Sarah Palin Prefers Her State Poor

by The New Republic | June 9, 2009

From the governor's interview with Sean Hannity:

Hannity: …The price of oil is going up again.  It’s not quite at $140 a barrel, but it’s on its way up to $70 and $80…

Palin:  Yeah, well and I thank God it’s not at $140.  You know people say, “Hey, Alaska!  85% of your state budget is based on the price of a barrel of oil.  Aren’t you glad the price is going up?”    I say, “No!”  The fewer dollars that the state of Alaska government has, the fewer dollars we spend.  And that’s good for our families and for the private sector.

Potential 2010 gubernatorial challengers take note...

(via Mudflats)

--Christopher Orr

 

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