Omn December 4th, 2006, Sarah Palin was inaugurated as the State of Alaska's 11th Governor, becoming the youngest person and first woman to hold the office. Since then, the Palin administration has changed the face of Alaskan politics and racked up a staggering list of accomplishments. Here are just a few of them:
Major governmental ethics reform
Alaska Gasline Inducement Act (AGIA)
Oil tax reform ("ACES")
Cancellation of the "bridge to nowhere"
Line-item veto of a more than a quarter-billion dollars of wasteful government spending
That's quite a year, and those are just the highlights! Palin also fired the state's agriculture board in order to keep the Matanuska Maid Dairy open; won election as Chairman of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission; and stood up to uniformed environmentalist hard-liners on the issues of global warming, polar bears, and wolf population control.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: In only one year, Sarah Palin has already amassed a record of accomplishments that many two-term governors would envy. And if we want real change in Washington, we need to elect people who know how to force the government to shape up...people like Sarah Palin.
Oh...and be sure to chack out this video report from KTUU TV in Anchorage.