Sunday, September 7, 2008

The Hockey Rink to Nowhere

In her invective- and lie-filled speech last Wednesday, Sarah Palin mocked community service, saying that being a small-town mayor is similar, except that you have "actual responsibilities".

Here's a sampling of what Governor Pitbull did about meeting hers:

The biggest project that Sarah Palin undertook as mayor of this small town was an indoor sports complex, where locals played hockey, soccer, and basketball, especially during the long, dark Alaskan winters.

The only catch was that the city began building roads and installing utilities for the project before it had unchallenged title to the land. The misstep led to years of litigation and at least $1.3 million in extra costs for a small municipality with a small budget. What was to be Ms. Palin's legacy has turned into a financial mess that continues to plague Wasilla.

"It's too bad that the city of Wasilla didn't do their homework and secure the land before they began construction," said Kathy Wells, a longtime activist here. "She was not your ceremonial mayor; she was in charge of running the city. So it was her job to make sure things were done correctly."

Gee, she sounds more than ready for the presidency to me. Why did she even bother with that unnecessary stopover in Anchorage?

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