I don't have much time for blogging today. We have to take the car to the mechanic in a nearby village and then we're staying over there for dinner with friends. But I'll leave you with a couple of bits, just to keep the conversation going:
SarahPac's website was redesigned and it's now absolutely awful:
Money is still the first priority, of course... Sarah also likes to be invited to attend events, and the section includes media requests!
There's no mention of her family. In the good old days, they were the First Family and all the children were state officials:
[The media again...]
As governor she couldn't charge for her appearances, but liked to help herself to state money so she could see her children. When she was ordered to reimburse the state $10,000 for some of her children's travel expenses, she issued a press release:
“This is a big state, and I am obligated to — and intend to — keep Alaskans informed and meet with them as much as I can, from Barrow to Marshall to Ketchikan,” Palin said in a written statement. “At the same time, I am blessed to have a large and loving family, and the discharge of my duties should not prevent me from spending time with them.”
As long as somebody else paid for it...
Quitting on the state of Alaska was definitely a good move for Sarah Palin. She has made many millions of dollars and nobody can question her ethics anymore. She would be wise to continue to extract money from her supporters for as long as she can without actually running for office. If she does, the ghosts of ethics past would come back to haunt her.
Yesterday, our reader sick of Sarah posted this:
Sarah and Bristol read that Obama only made 1.7 million this year.
Sarah turned to Bristol and said, "I can make that much doing 10 speeches.. why would anyone work that hard for so little money?"
Bristol said, "Yeah mom, I made that much dancing and speaking and did not even break a sweat. You're right mom, Obama must be a fool to work that hard for so little money."
President Obama has a very different attitude regarding his own good fortune and is respectful of other people's money.
There couldn't be a greater contrast between Sarah Palin, the grifting celebrity, and president Obama, the guy with a true servant's heart.