Tuesday, 17 February 2009
The price of oil continues to decline leaving Sarah Palin's budget in disarray. The taxes on big oil account for 90% of Alaska's revenue and in her first two years as Governor she could afford to be generous. Last year she spent $740 million giving a one-off $1,200 energy rebate on top of the Permanent Fund Dividend cheque every qualifying Alaska resident gets paid every year.
Next time there's an energy crisis in rural Alaska Sarah won't be able to ask "What have you done with my $1,200 gift?"
The best gift Sarah Palin could give Alaska would be to go away somewhere warm, run away with the circus or go meditate in Tibet, anything but insist on governing Alaska!
She's way out of her depth and has ran out of money to buy popularity.
Just quit while you think you're on top, Sarah.