Amidst the contrived controversy....and the media bashing she's endured....this woman still has her head on straight!!!
Excellent. She’s up for re-election next year and this move won’t do her any favors inside the state, so I can only assume it’s a sign that she’s keeping her options open for 2012. (A sane person can only HOPE........... and PRAY)
“We will request federal stimulus funds for capital projects that will create new jobs and expand the economy,” Governor Palin said. “We won’t be bound by federal strings in exchange for dollars, nor will we dig ourselves a deeper hole in two years when these federal funds are gone. For instance, in order to accept what look like attractive energy funds, our local communities would be required to adopt uniform building codes. Government would then be required to police those codes. These types of funds are not sensible for Alaska.”…
“Our desire is to foster a discussion about what is true stimulus and what is just more federal interference in Alaskans’ lives through the growth of government,” Governor Palin said. “We think stimulus items devoted to government agency growth and program expansion ought to be examined in light of the funding needs already being addressed with our pending budget requests.”
.....Did ya ever stop to think that maybe she has a set of principles she lives by....and is all the better for them.......... America could only be so lucky........ Okay, Mooseburgers all around, my treat!! ...... I'm Just Sayin.....
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