Saturday, August 30, 2008

There's always something to learn…

…about Sarah Palin, it seems. The ringing endorsement from her long-time political ally, indicted Senator Ted Stevens, is no surprise, unless you think that Senator McSame's a "maverick," too. This, though, was new to me...
Palin also has ties to VECO. When she ran for lieutenant governor in 2002, “she gathered $5,000 — or about 10 percent of her campaign fund — from Veco officials or their wives,” including $500 from CEO Bill Allen. Allen gave Stevens expensive gifts over the years, including “a new Viking gas grill and a new tool shed full of tools.”
It's not the VECO ties. Well, it's that, too, but that's not what really caught my eye. It's the 2002 run for Lt. Governor. I didn't know about that.

The "hockey mom," the breath of fresh air from small town Alaska, is turning out to be, well, a garden variety career politician, casting about for one higher office after another for nearly a decade and a half. She's pretty good at it, too, but it's not the story she's trying to sell, and it's not the change we need.

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