Palin wants discussion on stimulus funds, and a shiny car with a huge Back Peddle
A day after she said no to nearly a third of the federal stimulus money offered Alaska, Gov. Sarah Palin looked to deliver a message Friday: The money is still on the table.
To hear Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell tell it, Palin’s decision to refuse the money — including $171.5 million for Alaska schools — was more about calling timeout on a hasty spending process than flat-out rejecting the cash.
“We want to have the public discussion on what do we do in two years when all of this money is gone,” Parnell told reporters.
But that’s not what many school administrators heard. They stand to lose millions for special education and schools that serve the poorest students if the Legislature doesn’t push to get the money.
People will continue to wonder why I keep writing blogs on Palin. Because she is totally awesome. Other Blogs require witty takes on the story presented. In her case anything I say just takes away from the spectacle that is Sarah Palin.