Saturday, August 30, 2008

Let's Talk About Fighting Corruption

I hear that Sarah Palin is a tough cookie who is ready to stand up to big oil and take on corruption in her own party. Given her support for more drilling, I doubt that the big oil companies are exactly quaking in their boots. As far as her street cred as a corruption fighter, let's see what she has to say about the no bid contracts in Iraq and the billions of dollars that have gone missing there. Let's see what she has to say about the politicization of the Justice Department.

I guess that I am just a little bit skeptical about the tremendous popularity that Palin enjoys in Alaska. True corruption fighters tend to piss off more people than she has. I am reserving judgment, but I want to hear what she would do specifically about the corruption in Washington.


  1. Hi Gang:

    True corruption fighters tend to piss of more people than she has

    So true! When a situation calls for a giant howitzer to eliminate the "enemy", she is running around with a pea shooter and gets applauded and the nomination for VP. She is "safe" because she isn't getting any where.

    When the Canadian conservative right knew that there was no chance they would win the next election, they figured they would earn some browny points for the future by choosing a woman to run for Prime Minister. She surprised them by winning, albeit, not for very long because her minority government quickly lost a confidence vote and the Conservatives were booted out of power. (Women may have helped by voting for her the first time around but they quickly learned she wasn't the brightest bulb in the box)

    There are many advantages to a system where non-confidence results in calling an election. For example, US America has a system where the President may not control either house, but he can keep on governing.

    If Palin ever gets to Washington (which is highly unlikely) the spin doctors will be able to fabricate a history about her contributions to "women's rights". YUK!!! Knowing that she won't win, they are getting a head start writing about her "courageous fight"!

  2. Thanks for stopping by Anton,

    Stories are now surfacing about Palin hiring a lobbying firm to get Federal earmark funds when she was mayor of the little town of Wasilla. I can't help but wonder whether she only decided to become a "reformer" after she saw her fellow Republicans getting indicted.