Sarah Palin – The First Female Republican Trailer Trash Vice President

The reporters are doing their thing in Alaska and the New York Times has printed details of what we can expect from Sarah Palin as Vice President.

In short, the answer is more of the same.

We should acknowledge that Palin has executive experience and then focus on how she has used her  executive powers at both the local and state level of government.

The picture isn’t pretty.

She’s a secretive, petty, incompetent, vindictive, mendacious, non responsive, religious wingnut, who has sometimes used her position of power to settle personal grievances.

The New York Times reports:

Ms. Palin walks the national stage as a small-town foe of “good old boy” politics and a champion of ethics reform. The charismatic 44-year-old governor draws enthusiastic audiences and high approval ratings. And as the Republican vice-presidential nominee, she points to her management experience while deriding her Democratic rivals, Senators Barack Obama and Joseph R. Biden Jr., as speechmakers who never have run anything.

But an examination of her swift rise and record as mayor of Wasilla and then governor finds that her visceral style and penchant for attacking critics — she sometimes calls local opponents “haters” — contrasts with her carefully crafted public image.

Throughout her political career, she has pursued vendettas, fired officials who crossed her and sometimes blurred the line between government and personal grievance, according to a review of public records and interviews with 60 Republican and Democratic legislators and local officials.

One of the things I learned from this story is that:

In the past three decades, socially conservative Oklahomans and Texans have flocked north to the oil fields of Alaska. They filled evangelical churches around Wasilla and revived the Republican Party. Many of these working-class residents formed the electoral backbone for Ms. Palin, who ran for mayor on a platform of gun rights, opposition to abortion and the ouster of the “complacent” old guard.

This explains why Palin’s family lifestyle looks so much like trailer trash.

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2 Responses to “Sarah Palin – The First Female Republican Trailer Trash Vice President”

  1. Raymond S Kraft Says:

    Okay, Sarah is “trailer trash.” But.

    Years of government executive experience.

    Barack Obama – 0 – Lawyer / Senator

    Joe Biden – 0 – Lawyer / Senator

    Hillary Clinton – 0 – Lawyer / Senator

    Sarah Palin – 9 – 7 as Mayor, 2 as Governor of Alaska.

    Statistically, Sara Palin has infinitely more executive experience than Obama, Biden, and Hillary Clinton combined, all of whom have none.

    Raymond S Kraft

  2. Big Gay Al Says:

    Well, all I can say is, I’d rather have trailer trash in the White House than a “community activist” with no experience in governing.

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