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State Budget: We’re Screwed December 4, 2008

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So remember here, where I argued that Sarah Palin might want to stay home from campaigning in Georgia and deal with emergent crises like our massive potential budget shortfall?

 

This is bad.  This is so f***ing bad.

This is bad. This is so f***ing bad.

 

Yeah, that situation isn’t improving much.  I’d really like to hear someone from the executive branch at least talk about this, because we’re about 30% underwater for the state budget right now.  That’s a lot of money.

In other news, Alaska prices at the pump are still nearly a dollar above the national average per gallon.  It’s great when you get screwed both coming and going.

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Palin To Campaign In Georgia As Oil Prices Plummet November 25, 2008

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This morning brings news that Sarah Palin will travel to Georgia next week to campaign for threatened Republican senator Saxby Chambliss in his runoff election against Jim Martin.  I can’t remember the last time a losing vice-presidential candidate was called on for support in such a pivotal race (well, unless you count Joe Lieberman in this year’s presidential election, but I’d argue he didn’t help much).

This, ordinarily, would all be well and good.  Sarah is obviously very popular with a good percentage of the GOP’s base, and as she is a savvy politician it would be unrealistic to expect that she curtail opportunities to keep her name in the national spotlight.  In this case, though, I worry that she doesn’t have Alaska’s best interests at heart.

Why am I concerned?  Well, in short, it comes down to a dollar figure: $44.53. (more…)