In Office, Palin Hired Friends and Hit Critics

Hmmm…does this sound at all familiar? Sounds like she’d fit into the Bush White House culture just fine.


Interviews show that Ms. Palin runs an administration that puts a premium on loyalty and secrecy. The governor and her top officials sometimes use personal e-mail accounts for state business; dozens of e-mail messages obtained by The New York Times show that her staff members studied whether that could allow them to circumvent subpoenas seeking public records.

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