sarah palin’s pay raise

She doesn’t want it.   Maybe someone smarter than me can explain to me why pay raises have any relationship to fiscal conservatism, or the lack of same.  If that’s the standard, there are no fiscal conservatives, at least in politics.  Not many politicians say no to pay raises.  In addition to that, there’s also a difference between spending public (taxpayer) money and donor money.  This does not matter to Sarah Palin’s detractors.

Fiscal conservatism, in terms of its relationship to government,  should be defined as the way public money is spent and allocated.  It doesn’t have anything to do with Sarah Palin’s personal spending, or her accepting pay raises as governor, or even allowing the RNC to spend $150,000 on a VP wardrobe. (Although I don’t think the RNC itself has any credibility as fiscally conservative because of the actions of its membership in Congress…)

The election is over.  Leave Governor Palin alone.  There’s no guarantee she’s going to try again, or any guarantee that she will do enough in 4-8 years to become a credible candidate for President.  Let’s see what happens, and who else may emerge from the Republican chaos of 2008 to become a contender.

3 thoughts on “sarah palin’s pay raise

  1. You know this has nothing to do about being smart or being smarter than you. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that giving herself a pay raise funded by tax payer money has everything to do with fiscal conservatism. Whether she takes it or not, her hand-picked committee recommended it to her.

    It wasn’t the RNC who spent $150,000 on a wardrobe and another $30,000 on makeup. It was Sarah Palin who spent RNC money. She’s very good at spending other people’s money and then running around the country calling herself a conservative. I’m not even going to mention all the per diem money she billed the state of Alaska for either.

    Trust me, I wish she would go away just as quickly as she came. But as long as she keeps herself in the spotlight she’s fair game.

  2. Your comment about Palin spending $180,000 of RNC cash on hair and makeup is completely false. And you know it.

    As is the per diem, which is much, much less than what her predecesor and other Governors bill back to their states.

    The only true thing you wrote above is that you want Sarah to go away. You and all the other Democrats want her to go away because you all know how electorally attractive and viable she is. And you and your ilk have been working (and are continuing to work) on destroying her because you are scared to death of her.

  3. Read the links Kent and turn off Fox News for two seconds.

    The last thing I am is scared of Sarah Palin. She is possibly the most unelectable person in American history. If she is the future of the Republican Party, I’m quite confident the Dems will be in power for a long time.

    I’ve never seen anyone so detached from reality as you.

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