Sep 14 2008

New York Times: The Barracuda Kicked Butt And Took Names

Published by at 8:49 am under 2008 Elections,All General Discussions

Americans need not apply to lead this country, according to the arrogant NY Times.

Ok, so Americans are absolutely fed up with the Political Industrial Complex who have been snearing down their noses at the rest of us, like Charlie Gibson did to Sarah during the interview (with reading glasses included – which is really hard to do). We have shown an 80% disapproval rating for this clique of pols, media, talking heads and political consultants. All of their ratings are in the tank.

It is so evident this is the major nerve in the electorate that both presidential campaigns are vying to be seen as the ones best able to go in and shake things up. As of now, the McCain-Palin ticket has the edge based on (a) McCain’s decades of being a maverick and bucking his party and polls and (b) Palin’s own similar record combined with the fact she is one of us, from Main Street USA (which is driving the liberals nuts).

To fight back any effort to clean out the cancer in DC, the Political Industrial Complex has sent its agents of smear to Alaska to find dirt on the lady Governor (who has become our national neighor and friend down the street). The CIA of political smears and SS of keeping the masses in line, the NY Times, has come back with a report from the strange and different land known as “Outside The Beltway and Manhatten”. Here is their report:

Once Elected, Palin Hired Friends and Lashed Foes

Translation: Palin did not kiss up to the power brokers and gate keepers of political power inside the Political Industrial Complex – she tapped outsiders like herself (from Main Street USA) and kicked butt! And somehow the NY Times thinks this is a problem in a country where they only have support from their news room and a little beyond.

So when there was a vacancy at the top of the State Division of Agriculture, she appointed a high school classmate, Franci Havemeister, to the $95,000-a-year directorship. A former real estate agent, Ms. Havemeister cited her childhood love of cows as a qualification for running the roughly $2 million agency.

Ms. Havemeister was one of at least five schoolmates Ms. Palin hired, often at salaries far exceeding their private sector wages.

When Ms. Palin had to cut her first state budget, she avoided the legion of frustrated legislators and mayors. Instead, she huddled with her budget director and her husband, Todd, an oil field worker who is not a state employee, and vetoed millions of dollars of legislative projects.

And my guess is these decisions all worked out just fine so far. Here’s the deal, in a government so corrupt and barriered against outsiders you have to bring in new blood to make the changes – I know first hand watching multiple presidential transitions over the decades. 

But then again, how is this different from Bill Clinton tapping his buddy for Secretary of Defense (who botched Somalia), or his friend for state? The difference – which is where all the shock is for the NY Times – is WHERE Palin or Clinton went to tap the talent needed to clean things up.

Let’s look at Obama’s selection for VP – he went to the dusty old-white-guys bin in the Senate for his partner. A clear sign he doesn’t have the backbone to reach outside the dysfunctional circle of DC to bring in fresh blood and new ideas. I can tell you first hand that the government has almost no clue what has been proven feasible outside the beltway in real America. There is a reason almost every computer system in the federal government belonged in a museum on 9-11.

Palin went to Alaskans to get her leaders – and it worked. And she has the inverse approval rating in Alaska than those of failing organizations like the NY Times and DC political ‘brain trust’. Sarah Palin reached out for new blood and things changed. I am hoping McCain-Palin will do the same, and I hereby offer to face a possible pay cut to be part of that change. 

Why would anyone go back into the pool of careerists who have made fortunes destroying this country? The NY Times, in its arrogance, thinks it has a hit piece on Sarah. In fact, it has just produced one more reason to let the Barracude loose in DC. And maybe given hope to the idea the Barracuda will not be the only reformer coming to DC to clean it up.

Here is the golden message for McCain-Palin that could win over Americans: “We will bring an army of Mr and Mrs Smiths to Washington, we will tap talent from across this nation to bring in fresh blood and needed change“.

Americans will commit to serving this country as long as it is an effort that is real and will produce real results (and remove those parasites who have lived off the backs of the people for too long).

7 responses so far

7 Responses to “New York Times: The Barracuda Kicked Butt And Took Names”

  1. WWS says:

    Powerline made a good point – the NYT complains mightily about the resume’s of the people she hired, but doesn’t have a word to say about their actual performance in the jobs they were given. Which is pretty good evidence that her appointments did very good work in office, and also shows up how elitist this criticism is. They don’t have anything bad to say about the people themselves, they just don’t think anyone without the “right” kind of resume is fit for a government job. They make the point that the best reformers come in, fire the entrenched bureaucrats and replace them with a bunch of fresh faces not beholden to the status quo. That, in a nutshell, is what they are criticizing Sarah for doing.

    And further, they ignore the fact that currently Palin has an 85% approval rating in Alaska and even a 75% approval rating among Alaska democrats. Seems like the people most affected by the way she runs things overwhelmingly approve.

    If this is the worst they could come up with after 2 weeks of digging in the Wasilla trash heap, the dem’s are in very big trouble indeed.

  2. Jacqui says:

    Maybe it’s time for the McCain camp to release those ads about Ayers and Resko/

    Maybe someone can tell us about those missing Obama years in NYC when he attended Columbia or his trip to Pakistan after he left Occidental college…or his two Pakistani friends from Occidental who are his two biggest financial bundlers. All of this was in the FoxNews Presidential documentary on Presidential character when they examined both Obama and McCain. No ine knows any of his friends in NYC and even where he lived….his missing years.

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  4. WWS says:

    There’s no reason to launch an attack like that now – Obama is doing a great job of digging himself into a hole, when an opponent is doing that the best strategy is usually to simply stand by calmly and let him dig.

  5. Terrye says:

    Palin has an approval rating of over 80%. She must have done something right.

  6. Sammus says:

    I voted for Sarah for Governor in the primary but not the general election. I was not sure she had what it would take to do the job. Instead I voted for her opponent, Tony Knowles, ineffectual but harmless. After her first year in office I was not pleasantly surprised, I was shocked. It is kind of like expecting a check in the mail and opening it up and seeing 2 extra zeros. She has truly shaken things up up here. I suspect that the day after she was named as McCain’s running mate that BP, Conoco and especially Exxon donated more to Obama then they had to any democrat in years. I also suspect that the rest of America might enjoy a politician who actually thinks she works for the people and does what she says she will.

  7. “Political Industrial Complex”

    Oh, I like that one AJ.. well done.

    How about the “Dead Big Media Industrial Complex”, as well…


    The “Soon-to-be Extinct Blatantly Biased Mainstream Media Industrial Complex”…?