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Sarah, Complain And Stall

Poor, poor misunderstood and persecuted Sarah:

Accompanied by a retinue of advisers, she took a seat at one end of a conference table and listened passively as Gary Stevens, the president of the Alaska Senate, a former college history professor and a low-key Republican with a reputation for congeniality, expressed delight at her presence.

Would the governor, a smiling Stevens asked, like to share some of her plans and proposals for the coming legislative session?

Palin looked around the room and paused, according to several senators present. "I feel like you guys are always trying to put me on the spot," she said finally, as the room became silent.

Oh, that bastard. Expecting her to be prepared to do her job by talking actual policy at an official governmental retreat. The nerve.

Clearly that mean ole Republican Senate president was out to get her by expecting competence.

It is to laugh.

PS — Remember the per diem payments flap when poor persecuted Sarah got caught paying herself to live in her own home, eat her own food and travel to and fro on the AK dime against state regs and all sorts of other tax laws?  

Guess who has to pay back taxes.  Poor, poor Sarah. 

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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