The little Alaskan fiscal reformer was about to piss off many a conservative, including us here, when rumors of her lobbying Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for Alaska's share of stimulus money started appearing.
The rest of the gubernatorial members of the GOP need to follow suit and use their influence on their state congressional delegations to effect major changes to this fiscal Obamanation.
Story from NRO,
The Campaign Spot-February 3, 2009, Juneau, Alaska - Governor Sarah Palin again today expressed her serious concerns with President Obama’s proposed stimulus package. In a joint letter sent to Alaska’s congressional delegation, Governor Palin, House Speaker Mike Chenault and Senate President Gary Stevens cautioned that unrestrained spending, initiation of new programs that the states may be asked to continue after the federal stimulus is gone, and the borrowing of hundreds of billions of dollars to pay for it may result in serious economic problems in the future.
Governor Palin recently traveled to the nation’s capital to personally express her concerns with the stimulus package with business, economic and political leaders. The trip was not an effort to endorse or lobby for the current stimulus package now before Congress.
“I agree with the decision of Senator Murkowski and Congressman Young to vote NO on the package,” Governor Palin said.
“It's a given that a stimulus package is needed and will happen,” Palin said. “With guaranteed spending on the table, I am arguing for needed construction projects and tax breaks that will truly stimulate the economy and create jobs, and against increased federal programs that will become a state's unfunded mandate to continue funding for generations.”
Support the "Get the State's Off Federal Heroine" movement. A 12-step program designed for state executives and legislators to handle the withdrawals caused by the removal of federal funding and teach them how to lead a better and more fiscally responsible life while in office.