The Times (sigh) on Palin. She reminds me of a young George Bush, except more vicious and without the coke habit. Here's my favorite vignette, and there are many:
And, [Palin's] supporters say, she cleaned out the municipal closet, firing veteran officials to make way for her own team. “She had an agenda for change [alrighty then] and for doing things differently,” said Judy Patrick, a City Council member at the time.
But careers were turned upside down. The mayor quickly fired the town’s museum director, John Cooper. Later, she sent an aide to the museum to talk to the three remaining employees. “He told us they only wanted two,” recalled Esther West, one of the three, “and we had to pick who was going to be laid off.” The three quit as one.
Didn't concentration camp guards play similar games? Too bad that in our new post-partisan era the fact that Palin is a Republican isn't relevant any more...