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Once Elected, Palin Hired Friends and Lashed Foes
Heath Family, via Associated Press
The Wasilla City Council, with Sarah Palin, the future governor and vice-presidential nominee, at the center, in a 1998 photograph. Throughout her career, Ms. Palin has pursued vendettas, fired officials who crossed her and blurred the line between government and personal grievance.
By JO BECKER, PETER S. GOODMAN and MICHAEL POWELL
Published: September 13, 2008
This article is by Jo Becker
"But an examination of her swift rise and record as mayor of Wasilla and then governor finds that her visceral style and penchant for attacking critics — she sometimes calls local opponents “haters” — contrasts with her carefully crafted public image. Throughout her political career, she has pursued vendettas, fired officials who crossed her and sometimes blurred the line between government and personal grievance, according to a review of public records and interviews with 60 Republican and Democratic legislators and local officials.Still, Ms. Palin has many supporters. As a two-term mayor she paved roads and built an ice rink, and as governor she has pushed through higher taxes on the oil companies that dominate one-third of the state’s economy. She stirs deep emotions. In Wasilla, many residents display unflagging affection, cheering “our Sarah” and hissing at her critics.“She is bright and has unfailing political instincts,” said Steve Haycox, a history professor at the University of Alaska. “She taps very directly into anxieties about the economic future.” “But,” he added, “her governing style raises a lot of hard questions.”Ms. Palin declined to grant an interview for this article......
September 14th, 2008
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She will appear as a minister of righteousness, as an angel of light, and she will deceive many. She would seek to deceive even the very elect, but be ye not deceived. The majority of the people won't rise up until their sleep, their comfort, their security is actually threatened! Then when they do rise, it is to put their stamp of approval on rightism to protect their greed.
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