Thursday, May 28, 2009
While I've been asleep since 4:00 this afternoon with a booming headache, a couple things have transpired.
First, another victory for California. No, I'm not talking about the Prop 8 decision; we covered that victory yesterday. I'm talking about another L.A. Lakers victory in game 5 of the NBA Western Conference Finals. Nothing political there, but I love my Lakers! One more win and it's back to the Finals--and this year we'll finish what we started last year.
Okay, on to the second thing...
A total of 13 ethics complaints against Governor Palin and her administration have now been dismissed. It sure feels good when your prayer for "revelation of truth" is answered time and time again, doesn't it? One would think, however, that with a plethora of complaints being dismissed, people would begin to get the message and stop wasting tax payers' money with their nonsense. Aren't they embarrassed yet? As I always say, you don't have to like someone, but to purposely, maliciously try to take her down is ridiculous--and costly. People who complain that in rejecting some of the so-called stimulus money, Governor Palin demonstrated that she doesn't care about the people of Alaska, who then turn around and waste Alaskans' money by filing stupid complaints need their heads--and hearts--examined.
But, of course, her name being cleared only makes the ankle-biters angrier, and the haters continue to come out in full force. The hounds are biting over at the Anchorage Daily News, and the self-appointed Celtic Diva can dish it out but can't take it. Even I've gotten comments from an Alaskan at SarahNet's Soul Food column telling me that my support of Sarah causes sadness of heart because she is "no friend to African Americans and Native Alaskans." You know, I thought the governor was supposed to look after the affairs of an entire state, not provide certain groups with special attention. When I asked for examples of this "prejudice," nothing was forthcoming. Come on now! At least come armed with one example!
Anyway, I rejoice with Governor Palin in answered prayers. Every fair-minded person ought to rejoice when someone's name is cleared after being charged for reasons that amount to nothing more than hateful games. I happen to hold the governor in very high regard, but even if I didn't, I would still rejoice with her because one thing I can't stand to see is wrong treated as right, and a lie hailed as the truth. If certain Alaskans don't particularly like Sarah, they can voice that clearly in the voting booth. But to smear and throw mud--mud that amounts to lots of dollars out of people's pockets and a family adversely affected--well, that's just dirty.