9/12/2008

You got to love a candidate like this, more on Palin

From Senator Jim DeMint in the WSJ:

Mrs. Palin used her veto pen to slash more local projects than any other governor in the state's history. She cut nearly 10% of Alaska's budget this year, saving state residents $268 million. This included vetoing a $30,000 van for Campfire USA and $200,000 for a tennis court irrigation system. She succinctly justified these cuts by saying they were "not a state responsibility." . . .

Mrs. Palin also killed the infamous Bridge to Nowhere in her own state. Yes, she once supported the project: But after witnessing the problems created by earmarks for her state and for the nation's budget, she did what others like me have done: She changed her position and saved taxpayers millions. Even the Alaska Democratic Party credits her with killing the bridge. . . .

Mrs. Palin has proven courageous by taking on big spenders in her own party. In March of this year, the Anchorage Daily News reported that, "Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens is aggravated about what he sees as Gov. Sarah Palin's antagonism toward the earmarks he uses to steer federal money to the state." . . .


I didn't think that there were any more politicians like this around.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still waiting for a single example of Obama standing up to his party and reaching across the aisle to moderate republicans.

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

So much for the candidate of change. The candidate whose days in the senate are a shining example of no politics as usual.

David

9/12/2008 5:13 PM  

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