By Steve Flesher - She's not qualified. Compared to whom? Barack Obama was a junior senator from Illinois before running for president. In Alaska, Ms. Palin accomplished everything she set out to do in two-thirds of the time.
She cut spending even in times of surplus, increased benefits for senior citizens, overhauled education and took on Big Oil. She lobbied hard for ethics reform by teaming up with Democrats. And she earned a 93 percent approval rating — the highest ever for a U.S. governor.
She's a quitter! Even though Ms. Palin resigned the governorship to prevent a very small group of extremists from further abusing the Alaska Ethics Act, she still accomplished all of the above. When you take an oath to serve, you promise to uphold the Constitution and do right by the people. You don't take an oath to sit around for an allotted amount of time. The Founding Fathers intended our public servants to do their jobs, then go home and live by the laws they created.
But she "quit" to make money! The last estimate of Ms. Palin's worth was about $12 million. Mitt Romney is worth about $250 million, the Clintons are worth $80 million, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is worth about $35 million and Sen. John McCain $40 million. The beat goes on with any long-term, career politicians like the Obamas and the Bushes.
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