Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Must. Not. React. Must. Not. Touch. Keyboard.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaagh. I couldn't hold out. But really?
"You would be amazed at how much time and resource my staff and I, the Department of Law especially, spend on this every day," she said. "It is a waste. We are spending these millions of dollars not on teachers and troopers and roads or fish research and other things that are needed in Alaska." -- soon to be ex-Gov. Sarah Palin, speaking in Kotzebue.
Bullshit. Bullshit. Bullshit!

I call bullshit.

Yeah, the reason why we inadequately fund education and troopers and roads in Alaska is because of a bunch of ethics investigations of your administration that began, what?, a little more than a year ago? Can anyone, even the most fervent Palin admirer actually buy that argument?

By that line of reasoning, if no ethics investigations had occurred, suddenly, a torrent of money (appropriated by our oh so rural-friendly Legislature) would have poured forth, attempting to actually meet the infrastructure and programmatic needs of our state. The same state where any number of geniuses think that the EMS needs of a large city like Fairbanks could be met by an all volunteer department? Where everyone wants services and no one wants to pay taxes?

Does anyone find it ironic that she has now made her second (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong) trip as governor to rural Alaska?

And guess what, Cathy? According to the AP's Dan Joling, you live in a "remote Arctic village. "


TwoYaks said...

I was reading a news story that pointed that most of the money she's whinging about? Not public money. Most of the money was her own money. So unless she was planning on making a large donation to the Troopers' retirement fund...

I can't wait for the 28th. Though, I hope Parnell doesn't turn out to be sick too.

Cathy said...

Hahaha...no wonder I feel so "out there".

Steve said...

I'm trying to figure out if there is a law against Alaska State officials purposefully doctoring material to document false claims by a governor or any other official.

Her figures are so far off. When the Personnel Board said they only spent $300,000, her office has gone back to cook up new figures backing her $2 million claims.

Henkimaa is covering this well.

CabinDweller said...

You both point out the same, important point, one which I managed to wander past mid-rant: her numbers are b.s., too.

I saw the quote from Kotzebue and jumped to 60 mph -- the idea that funds for roads and education somehow were affected by the expenses just chapped my ass majorly.

Have been meaning to take a look at Henkima.