Laying Down Suppression Fire
by Pat Darnell and the un-Herd
MooPig's Rumor Mill has come up with three issues that have brought our former babelicious clothes horse to national attention... during this stumbluous period of USA economic ruin. Her activities seem as scattered as the shot out of her shotgun.ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's first two years in office have been called a time of milk and honey, when the resource-rich state was flush with wealth from record oil prices. Sarah Palin In Trouble As Oil Prices Fall: AP Huffpost - RACHEL D'ORO | February 17, 2009
The second half of her term isn't looking so rosy as Palin faces her first major financial challenge as Governor.
The rapid decline of oil prices has left the state in a looming budget crisis and a late-entrant in the national recession. And that could have political repercussions for the former Republican vice presidential hopeful, who has signaled an interest in a 2012 presidential run but must stay visible in the Lower 48 to be successful.
The state currently has $6.6 billion in its constitutional budget reserve fund that it could tap into. A few billion dollars more also is available from other pockets, said Juneau economist Gregg Erickson, a longtime Alaska budget watcher.Given Alaska's robust reserves, the state is well-prepared to weather the next two years, Erickson said. As to how long reserves will last after that, there are too many factors involved to say for sure.
Right to Life Palin Style Stimulus
The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | April 12, 2009
Palin herself will be leaving Alaska this week to attend the Vanderburgh County Right to Life dinner in Evansville, Ind. on Thursday, as well as an event for special-needs children.
"There are some concerns (in the Capitol) about the focus of our chief executive because she's taken a speaking engagement in Indiana for a 36-hour period with only 72 hours left in the legislative session," Ramras said.
Palin, who has barely left Alaska during the legislative session, is clearly irritated.##################
Sarah Palin: Levi/Bristol Would Shack Up "Over My Dead Body"
Huffington Post | April 11, 2009
Now, of course, the couple has split, their families are feuding, and Johnston has suggested he may sue for custody of their child.