Palin. MAVERICK? REFORMER?

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  1. Industrialsize

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    Governor Palin has said she is a Maverick and a reformer. Some of her actions might be construed to negate those monikers. You be the judge.

    FROM TODAY'S WAPO;
    washingtonpost.com

    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who has made a crackdown on gift-giving to state officials a centerpiece of her ethics reform agenda, has accepted gifts valued at $25,367 from industry executives, municipalities and a cultural center whose board includes officials from some of the largest mining interests in the state, a review of state records shows.
    The 41 gifts Palin accepted during her 20 months as governor include honorific tributes, expensive artwork and free travel for a family member. They also include more than $2,500 in personal items from Calista, a large Alaska native corporation with a variety of pending state regulatory and budgetary issues, and a gold-nugget pin valued at $1,200 from the city of Nome, which lobbies on municipal, local and capital budget matters, documents show.
    Records show that 23 of the gifts were offered during Palin's early months in office, when she was pushing the legislature to address a state corruption scandal by passing a package of ethics reforms. She accepted 18 gifts after the law passed in July 2007. Among other provisions, the law forbade executive branch officials from taking gifts from lobbyists or from interests with pending state business.





    you be the judge

     
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    The original definition of maverick was a calf that had lost it's mother, was wandering around, and was unclaimed by anyone.
     
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    You can be whatever you want in your own mind. You go Sarah!
     
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    Delusional: the quality of false belief, specifically one that persists psychotically.
     
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    Quite true; and there are millions of lunatics whose existence proves the truth of this proposition.

    If somebody is running for the office of vice president of the United States, it doesn't matter one fuck what she is in her own mind: what matters is what she is in reality.

    But perhaps you don't much care for reality.
     
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    She's neither, but she IS a MILF.
     
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