posted a link to a special comment
by Keith Olbermann, and I laughed my ass off. I haven't been paying attention to Keith much lately; I keep reading that he's been making an ass of himself lately. He's certainly a lot more snarky than I remember him being.
I wish there were more coverage of the bullshit that Palin's been producing. Krystina's been reading election coverage and disgusted with the amount of time spent discussing her looks and her pageant history. I agree, but that's what an awful lot of American media is today: not liberal or elite, just trashy tabloid fare.
The Wasilla Project
has some great interviews with the people of Wasilla who are unhappy with her time as mayor of the town. It's not balanced, but I don't know of any reason to believe that it's inaccurate, and what's portrayed there is shocking.
Palin entered office with virtually no debt, and left the city more than $20 million dollars in debt. The town had a population of only 6300 people when she left office.
She campaigned as a fiscal conservative, but spending clearly outpaced income for the city and the one cost she's known best for cutting was rape kits which were billed to the victims of rape
. The woman spent fifty thousand dollars to remodel the mayor's office without approval. The highest paid member of the McCain/Palin campaign is the person who does her makeup. The fourth highest is the person who does her hair. Her clothing for the campaign cost one hundred fifty thousand dollars. That's not fiscally conservative.
Someone ought to ask Sarah Palin if she's soft on crime, or if she just really
And then there's the question of whether or not she has any respect for the law. That fifty thousand dollar remodel without the approval of the city council suggests the answer is "no". And the eminent domain lawsuit over the land where the city built the sports center. And using personal secret email accounts to conduct official business. And using the mayor's office to conduct a political campaign. And the lawsuit over her firing of the Public Safety Commissioner. This is the sort of thing that people should take a lot more seriously than I think they do. Officials who lack an understanding of, or respect for the law see public office as purely power. That's the threat of "big government": the authority of office will become a weapon in the hands of people who don't believe that there are restraints.
Haven't we had enough of lawless, big spending, big government leadership in the White House? What the hell happened to the Republican party that opposed all of those things?