Here's Blogger Emeritus Andrew Malcolm's take on a recent Forbes article which reveals that Sarah Palin is not as rich as her detractors have tried to portray her -- at least not as rich as Rockerfeller... or even "Crazed Sex Poodle" and climate con man Al Gore:
Acquiring a lot of money didn't used to be a bad thing in America, even for Democrats. But now that President Barack Obama has got his and suggests there really ought to be a limit to wealth, many are implying that acquiring mucho moohla as retired Republican Gov. Sarah Palin has done -- and is doing -- is somehow, well, sort of un-American.Read the rest of Andrew's post at Top of the Ticket.
When it comes to money and people and the combination thereof, there is no greater authority than Forbes.
So in true Forbes tradition, diligent Dirk Smillie set out to estimate just how many endangered U.S. dollars not yet in China have been acquired by Alaskan Palin since her gubernatorial resignation almost exactly one year ago. His results will disappoint Palin's hypocritical wealthy critics.
As a private citizen now, Palin is no longer required to publicly report her income. And there's no way in Skagway she's going to volunteer such info to anyone, let alone the likes of ABC or NBC News.
Noted Palin un-lover Norah O'Donnell, who's not exactly pulling down homeless income from NBC, recently threw out the number of $12 million earnings in the past 12 months for the mother of five and wife of an oil field union member and snow-machine racer.
According to Smillie, Not!
In fact, not even close...