I just can't resist rounding up the latest bumblings of the GOP Diva-in-Chief Sarah Palin.
Let's not waste any time:
Alaska's State House rose in disagreement with Governor Palin 40-0 as she bumbled her way through an imitation of Governor Jindal and the other bumbling GOP ideologues in their pathetic attempts to mislead the American public into believe that the Federal Stimulus funds provided to the state "has strings" that give reason to turn down the funds.
Gov., Sarah Palin said she disagrees with the Republican and Democratic legislators who assert that they can find no major "strings" attached to the federal stimulus money.
The state House approved a plan 40-0 Friday to accept all of the federal stimulus money, including $170 million for schools and more than $100 million for energy conservation work and other projects that Palin did not support.
"After an extensive review and hours of public hearings, the House could not find any significant strings attached to the money, other than that we carefully account for how we spend it and what we accomplish with it," said Anchorage Republican Rep. Mike Hawker.
If the money isn't spent in Alaska, it will be spent in other states, lawmakers said, so it's not as if rejecting the funds would reduce federal spending.
The governor told reporters in Juneau Friday that all federal money comes with strings attached.
Of course, as usual, Palin has no idea what she's talking about, she's just mouthing the talking points given to her by Limbaugh, Beck and Fox News.
But wait, there's more:
A star of the national Republican party, Gov. Sarah Palin is increasingly finding herself at odds with leaders of her own party in the Alaska Legislature.
At the same time, Democrats who once backed the still-popular governor have been alienated by partisan attacks during and since Palin's vice-presidential campaign.
Many leaders in the Republican-dominated Legislature say they're baffled at the Palin administration's failure to push even its own bills.
Among the Republicans' biggest complaints: Palin is disengaged from the legislative process. There have been multiple complaints that Palin administration officials won't take positions on bills, including any indication about whether the governor is likely to sign bills that make it through the process.
Palin denied problems in her relationship with the Legislature.
"We have a very good working relationship, as far as we know, with lawmakers," she said Friday.
A House Finance Committee co-chair, and frequent Palin ally, said he was "baffled" by the absences.
Rep. Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak, has been pushing a bill requiring parental consent for minors seeking abortions. That's something Palin continues to identify as a top priority for the session, but when it came up before Stoltze's committee, no one from the administration was there to support the bill or answer questions.
"I can't explain their not even being in the room; that baffles me," Stoltze said. "This is supposedly a top administration priority."
Palin is probably still spending her days researching what exactly the U.S. Vice President actually does. Maybe after another 3 or 4 months she'll start focusing on her job as Alaska's governor again.... well, umhm - maybe not.
Gov. Sarah Palin on Friday denied asking Sen. Mark Begich to resign from his seat after criminal convictions against former Sen. Ted Stevens were thrown out.
"I didn't call on Begich to step down," she said during a press conference at the Capitol. "I said I absolutely agree all Alaskans deserve a fair, untainted election for their United States Senate seat.
Immediately after the U.S. Department of Justice dropped the charges against Stevens, Palin had said she agreed with a call by Alaska Republican Party Chair Randy Ruedrich that Begich should resign so a special election could be held.
The same day, she told the Empire something similar.
"I'd love to see a fair special election, I can't see how Mark Begich would argue that," she said.
It's not clear how a special election could come about without Begich resigning, and Palin provided no suggestions.
"I'm not splitting hairs on how it can or can't happen legally," she said. "I want to see an election that is fair, that isn't influenced unduly."
Sarah the Wacko Diva can't add 2 plus 2. You can't have an election without Begich stepping down, and Wacko Diva is indeed calling for an election -- yet she claims that calling for an election isn't also a call for Begich to step down.
Is she a simpleton? An idiot? The GOP machine wanted this wacko to be one heartbeat away from the presidency - and she can't connect the dots on a concept as simple as this.
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