Sunday, 31 May 2009
Sarah Palin, governor, journalist...
"Being a voracious reader, I read a lot today and have read a lot growing up. And having that journalism degree, all of that, will be a great assistance for me in writing this book, talking about the challenges and the joys, balancing the work and parenting, and, in my case, work means running the state." (Fox News)
Sarah Palin wrote an op-ed explaining her reasons for rejecting nearly $30 million in stimulus money for energy projects. I'm going to comment on some passages:
The feds required me to certify these codes "will be implemented" or pushed on local communities... But conditions here required more "big brother" government involvement.
These are the words of a state governor and journalist. Unprofessional and disrespectful in either capacity.
Alaskans have a strong history of independence and opposition to Washington, D.C., meddling in local issues.
A journalist would know that one doesn't separate the subject from the verb by placing a comma between them. Sarah Palin sounds like a mouthpiece for the AIP.
I've served as a city councilman and city mayor/manager.
No, she hired a manager to run the city.
My community went through a battle over building codes when our booming city desired more growth opportunities to allow job creation.
Sarah Palin as mayor went through battle over building codes when her house was built by Todd and his buddies at the same time as the sports complex.
The last thing we needed was a bureaucrat from Washington, D.C., telling us what the best policy was to adopt.
Subject, comma, verb is a no-no. Word salad. AIP?
I asked the feds to clarify their position.
More disrespect from the governor.
Beware of Washington, D.C., trying to cajole local community leaders to eliminate the choices Alaskans have when building or renovating homes and businesses.
Word salad. AIP.
The governor uses Washington D.C. and feds as interchangeable terms in a very derogatory tone throughtout her piece. The journalist separates the subject from the verb at least three times, not to mention the usual word salad.
I haven't discussed the contents of her op-ed because we know very well that there are no strings attached to the money for energy projects.
The tone and the language used by the journalist/governor proves that she's not qualified for either position.
Sarah Palin's unprofessional and misguided op-eds, speeches, press releases and twits together with inappropriate choice of clothing on various occasions lead me to the conclusion that she would be more successful in a very different occupation.