‘Truth for Lunch’ Delivered to Sarah Palin’s Anchorage Office.

1 10 2008

Today at lunch time, about 30 Alaskans gathered downtown outside the Atwood building to “Deliver Truth for Lunch” to Governor Sarah Palin’s Anchorage office. The core group of organizers for Alaskans for Truth were there, talking to reporters, as the crowd gathered. At about 11:30, the group, led by Linda Kellen Biegel entered the building and rode the elevators to the 17th floor, where the Governor’s office is located.

Kellen Biegel asked if the group could speak with Lt. Governor Sean Parnell. The very efficient front desk lady said she’d see if he was “available.” After a moment, we were told that Palin spokesman Bill McAllister would be out shortly. (Imagine Sean Parnell pulling the blinds, locking the door, turning out the light and sitting behind his desk with saucer eyes until everyone left).

McAllister emerged, and listened as Linda read aloud the petition demanding the resignation of Attorney General Talis Colberg. He made some official, “I-am-accepting-the-physical-petition-but-not-what-it-stands-for” statement, and then stayed for questions, many of which came from Phil Munger of Progressive Alaska and local Air America Radio personality  Shannyn Moore. Alaskans want to know who, exactly, is running our Department of Law, why the Attorney General is telling state employees to ignore subpoenas, and what the Governor intends to do about it. Several news cameras and reporters were on the scene.

So, to all of you who signed the online petition, your names are now in Sarah Palin’s office. It’s kind of like when you sign one of those online NASA things, where they put your name on a chip and send it to a comet…OK, it may not be quite that exciting, but it’s much more important.  And to those of you who haven’t signed yet, click HERE so you can join us in spirit, and take a virtual journey to Sarah Palin’s desk.

Whereas, Alaska Attorney General Colberg has tampered with witnesses subpoenaed to testify in the Alaska Legislative Council’s independent investigation of Troopergate and the pressuring of Walt Monegan to fire Trooper Wooten.

Whereas Attorney General Colberg has an admitted conflict-of-interest in the Troopergate investigation due to his acting on behalf of the Governor to pressure Walt Monegan to fire Trooper Michael Wooten.

Whereas Attorney General Colberg is obstructing the ongoing Troopergate investigation being conducted by the Alaska Legislative Council’s independent investigator Stephen Branchflower, reneged on his written commitment to the Alaska Legislative Council to cooperate fully with the Troopergate investigation, and has instructed witnesses subpoenaed to testify not to appear or comply with their subpoenas.

Whereas, Attorney General Colberg has allowed outside influences from attorneys Edward O’Callaghan and others of the McCain campaign to influence the Attorney General’s Office in the Troopergate investigation.

This petition is to demand the removal of Talis Colberg from the office of Attorney General of the State of Alaska.

About 900 signatures were gathered at the two-hour Hold Palin Accountable Rally last Saturday.  Another 1200 were gathered online in the past two days.

An interview with Linda Kellen Biegel can be seen HERE, and more coverage will be out in the next few days.  I’ll post more links as they become available.

Alaskans for Truth are not finished yet.  Stay tuned for more information.


*Pictures may be used with credit and links to Mudflats. Thanks!


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77 responses

1 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

AKM–They did NOT have a McCain spokesman meet with you!

I am outraged! What have they to do with your lieutenant governor–in the absence of your governor?

This is a government takeover and Alaskans should be livid!

1 10 2008
Deb

Amazing! And kudos to Alaskans with courage!

1 10 2008
NoCalGal

Congratulations! and job well done!

1 10 2008
plaidlemur

Did you stuff it in their mouths? A petition that size would be a filling lunch!

1 10 2008
DeMo

Hooray for Alaskans For Truth. Job well done!

What I’d really enjoy is seeing her forced to read the signature names. (Clearly, I don’t think she has the smarts to read well.) I would get an unnatural thrill from seeing her shake when confronted with a list of names she couldn’t pronounce.

1 10 2008
ira2

Holy crap… it’s like Mini-Hitlerland up there. You can only hope that a whole lotta heads are gonna roll after Palin and now the McCain camp lose their iron grip on the fearful underlings.

Like Deb said – kudos to Alaskans with courage!

1 10 2008
strangelet (Wesson Scalper Palin)

I suppose this is a really stupid question, but did this McAllister flack actually ANSWER any questions?

1 10 2008
Chris

Any chance of seeing a transcript/hearing any of the Q&A session? Would love to read/hear how McAllister handled the grilling.

1 10 2008
strangelet (Wesson Scalper Palin)

Jinx.

1 10 2008
jackie

I’m so proud of ya’ll….us’n in Texas might eventually forgive you for knocking us out of the biggest state rating..but then maybe not.

1 10 2008
Anita

Good for the brave souls in AK that are willing to step up and shout (politely!) NO MORE!!

1 10 2008
kokofish palin

Proud to have signed!

Another good job. I really expected Parnell to come out to take responsibility for accepting the petition. Isn’t he in charge? It’s not like he has to feel boxed in or anything. A group of citizens submitting a petition and accompanied by press. Not very smart on his part.

1 10 2008
akmuckraker

McAllister is actually not a McCain guy. He is Palin’s spokesman. I’ll get more of the Q&A when I can. He answered, but didn’t really answer…you know how that goes.

1 10 2008
ExPatInMontreal

How did their office staff not even expect a petition to be delivered today? Don’t they ever read the blogs? They’re not very plugged into their own machinery, are they?

1 10 2008
RM_TX

Sorry to disappoint you but the rest of the nation won’t fall for the same trick twice. Texas managed it in 2000 but Alaska won’t pull it off this year.

The Trick? Getting rid of a Governor by election to Washington, DC. You didn’t really think we want to keep W here, did you?

But everyone caught onto the trick so it won’t work with Sarah Failing.

1 10 2008
carolyn AKA Speck Backfire

WOOHOO…I was cheering along with you while watching the video here in California. Proud to be able to sign online!

1 10 2008
RM_TX

We just called a new minister at our church. She introduced a time at the begining of the service where the children come to the front and sit on the floor. She ask some questions and then uses the answers to provide an educational point.

Katy Couric when interviewing Sarah Failing sounds just like our Minister trying to draw out a usable answer from children. Our minister has more success.

1 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Is McAllister an Alaskan?

1 10 2008
Jerry

Does anybody have a link for statute(s) and/or procedural rules governing the subpoenas issued and ignored in the Troopergate investigation?

Can you really just ignore subpoenas in Alaska with impunity? Under the usual rules I am familiar with, you have to file a timely motion to quash or motion for protective order or run a serious risk of being held in contempt.

1 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Jerry (20:24:27) :

Does anybody have a link for statute(s) and/or procedural rules governing the subpoenas issued and ignored in the Troopergate investigation?
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This was in a previous thread, but it may be on the “new” site, rather than this one. I’ll look.

1 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Revlon Red Palin

Jerry the subpoena is from the legislature and they have their own rules – specifically, this doesn’t need to be dealt with until the legislature meets again, which won’t be for a long time.

1 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Jerry
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Looks like it was on the “new” site and not accessible for a bit. As I recall, some visitors here found it under Alaska + law and it gave information on outside lawyers, not licensed in Ak, and legal procedures, etc.

When we’re back at full force, I’ll get it to you!

1 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Jerry
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If you know your way around it, or can make your way, try this:

http://touchngo.com/lglcntr/

1 10 2008
Lee

Good job! We really appreciate what you folks are doing.

When I get up to Alaska again, I am going to look up Shannyn Moore and thank her. She is great.

1 10 2008
SMR

Okay, trying this comment again……………

Congrats everyone! I’ve been bringing the girls along to witness history in Alaska (Anti-Palin Rally & Alaskans for Truth Rally), but figured the 3 yr-old wouldn’t really be into this particular bit of history…

Anyway, “conspiracy bloggers” such as our wonderful Mudflats have made CNN! See this link (add the http):

://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/10/01/fact-check-is-the-palin-trooper-probe-run-by-obama-backers/

Fortunately the never-particularly-reliable CNN has provided the edited truth in their Fact Check bit, so should shoot down some who believe everything they hear on Fox. Or maybe not. But, the bottom line is that the real word is finally making it out to MSM, and eventually will get more press.

Big kudos to Mudflats for his/her persistence!

1 10 2008
mimi

Congratulations – good work!

1 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

SMR (20:39:13) :

This is great news!

1 10 2008
Rob in Santa Cruz, Ca

All of us who could not be there, thank you for all you are doing!

1 10 2008
Elmer Creek

Kudos guys.

Whatever happened to the recall Palin talk?

1 10 2008
DeMo

akmuckraker (20:04:04) said:

McAllister is actually not a McCain guy. He is Palin’s spokesman. I’ll get more of the Q&A when I can. He answered, but didn’t really answer…you know how that goes.
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Gee, guess McAllister was tutored by Palin. He’s proving to be quite the protege, I guess.

1 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

“Deep Thoughts” by Cassie Jeep

A little off topic, but what the heck!

Daughter #3 returned from an eco-tour of Africa this week. I saw the pictures of Victoria falls, and her falling (multiple times!) from her raft while white water rafting in the gorge there.

Also saw the pictures of the tree in “Stone Town” festooned with Obama posters and the Obama taxi, and the Obama store—-not sure what they sold there!😉

It struck me how proud these peoples are of their native’s son.

In contrast, I would guess that SWWNBN has stopped (abruptly) nursing Trig. One of Alaska’s native sons is in someone else’s care.

Meanwhile, wars rage, people die, refugees escape, hostilities escalate, nuclear devices get refined, people plot, elections get voted on and debates get prepared for, and we blog.

My good news for the night—and it is really late here on the east coast—is that polls indicate we are on the proper course to begin to alter (change) the world.

We’ve most of a (needed) economic bailout, though I have mixed feelings about it. Asian markets will no doubt open slightly stronger in the morning, and European markets will follow.

All in all, a good time to say goodnight.

But mudpuppies don’t sleep well, so long as there are wrongs to be righted…and there are many.

I’m off to a fitful sleep because thanks to AKM, I became a mudpuppy somewhere along the line…..and so did you.

1 10 2008
SMR

Re: Recalling Icky Palin Person

I would carry around a recall petition everywhere all of the time, where do I sign? However, I don’t think that’s going to get any legs until after the Branchflower report is released. That’s to be on the the 10th. That report has to be okayed by the legis & further voted to be released to the public. Which is why I keep posting over & over & over asking people to look at the Countdown To Truth info that I posted over on the Action Alert bit of the Forum. There you will find the email addresses & phone numbers of our state legislators.

Let me explain here: It is very important that those legislators be inundated with calls/emails from people who explain to them that they have the opportunity to let the nation see the truth about the person who they are to trust to lead this country! That is a lot of power! That is a lot of power that McDickhead is trying to take from them! If we’d known what Cheney really was would we have voted Bush into office? If we’d known how our rights would have been systematically eradicated over the course of 8 years would he have been elected? I don’t think so! That is what could happen here!!!!! Good or bad, whatever is in that report needs to be given to the public! This is your chance to do something positive to help voters! This call or email is as important as any that you’d make thru the Obama phone bank!

Okay, done with my rant, back to the recall issue: operating under the assumption that there will be that beautiful day when Obama is elected as President, I sincerely hope that following that mclame will throw failin under the bus, then our state can have its rights back and then we can get to the real truth of Troopergate and put her in a box marked return to sender. She can stay out in Wasilla and hopefully nobody will ever have to hear her or see her again, that is until she starts her own show on one of those religious networks, then all of those crazy people can get their fill of her. She and Todd can be the new Jimmy & Tammy Faye Baker.

1 10 2008
califpat

Thanks Alaska for making American’s voices heard and to try to bring about justice. You are very courageous and gutsy. We were there with you in spirit, from the lower 48s. And Elmer Creek is right, whatever happened to recalling Palin?

1 10 2008
Crazy In Alaska

I love that Parnell wouldn’t come out. Please correct me if I am wrong, but didn’t he say during his campaign that he wouldn’t debate Young because he felt uncomfortable? He is living up to his potential. I sure hope he doesn’t become governor.

1 10 2008
Erin

Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout) (20:23:52) :

Is McAllister an Alaskan?

Yes, he is. He was a Channel 2 News reporter who mainly covered the political scene. I thought he seemed like a nice guy. Of course, I thought Meg Stapleton was nice, too.

SMR: I emailed everyone on the list yesterday with a polite note requesting that they support the release of the investigation. I got a short email response from Kim Elton saying that he is committed to the release of the report. No other replies, though, and one email didn’t go through. It was the Bill Stoltz one. Did you have that problem, too?

1 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Bill Stoltz needs to be bill StoltzE.

I had problems, too

1 10 2008
SMR

Thank you Erin. I didn’t have any problem with my email to Stoltz. I’ve only received a response from Kim Elton, same with my hubby. I think Elton must have a canned response to those emails. maybe the others haven’t yet gotten around to creating one of those auto-response things!

See you tomorrow at the Bear Tooth — i will be wearing my navy wellies!

1 10 2008
SMR

Thanks for the stoltz info, I modified the info on Action/Alert to add the E. I never did get anything that said that it didn’t go through though, unless my husband intercepted the email and forgot to tell me about it. Will send another to him, then.

1 10 2008
Suchanut

Wow! AKM – well done. 10:00 news is on and I am on channel 2 – let’s see if they cover it.

I’ll be watching the debate from my anchorage home – I’m having a debate party and ordering in Chinese. Someone is bringing Irish beer! That works for me!

I will proudly wear my new yellow muck boots so that I can activate my MUDPUPPY POWER! Positive Mudpuppy Vibes to Joe!

1 10 2008
Erin

Jeep Pike, thanks. I’ll resend it to him. How did you figure that out?

SMR: I’ll be there tomorrow. I’ll bring my bright yellow boots- maybe they can be seen in the dark theater!

1 10 2008
Suchanut

ooh – ooh – ooh!!! Alaskan’s For Truth are on! There’s Linda! There’s our rally! Linda is speaking! Bill McAllister says Colberg won’t resign. Woohooo! Made the news!

1 10 2008
GJ in Idaho

Nice going Ak AG petition barrers. I will look forward to seeing how this plays in the media, both up there and down here in the lower 48. I love it when the people have their say and it isn’t hidden under someones desk, but done right out in front of witnesses so all can see. I loved the photo’s.

It’s also nice to know my name is on the petition and sitting in the Gov’s office, even though she isn’t there to see them.

1 10 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Erin—

I got five mailer deamons!

That’s how I got it right!

1 10 2008
Erin

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — In a poll conducted Wednesday, October 1, 2008 Channel 2 News asked respondents if they think Attorney General Talis Colberg should resign.

Here is the official question and results.

Do you think Attorney General Talis Colberg should resign?

Yes 54%
No 46%

http://www.ktuu.com/Global/story.asp?S=9110296

1 10 2008
Erin

I thought it was funny what McAllister said after receiving the petition: “Oh, this WILL be communicated.”

1 10 2008
biglake

– Cassie Jeep
Re: the tree in “Stone Town” festooned with Obama posters and the Obama taxi, and the Obama store

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I spent a few days in Zanzibar last week, just a short hop from the mainland where I’m currently living. My first stop was the Obama tree in Stone Town. Zanzibar 4 Obama was painted at the base and on the tree is a painting of Obama.

They did have a few things for sale, including the ubiquitous t-shirts and some locally carved key chains. I compared my Obama button with theirs; and I noticed several Obama bumper stickers on the cars.
There are always people hanging around the tree since it is a taxi stand.
Proud of the East Africa connection? You bet.

I wonder if the message didn’t go out into the narrow, winding streets of Stone Town: there is an Alaskan supporter of Obama in town. As I walked into its maze of streets, I seemed to be riding on a carpet of good will. People smiled and said “Obama – good!”, they gave me thumbs up, they shook my hand. It was exhilarating!
One woman engaged me in conversation. She ended by saying ” I hope Obama wins. But I don’t know if America is ready for him.”
That, my fellow mudpuppies, is our challenge.

1 10 2008
knikgoose

The petition hits Anch Daily News:
http://community.adn.com/adn/node/132105

1 10 2008
knikgoose

You may also not realize that Mz. Palin has no respect for the U.N. Human Rights Code as per her treatment of Natives, and especially Native Women.
In spite of her claims to not being a racist because Todd is 1/8 yu’pik, natives believe she used that claim only to manipulate them.
She is now doing her level best to kill off the population, through starvation and neglect.
If you read this, you’ll see how she has gone out of her way to disassociate Natives from the processes of gov’t and ultimately their rights.
While she bemoaned the Supreme Court decision in the Exxon case, as it pertained to destruction of fishing areas and wildlife habitats, she is, on the other hand, setting up the largest open-pit mine in the entire world, right next to the most important fishing area in Alaska – at Bristol Bay.
Natives are attempting to block this, but she is determined to remove their indigenous rights to fish and hunt, in deference to sport fishing and hunting.
I am native, and I have lived in Alaska. These people need to hunt and fish to survive, They live hundreds of miles away from civilization in many cases, and there is no other way to survive.
But, this is good ole’ christian Sarah.
http://community.adn.com/adn/node/130953

1 10 2008
Cookie

Wow! I did sign the petition and I am so proud of you guys!

1 10 2008
concernedcanadian

So what actually happened, or was said after Shannon Moore and Phil Munger asked their questions?

1 10 2008
Cookie

Just like the vast majority of people voted for Bush & Cheney. Twice! Never underestimate the stupidity of the American Electorate.

Donate. Volunteer. Vote.

1 10 2008
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1 10 2008
concernedcanadian

It seems there was no ending to your entry mudraker of them receiving this?? What happened after the the delivery these words, did they all walk away?

1 10 2008
akdoggie

Someone posted that Sarah was elected by a vast majority of the Alaska voters. Let me remind you, that she did not get 50% of the total vote. It was 48+ or so, so it wasn’t a vast majority. More than 50% didn’t vote for her. She did have a good lead but never a true majority. This seems to never be stated or remembered, so Remember?

1 10 2008
John McCain

Yeah, just censor the truth, you communist Alaskians!
It won’t change the fact that the vast majority of Alaska voted for Sarah.
Your censorship only shows your weakness.

2 10 2008
rachelbirds

Good work mudflatters —
I love the grassworks aspect
of all you’re doing.

http://thehaikudiaries.wordpress.com/2008/10/02/october-2-2008-2/

2 10 2008
Libbs

knikgoose,

Thank you for posting that article. It was yet another eye-opener in the mounting concerns about Palin’s policies. It is appalling that she has been getting away with her agenda for so long. Really scary stuff.

2 10 2008
tamarack

“Alaskans for Truth has been informed that the members of the Legislative Council have been put under incredible pressure by the McCain Campaign to VOTE AGAINST releasing the report to the public.”

Seems odd. The McCain campaign is giving us a tacit admission that there is likely to be a ton of bad stuff in the Branchflower Report. Dumb.

2 10 2008
Kate Henry

So, to all of you who signed the online petition, your names are now in Sarah Palin’s office.

Uh ho… does that mean that I am on Sarah Palin’s enemies list? Maybe I should get a bumper sticker made up saying “I am an enemy of Sarah Palin”.

Good job folks, let’s keep the pressure going.

2 10 2008
Kate Henry

John McCain (23:59:42) :
Yeah, just censor the truth, you communist Alaskians!
It won’t change the fact that the vast majority of Alaska voted for Sarah.
Your censorship only shows your weakness.

This idiot obviously doesn’t know the meaning of the word censorship. It is the McBush campaign who is trying to censor the truth.

2 10 2008
Epic

I see that the Republicans are not calling for Gwen Ifil’s withdrawal, just expressing the hope that she won’t be too biased, saying that they are used to being the long suffering underdogs and that we shouldn’t expect too much since Sarah has been given this mighty, unfair cross to bear. They will, however, soldier on, meeting all adversity unflinchingly because John and Sarah are a team forged and tempered in the fires of… and so on.

Do people really get paid to write this clumsy crap? Is it good money?
Cos I can do that.

2 10 2008
Shove Maggot Palin aka the problem child

Kate,
Reminder: don’t feed the trolls.

2 10 2008
Shove Maggot Palin aka the problem child

Kate,

Love the bumper sticker idea. But maybe it should be “hater”, her own word for anyone who doesn’t genuflect low enough in the presence of SWWNBN!

2 10 2008
Digital Dame

So they’ve got our names… Hmm, wonder if any of us will turn up on the “no-fly” list??😉

As Benjamin Franklin said after signing the Declaration of Independence, “Gentlemen, we must now all hang together, or we shall most assuredly all hang separately.”

2 10 2008
habitual

I guess Uncle Ted is off the hook? Shocking.
http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/02/stevens.trial/index.html

Unreal.

2 10 2008
Barb Snow

http://rightwingnews.com/mt331/2008/10/gwen_ifill_the_sorry_state_of.php

hold your nose while reading this from the blog “rightwingnews(propaganda_

They are going to be hitting Obama with David Freddoso’s Book next…aghhhhh

Any way guys…great job yesterday…hope we all get positive results…good luck

2 10 2008
John McCain

Weakness is the sign of a loser.

2 10 2008
Frank aka liar skunk palin

Keep your eyes open around 6:30pm your time. If you see a mass exodus of Mc’coo coos regime buggin out. That can only mean, they are throwing SP back to the wolves.

Fingers crossed.

2 10 2008
Steph aka Beans Harpoon Palin

John McCain,
I never thought I would say this, but I love your site! When did you get the internet skillz?

2 10 2008
RememberNovember

Snaps and big ups from NYC!

2 10 2008
SMR

I’m not feeding the John McCain troll, but I do want the rest of you good readers to know that the vast majority of Alaskans did NOT vote for her! Approx 700,000 people in Alaska, she got approx 110,000 votes. I don’t think anyone could call that a vast majority, unless they were mathematically-challenged.

2 10 2008
Steph aka Beans Harpoon Palin

SMR-Look at John McCain’s site. Not a troll. Actually, the site has lots of clips that we have linked here, all in one place!

2 10 2008
pearl89

I’m so proud of Alaskans for Truth not only for what they are doing for Alsakans, but for the rest of the county. You guys are our eyes and ears. Keep up the good work.

2 10 2008
Lita

Good work, keep up the good fight. I wish internationals outside of the US could sign the petition!

2 10 2008
Tubbo & Dubba Tubba

Mmm…. Truth. Good with a hint of salt and a side of salsa. WE EAT YOUR TRUTH, FAGS!

3 10 2008
Tubbo & Dubba Tubba

http://tubbotwins.wordpress.com

(We forgot to give you our site…)

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