Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Letter from a Wasilla Democrat

After John McCain announced that Sarah Palin would be his running mate, Wasilla resident Anne Kilkenny sent an e-mail to some friends and relatives who wanted to know her opinion of Palin. Not surprisingly, the e-mail gained much wider distribution than Kilkenny had intended and it was republished with her permission in the in the Anchorage Daily News. After reading it, I can see why the McCain campaign doesn't want Palin to face questions from reporters.

Many things in Kilkenny's letter disturbed me, but none more than this:
Sarah complained about the "old boy's club" when she first ran for Mayor, so
what did she bring Wasilla? A new set of "old boys". Palin fired most of the
experienced staff she inherited. At the City and as Governor she hired or
elevated new, inexperienced, obscure people, creating a staff totally dependent
on her for their jobs and eternally grateful and fiercely loyal--loyal to the
point of abusing their power to further her personal agenda, as she has
acknowledged happened in the case of pressuring the State's top cop.
Do the names Goodling and Brownie ring a bell?

1 comment:

  1. I'm really enjoying "On Liberty" and I thought I would share some J.S. Mill quotes you might find agreeable.

    "He who knows only his side of the case, knows little of that."

    "Both teachers and learners go to sleep at their post as soon as there is no enemy in the field."