Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Palin (Abuse of) Power

Darn that pesky gotcha-media

So much for Palin being a straight talking, "not your typical politician" politician. Let's recount her public record to date that hurts her credibility.

Palin abused her power while governor according to official state findings, contrary to her interpretation of that same report, in relation to exerting power in an attempt to have her ex-brother-in-law fired from the Alaska State Troopers.

Palin was for the "Bridge to Nowhere" until she was later against it after a public/national outcry:

Maybe she read the state's official report regarding her abuse of power the same way she read the U.S. Constitution regarding the powers of the Vice-President in relation to the Senate.
By the way, the VP's only power, per the Constitution, is to exercise the power or take the office of the President should the President be incapacitated or worse and break ties in the Senate, that's all.

And now it's revealed that Palin had Alaskan taxpayers foot the bill for her family's travel expenses.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081021/ap_on_el_pr/palin_family_travel

So to recap everyone else's reality VS. Palin's reality:
1) The VP's power in the Senate is to break a tie VS. being in charge of the Senate and driving it's agenda
2) Palin was for the "Bridge to Nowhere" VS. Palin saying, "thanks, but no thanks"
3) the official report found that Palin abused the power of her office VS. Palin saying that the very same report cleared her of all wrong doing
4) Palin wastes taxpayer's money on free trips for her family VS. Palin saying that she's against wasteful spending

Now that's maveriky maverikness at its best. What color is the sky on planet Maverick? Oh, it's probably blue but, Palin would tell us that it's orange and somehow look like she meant it while lying to the cameras and America.

Oh, yeah, McCain lost the ability to effectively use the "Inexperience" attack/argument against Obama the moment he chose Palin as his running mate. Now that's a mavericky move if there is one.