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    A Day In The Life..........


    (Author's Note: Any resemblance to actual real life public figures is either purely coincidental or the result of hours of interviews.)

    1/12/09 - With one quick pull, the faux Burberry scarf comes unwrapped from around the governor's neck as she strolls into the office, the clock reads 10:00am. Seems earlier than normal she says to herself.

    While the governor huddles in her office with her assistants cackling and complaining about the prior days media coverage and Dan Fagan in general, the governor's husband makes a bee line to the inner office to talk to a staff member.
    I want the windows on the Suburban tinted really dark; we need privacy when we drive into town, the first spouse says.
    But the staff member knows that the request for darker tinted windows isn't because of a desire for privacy, it's because over the last few months complaints have been filed about the governor's apparent disregard of posted speed limits on the Glenn Highway.

    After being told that the vehicles factory tint on the windows is the darkest allowed by Anchorage Municipal code, he stalks off as if looking for another answer from another staff member. The governor's husband has become a permanent fixture in the office, more so than any previous first spouse.

    Later that morning, the phone rings in a staff members office and its a commissioner saying he's having a hard time getting in to see the governor. The employee calls up the governor's schedule and sees nothing but blank spaces.

    However, the employee has grown quite accustomed to seeing a blank daily schedule for this governor. The employee has also seen where the schedule has been modified with meetings the governor did not actually attend.
    In the first eighteen months of the governor's term, the governor has held less than six full cabinet meetings.

    Her failure to meet with community leaders, commissioners, lawmakers or even return phone calls has become legendary.
    If not for the prepared pep rally speeches to various civic groups or bill signing ceremonies where there is little substance, we wouldn't see the governor at all.

    During the employee's tenure under former governors, their schedules were always full of meetings. Meetings where they did the talking instead of having their staff talk for them. The lack of substance during the business day is the reason why the current governor shed her security detail.

    Forget Wooten. Given how much time she spends not working on state business, the bigger threat was having State Troopers hanging around while she's shopping or doing personal political interviews or photo shoots in her living room during the work day?

    The truth is the operations of the governor's office has changed dramatically since this governor has taken over. The executive office now hosts more public relations people that public policy people. The governor's office was remodeled to make room for more in house PR people who are tasked with keeping the governor's image up on the national stage.
    In fact, this governor has spent more time over the last two years speaking to members of the national news media about her personal political aspirations than speaking to Chamber of Commerce members about her vision for the State of Alaska.
    Meanwhile the governor's spokesman is on the phone to a local reporter who has called to inquire about rumors swirling around about the governor's daughter and her boyfriend whho have just become proud parents. The type of rumors that could land a huge payday from inquiring minds.

    Consider yourself fortunate because the governor hasn't even returned the phone calls of Barabara Walters or Chris Matthews, the former news reporter turned press flack says to the young local reporter.

    But the reporter isn't buying the fortunate son angle. He's knows his intel is solid and the governor will have no choice but to pick up the phone and talk to him. And that she does.
    Later in the day, the governor's voice can be heard getting louder from her office.

    A bill to cover the travel expenses for her children has landed on her desk and she is incredulous.
    From now on, if I get invited to an event I'm not accepting the invitation unless my children are also included and their airfare covered, she tells her assistant.

    It's 3pm....time to head home.

    Tell the commissioner to talk to the Chief of Staff she says to her assistant. Don't worry the governor says, I have my Blackberry. The governor's faux Burberry scarf can be seen trailing her into the elevator.

    Sleep well Alaska, the state is in good hands.

    A Day In The Life.......... | AndrewHalcro.com

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    so big fucking surprise, she doesnt do her job. Why is she still employed? FUcking fire her stupid ass.
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    I will laugh if she's voted out, doesn't get a chance at the national stage and ends up desperately trying to get some gig at Faux News or, even better, starts a blog.
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    who is she fronting for, that's what I want to know. It's not Todd. She's somebody's tool, who is it?

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    Wow, that's amazing. Why has this not been exposed on a larger scale than just a blogger here and there?

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    I like how involved the husband is and apparently always has been. If any first lady acted like that people would go nuts. Why the double standard...
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    Palin doesn't do a damn thing, and when she does she screws it up. She really is Dubya in drag.

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    A bit more on what Palin doesn't accomplish as gov. like not submitting much for Obama's infrastructure plan.
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    Posted on 11 January 2009

    By Linda Kellen Biegel

    The Democrats in Anchorage had their Legislative send-off Friday night at Café del Mundo in midtown. As a blogger who spent a lot of time with my fellow Democrats during the Convention in Denver as well as during the campaigns, it was nice to see a lot of folks that I hadn’t seen in awhile.

    While I heard and participated in many conversations, the one that piqued my curiosity the most came from several legislators who preferred to remain anonymous. It seems that they had been unable to get a list from the Governor of the state infrastructure projects she was going to put forward as requested by President-elect Obama. She even refused to give the information to the legislators in person, saying they were “confidential,” yet she stated she was sharing them with Senator Begich’s Administration.

    So why couldn’t she share them with her State Legislature?

    You may remember that economic consultant Gregg Erickson’s Dec. 20th Op-Ed piece in the ADN first alluded to these items on the “infrastructure list”:

    “Gov. Sarah Palin also caught the spoor of massive federal project handouts, but -- to the chagrin of road builders at the state Dept. of Transportation and Public Facilities -- she directed officials to focus all the state's efforts on getting a massive federal subsidy for the TransCanada gas pipeline”

    AndrewHalcro.com picked up this story through emails from his incredibly accurate network of sources:

    “…unlike other states, the governor is limiting requests for federal economic stimulus funds, in our case to a few transportation projects which are directly related to the gasline.

    I have heard also that DOT has been told not to submit a number of projects (including some that might be supported by legislators and their constituent communities) because they are non-gasline-related.”.

    The concerns here, according to Halcro’s post, are that Alaska would miss out on a valuable opportunity to gain much-needed infrastructure improvements (important, for Alaska’s Rural communities) plus Alaska would lose our share of some very important federal funding at the same time that our state revenue is on the decline (and, I would add, at the same time that the Alaska “brand” has been seriously damaged in Congress).

    These concerns were very much reflected in the discussion with the anonymous legislators, who have been stymied at every turn by the Palin Administration in their quest to get information. I vowed to call the Begich office on Monday to find out more.

    Clearly, Senator Begich is carrying his 24-7 policy into his D.C. Administration, as KTVA’s Matt Simons got this story from them Saturday:

    “Wednesday, Palin sent Alaska's congressional delegation a three-page letter only requesting five stimulus package projects. The letter only added Kodiak Missile Launch Facility upgrades to the four gas pipeline road projects Palin already requested Begich says in an estimated $800 billion dollar economic recovery package he wants to know why Palin is only asking for about $150 million dollars”.

    This is obviously not “confidential” as far as Senator Begich is concerned. This seems to be a clear statement that if Governor Palin wants to damage the State of Alaska economy as her ticket to the 2012 Presidential candidacy, he’s not playing.

    As a matter-of-fact, Begich and “the rest of the delegation” will even do her work for her—going so far as to compile requests from state mayors and community groups, which he plans to “sort out” with Senator Lisa Murkowski before presenting them to Palin.

    In her letter, Palin claims that “it is not appropriate for the state to comment on those projects.”

    So, is she refusing to comment on her refusal to include community projects desperately needed by the State of Alaska so that she can look like a “fiscal conservative” for 2012?

    Our turn to get under that very-crowded bus is here, Alaska. Perhaps by not-so-subtly bringing Senator Murkowski into the discussion, Senator Begich is showing Governor Palin how it’s going to be with this new team in Washington. It gives me comfort to believe for now that Senators Begich and Murkowski will be watching over her actions on behalf of Alaska. It seems that someone has to.

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    Palin won't submit anything for Obama's infrastructure plan, and then she'll whine that Obama's freezing Alaska out of the funding because he hates her. Anything to not take responsibility for being a dumbass.

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    How long until the next election in Alaska?
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    She is incompetent, ignorant, and lazy. No wonder she thought she belonged in the White House.



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