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    Sarah Palin - Note from Anne Kilkenny

    Dear friends,

    So many people have asked me about what I know about Sarah Palin in the
    last 2 days that I decided to write something up . . .

    Basically, Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton have only 2 things in
    common: their gender and their good looks.

    You have my permission to forward this to your friends/email contacts
    with my name and email address attached, but please do not post it on
    any websites, as there are too many kooks out there . . .

    Thanks,
    Anne

    [ Note by web_admin: This was already posted on Washington Independent
    comments area and was meant by the author to be read by many, but
    readers need sourcing. The NY Times has talked with Anne since. ]

    ABOUT SARAH PALIN

    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".

    [...]


    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.

    [...]
    More at link...

    Well it is certainly too late to keep the lid on this, as she has become an Icon of her own. Everyone gets their "15 minutes" I guess.

    Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    Sarah Palin - Note from Anne Kilkenny



    More at link...

    Well it is certainly too late to keep the lid on this, as she has become an Icon of her own. Everyone gets their "15 minutes" I guess.

    Thoughts?
    No different than any other politician, really. Promise lower taxes and actually raises them.

    With that in mind, I want to vote for a politician who promises to raise taxes. Since they don't keep their promises, anyway, maybe that will mean that I can count on taxes going down. :P
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    Well, generally, sales taxes are less bad than property taxes, so that doesn't bother me so much ("regressive" is leftistspeak for "everyone pays the same"). Turning a balanced budget into a deficit sucks, though. Sounds as if she, like most Republicans, dislikes taxes but loves spending. Yuck.
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    She's the perfect running mate for McCain. They are running on the common "I don't understand the economy" platform.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Liquid_Laser View Post
    She's the perfect running mate for McCain. They are running on the common "I don't understand the economy" platform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Liquid_Laser View Post
    She's the perfect running mate for McCain. They are running on the common "I don't understand the economy" platform.
    They also both played the anti-establishment maverick until they became the establishment.

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    I don't care whether or not they understand the economy as long as they keep their hands off. Unfortunately, that's not likely to be the case with either party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    I don't care whether or not they understand the economy as long as they keep their hands off. Unfortunately, that's not likely to be the case with either party.
    Of course not. Didn't you know that the president is supposed to "fix" the economy?

    </sarcasm>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enyo View Post
    Of course not. Didn't you know that the president is supposed to "fix" the economy?

    </sarcasm>

    There, there. It'll be okay. Well, it probably won't be, but at least you live in Canadia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    There, there. It'll be okay. Well, it probably won't be, but at least you live in Canadia.
    LOL! But I'm still quite the southerner, though. The joke around here is "You can take the girl out of the south, but you can't take the south out of the girl."

    My casual wear is still white trash chic. It's usually a clingy tank top or wife beater with tight jeans or short shorts. Or little sun dresses.

    All that living in Canada represents to me is the need to own heavier jackets. :P
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