. . . than Obama has in his entire political career.
Over half-way through Barack Obama’sÂ The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream and I can’t find any reference to real reforms he championed or entrenched political interests he challenged.
Yet, a quick google search reveals how Sarah Palin forced the resignation of two corrupt Alaska officials from her own party before she even announced her 2006 gubernatorial bid.
As chair of the Alaska Oil and Gas Commission (AOGCC) in 2003, Palin pushed then-Republican Party of Alaska Chairman Randy Ruedrich to resign from the AOGCC, “a quasi-judicial state agency that regulates oil and gas development. But he was also active in the party.”Â Â His obligations as party chair “included fund raising from the industries he regulated.” Â Palin found that to be a conflict of interest.
Yup, she stood up to her own state party chair, siding with Alaska Democratic legislators who had objected to his appointment.
In 2005, together with Eric Croft, a Democrat, she lodged “an ethics complaint against [then-Alaska Attorney General Gregg] Renkes.” The Republican resigned shortly thereafter.
Has Obama ever forced a corrupt Democratic party leader to resign? I mean, he comes from Chicago, a jurisdiction where there are a lot of such Democrats.
More evidence that for Barack Obama, change is just a slogan.