What If Palin Was President?

By way of the House of Eratosthenes comes this post by the Virginian that posits: “If Palin Had Become President.”

It's an interesting alternate history exercise, predicting what would be different if Sarah Plain had been President rather the Obama.

Remember the 2008 election? Democrats in and out of the media told us that McCain was old and it was possible that he could die in office, leaving Sarah Palin as president. The horror!

Well imagine that McCain had not self-destructed, become president and died, leaving Palin as president.

Beginning on day one:

(I've included just a few of my favorites because the list length. If you want to see the whole list go to the original post. - dce)

Palin would not have dismissed the Black Panther intimidation lawsuit that the government had already won.
Palin would not have seized two auto companies and give them to her cronies in and out of the UAW.
Palin would not have tried to block Boeing from building a factory in South Carolina as a gift to her union buddies in Washington state.
Palin would not have shipped thousands of guns to Mexican drug cartels so that they could be found next to the bodies of murdered Mexicans and American agents.
Palin would not have passed a national health care bill that is a 2000 page “train wreck” and that threatens to destroy America’s health care system.
Palin would not have spent a trillion dollars to prop up state and local government employees when private sector employees were losing millions of jobs.
Palin would not have allowed her ambassador to Libya to be slaughtered, along with three US service members, and told would-be rescuers to stand down.
Palin’s appointed officials would not be lying to congress and the American people when they are not invoking the Fifth Amendment against incrimination.
Finally, Palin would have taken responsibility for the things that happened while she was President instead of telling us that she only read about it in this morning’s newspaper.

I can think of a few of my own to add to the list, such as:

Palin would have reined in the EPA and got it back to its original purpose.

Palin would abolish the Department of Education, a multibillion dollar boondoggle that has little to do with educating our children.

Palin would have moved to abolish public employee unions, undoing the damage done by JFK and reminding government employees that they are civil servants, not civil masters.

I could go on...and on and on, but I think you get the idea.