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Why should Palin be different to any other politician??

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Below a headline from the online section of the Times yesterday, plus a caption under the picture that accompanied the article.  

Once Elected, Palin Hired Friends and Lashed Foes

Throughout her career, Ms. Palin has pursued vendettas, fired officials who crossed her and blurred the line between government and personal grievance.

The article was well written and appeared on face value to be factual, however, I really did not understand the point. The headline appeared to suggest that hiring and firing of friends within the political landscape was unique to Palin (the running mate to McCain – in terms of the US election)

I would love to know why the authors even found this topic relevant. The fact is, politicians on a global scale ensure that the first thing they do when they reach any power is to place friends around them.

The questions that should be asked is how the expenditure on this campaigning by the candidates can be justified. The dollar amount has well exceeded $ 1 billion with which you could have a fed 1,000,000 children a day at, $1.00 per child, for 1000 days (3 years just one year short of a full presidential term) PS. these are hungry children in the USA.

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Mike • September 18, 2008

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