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IS THERE ANOTHER GOVERNOR LIKE SARAH PALIN?

 
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IS THERE ANOTHER GOVERNOR LIKE SARAH PALIN?
IS THERE ANOTHER GOVERNOR LIKE SARAH PALIN?
Written by Dewey Whetsell
Thursday, 19 November 2009

The last 45 of my 66 years I've spent in a commercial fishing town in Alaska. I understand Alaska politics but never understood national politics well until this last year. Here's the breaking point: Neither side of the Palin controversy gets it. It's not about persona, style, rhetoric, it's about doing things. Even Palin supporters never mention the things that I'm about to mention here.

1- Democrats forget when Palin was the Darling of the Democrats, because as soon as Palin took the Governor's office away from a fellow Republican and tough SOB, Frank Murkowski, she tore into the Republican's "Corrupt *******s Club" (CBC) and sent them packing. Many of them are now residing in State housing and wearing orange jump suits.

The Democrats reacted by skipping around the yard, throwing confetti and singing "la la la la" (well, you know how they are). Name another governor in this country that has ever done anything similar. But while you're thinking, I'll continue.

2- Now with the CBC gone, there were fewer Alaskan politicians to protect the huge, giant oil companies here. So, she constructed and enacted a new system of splitting the oil profits called "ACES". Exxon (the biggest corporation in the world) protested and Sarah told them "don't let the door hit you in the stern on your way out."

They stayed, and Alaska residents went from being merely wealthy to being filthy rich. Of course the other huge international oil companies meekly fell in line. Again, give me the name of any other governor in the country that has done anything similar.

3- The other thing she did when she walked into the governor's office is she got the list of State requests for federal funding for projects, known as "pork". She went through the list, took 85% of them and placed them in the "when-hell-freezes-over" stack. She let locals know that if we need something built, we'll pay for it ourselves.

Maybe she figured she could use the money she got from selling the previous governor's jet because it was extravagant. Maybe she could use the money she saved by dismissing the governor's cook (remarking that she could cook for her own family), giving back the State vehicle issued to her, maintaining that she already had a car, and dismissing her State provided security force (never mentioning that she's packing heat herself). I'm still waiting to hear the names of those other governors.

4- Now, even with her much-ridiculed "gosh and golly" mannerism, she also managed to put together a totally new approach to getting a natural gas pipeline built which will be the biggest private construction project in the history of North America. No one else could do it although they tried. If that doesn't impress you, then you're trying too hard to be unimpressed while watching her do things like this while baking up a batch of brownies with her other hand.

5- For 30 years, Exxon held a lease to do exploratory drilling at a place called Point Thompson. They made excuses the entire time why they couldn't start drilling. In truth they were holding it like an investment. No governor for 30 years could make them get started. She told them she was revoking their lease and kicking them out. They protested and threatened court action. She shrugged and reminded them that she knew the way to the court house. Alaska won again.

6- President Obama wants the nation to be on 25% renewable resources for electricity by 2025. Sarah went to the legislature and submitted her plan for Alaska to be at 50% renewables by 2025. We are already at 25%.

I can give you more specifics about things done, as opposed to style and persona . Everybody wants to be cool, sound cool, look cool. But that's just a cover-up. I'm still waiting to hear from liberals the names of other governors who can match what mine has done in two and a half years. I won't be holding my breath.

By the way, she was content to return to AK after the national election and go to work, but the haters wouldn't let her. Now, these adolescent screechers are obviously not scuba divers. No one ever told them what happens when you continually jab and pester a barracuda. Without warning, it will spin around and tear your face off. Shoulda known better.

Dewey Whetsell was for many years the fire chief of Cordova, Alaska and state instructor in fire & rescue. His books of memoirs and poetry, as well as MP3 audios of his Fire House Jazz Band are freely available at deweywhetsell.com.
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11/21/2009 08:38 AM
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Re: IS THERE ANOTHER GOVERNOR LIKE SARAH PALIN?
DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT PEOPLE SEE IN SARAH PALIN AND WHY SHE IS DRAWING SO MANY PEOPLE TO HER?


Ive been thinking about it for the past few days and for me it comes down to her being the 'real deal'.

Obama claimed he was for Hope and Change and he was, but not the hope and change that the voters thought he was talking about.

In the voters eyes, he turned out to be a fraud.

Palin represents true HOPE and CHANGE, the kind of change that takes us back to those days of Conservative leadership and Liberty.

When the entrepreneurial spirit was King and you got to keep most of what you earned. There was reward for working 20 hours a day for nothing in hope of the future and your personal success from your hard work.

When Supporting the troops and prayer in schools was the norm.

When people look at her they all say..."She is one of us." Not some slick lawyer or politician who owes everyone debts or someone with a secret agenda or someone who is power hungry.

When people see Obama and the dems fill positions of respect and power with felons and tax cheats, they wonder Why the **** should I pay my taxes if they dont? Look at them, White House jobs and Czar positions for being a crook.

When people have to provide their birthcert and the president doesnt makes them wonder what it is he is hiding.

When they see the MSM make excuses for him and send 11 reporters to rip Palin apart when they didnt send even one to ask Obama a single question, they wonder why???

They see the mass followers of the left who wouldnt work if they could have a job cheering that they will get everything in life free from those who have it, they wonder even more.

They see Al Gore and the enviromental people telling them about how they are going to have to raise their taxes for global warming but they look outside and its snowing, then Gore tells them thats global warming too, the wonder even more.

They see all the oil in alaska and off shore just sitting there and the leadership wants to put big fans all over the country or solar panels and they wonder more.

They see everything the left is laying out for them and they dont see much of a future....

The see all the Democrats wanting to change 1/6th of the economy without the consult of a single Republican and shove it through on a Saturday night and they wonder why?

They march by the millions and not a single democrat or the president listens and the president calls them extremists or tea baggers it makes them wonder.

Then they look at Palin again and say....

Yes,,,she is one of us AND WE WILL NOT GO QUIETLY INTO THE NIGHT.
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11/21/2009 08:40 AM
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She's an idiot!
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11/21/2009 08:43 AM
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Re: IS THERE ANOTHER GOVERNOR LIKE SARAH PALIN?
After Barry she's gonna look like a genius. My dog would too.
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11/21/2009 09:12 AM
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Re: IS THERE ANOTHER GOVERNOR LIKE SARAH PALIN?
Palin will end up dissapointing , as you will see. republicans are playing it for all its worth to try to get the white house back.

In my opinion and the best hope for america is to end all federal entitlements, shrink federal government totaly, sending all spending authority to the states. No IRS, no federal taxes. Levies on businesses for government progams such as infastructure. End the federal reserve, end all big money in Washington. Defend our boarders and stay out of foriegn wars. Isolate ourselves from Islamic countries, enact protectionist policies so every american can work, we should make it here, and buy it here. Bring all the soldiers home. Beef up the boarder security and defend our nation to the hilt. All social policy, all fiscal spending on everything to be decided in each state. Move to the state that reflercts your values. Liberty and justice for all, defend the Constitution and the Bill of rights. Liberatarianism, smaller government, by the people and for the people.

Its time to give up on Democrats and Republican, they offer games and the same old tired politics. Palin will bring nothing important, just more politics. (its not her fault- it's damn monsterous federal syaytem we have evolved into- no real good can get done with it--it needs to be dismantled)

I remember how I had so much excitement and hope in George Bush 12 years ago- he painted himself as a christian with values and a champion of low taxes, small government, and a defender of ending the war, balancing our spending. Then we put him in office. Plus his Republican congress...look what they did. What the hell can be done in Washington DC these days??!!In such a mess , there can be nop meaningful reform, just more bullshit. The founding fathers wanted a small feseral government.

On the state level, I want absolutley no debt, including no school and fire bonds. We pay double when we finance projects with bonds. If bonds are used it should be rare and for emergencies. Debt takes away productive government and wastes money. Government should be small and a servant to the citizens. That is best done by all policy making and spending being done at the state level, as prescribed in the original founding fathers efforts. We can have 50 indiidual states, doing trade with each other. hence, The United States of America.

just sayin





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