Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Defining disaster

Sarah Palin's staff may be trying to redefine "disaster" in order to qualify for federal aid for Emmonak and other villages in the Yukon Delta.

"Local government specialists in the state Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development continue to crunch numbers and seek creative approaches to finding a statutorily acceptable way to justify a disaster declaration, which would open the door to federal aid, as well," deputy press secretary Sharon Leighow said. (from CNN article)

Meanwhile, in one of the Anchorage Daily News forums, somebody raises this question:

Is Palin Falsifying Federal Documents to get a Federal Handout?

Well, unless the guidelines to qualify for federal aid include " the Governor is a disaster", they will have to cheat on the forms...