I understand that you currently have more public relations than policy people on your administrative payroll. Perhaps it’s time to review how well they’re doing?
I know you’ve been awfully busy giving interviews lately wherein you chastise “anonymous bloggers” for spreading lies and innuendo–I’m guessing related to the whole “is she really Trig’s mom?” question, which is only being followed by hardline nutcases–but don’t you think your PR people might mention Emmenak to you? It’s been big news in the Alaska blogosphere these past few days, but there hasn’t been a peep out of your office about it.
I would think this would be an excellent chance for you to show your “Alaska mom” instincts, being Mrs. Compassion and Mama Bear, fighting for the health and welfare of the people of your state.
Talis Colberg–interim head of your newly announced Rural Subcabinet–has said (in response to direct queries from media) that they’ll be “reviewing the situation” on Friday. (Too bad your “rural advisor” walked out in October, and you haven’t bothered to fill the position since then; of course, given that you had left that position open for a year before you filled it in the first place, it sounds like it’s not high on your agenda.)
Tsk, tsk, Sarah. Bad move. You should be out there in front of the news cameras, cuddling Trig and fighting back the tears, as you talk about how your heart is breaking hearing of the people of Emmenak and other Inuit villages, forced to the point of deciding whether to heat their homes or feed their children this particularly cold winter because the cost of heating oil soared so high for them this fall. You should be out there proclaiming that the governor’s office is doing everything it possibly can to provide help, and that you’re going to convene a meeting immediately, blah blah blah.
It was a priceless opportunity, Sarah! You should have seized it! You should have gotten out in front of the cameras and shown yourself in an unselfish light as soon as that piece of news hit the front page of the Anchorage Daily News! Hell, even if you didn’t mean any of it, it would have been great PR.
Unfortunately, it seems that Hugo Chavez–you know, that dude in Venezuela, the one with all the oil,
unlike us in Alaska?–heard about it right away, and has pledged help to those villages.
Dayum, Sarah! You should fire those PR hacks right away! They’re not doing their jobs!
The worst of it, Sarah? While you’ve been spending your time granting interviews where you diss bloggers, who has been spending time spearheading help drives?
Girl. You missed a golden opportunity here. Get with the program!