Saturday, 4 April 2009
Sarah Palin's recipe book
Sarah Palin has provided varied fare this past few days. In her buffet, these were some of the dishes:
Politics salad, served with a strong vinaigrette dressing
Gov. Sarah Palin is refusing to accept the Senate Democrats' rejection of Tim Grussendorf, arguing the way the Wednesday vote happened was illegal.
Juneau Democratic Party officials just gave the governor’s office a list of three suggested new names to choose from in filling the vacant state senate seat.
“If you ask any of the three people whose names are on that list, they would say their first choice is Beth Kerttula, but they’re stepping forward to get us past this,” said Rich Listowski, a state Democratic Central Committee member from Juneau.
The names other than Kerttula submitted today by the Juneau Democrats are Jeff Bush (a member of the local Juneau city Assembly), Mike Miller (a Juneau legislator until 1985) and Sally Smith (a Fairbanks legislator until 1982 and former mayor of Juneau.)
Backpedalling à la sour grapes
Gov. Sarah Palin and the head of the Alaska Republican Party said Thursday that Sen. Mark Begich should give his Senate seat up to a special election now that prosecutors have abandoned their case against Ted Stevens.
"Alaskans deserve to have a fair election not tainted by some announcement that one of the candidates was convicted fairly of seven felonies, when in fact it wasn't a fair conviction."
Slow cooking stew in a fine transparent gravy
Governor Sarah Palin’s Office asked for another two months of additional time to release official e-mails sent and received by Governor Palin in 2007 and 2008.
"It appears that Governor Palin wants to drag this on indefinitely. Why is it a problem to release those e-mails? What is she hiding?" said Alaska Democratic Party Chair Patti Higgins. "These repeated delays are not justified. The law mandates that these records be provided at the earliest possible time."
"We trust that Acting Attorney General Richard Svobodny will not make another biased decision for the benefit of the Governor, but rather will act to protect the interests of Alaskans who have a legal right to obtain public records," Higgins said.
Lemon meringue tart, a light dessert with a pronounced sharp tang
"Bristol did not even know Levi was going on the show. We're disappointed that Levi and his family, in a quest for fame, attention, and fortune, are engaging in flat-out lies, gross exaggeration, and even distortion of their relationship," says the statement from the Palin family spokesperson.
"Bristol's focus will remain on raising Tripp, completing her education, and advocating abstinence," the statement continues. "It is unfortunate that Levi finds it more appealing to exploit his previous relationship with Bristol than to contribute to the well being of the child."
The statement ends, saying, "Bristol realizes now that she made a mistake in her relationship and is the one taking responsibility for their actions."
Finally, a side dish, not from Sarah's kitchen.
Valley trash surprise
Todd Palin’s half-sister was arrested Thursday after police say she broke into a Wasilla home for the second time this week to steal money.
Governor spokeswoman Meghan Stapleton says Palin is the half sister of the governor's husband and the family has no comment.
All dishes names are links