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Palin on Running Wasilla: “It’s Not Rocket Science”

WASILLA, Alaska-- I’m here at the Mat-Su Frontiersman’s offices flipping through their print archives. I was curious about what then-Mayor Sarah Palin said at

Katharine Tate
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Sep 03, 2008

WASILLA, Alaska– I’m here at the Mat-Su Frontiersman‘s offices flipping through their print archives. I was curious about what then-Mayor Sarah Palin said at the time about giving her top managers a loyalty test and eventually firing her chief of police.

I’m reading an article from October 1996, in which a reporter named Laura Mitchell Harris asks Palin about her intentions for a shake up. How would she effectively run a city without experienced leaders? “”It’s not rocket science,” Palin said, “It’s $6 million and 53 employees.”

Note: A big thank you to the Frontiersman for opening their newsroom to me!

Update: Internet access is a bit tough to come by here, so I update frequently on twitter via phone.

Katharine Tate | I’m a native of Massachusetts, where I earned bachelor's degrees in Health: Science, Society, and Policy and Sculpture from Brandeis University. I enjoy assisting and inspiring women in all aspects of their lives, and I consider myself a partner in their OB an GYN treatment. I particularly enjoy forming relationships with young women and assisting them in determining their healthcare needs and goals. I love to travel, create metal and fiber art, cook, and spend time outside. Also, I’m fluent in both German and American Sign Language.

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