Monday, October 27, 2008

Sarah Palin the Marxist?

From the New Yorker:

"One of the reasons Palin has been a popular governor is that she added an extra twelve hundred dollars to this year’s check, bringing the per-person total to $3,269. A few weeks before she was nominated for Vice-President, she told a visiting journalist—Philip Gourevitch, of this magazine—that “we’re set up, unlike other states in the union, where it’s collectively Alaskans own the resources. So we share in the wealth when the development of these resources occurs.” Perhaps there is some meaningful distinction between spreading the wealth and sharing it (“collectively,” no less), but finding it would require the analytic skills of Karl the Marxist."

3 comments:

Renegade Eye said...

Not quite what Marx had in mind.

Romius T. said...

no doubt

Chris said...

Well, I must confess I'm a Marxist too... but of the Groucho kind.

Cheers! ;-)