posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 10:28 AM
Originally posted by mhc_70
Originally posted by Mak Manto
reply to post by mhc_70
Lol, do you think that's all that's on her?
I was just tired after writing that post, but really, I can go on if you want...
You can produce lots of negative opinions about her, but how about facts?
The facts I presented are based on her actions. It doesn't take a leap of faith to see she will cut spending, even if it means lowering her own
quality of lifestyle paid for by taxpayers, something that has been absent in both parties lately.
The state of Alaska, while large, is not highly populated. It does not have the problems of a state like Virginia, New York, or California. As
governor she cut the expenses of the governor's office which is not hard to do. Essentially, it is like planting an organic garden at the White
House and calling that progressive. Her state legislature, much like our Congress, passed those reforms, not her. Her state only had to deal with
the issues of Alaska, an un-diverse (sorry) locale. It does not have the embedded boys club of Washington, it does not have to deal with other
nations, it does not have to make moral decisions for America, it does not have its own currency, towns do not make their own individual laws which
have to go head to head from time to time with state laws...in short, it was a cake walk compared to the Presidency.
Any outsider that wanted to make real change in Washington would have to be able to trick the insiders into doing their bidding, gain a consensus or
enough of a voting majority to legislate, and have the respect of the world IF they could possibly make any real impact.
She's snarky, but not articulate. She's feisty, but not a bridge-builder. She's quick, but not knowledgeable. She cannot beat The Man at his own
game. The best she can do is look good and inspire people. That's not a bad thing. She needs to know her role and play it, not be placed in a
position where the "Peter Principle" can impact all of us negatively.
She is like that likable project manager who is promoted to program manager and screws up the entire department. Keep her on smaller projects and let
her be successful.