, mean spirited, and ignorant.”
This is logical? How, Niko, show me where the vitriol isn’t in this sentence. I can imagine you destroying your keyboard with the slamming of your fingertips on this one.
“Her husband belongs to an Alaska secessionist party.”
Palin attended an AIP convention in the 90’s. That is not the same as being a member. Both Palins are registered Republicans, [Actually, I believe Todd is an Independent] which may or may not be a good thing in the current light of the party condition, but again, shall I bring up all the members of the Obama cabinet how belong to radical fringe parties? Give me a blessed break. You’re not even trying here Nikkoli, commmrade.
“She can’t speak a paragraph without mangling her words, and does not know the first thing about what she is saying when she attempts to speak.”
Nope, that’s Obama you’re thinking of. Try again. Better yet, try watching some clips not reedited by CNN.
“She knows nothing of the world, has never traveled, can’t tell you what newspapers she reads regularly.”
Again, read something other than the DNC talking points. I know personally that she has a high IQ, even higher than your beloved POTUS. She has a better grasp of relations with the eastern bloc and of the oil cartels than the Clintons could ever hope to have and on last count, she goes through the usual mainstream papers available in the Alaskan market as I do with those available here just to laugh at the lousy grammar and spelling of today’s journalists.
“She has no grasp of history, geography, or world politics.”
“She went to five different colleges before she got a degree.”
She has a degree, does Obama? He won’t say.
“She has publicly feuded with virtually everyone she has ever been in contact with, including the 19 year old father of her grandson.”
“Virtually everyone?” Sorry, hyperbole again, points lost. No, that’s the Democrat leadership you’re thinking of.
“ She can’t take any criticism whatsoever, and is so narcissistic she believes everyone is out to get her at all times.”
More vitriol, more points lost. You’re into negative numbers now Nikko ol buddy.
“She is a joke, and the article’s description of her was worse because it wasn’t even funny.”
Sorry. Had to stop and wipe the tears of laughter from my eyes. You really should write for Leno. This stuff is priceless!
“ We on the left hope and pray that she will continue to be a viable candidate for that would assure continued success for liberal candidates whenever and wherever she is involved. Hooray for Sarah and those who support her!”
No actually you are terrified that she will do a Nixon and come back to take the oval office away before you and yours get a chance to complete the destruction of the core American society and replace it with a socialist Euro-style union. That part is not any attempt to be humorous.
It is a deadly reality and Sarah Palin frightens the bowels out of the left simply because in spite of everything you and the corrupt GOP threw at her, she thrived and you simply cannot handle that truth.