I'm going to copy most of this from an article I found in my Dallas Morning Newspaper yesterday. I won't copy all of it but most of it, as it's really great. It originates from Wasilla, Alaska and done by the New York Times. Your going to fucking love this.The stuff in parenthesis are from me)
IN OFFICE, SHE HIRED FRIENDS, HIT CRITICS
Candidate's style contrasts with her public image.(no shit?)
Gov. Palin lives by the maxim that all politics is local, not to mention personal.
So when there was a vacancy at the state Agriculture Department, she appointed a high school classmate, Franci Havemeister, to the $95,000-a-year directorship. A former real estate agent, Ms. Havemeister cited her childhood love of cows as a qualification for running the roughly $2 million agency.
Ms. Havemeister was one of at least five high school classmates Ms. Palin hired, often at salaries far exceeding their private sector wages.
Ms. Palin walks the national stage as a small-town foe of "good old boys" politics and a champion for ethics reform. And as the Republican vice presidential nominee, she points to her management experience while mocking her Democratic rivals, Sens. Barack Obama and Joe Biden, as speech-makers who never have run anything.(is she fucking KIDDING me?)
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"..often contrasts with her public image.(visceral...don't you just love that fucking word?..it means pertaining to the viscera..viscera is the internal organs, especially those of the great cavities of the body, commonly the intestines.)
Throughout her 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(not 1, not 5 but 60 fucking people) Republicans and Democratic legislators and local officials.
Interviews show that Ms Palin runs an administration that puts a premium on loyalty and secrecy. The governor and her top officials sometimes use personal e-mail accounts for state business:dozens of e-mail messages obtained by the New York Times show that her staff members studied whether that could allow them to circumvent subpoenas seeking public records.
Still, Ms. Palin has many supporters. As mayor she paved roads and build an ice rink, and as governor she has pushed through higher taxes on the oil companies that dominate one-third of the state's economy.
"She is bright and has unfailing political instincts," said Steve Haycox, a history professor at the University of Alaska. "She taps very directly into anxieties about the economic future."
"But, he added, "her governing style raises a lot of hard questions."
Ms. Palin declined to be interviewed.(doh?...you think?)
Laura Chase, the campaign manager during Ms. Palin's first run for mayor in 1996, recalled the night the two women chatted about ambitions. "I said, 'you know, Sarah, within 10 years you could be governor," Ms. Chase recalled. "She replied, ' I want to be president.'"...(look out McCain, if you do make it to the White House, I suggest you sleep with one eye open and double guards on the door, and hire Cheney and his shotgun)
As mayor, Ms.Palin presided over a city rapidly outgrowing itself. She passed a road and sewer bond, cut property taxes but raised the sales tax, and loosened the reins on enforcing zoning ordinances.
And, her supporters say, she cleaned out the municipal closet, firing veteran officials to make way for her own team.(how many fucking people went to her high school anyhow?)
"She had an agenda for change and for doing things differently," said Judy Patrick, a City Council member.(who I'm sure went to school with Ms. Palin, also)
But there was human cost. The mayor quickly fired the town's museum director, John Cooper, saying she was eliminating the job.(he must have gone to school in some other city)Days later, Mr. Cooper recalled, a vocal conservative, Steven Stoll, sidled up to him. Mr. Stoll had supported Ms. Palin and had a long-running feud with Mr. Cooper. "He said: 'Gotcha, Cooper. And it only cost me a campaign contribution,'" Mr. Cooper said.(that fucking bitch)
Mr. Stoll did not recall that conversation, although he said he did contribute to Ms. Palin's campaign and was pleased that she fired Mr. Cooper.(starting to see a pattern here folks?"
She used city money to buy a white Suburban for the mayor's use- the employees sarcastically called it the mayor-mobile.
Restless ambition defined Ms. Palin this decade.(that's 10 years right?....10 fucking years...jeez) She raised money for Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska; finished second in the 2002 Republican primary for lieutenant governor; and applied to fill the seat of U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski when he ran for governor.
Mr. Murkowski appointed his own daughter, but as a consolation price he gave Ms. Palin the $125,000-a-year chairmanship of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.(like giving the keys to the hen house to the fox)
The GOP establishment shunned her after she went public with complaints that a fellow board member was conducting party business on state time.(Republicans hate a tattle tail)
But her break with the gentleman's club of oil producers and political power pushed her into the public eye.
"She was honest and forthright," said Jay Kerttula, a former state senator from Palmer and a Democrat.(if Mccain and Palin get in, lets see what kind of job HE gets.)
Ms Palin won the 2006 gubernatorial primary, and in the general election she faced a Democrat and an independent.
Not deeply versed in policy, she skipped some candidate forums; at others, she flipped through handwritten color coded index cards strategically placed behind her name tag.(wonder if she learned that in high school)
Nearly half a century after Alaska became a state, Ms. Palin was inaugurated in Fairbanks and took up the reformer's sword.(and stuck it into the first person's back that disagreed with her)
As she assembled her Cabinet and made other state appointments, those with insider credentials were now on the outs. But a new pattern became clear: She surrounded herself with figures drawn from her personal life- former high school classmates, people she had known since grade school and fellow churchgoers.
Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell praised Ms. Palin's appointments. "the people she hires are competent, qualified, top -notch people" he said.(yeah, they can kiss ass with the best of them)
The Wasilla High School yearbook archive now doubles as a veritable directory of state government. Ms. Palin appointed John Bitney, her former junior high school band-mate, as her legislative director and tapped another classmate, Joe Austerman, to manage the office of economic development for $82,908 per year. Previously, he established an Alaska franchise area for Mailboxes Etc.(well, hell, I can see how that would qualify him for the job.)
Damn, I wish I had gone to school with Sarah Palin, maybe I would be running for her Vice President after she kills McCain.
And you know she will......