Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Palinbots, Take Note

The Tax Foundation: "In case you missed it, small government crusader and Tea Party favorite Sarah Palin's TLC reality show "Sarah Palin's Alaska" received a $1.2 million subsidy from the state of Alaska. The show spent $3.6 million on production in the state, meaning that Alaskan taxpayers covered a third of the cost of the show. The show will apparently not have a second season."

Hold on, a politician would be self serving? Sarah Palin, the champion of small town American values and moral integrity would put a law in place to subsidize her television programming? 

Perhaps she did put this law in place, ran the tables in the 2008 election, then was approached only later for a TV production that could take advantage of the subsidy. I suspect this is the case, but it is closer to the hog farms then the arboreal sanctums of executive power. 

Yes, I am sure there are democrats who do far worse things with their executive pen strokes. I also am aware of the varied and vapid underhand dealings done by other Republicans. This is merely a preemptive strike at the claims of Palin's marvelous moral conservatism we are sure to hear in the days to come.

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