Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sarah Palin - She's No Neophyte When It Comes to Politics

I found this article about Sarah Palin's political rise in the UK's Daily Telegraph (and why do I have to go to a foreign news source to find out about politics in my own country?). It's a very good summary of how Sarah Palin has risen to political prominence, and why it would be unwise to discount her politcal skills and ability to get things done.
"The surprise is not that she has been in office for such a short time but that she has succeeded in each of her objectives. She has exposed corruption; given the state a bigger share in Alaska's energy wealth; and negotiated a deal involving big corporate players, the US and Canadian governments, Canadian provincial governments, and native tribes - the result of which was a £13 billion deal to launch the pipeline and increase the amount of domestic energy available to consumers. This deal makes the charge of having "no international experience" particularly absurd."

Read the whole thing.
(via Samizdata)
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