Sarah Palin may have quit as governor of Alaska last year, but her official website still has her as governor of the 49th U.S. state. Lesson to be learned: if you’ve got a website you’d better make sure it’s up to date or you’ll lose credibility.
Mrs Palin, who served as Senator John McCain’s vice presidential running mate in his failed 2008 presidential campaign, stepped down as governor of Alaska in July 2009. It prompted speculation that she is positioning herself for a 2012 presidential bid.
But a website described as “Sarah Palin’s Official PAC” has still (Dec 20, 2010) not caught up with her surprise resignation 17 months ago. It mentions her work as a governor as if she was still in the job.
The only updates seem to be a rousing speech she delivered to the national convention of the Tea Party conservative grass root movement and an itinerary of her American book tour this year.
I don’t take sides politically, but people who go to Mrs Palin’s website may be confused by the notion that she remains governor. Failure to update a website with the latest information, especially when it constitutes a major change, is a cardinal sin in the online world. It’s like trying to sell yesterday’s newspaper.
Mrs Palin’s website: “Please note: There are many websites claiming to support Sarah Palin. SarahPAC.com is the ONLY political action committee authorized by Sarah Palin.”
Maybe the feisty politician should have a word with her website host.
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