Friday, 8 May 2009
Sarah Palin does the right thing
Unconfirmed report of Sarah Palin's expected whereabouts this weekend:
"The governor may be on the East Coast this weekend to attend state events and meetings. If she is there, the governor may accept one of the standing invitations for dinner," said Palin spokeswoman Meg Stapleton.
Unconfirmed travel plans are cancelled:
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will miss a chance to chat up President Obama this weekend because she's cancelling plans to attend the White House Correspondents' dinner, but she's got a good excuse.
Sarah Palin is staying in Alaska and this weekend will travel to an area affected by flooding . The governor declared a disaster a few days ago:
Gov. Sarah Palin's office just announced the state is declaring a disaster in Interior Alaska because of this week's violent flooding and the potential for more damage.
Well done, Sarah Palin. I'm always suspicious of her motives for doing anything, though.
In this case, either Sarah Palin decided to act as a proper governor at long last, or she's trying to avoid the kind of criticism she received in the light of January's events in Western Alaska.
The annoying bloggers* launched an online campaign to help villagers who were having to choose between heating and eating. The campaign was very successful, but Sarah Palin waited six weeks before visiting the area, then showed up at the wrong villages with an Evangelical circus and a few cookies.
If this visit to the flooded areas is conducted in a more dignified manner, should we thank Sarah Palin or the annoying bloggers?
Oh well, let's thank everybody!
* "Bored, anonymous, pathetic bloggers who lie annoy me." ~ Sarah Palin to Esquire magazine