Hockey Mom’s Edifice Complex

The perfect executive experience to balance the Republican Presidential ticket: the mayor of a town of 5500, with 1979 occupied housing units, who couldn’t even get that right.

The legacy Mayor Sarah Palin left Wasilla, Alaska: the Wasilla Multi-Use Sports Complex, with an NHL-size ice arena, an indoor artificial turf court, and millions of dollars in debts and hundreds of thousands more in lawsuit expenses.

Mayor Sarah Palin bungled the land acquisition, had to pay legal bills for a heavy-handed attempt to “eminent-domain” the property (aren’t Republicans supposed to be for property rights?), and ended up paying $1.7 million for land that Wasilla could have bought for $125,000.

The $14.7 million sports facility is partally financed by a raise in sales taxes.

Good job Mayor Palin! Score one for Hockey Mom!

Sarah Palin has gone on to equal greatness in her career as Governor of Alaskaall 20 months of it.

An elderly heartbeat away from the Presidency of the United States of America?

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