OK folks, it’s heating up here in Anchorage. Get ready for dueling rallies!
Before she heads out of state to resume campaigning with John McCain, Sarah Palin will attend a rally in her honor Saturday morning at the new Dena’ina Convention Center in Downtown Anchorage. The doors open at 7:30am, and the rally begins at 9:30. We were uncertain if a rally would be scheduled, but they made the announcement late this morning.
Two and a half hours later, at noon tomorrow, the group “Alaska Women Reject Palin” will be meeting at the corner of 36th Ave. and Denali St. to hold a sidewalk protest with signs. This is a non-partisan rally that encourages creative signs that stick to policy rather than partisanship.
Seems simple enough. Two rallies – two schools of thought. However, Anchorage conservative radio talk show host Eddie Burke has stirred the pot. He blasted the organizers of the second rally during his talk show today on KBYR, calling them ….sit down…. “a bunch of socialist baby-killing maggots.” No, I’m not kidding and I wish I were. Welcome to the dark side of Anchorage that makes sane, thinking people cringe. Burke also announced the particulars of the rally…so there may be some unwanted guests.
The media, no doubt, will be all over the first rally, and hopefully some will cover the other one as well. In any case, I’m planning to be at both, and will report back with the un-mediatized version of the events.
I think a big turnout at the “AK Women Reject Palin” rally could be a powerful statement. Men and kids are also welcomed.
It could be an interesting day…