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she has hated me since back in 1996, when I was one of the 100 or so people who rallied to support the City Librarian against Sarah
Originally posted by Sweet Paula
I think it is time to hear from someone who knows Sarah Palin personally. This is an open letter from Anne Kilkenney, an Alaskan resident, who worked with Sarah Palin and knew her very well. Since many on these forums resort to name calling and sarcastic remarks, I felt it was time to hear from someone who just wants to state the facts. It is worth reading the whole letter since many facts are at the end. After all we should be voting on the facts and merits of a candidate alone and not emotional issues that are personal in nature and very divisive.
Anne Kilkenny said in her celebrated email:
As an oil producer, the high price of oil has created a budget surplus in Alaska. Rather than invest this surplus in technology that will make us energy independent and increase efficiency, as Governor she proposed distribution of this surplus to every individual in the state.
I wonder why she of would say that. It is true, but it's a lie.
The State of Alaska passed legislation back in the early eighties, 1982 I think, that mandated no state income tax... also, that every year after passage of that law, every man woman and child who is a resident would receive a royalty check from the oil profits. My wife and I each got $1000, and my daughter, then 6 months old, got a check for $1000. The amount varies each year.
I wonder... is Kilkenny an idiot? Does she not think people in the "lower 48" might just know what goes on up there? She said it because it sounds bad. Sorry, I can't believe ANYTHING this woman says after she's stepped in moose crap the way she did.
she also said:
She (meaning Palin)is savvy. She doesn't take positions;
and later says:
She's(Palin) not very tolerant of divergent opinions or open to outside ideas or compromise.
Is KilKenny dyslexic or just scatterbrained?
And this "truth" about Palin:
Pro-creationism: mixed. Supports it, BUT did nothing as Governor to promote it.
Kilkenny is pissed because the Gov doesn't promote creationism as Governor? WTF is THAT about?
Anyone who looks at the world in this disjointed fashion needs help. Certainly, you can't please everyone, and Mrs. Palin has her enemies. One thing for sure, Anne Kilkenny is NOT her friend.
CLAIM VS FACT
•“Hockey mom”: true for a few years
•“PTA mom”: true years ago when her first-born was in elementary
school, not since
•“NRA supporter”: absolutely true
•social conservative: mixed. Opposes gay marriage, BUT vetoed a bill
that would have denied benefits to employees in same-sex relationships
(said she did this because it was unconsitutional).
•pro-creationism: mixed. Supports it, BUT did nothing as Governor to
•“Pro-life”: mixed. Knowingly gave birth to a Down’s syndrome baby
BUT declined to call a special legislative session on some pro-life
•“Experienced”: Some high schools have more students than Wasilla has
residents. Many cities have more residents than the state of Alaska.
No legislative experience other than City Council. Little hands-on
supervisory or managerial experience; needed help of a city
administrator to run town of about 5,000.
•political maverick: not at all
•open & transparent: ??? Good at keeping secrets. Not good at
•has a developed philosophy of public policy: no
•”a Greenie”: no. Turned Wasilla into a wasteland of big box stores
and disconnected parking lots.
Is pro-drilling off-shore and in ANWR.
•fiscal conservative: not by my definition!
•pro-infrastructure: No. Promoted a sports complex and park in a city
without a sewage treatment plant or storm drainage system. Built
streets to early 20th century standards.
•pro-tax relief: Lowered taxes for businesses, increased tax burden on
•pro-small government: No. Oversaw greatest expansion of city
government in Wasilla’s history.
•pro-labor/pro-union. No. Just because her husband works union
doesn’t make her pro-labor. I have seen nothing to support any claim
that she is pro-labor/pro-union.
she has hated me since back in 1996, when I was one of the 100
or so people who rallied to support the City Librarian against Sarah's
attempt at censorship.
The article was indeed as written
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
The question in my mind is did she increase taxes and take the town from no debt to debt ridden for a sports complex instead of the sewage treatment they needed? That does not sound like the type of person I want running a debt ridden country.
When asked what the American public really needs to know about Palin, one asserted, "She's honest as the day is long, and that is a unique personality trait for a politician these days."