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The local GOP establishment in Alaska is notoriously corrupt, as you already know.  Ted Stevens is the obvious example, mainly because he's the most publicly stupid yet powerful of all, but it goes all the way down the line.

Her main policies in Wasilla seem to have been pushing big-box retailers servicing the Anchorage suburbs.

Her policies as governor have basically been about pushing some Canadian pipeline, along with the obligatory (in Alaska) drilling in ANWR.  (On drilling, she and McCain are, of course, perfectly in line.)  The one positive note I can find is that her views on taxing the oil companies fall more in line with Obama than McCain, as she signed a windfall profits tax on the oil revenues to fund a tax rebate, which is one of Obama's proposals.

Other than that -- and you can bet that, by tomorrow, she'll have never signed that tax hike for fear that it'd piss off the Club for Growth -- she's a standard-issue Bushie, but with even more conservative views on gay marriage, abortion, etc.  She's a Creationist, as ATinNM noted.

Think of her as a non-cynical (on social issues), female Bush.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sat Aug 30th, 2008 at 04:51:08 PM EST
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