Archive for July 11th, 2009

Pullin’ a Palin

This week Cheryl Metiva, Wasilla Chamber of Commerce executive director, resigned from her post. This would not normally be big news, but she decided to “Pull a Palin.”

According to the Urban Dictionary, “Pullin’ a Palin (definition #1)” means,

“1. Quitting when the going gets tough; abandoning the responsibility entrusted to you by your neighbors for book advances and to make money on the lecture circuit.

2. Bizarre move that will damn ambitions for higher office.

[example:] I bet when people saw Jade they were convinced that David Caruso was pullin’ a Palin.

These definitions do not necessarily describe what I feel is a more appropriate definition:

1. Quitting without offering a plausible explanation.

2. Blaming the media for your actions.

Ms. Metiva was apparently inspired by her mentor and quit her post. She practically stole $arah’s speech when she gave her reason for resigning. According to KTUU.com, “In a letter to the current board of directors, Metiva noted she cannot perform her duties as executive director because of assumptions and allegations covered by the media.

Cheryl Metiva has recently been accused of using the Chamber’s credit card to purchase items such as trips to Hawaii and visits to a day spa. The Board took away her credit card and required that she get the signature of at least two Board members when spending money. In May, there was a complete turnover (save one) of the Chamber’s board members after six of the seven members quit.

Sounds like things are just as dysfunctional in the Wasilla Chamber of Commerce as they are in the Governor’s office.

Go here and click on the link on the left-hand side to download the PDF of her resignation letter.

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