You didn’t actually think I scored an exclusive interview with Sarah Palin, did you? Really? Oh my God, that’s so adorable. 🙂
No, what this is aboot is the ‘Cuda’s fiscal conservatives bona fides being called into question, after taking a trip to Washington D.C. to – at least it appeared – lobby on behalf of the Fiscal Suicide Act. And by called into question, I’m not talking aboot Democrat activists like MSNBC or the New York Times. I mean from actual fis-con’s who have been defending those bona fides for the past few months and think the FSA09 stinks on ice. Traveling to D.C. to talk aboot the stimulus and not meet with the House GOP after they voted against it didn’t really help matter either.
The Governor’s office was quick the issue a damage control-esque statement. Via Geraghty the Indispensible…
Governor Palin recently traveled to the nation’s capital to personally express her concerns with the stimulus package with business, economic and political leaders. The trip was not an effort to endorse or lobby for the current stimulus package now before Congress. “I agree with the decision of Senator Murkowski and Congressman Young to vote NO on the package,” Governor Palin said.
“It’s a given that a stimulus package is needed and will happen,” Palin said. “With guaranteed spending on the table, I am arguing for needed construction projects and tax breaks that will truly stimulate the economy and create jobs, and against increased federal programs that will become a state’s unfunded mandate to continue funding for generations.”
I’m willing to give her the benefit of the doubt, because she isn’t the only GOP Governor willing to accept stimulus funds. Both Gov. Jindal of Louisiana and Gov. Pawlenty of Minnesota, two cats who also score high amongst conservative circles, have also signaled they’ll take the money under the feeling that the bill is going to pass whether they like it or not, and they just want to make sure their state get’s their fair share.
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