Sunday, September 14, 2008

Stop Blogging!

“You should be ashamed!” Ivy Frye, the assistant [to Alaska Gov. Palin], told her. “Stop blogging. Stop blogging right now!”

Good luck with that.

This from an article in the New York Times today. (Once Elected, Palin Hired Friends and Lashed Foes)

So when there was a vacancy at the top of the State Division of Agriculture, she appointed a high school classmate, Franci Havemeister, to the $95,000-a-year directorship. A former real estate agent, Ms. Havemeister cited her childhood love of cows as a qualification for running the roughly $2 million agency.

Ms. Havemeister was one of at least five schoolmates Ms. Palin hired, often at salaries far exceeding their private sector wages.

There's something familiar about this story, but I can't put my finger on it...

Oh yeah...

The resignation of President's former point man [Micahel Brown] on disasters -- has raised questions about whether political connections, not qualifications, have helped an unusually high number of Bush appointees land vitally important jobs. (TIME, 09/25/2005)

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