Re: Palins speach
Sarah always preached an open transparent government in Alaska. The only demerit I have against her since she took office is she fired her Commishioner of Public Safety and said that neither she nor any member of her Administration had pressured that Commissioner to fire her ex-brother-in-law. Well then later a recorded tape was released of one of her top aides talking to a State Trooper pressuring the Troopers to fire Sarah's ex-brother-in-law. Her husband then also admitted calling the Commissioner several times arguing for the firing of the brother-in-law. After the gig was up, Sarah had to come back out and publicly change her story. After-the-fact she said members of her administration did pressure for the firing of her ex brother-in-law but that she had no knowledge of those contacts. Then the State Legislature launched a formal investigation into abuse of power. Sarah said she and her staff would cooperate fully and that she welcomed the investigation. Now, to make matters worse, after McCain selected Sarah as his running mate, Sarah has lawyered up and now she and her staff are refusing to volunteer to cooperate with, and talk to, the investigator hired by the Alaska Legislature to investigate whether or not she or her administration committed the abuse of power. She is now claiming that this matter is an ethics issue of which the Legislature has no authority to investigate and that it should be investigated by an ethics board which she, as Governor, appointed. Sounds like she only desires an open, transparent Administration when she's not being personally investigated.
She's lost a lot of credibility over this matter and it's the only real black mark against her to date as Governor of Alaska. It will be interesting to see if she can keep this turd swept under the rug until the November presidential elections.
Nobody's perfect, and other than this incident, she makes for one heck of a good looking Governor!
The one thing that I do have concern over, is should McCain win and then die in office... no way do I believe Sarah (the hockey mom) is ready to be Commander-in-Chief of our armed forces. But I think she'd be a decent Vice President.
Last edited by phorwath; 09-04-2008 at 06:56 PM.