And once again, we the people lose

The scuttlebutt is that the legislative leadership of this state – and I use the word “leadership” with tongue firmly planted in my cheek – has decided to not try to overturn Palin’s veto of energy money from the federal stimulus package in order to let her save face after her dramatic announcement earlier this year that she would reject more than half of it.

Hmm… let’s see how that works out for us. Palin gets to save face. The legislators get to tuck their tiny little balls firmly between their closed legs and scuttle away from a battle with her. The people of Alaska not only lose stimulus money for much needed energy projects – especially in Bush Alaska – but we still get to pay the bill for that money which will merely be shifted to another state.

Yep. Politics as usual. And as usual, the people lose.