Sarah Palin has more executive experience than the Democratic ticket. Yet what does that experience tell us? If we can believe the Alaska papers, it shows a Bush-like tendency to regard political loyalty as the most important qualification in a subordinate and a belief that the best route to leadership is not experience or intelligence but “guts” or “heart.” A round-up of our post-Palin-pick posts.
- Palin asks all the city’s top managers to resign as a test of loyalty to her, imposes gag order on city department heads
- Firings include elimination of position of city historian and sacking of museum staff.
- Can tell how loyal someone is by looking in her heart
- Executive experience might vary in quality and relevance depending on the size of the electorate for whom you’re providing executive service
- These are more important things to know and say about her than her past as beauty queen
UPDATED 9/2 to add:
- You too can vet Palin!
- A secessionist for VP
- Oy, with the concern trolling
- More secessionism (“Mark Kleiman can vet” edition)
UPDATED 9/3 TO ADD