‘Who Is the Real Sarah Palin?’
by WHITNEY PITCHER, Breitbart,
From the article:
Executive Authority and Success
Palin was the first female and youngest governor to be elected in Alaska, which is tied for the second most powerful governorship in the United States, according to Thad Beyle, a political scientist at the University of North Carolina.
Budgeting and Spending
Palin cut state spending between 2007 and 2010 by 9.5% while also reducing federal earmark requests by more than 80% during her tenure. She used her line-item veto to cut more than a quarter billion in superfluous spending in both 2007 and 2008. In 2009, she instituted a temporary hiring freeze, while at the same time reducing spending by more than 33% between FY2009 and FY2010.
In stark contrast to President Obama and other governors whose fiscal records are dogged by credit downgrades, Palin left Alaska with an improved credit rating during and following her tenure as governor. Standard & Poor’s raised Alaska’s credit rating from AA to AA+ in April 2008. Then in 2010, both Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s upgraded Alaska to AAA for the first time in the state’s history due to policies enacted by Palin that made the state’s finances more than solvent.
Under Palin’s leadership, Alaska was 2nd in job growth, and 3rd in the change in its unemployment rate, compared to the other states. Alaska also saw a record number of oil jobs in both 2008 and 2009, while natural resource and logging jobs increased 13.7% during Palin’s tenure.
In fact, Palin’s record on jobs compared to the country as a whole was stronger than the President’s and other prominent governors’ during their respective tenures
Monday, November 19, 2012
The Case for Sarah Palin
Sarah doesn’t appeal to those who engage in class warfare and the politics of envy. Sarah believes in American exceptionalism, free enterprise, rugged individualism and of preserving American constitutional principles. These things are horrors to the multiculturalists, the internationalists and the wealth redistributionists who strive for equality of results rather than equality of opportunity. So these people naturally loathe Sarah because they loathe traditional Americanism. The GOP should support her for the 2016 nomination but they won't. They got all the wrong messages from this election loss.