Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Sarah Palin: Ready for Presidency

I have a new blog about how people can live better lives on less money. It is about "politics" only in the sense that it discusses ways people can be less dependent on government. You can find it at: http://dailykostkutter.blogspot.com/. I hope you'll visit.

Above: Govenor Sarah Palin, called by Fred Barnes in The Weekly Standard "America's most popular governor." I'll be writing more about her later today, with emphasis on why she would be ready to assume the presidency if that became necessary. If you haven't seen the Barnes article, a remarkable one, you can find it here.

Following are the opening paragraphs of the article:

"The wipeout in the 2006 election left Republicans in such a state of dejection that they've overlooked the one shining victory in which a Republican star was born. The triumph came in Alaska where Sarah Palin, a politician of eye-popping integrity, was elected governor. She is now the most popular governor in America, with an approval rating in the 90s, and probably the most popular public official in any state."

"Her rise is a great (and rare) story of how adherence to principle--especially to transparency and accountability in government--can produce political success. And by the way, Palin is a conservative who only last month vetoed 13 percent of the state's proposed budget for capital projects. The cuts, the Anchorage Daily News said, "may be the biggest single-year line-item veto total in state history."

(More to come.)

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