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The Donnybrook
Friday, March 20, 2009
Caribou Barbie makes her priorities crystal clear...

You betcha she does! 2012, she's comin' right atcha!

Gov. Sarah Palin just told reporters that she’s accepting only 55 percent of the federal economic stimulus money being offered to Alaska. The governor said that she will accept only about $514 million of the $930 million headed to the state.

"We are not requesting funds intended to just grow government. We are not requesting more money for normal day-to-day operations of government as part of this economic stimulus package. In essence we say no to operating funds for more positions in government," Palin said.

The biggest single chunk of stimulus money that Palin is turning down is $160 million for education.
Given her own family's approach to education, it makes sense that she would say "thanks, but no thanks" to millions of dollars intended for that very purpose...

UPDATE: It turns out that about $40 million of the money Palin is rejecting is marked for special education purposes. Very nice...


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