In it's article, "Once Elected, Palin Hired Friends and Lashed Foes," it is clear that Palin operates using the same Bush/Cheney style stick and stick approach. Carrots were never big at barbeques in Texas. The article states that:
"...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.... Havemeister was one of at least five schoolmates Ms. Palin hired, often at salaries far exceeding their private sector wages."
(To read the whole article, visit: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/14/us/politics/14palin.html?_r=1&em&oref=slogin)The Times rightly states that "Ms. Palin walks the national stage as a small-town foe of 'good old boy' politics and a champion of ethics reform," while the evidence clearly states otherwise. The article also points out how the Palin's have earned a reputation for striking out at perceived foes.
The whole thing stinks. Facts like these make my skin crawl. We do NOT NEED ANOTHER GEORGE BUSH OR DICK CHENEY IN THAT HOUSE! If you're a Republican reading this post, I'm begging you to read more - everywhere and anywhere, not just FOX NEWS - and get more FACTS before you vote for more of the same.
Political News and Monday's Rant #2 - Michael