In Office, Palin Hired Friends and Hit Critics

In Office, Palin Hired Friends and Hit Critics

Gov. Sarah Palin lives by the maxim that all politics is local, not to mention personal.

So when there was a vacancy at the top of the State Division of Agriculture, 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 one of her qualifications for running the roughly $2 million agency.

Why must you be a hater?


Everything I read about her seems to indicate that she’s in actuality the epitomy of “good ol’ boy” politics.

Way to go Brownie?

Ah, so THAT’S why she’s qualified to be President. Sounds like Dubya - meet Franci, your next head of FEMA!

Edited: Eightball, get out of my head. :)

Is there a lot of agriculture in Alaska?

This is what we need: to travel further down the road of fascism. Yay America.

Apparently enough for a $95k/year directorship.

But in 1995, Ms. Palin, then a city councilwoman, told colleagues that she had noticed the book “Daddy’s Roommate” on the shelves and that it did not belong there, according to Ms. Chase and Mr. Stein. Ms. Chase read the book, which helps children understand homosexuality, and said it was inoffensive; she suggested that Ms. Palin read it.

“Sarah said she didn’t need to read that stuff,” Ms. Chase said. “It was disturbing that someone would be willing to remove a book from the library and she didn’t even read it.”

Hi, Anti-Bunny.

I couldn’t believe this story when I first saw it a couple hours ago. This is a page-one story on tomorrow’s NY Times, easily the most damning example of corruption and mismanagement to hit either campaign this year.

Should be an interesting Sunday … but will it affect the polls? People get into such a feverish rush over a candidate, they completely tune out anything critical.

Hi, Matt. Well, this is definitely new information.

And if true: fuck that homophobic bitch. I hope she gets gored by a moose.

So is this evidence that Palin is not actually female? Because, as we all know, no woman hates fags.

Now that is what a liberal media hit piece is supposed to look like.


Can you expand on this point?


I hope you do. I couldn’t figure out what your post was getting at, unless it was about the name similarity. Unless you were just cheering our high-quality writing, but that seems unlikely.

The St. Pete Times has an essay in tomorrow’s paper from one of John McCain’s cousins:

A part of me is made very sad to write this article. As I’ve said, my family has followed John’s life and career with no absence of pride. If there ever were a Republican we might consider voting for, it would have been my cousin John.

But, as he continually demonstrates in this campaign, my cousin John is long gone. “Straight talk” has been replaced with “flip-flop.” Saddest all, this is the same man who, when campaigning in 2000, told a crowd of supporters, “I don’t think Bill Gates needs a tax cut. I think your parents do.”

My parents, John, need some help after the economic destruction Bush has wrought in the last eight years, but it’s clear you’re not the one who’ll give it to us. America’s working families no longer recognize you, nor does your own.

Do you honestly not see how those two quotes go together? Really?

They only go together because MikeSofaer forgot to add an evil-smiley.