Monday, August 10, 2009

The Legislature, in a special session, voted to override former Gov. Sarah Palin’s veto of roughly $28 million in federal stimulus money intended for energy projects. A three-fourths majority in each chamber was needed to override the veto. The House voted 30 to 9 to accept the money, and the Senate voted 15 to 5. Ms. Palin initially said she would not accept about one-third of the $930 million designated by President Obama for Alaska, citing “strings” that could bind the state to federal mandates and increase the size of government.
Maybe she spoke truer than we thought when she said she was leaving the statehouse for Alaska's own good. The management of actual funds have nothing to do with the totally symbolic politics Palin practices. Hers is going to be the most interesting campaign since Lonesome Rhodes'.

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