Thursday, 30 April 2009

Sarah Palin: "I never said that!"

ADN, March 19:

Gov. Sarah Palin is refusing to accept over 30 percent of the federal economic stimulus money being offered to Alaska, including dollars for schools, energy assistance and social services.

"We are not requesting funds intended to just grow government," Palin said. "In essence we say no to operating funds for more positions in government."

ADN, April 10:

Gov. Sarah Palin told news media here this morning she’s willing to accept the federal economic stimulus money -- if legislators agree to use some of it to replace state spending.

“We can back out state (general fund) dollars and replace them with stimulus dollars…I’ll feel better about it because then those dollars won’t just be additional dollars they’ll be replacement dollars,” Palin said.

Juneau Empire, April 29:

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will accept most of the federal stimulus funds available to the state, her spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Palin initially said she would accept only about two-thirds of the $930 million available to Alaska, but spokeswoman Sharon Leighow said Palin changed her mind after the public weighed in during legislative hearings prior to lawmakers passing bills to seek almost all funding.

Palin spokeswoman Sharon Leighow said the message earlier this year that Palin was going to reject stimulus funds was misconstrued.

"She's never said she's rejecting anything. She's been consistent we need to hear from the public, thus the legislative hearings," Leighow said.

The twit even joined Twitter to tell the world about it!

Yes, Sarah Palin, we believe you...

Recall Sarah Palin


Anonymous said...

I guess that Palin's PR people figure that none of us can hear or read? And that newspapers don't print? Websites aren't real? Digital footage can evaporate?

Perhaps that is what it is like in Palin's magical world, where the year seems to be always circa 1959.

Anonymous said...

What is the shortest book ever written?

"Amish phone directory" or
"Fashion design for engineers" or
"Policy accomplishments of Gov. Palin"?

neck and neck tie maybe

Anonymous said...

watch this lol....

Ennealogic said...

Reg, you do such an awesome job every day with the Palin circus!

One little thing, the March 10 date for your second entry above should read April 10 I think!

regina said...


Oops! Thanks, I've corrected it.



basheert said...

Stolen from The Fixx - Winners & Losers of Obama's First 100 Days and Guess which TWIT leads the pack:


Sarah Palin: The Alaska governor has struggled mightily to balance her national ambitions with her current job. From the "she's is/she's out" mishandling of her attendance at a Republican party event is Washington to the decision by her fundraiser to step aside, the first 100 days have been an unmitigated disaster for the former vice presidential nominee. (And that's without even mentioning the whole Levi Johnston debacle for which we give Palin, a mother first, something of a pass.) Palin is rapidly becoming the butt of jokes among GOP operatives; she may not care but remember how powerful the chattering class is in the Invisible Primary. To win her party's nomination in 2012, Palin need to recruit some top tier talent and, right now, she would struggle to convince anyone at that level to sign on.