posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 01:41 AM
Yes, please, let's look at Palin's "accomplishments" for Alaska:
1. The Gravina Island Bridge - The Bridge to Nowhere: Now, that was a fun one. While we heard much on it, let me explain for any who may not know.
Gravina Island has a total of about 50 people for their population, but they also house the Ketchikan International Airport. There's no bridge to get
to this island from the closest town, so Palin decided to build a bridge to connect the island.
The total amount of this would cost around $223 million dollars.
The thing is, a ferry is already there for cars. It runs about every 15-30 minutes and is active year round...
So, yeah... wasteful spending...
2. The dismissal of the public safety commissioner
Walt Monegan, the public safety commissioner, was dismissed by Palin, citing that he wasn't a "team player." Monegan said he was dismissed because
he wouldn't fire Mike Wooten, Palin's ex-brother-in-law.
Wooten was married to Palin's sister, and after they divorced, there was a nasty custody trial. Wooten had several things going on, including a moose
issue and tasering his 11 year old stepson (he asked to be tasered), it seemed she wanted him gone for personal reasons. Palin has said that this was
not the case.
There was an investigation, and the State Personnel Board found her innocent, but the Branchflower Report, which was investigated by Mr.
He found that Palin was guilty.
Though, in the end, the first guy she replaced was Chuck Kopp. Though, he only lasted two weeks, seeing he had previously been suspended and
investigated for sexual harassment of an employee.
Yeah... She's a rising star...