Sunday, September 14, 2008

That's What Friends Are For

Cows moo too. NYTimes (09.14.08), via Eschaton:
"Gov. Sarah Palin lives by the maxim that all politics is local, not to mention personal.

So when there was a vacancy at the top of the State Division of Agriculture, she appointed a high school classmate, Franci Havemeister, to the $95,000-a-year directorship."

Once Elected, Palin Hired Friends and Lashed Foes

"A former real estate agent, Ms. Havemeister cited her childhood love of cows as a qualification for running the roughly $2 million agency."

"Ms. Havemeister was one of at least five schoolmates Ms. Palin hired, often at salaries far exceeding their private sector wages."

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