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Once Elected, Palin Hired Friends and Lashed Foes

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by VietCowboy, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. VietCowboy

    VietCowboy Be Realistic. Demand the Impossible.

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    Obviously one-sided, but this is going to be in the NYT:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/14/us/politics/14palin.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2&hp
    Once Elected, Palin Hired Friends and Lashed Foes


    WASILLA, Alaska — Gov. Sarah Palin lives by the maxim that all politics is local, not to mention personal.
    So when there was a vacancy at the top of the State Division of Agriculture, she appointed a high school classmate, Franci Havemeister, to the $95,000-a-year directorship. A former real estate agent, Ms. Havemeister cited her childhood love of cows as a qualification for running the roughly $2 million agency.
    Ms. Havemeister was one of at least five schoolmates Ms. Palin hired, often at salaries far exceeding their private sector wages.
    When Ms. Palin had to cut her first state budget, she avoided the legion of frustrated legislators and mayors. Instead, she huddled with her budget director and her husband, Todd, an oil field worker who is not a state employee, and vetoed millions of dollars of legislative projects.
    And four months ago, a Wasilla blogger, Sherry Whitstine, who chronicles the governor’s career with an astringent eye, answered her phone to hear an assistant to the governor on the line, she said.
    “You should be ashamed!” Ivy Frye, the assistant, told her. “Stop blogging. Stop blogging right now!”


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    It's 5 pages long, so if you want to read the rest press the link.
  2. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    OMG!!!


    She should be kicked out of the country ASAP. Cuz no other politician (or person for that matter) has ever hired a friend and lashed out at a foe.


    :rolleyes:
  3. ZB9

    ZB9 Active Member

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    dont think many people take the NYtimes seriously anymore as being anywhere close to objective.

    they are writing mainly to their base of readers in Manhattan...but regardless, they could make their agenda a little less obvious.
  4. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    80%+ approval rating.

    Your crusade against Palin is getting old
  5. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    This poster has already admitted bias and hatred for Palin. Why should anyone take anything posted by this poster as anything but a pathetic joke?
  6. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    Although I don't view Vietcowboy as a pathetic joke, I do view the NYT in a highly favorable light. It's a Leftist rage absent of any redeeming qualities.
  7. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    Has she ever hired anybody solely for purposes of lashing him or her?:p:
  8. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    Is it bad that I just got "dirty" thoughts in my head after reading this post?


    Someone hired just to get "lashed"... hmmm...
  9. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    If I were ever elected to office, I would also try to surround myself with people I know and trust, and I would try to get rid of people who I thought might undermine my work or stab me in the back.

    I think most smart people would do the same.
  10. ZB9

    ZB9 Active Member

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    I guess she should have hired foes and fired friends?

    leadership 101, surround yourself with people that you can trust
  11. VietCowboy

    VietCowboy Be Realistic. Demand the Impossible.

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    so she's self-serving? how is that a reformer.
  12. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Only the admitted liberals and those that hate palin like Viet keep posting the drivel.
  13. poke

    poke the older I get the better I was

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    sounds like she would have fit in perfectly with the Bush administration.
  14. jrumann59

    jrumann59 Well-Known Member

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    Or the Clinton Administration, or the Reagan Administrations, or the Carter one or Ford or Nixon
  15. ThaBigP

    ThaBigP New Member

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    ...or Johnson, or Kennedy, or Eisenhower, or Truman, or Rosevelt, or...yeah, I guess we all get the point :rolleyes:
  16. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    Hmmm...so somebody wins an election and rewards friends and punishes the opposition?

    Tell me what is wrong with that again?
  17. VietCowboy

    VietCowboy Be Realistic. Demand the Impossible.

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    you don't see anything wrong with punishing? alright...

    It is one thing to return loyalty to those who supported you by rewarding them, it is quite another to lash out at those who didn't support you. She fired people who her supporters didn't like, her aide verbally reprimanded someone for expressing their freedom of speech, she tried to fire a freaking librarian after she refused to say she would ban any books, and she tried to make a professor pay half a million just to "process a request" to see the emails from scientists related to polar bears which she blatantly lied about, and you think that's right??
  18. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    agreed rack. i can take the discussions that get heated when they make sense but when the things griped about and "pointed out" are so "blazay" why? do you really hope people buy into something so simple and don't realize it's just BAU (business as usual)?

    i can't take the cheerleaders anymore from either side.
  19. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

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    The New York Times has become a sad joke.
  20. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    If you are elected and surround yourself with qualified people that are friends or whatever then OK.

    But when you are running your campaign like your the Maverick and the Change candidate and you aren't going to do things like Washington does and then goes out and gives a $95,000 job to run a 2 million dollar agency and that persons qualification is a childhood love of cows...well, that's exactly like Washington and your going to get questions about it and rightfully so.

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