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Sarah Palin the Socialist

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by Ben Cohen

In her farewell speech to Alaska, Palin warned darkly that government handouts would be the undoing of America, conveniently forgetting that her main achievement in office was, as David Frum writes, to "Increase the payout from the state’s energy tax take by $1200 per resident."

No Republican who had a hand in the bank bailout can ever claim to be a capitalist either. Using tax payers money to prop up failing banks is about as socialist as you can get, but according to Republicans, re-distributing wealth upwards doesn't count. 

Palin's redistributive beliefs aren't as insidious as the corrupt power brokers in Washington, but they are just as hypocritical.