Thursday, 11 September 2008

Sarah Palin - The Norfolk Connection

Never mind the false scandals. Here is a real one. According to the Norwich Evening News...

Historians have today claimed that presidential race hopeful Sarah Palin has family links to Norwich.

The vice-presidential candidate's great, great, great, great, great grandfather Robert Gower was baptised in our fine city back in 1723, according to researchers.

I mean, how great is that!

But Norfolk won't be voting for her.

Dr Ian Gibson, Labour MP for Norwich North today expressed surprise at the news. He added: “She has certainly set the cat among the pigeons in the US, but some of her views are really rather extreme and thankfully would not, I think, be the Norfolk way of thinking.”

Dr Gibson, a stout Scot, certainly knows his Norfolk. No one here holds extreme views and cats who show a keen awareness of which side their bread is buttered never even think of encroaching on pigeon territory.

There is a local saying applied to cases of obvious inbreeding: Normal for Norfolk. I am sure there'd be a welcome in the Norfolk hillsides for Sarah.

ps. Why is Nikita Khruschev standing behind Palin. He was not that kind of Republican.

*By the way, this is Oliver's link (see comments). Ach, might as well embed and save you the trouble.

Meet Sarah.


Anonymous said...

Sarah Palin kind of talks like this girl on My Damn Channel:

George S said...

Link not working, Oliver. Ah, wait, I have got to it via Google. There's a bit missing from your link. Here it is in glorious full technicolour:

It' good.

Coirí Filíochta said...

Have a gander at this e mail george, from Anne Kilkenny who was on the commitee fighting Palin when she tried to ban books from the libray. it may be bioased but is written by someone who has attended 99% of the council meetings in the city of 5000 ppl Palin ran. It is very interesting, as this woman reckons Palin is the opposite of what she is trying to paint herself as, and she uses the old chestnut, asking, why am i writing this? When i put it on the guardian BB, they removed it, during the duffy hoo ha last week.

Becauswe bad things happen when good ppl stay silent. KEB flagged itup last week, her mum sent it her, It was a *private* e mail that went viral. i am not saying she is right, buty it is a take from someone intimate with her.

" I am a resident of Wasilla, Alaska. I have known Sarah since 1992. Everyone here knows Sarah, so it is nothing special to say we are on a first-name basis. Our children have attended the same schools. Her father was my child's favorite substitute teacher. I also am on a first name basis with her parents and mother-in-law. I attended more City Council meetings during her administration than about 99% of the residents of the city.

She is enormously popular; in every way she's like the most popular girl in middle school. Even men who think she is a poor choice and won't vote for her can't quit smiling when talking about her because she is a "babe".

Sarah campaigned in Wasilla as a "fiscal conservative". During her 6 years as Mayor, she increased general government expenditures by over 33%. During those same 6 years the amount of taxes collected by the City increased by 38%. This was during a period of low inflation (1996-2002). She reduced progressive property taxes and increased a regressive sales tax which taxed even food. The tax cuts that she promoted benefited large corporate property owners way more than they benefited residents.

The huge increases in tax revenues during her mayoral administration weren't enough to fund everything on her wish list though, borrowed money was needed, too. She inherited a city with zero debt, but left it with indebtedness of over $22 million. What did Mayor Palin encourage the voters to borrow money for? Was it the infrastructure that she said she supported? The sewage treatment plant that the city lacked? or a new library? No. $1m for a park. $15m-plus for construction of a multi-use sports complex which she rushed through to build on a piece of property that the City didn't even have clear title to, that was still in litigation 7 yrs later--to the delight of the lawyers involved! The sports complex itself is a nice addition to the community but a huge money pit, not the profit-generator she claimed it would be. She also supported bonds for $5.5m for road projects that could have been done in 5-7 yrs without any borrowing."

Did you get the cd's? i sent them 2 weeks ago.