Governor Palin posted the following on Facebook:
As Neil Cavuto just noted on Fox this morning, an article in the Washington Times highlights just how petty and vindictive the Obama administration has become toward the American people during the current “shutdown.” The Washintgon Times article notes the following:
“The Park Service appears to be closing streets on mere whim and caprice. The rangers even closed the parking lot at Mount Vernon, where the plantation home of George Washington is a favorite tourist destination. That was after they barred the new World War II Memorial on the Mall to veterans of World War II. But the government does not own Mount Vernon; it is privately owned by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. The ladies bought it years ago to preserve it as a national memorial. The feds closed access to the parking lots this week, even though the lots are jointly owned with the Mount Vernon ladies. The rangers are from the government, and they’re only here to help.
‘It’s a cheap way to deal with the situation,’ an angry Park Service ranger in Washington says of the harassment. ‘We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.’”
And Todd Starnes reports that the military has “furloughed as many as 50 Catholic chaplains due to the partial suspension of government services, banning them from celebrating weekend Mass. At least one chaplain was told that if he engaged in any ministry activity, he would be subjected to disciplinary action.”
These are the sorts of vicious political games one would expect from a disciple of Saul Alinsky. Shameful.
– Sarah Palin