Monday, September 15, 2008

Once Elected, Palin Hired Friends and Lashed Foes

sounds like she will fit right and be useful to the federal government.
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And four months ago, a Wasilla blogger, Sherry Whitstine, who chronicles the governor’s career with an astringent eye, answered her phone to hear an assistant to the governor on the line, she said.

“You should be ashamed!” Ivy Frye, the assistant, told her. “Stop blogging. Stop blogging right now!”

“But,” he added, “her governing style raises a lot of hard questions.”

Palin runs an administration that puts a premium on loyalty and secrecy. The governor and her top officials sometimes use personal e-mail accounts for state business; dozens of e-mail messages obtained by The New York Times show that her staff members studied whether that could allow them to circumvent subpoenas seeking public records.

“Their secrecy is off the charts,” Mr. Steiner said.

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