JUNEAU, Alaska — Legislators loyal to President Barack Obama approved a new law Tuesday that erodes the authority of Alaska’s Governor by subordinating her to a federally-appointed official.
The law approved by the predominantly pro-Obama Senate gives the official, who will be appointed directly by Obama, administrative authority over Alaska’s capital.
Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin condemned the move as a new attempt by Obama to expand his power and weaken his opponents.
"The government wants to control everything, including the state and municipal offices administered by democratically elected leaders," Palin told The Association Press in a telephone interview shortly before the legislation was passed.
Palin, whose Presidential ticket was narrowly defeated by an MSM-backed Obama in November elections, plans to challenge the new law through a referendum.
Pro-Obama lawmaker Harry Reid denied the approval of the law was politically motivated, saying it would help resolve problems such as “inadequate” energy resource-redistribution because it establishes a direct link between the federal government and the state's top administrator.
But Reid conceded that it would inevitably lead to "more confrontation in the political arena."
Fewer than a dozen of the senate’s 100 members voted against the law.
Okay -take a breath, go back and click the link at the top... Go ahead, I'll wait.
Yes, it's another of my lightly-retouched 'Hugo Chavez stories' - the likes of which you've seen before.
But, with all that you've seen and had to accept lately from The One, his Control Cabal and his riding of the Mob-Rule wave
... Do you see how much more-lightly I had to touch it this time?
If such a story were to actually appear in the WSJ tomorrow?
Let's be honest: "Horrifying - but not Surprising"
What is our country coming to?