Friday, September 12, 2008

t's Time to see Palin in the Proper Light

The following is the fifth installment in a 9 part series investigating Sarah Palin's far-right views...information all voters need to know.

5. Sarah Palin calls herself a reformer, but on earmarks and the "Bridge to Nowhere," she is a hypocrite.

Palin says she's a "conservative Republican" who is "a firm believer in free market capitalism." She's running as an anti-tax crusader, and she did make deep cuts to Alaska's budget.

So, one would assume she is no borrow-and-spend conservative like George W., right?

Well, there was the time when she served as the mayor of the tiny town of Wasilla, Alaska. According to the Associated Press, "Palin hired a lobbyist and traveled to Washington annually to support earmarks for the town totaling $27 million." You'd think that $27 mil in taxpayers' funds would be enough scratch for a town with a population of 8,000, but you'd be wrong. According to Politico, Palin then "racked up nearly $20 million in long-term debt as mayor of the tiny town of Wasilla -- that amounts to $3,000 per resident."

Then there's her current stint as Alaska governor, during which her appetite for federal pork spending has been on clear display. The Associated Press reported, "In her two years as governor, Alaska has requested nearly $750 million in special federal spending, by far the largest per-capita request in the nation." While Palin notes she rejected plans to build a $398 million bridge from Ketchikan to an island with 50 residents and an airport, that opposition came only after the plan was ridiculed nationally as a "Bridge to Nowhere."


Bubby said...

Sarah Palin sounds like one of those Welfare Queens the wingnuts are always warning us about. Having all those...never mind.

Hard Right Rudder said...

She has all hers with her spouse, unlike most liberals.

Anonymous said...

Once again HRH shows herself to be the queen of whine.

Hard Right Rudder said...

Once again druggie miss anonymous can't even get my initials correct. Lay off the crack, welfare queen.

Anonymous said...

Homosexually Repressed Republican dazzles with his wit yet once again!
You log cabin boys are a hoot!
Be comfortable with who you are, you'd be much happier.

Hard Right Rudder said...

I AM comfortable with who I am. I hate liberal ideas, and the liars who espouse them.

Sen. Craig said...

Actually hard right, the joke's on you, HRH are the intials of what I CALL YOU, not what you call yourself. Funny, but I knew you were so anal that you'd mention this. LMAO.