Originally Posted by OcelotZ3
That's not what I've heard...
You need to talk to everyday Alaskans, not anch city dems, or big oil crooked repubs (we have lots of them here), or people she brought the heat down on; she sure did that.
I've watched her since we moved here in early 90's and she's for real and got the guts to do what needs to be done. Main thing is she always demanded cost efficient good govt. Dang, near every conservative person in our community always is saying how much better the state was going when she was gov. OLd Parnell, wanted to give the oil companies 10 billion back in tax relief, at todays high prices. Palin did make them pay Alaska what they are paying the Arabs for their oil, and the state put it in the bank for the future. Now Parnell is just spending the state dry, waiting for his big oil exec job soon as his term is done.
Palin cut local prop taxes when she was on the board, was a very efffective mayor, and when ole frank murkowski tried setting here up, she quit the job, said too much corruption for her and then refused to talk bad about the crooked repubs. Indictments came down a few weeks later. Palin then beat murkowski, (sitting gov) 51% to 19% in primary. Alaskans knew how honest Palin was, then she was elected in fall.
Not many politicals I would ever trust, but I'll have faith in Palin. Have been watching her up close since early 90's, no joke. Heck Palin is the only political that funded wolf control and said let the I wanna kiss the wolves people be damned.
Tell you something else, she remembers everybody's names. I've had her yell at me in parking lots years back in wasilla to say hello and wasn't election time either. I've seen her in our rural community covered from head to toe with mud on 4 wheeler and she's the only governor who made a point to visit our Indians out the village, all others too big feelin. Boy, I could tell ya some real stories from over the years. Take my word, she's as down to earth and common as anybody on here and she really does believe in the 2nd amendment & hunting & fishing and all the things we hold dear. Dang, it sets me off seeing what the dem scum have done to that good woman.