Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Sarah Palin's ineptitude
SarahPac has scored very low with the FEC, but it's not thought to involve any actual premeditated wrongdoing, according to TPM: "It appears that this is probably not a matter of corruption. Rather, it may simply involve a level of negligence and ineptitude beyond the norm."
Some things never change. I didn't go into any deep research to remember a few other instances of Sarah Palin's "exemplary efficiency":
Her appointed crony had some computer problems with the PFD applications, stuff had to be recovered manually at a vast cost, all shrouded in the ususal "transparency.
She "forgot" to proclaim the Juneteenth celebrations and is now being sued for refusing to make the proclamation retroactively.
Medicaid and Medicare were grossly mismanaged during her two and a half years in office, costing the lives of 254 people.
The energy crisis in Western Alaska went on for 6 weeks after being reported before she decided to show up with Franklin Graham's Evangelical circus and some cookies.
Her APOC disclosure forms are a work of art, written by several different people, including lachrimose whines about "frivilous" ethics complaints. Not to mention her inability to stick to clear deadlines.
Her staff finds it almost impossible to send an RSVP in a timely fashion, leaving events organizers in the wilderness until the last possible minute, causing great embarassement.
$650,000 for programs to assist the homeless were "lost" from her budget, then found after the end of the session. In Anchorage alone, 12 homeless people have died in the last 6 months.
Her "legal" slush fund trust document is a very shoddy copy & paste patchwork that failed to comply with Alaska's ethics legislation.
When appointing somebody to a vacant Democratic Senate seat, she couldn't tell the difference between a Democrat and a Republican.
And now her SarahPac shows the same penchant for "negligence and ineptitude".
Well, if you're stupid and surround yourself with old high school cronies and other sycophants at the expense of proper qualifications to do the job, this is the result....
Sarah wants to play with the big kids, but she will make a fool of herself until she throws her third grade playmates under the school bus.
If anybody remembers more examples, please let us know.