A couple of weeks before the Alaska legislature began this year's session, a bipartisan group of state senators on a retreat a few hours from here invited Gov. Sarah Palin to join them. Accompanied by a retinue of advisers, she took a seat at one end of a conference table and listened passively as Gary Stevens, the president of the Alaska Senate, a former college history professor and a low-key Republican with a reputation for congeniality, expressed delight at her presence.Wow. She's the perfect George W. Bush Republican. She thinks her job is being a cheerleader, rather than a leader. Having an agenda is hard work she leaves to someone else.
Would the governor, a smiling Stevens asked, like to share some of her plans and proposals for the coming legislative session?
Palin looked around the room and paused, according to several senators present. "I feel like you guys are always trying to put me on the spot," she said finally, as the room became silent.
Palin the Perpetual Victim
It's been a good long time since I wrote anything about Palin, and I got a hankering. Hence the post on her Pro-Choice daughter earlier today, and now this: