The Ultimate Hit Piece On Sarah Palin?

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From the liberal leaning Atlantic, a reasonable piece on Sarah Palin?

As governor, Palin demonstrated many of the qualities we expect in our best leaders. She set aside private concerns for the greater good, forgoing a focus on social issues to confront the great problem plaguing Alaska, its corrupt oil-and-gas politics. She did this in a way that seems wildly out of character today—by cooperating with Democrats and moderate Republicans to raise taxes on Big Business. And she succeeded to a remarkable extent in settling, at least for a time, what had seemed insoluble problems, in the process putting Alaska on a trajectory to financial well-being.

And this:

PALIN HAS GAINED a reputation for being erratic, undisciplined, not up to the job. But that wasn’t how she looked as governor. She began by confronting the two biggest issues in Alaska—the gas pipeline and the oil tax—and drove the policy process on both of them.

After taking office in December 2006, she kept her word and hired Tom Irwin, and other members of the Magnificent Seven. They devised a plan to attract someone other than the oil companies to build the pipeline, and they bid out the license to move ahead with it—to the deep displeasure of the oil producers, who vowed not to participate. Palin came under serious political pressure. Although she doesn’t mention it in Going Rogue, the Associated Press discovered that Vice President Dick Cheney called her at least twice that month. According to her aides, Cheney urged her to make concessions, but she didn’t.

…Cooperating with Democrats and moderate Republicans??? …Raise taxes on Big Business????? … She said “NO” to Dick Cheney?????

Sarah Palin is secretly a moderate RINO!

To quote Keanu Reeves…. WOAH!!!!

I’m libertarian with a small “i”. The Sarah Palin in this piece… the early one… she sounds like the kind of person I could have voted for. Hell, she almost sounds like the kind of person my liberal little brother could have voted for! Too bad she decided to be a political rock star instead.

2 Comments to “The Ultimate Hit Piece On Sarah Palin?”

  1. By Little Brother, May 10, 2011 @ 6:28 pm

    not in a million years, her command of the english language is atrocious

  2. By Sonicfrog, May 10, 2011 @ 8:11 pm

    I said “almost”.! 🙂

    It is interesting though. She has created an image of her political beliefs that is so far removed from how she governed. If you read the description of this person, in terms of the policies enacted during the short stint as Governor, but it was someone else and not her… say, someone like Mitch Daniels, who is not a screaming Fundie, is not a populist in the Palin mode in any way, and seems to get some good press from both sides, you might consider that this is not a horrible candidate. I’m not saying you would vote for this person, but you would not have a negative view of that person.

    Here is a Newsweek write-up of Daniels btw.

    Would I vote for him? AS of now. No. But i haven’t begun to look at Presidential politics yet in a serious way. It’s just too soon. He is certainly better that the running jokes of Pawleny, or Santorum or the Pizza guy.

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