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Sarah Palin and Alaskan “Self-Reliance”

November 18, 2009

So Sarah Palin’s book Going Rogue is a big hit. Shocker.

Palin paints Alaska as a beautiful, crystalline wilderness where men are men, women are wives and mothers, and everybody is self-reliant and independent. (Oh, and the guiding hand of God is visible if you’re worthy of seeing it).

In Palin’s world: Alaskans don’t rely on anybody…  they pull themselves up by their bootstraps…  they’re worthy descendants of their hardy frontier forebears….

I call bullshit.

Nobody in the public political sphere comes out and says Palin’s lying  and I don’t get why. I’m so sick to death of modern political characters who aren’t willing and able to call a lie a lie. I swear to God, one day I’m going to run for some big political office just so I can say “You’re a liar!” at every opportunity.

Alaska takes $1.87 back from the federal government for every $1.00 they send to the Feds. That’s one of the highest rates in the nation! I’m linking to Information Please. The Tax Foundation has numbers but they’re not exactly a non-partisan shop.

You know who’s the lowest on the Fed give & take scale? The so-called liberal elites in the Northeast corridor.

Sarah Palin needs to shut the hell up about Alaskans’ self-reliance and independence.

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