Alaska governor and failed vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has stated that she will turn down nearly 30% of the stimulus money being offered by the feds. Of course, only three days ago, she said she was going to reject 45% of the money. She is almost as bad as Scott Walker with her flip-flops and hypocrisies.
Some of her constituents aren't too happy about her grandstanding either. From that wonderful Alaskan site, The Mudflats:
The fact that Alaskans actually had to go to these lengths to reaffirm their desire for money coming into the state probably came as a bit of a shock to the likes of Congressman Don Young and former Senator Ted Stevens, whose long reigns in the congressional delegation were based largely on their ability to bring home the federal bacon. This whole “we don’t need the money” meme is brand new. Apparently there are Alaskans who are so madly in love with Palin that they don’t mind the fact that she as the advocate for the state of Alaska, suddenly feels more of a sense of duty to save the country money than to represent the interests of her constituents. As Shannyn Moore noted on the Ron Reagan radio program on Air America, if Palin were really interested in saving the country money, she’d take all the stimulus funds and then write a check back to the Federal Government. Because, as it stands now, any money we don’t take will happily be gobbled up by a more intelligent governor who will be amazed at his or her good fortune at the expense of Alaskans, who will be left out in the cold.Tip of the crown to Open Left