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September 27, 2021

Headlines:

Sarah Palin is the Easter Bunny.

“A thorn in Governor Palin’s side.”  That’s how the latest article in Vanity Fair describes Andree McLeod. In government ethics, you can be on one side or the other – the side of the government, or the side of the people.  Governments tend to want to conceal, and the governed tend to want to find out what is being concealed.  It’s human nature.   Considering the apathy of most people when it comes to holding their government accountable, we should all be raising a glass to Andree McLeod.  In many ways, she’s doing our job.  That’s not to say that…

I Think I Love Wayne Lawson.

This headline may come as a shock to my spouse, so let me say right off the bat, that I’ve never actually met him, nor do I know the inner workings of his heart.  I don’t know his favorite food, or his secret childhood dreams.  I would not even recognize him if I passed him on the street.  (taking a big deep breath) I have a grammatical crush.  It’s a little embarrassing really, but after you check out the following link, you may understand why. Before you click, if you are a word person, and if you have felt like…

Vanity Fair on Palin. Let the Skewering Begin.

I have been besieged with emails, Facebook messages, and blog comments asking for my impressions of the Vanity Fair piece that appeared today entitled “It Came from Wasilla.” Basically, the article was a whole lot of what we already knew, skillfully brought together, and topped off with some more interesting McCain staffer revelations from the campaign trail.  I would have loved to hear more about Palin’s religious intrigue, a topic that has been discussed, but has never gotten the traction in the national media as some of her other dimensions. We may be hearing more of this, now that we…