Friday, March 20, 2009

Governor Palin Rejects Stimulus-Funded Gov't Expansion

Via All American Blogger, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has rejected half of the federal stimulus money available to the state. In refusing all the money on the table, Palin said the funds "are contingent on the state increasing the size of government, chipping in more dollars or passing new laws that Alaskans might not want."

All American Blogger has the link to Governor Palin's press release. See also, Conservatives for Sarah Palin, "Palin Looks Forward to Public Discussion on Stimulus Funds."


Dave said...

As a libertarian, I would have preferred that Gov. Palin had rejected 100% of the federal poison, but half is still better than nothing.

Any chance she might move to Georgia anytime soon?


AmPowerBlog said...

Don't know, Dave?

Anonymous said...

She and Rick Perry or Mark Sanford should run on the same ticket in 2012.

Anonymous said...

There is of course a strategy of pre-emption afoot, with the MSM and online media going after Palin and Jindal in a substained effort, as mysterious "leaks" from nobody/false rumors, persist. If Sarah Palin is so silly and irrelevant, why the obsession?

Clearly the Left noted her appeal, and are out to eliminate the threat- and her treatment last Fall was pure character assasination.

Liberals' double-standard sexism is appalling; she's "dumb" because she's a happy and attractive Christian, who enjoys being a mother? Real feminists need to be angry, wear combat boots, no make-up, short hair, and live alone in a studio apartment in the East Village? She's not the right kind of example because she doesn't support affirmative action... but instead went out there and just kicked butt?

Democrats are plenty afraid of Palin coming-back at them in 2012 with a dynamic and complementary VP like Bobby Jindal... or visa versa. And they have plenty of reason to fear her. Palin is the most popular governor in the country... are all those people idiots?

Alaska was a pretty corrupt system until she stepped in. Her reforms took on entrenched politicians (inc. Republicans), a mafioso-style union boss, and Big Oil.
Wouldn't it have been nice if Obama had been principled and brave enough to confront the corrupt Chicago Democratic Machine? Or shady political operators like Tony Rezko? Racist preachers? Instead of doing business with every last one of them?

So, the DNC's friends will be discrediting Palin and claiming condescendingly that she is a "joke" for the next couple years- precisely because they know the opposite to be true. She has been highly successful in life while ignoring the left-wing feminist model... this helps to explain the extra dose of venom in the attacks.

Go get em, Sarah- and don't mind the press, nobody will be listening to them anymore after the pending Obamamania implosion.

Anonymous said...

yeeeeeee haaaaawww

Gotta get me some dead turkey.

Buddahfan said...

What a true Libertarian governor would do is to take all of the porkulus stimulus funds and figure out how to give all of those porkulus stimulus funds received from the Federal government directly back to all the citizens of their respective states quid pro quo for each dollar the IRS has stolen from the citizens of those resprective states over the previous years.