>From the Scoreboard at Politico.com comes the following bit of information. It seems as thought members of the Alaskan GOP are not all that broken up over seeing Gov. Sarah Palin leave if elected Vice-President.
State Senate President Lyda Green said she thought it was a joke when someone called her at 6 a.m. to tell her the news.”She’s not prepared to be governor. How can she be prepared to be vice president or president?” said Green, a Republican from Palin’s hometown of Wasilla. “Look at what she’s done to this state. What would she do to the nation?”
Green, who has feuded with Palin, brought up the big oil tax increase Palin pushed through last year. She also pointed to the award of a $500 million state subsidy to a Canadian firm to pursue a natural gas pipeline that’s far from guaranteed.
House Speaker John Harris, a Republican from Valdez, was also astonished at the news. He didn’t want to get into the issue of her qualifications.
“She’s old enough,” Harris said. “She’s a U.S. citizen.” “