Originally Posted by Bergermeister
A Canadian company won the bid. Jobs and money go out of the country.
If she is so good as some would like us to believe, why does she lower herself to be played around like a puppet? Camp McCain completely controls her at the moment. If she were a true reformer, she wouldn't stand for it. She only wants to win, at any cost.
Yeah, what about Troopergate and all that talk about openness?
What about those two bridges, again?
How about the feeling in Alaska that she has basically abdicated?
Why was Todd involved like staff?
No, this girl doesn't cut it.
As to the Canadian company taking the bid, I don't think you read the article, BP and the other heavies magically came up with the money for their own pipeline, after Palin (and a few others) upset the apple cart. Things were that bad, the corruption was that bad -- so if they had to go outside for some sanity, that's tough. Frank "the bank" was out of his mind, and clamoring for new and more interesting ways of grabbing his ankles for ConocoPhillips, etc. Naturally there was more than enough pig quo pro going around to make the state sick. Like I told groverat, go back and do your homework.
As to the bridges, one would link ANC to Wasilla, hardly a bridge to nowhere -- and I heard Fred Barnes disputing the wheres and whens of when she was for it before she was against it. Regardless, she's not any more of an earmark hog than any other sane alderman. They chase federal funds, and that's how the game is played.
And what "feeling in Alaska" are you referencing -- by all indications she is adored there.
None of this addresses that WSJ article. Surprise!
I don't care if she ran a brothel in Bethel, what that article has to say gets her a spot.