- Jun 2007
I agree with you, there's so much stuff about Sarah that is tainted at best. The $ 50,000 redecorating her office was a direct quote from Nick Carney, who was a city councilman in Wasilla and an ally (in the beginning anyway) from what I've read, and the hiring of the city manager is well documented. I read one "yahoo answer" that said she paid for the redecorating with her own money (this person wondered where she got the money) but couldn't find any other articles disputing that directly.I used to research these stories, but don't have the time now. Nearly every one turns out to be false. My favorite was the one about Palin getting the role of the VP wrong. The writer mocked her for not understand the basics of the role, which branch of government it served, on and on and on. So I researched the constitution and the history of the role and she was exactly on. It doesn't really matter. She's not running for President anyway and she's doing just fine as a booster and entertainment figure, which is probably her best fit anyway. All those ethics accusations sounded plausible too, but they all failed.
As I tried to make clear, both sides are wrong about her. She's not an idiot. She's not Presidential material. She is a maverick.
I thought this was fairly objective about her:
Alaska Pride: Former Wasilla Chamber Of Commerce President Nick Carney, Now A Utah Resident, Takes Swipe At Sarah Palin In The Salt Lake Tribune