The new dept of agriculture head got the job (a former high school classmate of Palin's) because she "loved cows"...so, why couldn't Palin find more qualified candidates? The state (ANY state) is supposed to hire the most qualified candidates, not those that went to high school with the new governor. I didn't even see Schwarzenegger do this in California, unless Spielberg is now the head of the interior or something?
So...what's with the nepotism?
amblessed, care to show us the "whoppers" on Obama's side?
amblessed, if palin is such a strong candidate, why is she being kept away from the press? Why can't she just talk to reporters, like McCain, Obama, and Biden do? To me, that smacks of sexism, that the poor fragile woman needs to be protected from the big bad press? If she can't take the heat, she should get out of the kitchen.
I think this troopergate thing is starting to heat up, and will be her undoing. They are now saying palin is not going to cooperate with the investigation, after she had promised she would. And of course the GOP has the balls to say that it is because the investigation has become politicized. But they fail to report that the 5 member panel that is conducting the investigation is made up of 3 republicans, and 2 democrats.
I still stand by my initial prediction. She will not make it to november on the ticket.
She in fact resisted the pressure to *enforce* the law to make the government pay for rape victim's kits...and it was McCain, NOT Palin, who voted to make women pay for their own rape kits.
And yes, I've been following every vote I can on each side...I can't find nearly enough dirt on Biden & Obama, though - only that Biden dropped out of a presidential race because he forgot to attribute part of a speech to the author, when he'd done so previously. Oops...he even apologized on TV six days later when he dropped out of the race and said that if his character was an issue, he wouldn't run.
Does Palin have that kind of integrity? Eg, if hers is being called into question, to step back from the ticket & stand firm on her values? So far, it seems like the answer is a firm "no".
What's new about nepotism in the political hierarchy?? I thought it was part of the American way...
If you can't find any dirt on Obama, that only means it's not out there...yet,. He truly has been the press's darling since day one...but it will come...and I only hope it's as petty as what the liberals are finding out about Palin...
Nobody goes thru life completely "scandal" free...how much or how little the general public know in a political setting is up to the press...
Just think John Kennedy...and it'll help that picture get clearer.
i hope you do not take offense,
To that that comes hereafter;
'Tis only that it's my two-cents,
Not one penny more thereafter. §;o)
I maybe wrong but she didn't pass any such law. It was the Wasilla police department that instituted that policy. Alaska subsequently passed a law that prevented municipalities and towns from charging rape victims for the tests.
Phrannie, if there was anything out there, the attack dogs on the right would have found it already. And using your authority as govenor to exact revenge on your sisters ex-husband is not petty.
Must be like all candidates/people - not perfect - easy to knit-pick - there are whoppers on both sides of the aisle - that's why we have elections.
Between this & troopergate...really, you must be watching the news - it seems like Palin has 4x the number of scandals the rest of them do :)
Probably the same reason that she passed law so that rape victims would have to pay for their own rape kits... because no one stopped her.
I think you are wrong about it being McCain. If I recall, it was an Alaska issue, not a national issue.
Was she taking Ag? Maybe she knows more than we think
Hm...sounds a little bit like political bashing.