1. Democrats forget when Palin was the Darling of the Democrats,
because as soon as Palin took the Governor's office away from a
fellow Republican and tough SOB, Frank Murkowski, she tore into
the Republican's "Corrupt Bastards Club" (CBC) and sent them
packing. Many of them are now residing in State housing and
wearing orange jump suits The Democrats reacted by skipping
around the yard, throwing confetti and singing, "la la la la" (well,
you know how they are). Name another governor in this country
that has ever done anything similar.
2. Now with the CBC gone, there were fewer Alaskan politicians
to protect the huge, giant oil companies here. So she constructed
and enacted a new system of splitting the oil profits called "ACES."
Exxon (the biggest corporation in the world) protested and Sarah
told them, "don't let the door hit you in the stern on your way out."
They stayed, and Alaska residents went from being merely wealthy
to being filthy rich. Of course, the other huge international oil
companies meekly fell in line. Again, give me the name of any
other governor in the country that has done anything similar.
3. The other thing she did when she walked into the governor's
office is she got the list of State requests for federal funding for
projects, known as "pork." She went through the list, took 85%
of them and placed them in the "when-hell-freezes-over" stack.
She let locals know that if we need something built, we'll pay for
it ourselves. Maybe she figured she could use the money she got
from selling the previous governor's jet because it was extravagant.
Maybe she could use the money she saved by dismissing the
governor's cook (remarking that she could cook for her own family),
giving back the State vehicle issued to her, maintaining that she
already had a car, and dismissing her State provided security force
(never mentioning - I imagine - that she's packing heat herself).
I'm still waiting to hear the names of those other governors.
4. Now, even with her much-ridiculed "gosh and golly" mannerism,
she also managed to put together a totally new approach to getting
a natural gas pipeline built which will be the biggest private construction
project in the history of North America. No one else could do it although
they tried. If that doesn't impress you, then you're trying too hard to be
unimpressed while watching her do things like this while baking up a
batch of brownies with her other hand.
5. For 30 years, Exxon held a lease to do exploratory drilling at a
place called Point Thompson. They made excuses the entire time
why they couldn't start drilling. In truth they were holding it like an
investment. No governor for 30 years could make them get started.
Then, she told them she was revoking their lease and kicking them
out. They protested and threatened court action. She shrugged and
reminded them that she knew the way to the court house. Alaska
6. President Obama wants the nation to be on 25% renewable
resources for electricity by 2025. Sarah went to the legislature and
submitted her plan for Alaska to be at 50% renewable by 2025. We
are already at 25%. I'm still waiting to hear from liberals the names of other governors who can match what she did in two and a half years. I won't be holding my breath.
Don't like Palin that much but facts are facts.