Prominent Alaskans Demand an Apology from the McCain-Palin Campaign.

1 11 2008

One of the most interesting things about living in Alaska is that you get a true appreciation of how large and how small it is – large geographically, and small socially.  The fact that there are so few people means that it’s almost impossible to spend a day doing errands without running in to someone you know, it’s common to find out that two of your unrelated friends actually know each other, and that engaged citizens can really affect positive change in the political process.  Another consequence of this “smallness factor” is that those who hold public office, and do a good job, become very well respected in the community.  Everyone knows who they are, and when they have something to say, people listen.

People generally respect one another here.  You learn quickly that you’d better treat people well or it might come back to haunt you. The guy you just told off will undoubtedly end up being your kid’s soccer coach, or the guy who pulls over to help you change a tire when it’s 20 below zero.  The woman that just made you land on the horn in traffic is undoubtedly going to be standing next to you in line wherever you’re going, or will be serving you your lunch.

This is why Alaskans, regardless of their political affiliation, watched in horror as Megan Stapleton (former local newscaster turned Palin spokeswoman) and attorney Ed O’Callaghan (an ‘outsider’ hired by the McCain campaign) started giving press conferences, calling themselves the “Truth Squad”.  The Truth Squad’s purpose it seemed, was to sully the reputation of former Commissioner of Public Safety Walt Monegan.  According to the independent investigator hired by the Alaska State Legislature, Palin abused her power in his firing.  She wanted Monegan to fire her ex-brother in law, an Alaska State Trooper who she felt had wronged her family.  Monegan couldn’t legally act, because the matter was already closed.  Palin fired him anyway. 

It was either going to play out in the media that Palin abused her power, or that Monegan deserved it.  So the Truth Squad got to work, and they broke the cardinal rule in Alaska – treat people well.   Monegan is well-loved, and respected across the board.  So, for Palin’s story to stick, the McCain-Palin campaign had to make this look like Monegan’s problem.  Enter the Truth Squad.  According to them, Monegan had a “rogue mentality”,  and he committed acts of “outright insubordination”.  Try to get a job in law enforcement if the Governor of the state has called you an “insubordinate rogue”.

So, when Representative Les Gara, in an epic piece of video footage, demanded that Meg Stapleton (former news anchor turned Palin spokeswoman) apologize to Walt Monegan, and the other Legislators that had gotten smeared by the “Truth Squad”, he wasn’t kidding.  This wasn’t some quaint, old-fashioned request, nor was it just a PR stunt.  He really did think she owed them an apology.  So did a lot of other Alaskans.

Now, two other prominent Alaska lawmakers have joined in the formal request for an apology.  Gail Phillips, former Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Chancy Croft, former Democratic President of the State Senate released a press release yesterday, that has already received wide coverage in the state, on radio and in today’s Anchorage Daily News.  This is one more thing that will be waiting on Governor Palin’s desk when she gets home.  It’s a good letter, and it sums up eloquently what many Alaskans feel.  Here it is reprinted, by permission, in its entirety:

October 28, 2008

Dear Senator McCain:

We are writing because we believe an apology is owed from your campaign to Alaskans and our former Commissioner of Public Safety, Walt Monegan. As former legislative leaders of both major political parties in Alaska, we haven’t always agreed upon political issues. However, we adamantly agree that Mr. Monegan, who is well respected in Alaska by people of all party affiliations, is owed an apology. The attacks against Commissioner Monegan for his role in administering a personnel issue, now known statewide as “Troopergate”, were unwarranted and wrong. Mr. Monegan is a former U.S. Marine, a front-line police officer, was Chief of Police in Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, served as our State’s Commissioner of Public Safety and served both Republicans and Democrats with professionalism and honor.

This summer Governor Palin fired Mr. Monegan as Commissioner, which was within her purview. However, in July, the Legislature, through unanimous action by the bi-partisan Legislative Council, voted to investigate Commissioner Monegan’s termination and whether his refusal to fire Trooper Wooten played a role in his termination. The investigation had nothing to do with your campaign.

After Governor Palin was named as your running mate, your campaign stepped into the fray. In an effort to discredit and stop the bi-partisan legislative investigation into whether or not Governor Palin acted improperly in seeking the termination of her former brother-in-law, Trooper Wooten, your campaign engaged in a near-daily course of personal attacks against Mr. Monegan and members of the legislature. It’s obvious to many of us that you probably were not aware of these attacks by your campaign committee; however, since the final responsibility is yours, we feel Mr. Monegan is owed an apology from you.

In an effort to halt the bi-partisan investigation, your campaign staff tried to vilify Commissioner Monegan. Before Governor Palin was selected to your presidential ticket, she had agreed to the investigation; she publicly said it was justified and that she and her staff would cooperate with the investigation. She stated to the press that the public had a right to be concerned whether or not her administration may have placed improper pressure on the State Department of Public Safety to fire her former brother-in-law.

Following Governor Palin’s selection as your running mate, your campaign sent staff to Alaska to try to stop the investigation that Governor Palin had previously agreed to. Your campaign staff accused the legislative action as partisan in spite of the fact that the unanimous vote of the Legislative Council was bi-partisan.

Your campaign accused Mr. Monegan of being a “rogue”, of being insubordinate and other defamatory statements. To justify your involvement in this Alaskan issue and the Governor’s termination of Commissioner Monegan, your campaign continually changed the excuses for his termination. The various and changing excuses given by your campaign speaks clearly to the lack of credibility in its involvement.

Despite your campaign’s efforts to stop the investigation in court, and by public pressure, the investigation was recently completed. On October 10th the investigative report was released and the independent investigator, Steve Branchflower, concluded that the Governor had violated the State’s Executive Ethics statute by pressuring for the termination of Mr. Wooten from his position as an Alaskan State Trooper. The investigation also found that one of the probable reasons Commissioner Monegan was terminated was his refusal to fire the Governor’s former brother-in-law.

We acknowledge the authority the Governor has for terminating Commissioners; however, your campaign’s interference into this State matter and attempts to discredit Commissioner Monegan for campaign purposes is very troubling. Both the vilification of Mr. Monegan and the attempts by your campaign to stop the investigation were wrong.

We respectfully request an apology from your campaign to Mr. Monegan. He is a good man who has put his life on the line for Alaskans many times and he deserves better treatment from you and your campaign. Not only have the personal attacks from your campaign deeply affected and hurt the Monegan family, but also the people of Alaska who care and respect Mr. Monegan.

Sincerely,

Gail Phillips
Former Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives

Chancy Croft
Former President of the Alaska State Senate

Alaskans for Truth, the organizers of the huge rally in downtown Anchorage last month, and the organizers of the petition demanding the resignation of the Attorney General Talis Colberg for his botched handling of the Troopergate investigation, has issued a call to action.

They ask that any and all people, from inside or outside the state, who agree with the above letter, and are disgusted by the treatment of this decent, hard-working man who has served his country and his state with honor, please send a postcard to the McCain campaign adding your name to those respectfully demanding an apology for their behavior.  Then, let Alaskans for Truth know you did (alaskansfortruth@gmail.com).  It’s a small act, but it may help to restore something important that was taken from a good man.

Postcards can be sent to:

Honorable Senator John McCain
John McCain 2008
P.O. Box 16118
Arlington, VA 22215

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76 responses

1 11 2008
Ennealogic

I’ll be writing my letter.

1 11 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

Present

1 11 2008
Lulu

I will be writing & mailing my postcard to McCain as well.

AKM, can’t this mean that McCain could lose on Nov. 4 in AK? I mean, if there are that many people angry, and the anger crosses both political aisles, won’t there be a backlash against McCain-Palin?

1 11 2008
Bea

FiveThirtyEight has Alaska in the “SafeDem” column with a 100% prediction of a Begich win!!

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/

What say you, Alaskans?? Is this ConviTed’s last hurrah??

1 11 2008
Martha Unalaska Yard Sign Toon

Repeating here from end of last post because SMR sounds sad! Me, too.

SMR (11:11:02) :

I hear you, I understand. I was just trying to cheer us up a bit. But there are just way too many Alaskans who are too stupid to be voting, who don’t have a “global conscience”, and who remain trapped inside the Alaska bubble – a land and law of its own. The PFD helps the pocket book, but often makes Alaskans feel entitled, instead of grateful. This whole “we are better than the Feds” is totally disgusting me – like TS and his mantra that he was not convicted by a jury of his peers. What the f**k? And we wonder about SP’s weirdo husband being part of the AIP, when so many Alaskans act that way even if they aren’t affiliated with it? To hell with the affiliation – it’s the selfish actions and hubris at the root of it all that bothers me. What a horrible role model TS has become – even worse since his convictions. I started out by crying, disbelieving… now I’m really mad and will stay that way til that old politician gets his due, and not the kind that will give him another story on his chalet. Now I’m hoping for jail time – mean of me, isn’t it? If I had young kids, I would cover their ears whenever he opened his mouth and tell them he is a bad man in a good land. I don’t’ think this is going to turn out well for him, but in the meantime it is causing another great divide in our great land – it’s not like we need any more of those!

Good luck SMR, although you will be here until spring so we will get to chat a lot with you before then!

1 11 2008
Jan (SW Washington)

This is sure a MUST DO!!

1 11 2008
CO Almost Native

I’ll be writing, a an honorary Alaskan and an outraged American…I read this yesterday on adn, a great online newspaper- and usually fair, I am given to understand.

1 11 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

Get yer postcards. I’ll be sending more than one!

1 11 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

10 again?

1 11 2008
Ennealogic

And happy November to all, only 3 days to go. Candles lit? Votes cast? Dragging friends and relatives to the polls? Check, check, and check.

And I’m not one for caring about being first, after all, I always write very fast one-line comments… (lol) 😀

1 11 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

Poor Walt. It is heartening to see he has so much support. I’m pretty sure an apology won’t be forthcoming however.

1 11 2008
Bea

Ennealogic (12:30:18) :

And happy November to all, only 3 days to go. Candles lit? Votes cast? Dragging friends and relatives to the polls? Check, check, and check.
______

And remember everyone, you can phone bank right from the comfort and privacy of your own house:

http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/phonebankmap

You can ever choose the state you want to call!

1 11 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Sista Froth Hussein

If anyone is worried about not having postcards, you can create your own on a number of programs like publisher and word… or just cut the piece of card board from panty hose/undershirts etc into the appropriate size 5.5 X 4.5 ” (I am so sincerely hoping that is correct) or you can cut 8.5 X 11 card stock into 4 postcards, or cut card stock in half (use a regular stamp) or go to the PO and buy some. Stop me. Make me stop with the postcard suggestions….

1 11 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

@CO Almost Native,

Thanks for sharing about your cancer on the other thread.

Glad we are both here. Life is beautiful. Been a hard fought battle for me, but I’m still standing.

Big hug to you!

1 11 2008
CO Almost Native

Huffington Post reports that the Obama office in Missouri has a deal with the cabbies in that state; they will take anyone who wants to vote, but needs transportation, to the polls. The cabbies will not ask who they plan to vote for.

Very classy, unlike some campaigns I might mention…

1 11 2008
SMR

@ Martha —

I’m not sad, I’m resigned, and have been resigned for many many many years… Let’s see, Alaska has been voting STUPID for about 20 years, not coincidentally this is within about 10 years of the pipeline construction & oil boom starting, PFDs and the like…

I’m copying here my response from the other thread. And really, I am NOT sad, I am really really excited about A) My husband coming home for a week on Nov 4th (he’s gone ahead to Calgary without us), and B) Obama winning that same wonderful day, and C) I get to move soon(ish)!

@Martha –

thanks for the nice words! I am as mystified as you by TS. WTF is an understatement. What, is he trying to incite action against the government now? He is a delusional old man whose time has passed… Unfortunately Alaskans get all riled up when it comes to their Uncle T, and they are swallowing that bitter brew quite happily. I think only Lousiana (Huey Long) can top AK when it comes to believing that the criminal is a victim as long as the money keeps flowing into their pockets.

That’s why I say NO PFDs!!!!! PERSONAL INCOME TAX!!!!! Weed out those who are “entitled!”

I wish there were a nice lawyer with a little time on their hands who would step up to the plate and sue the state of Alaska on behalf of the rest of the US for the PFD issue. Wouldn’t it just serve these people right if someone said “Hey, Alaska is part of the US, gets our tax dollars, why is it that only Alaskans get a share of this oil money?”

1 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@Goalie Sanka-

And a hug and a high five back at you- I admire all of us who are still here; a good reason to smile.

1 11 2008
Lacy Lady

I am anxious to hear the APOLOGIES from all parties—including The Gov. of Alaska. Let’s just see how tough she is on this one!!!!!! That husband of hers can also apologize. They can find the Word ” apologize” in Webster’s Dictionary!
Hopefully, Mr Monegan gets the respect he deserves.

1 11 2008
shilo442

I’m helping Walt, sending my postcard out too.

1 11 2008
megacephalus

Palin throws Grandpa under the bus in FL:

“POLK CITY, Florida (CNN) — At a boisterous Sarah Palin rally in Polk City, Florida on Saturday afternoon, one name was surprisingly absent from the campaign décor — John McCain’s.

.http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/11/01/mccains-name-nowhere-to-be-seen-at-palin-rally/

“Looking around the Fantasy of Flight aircraft hangar where the rally took place, one could see all the usual reminders that it was a pro-McCain event. There were two large “Country First” banners hung on the walls along with four enormous American flags meant to conjure the campaign’s underlying patriotic theme. Many of the men and women in the audience wore McCain hats and t-shirts.

“But on closer inspection, the GOP nominee’s name was literally nowhere to be found on any of the official campaign signage distributed to supporters at the event.

“Members of the audience proudly waved “Country First” placards as Palin delivered her stump speech. Those signs were paid for by the Republican National Committee.

“The other sign handed out to supporters read “Florida is Palin Country,” but those signs were neither paid for by the Republican National Committee nor the McCain campaign. In small print, the signs were stamped with the line “Paid for and authorized by Putnam for Congress” — as in, the re-election campaign of Florida congressman Adam Putnam, whose district skirts Polk City.

“In fact, Putnam’s name was considerably more prominent than was McCain’s — his campaign had placed a number of large “Putnam for Congress” banners around the event site.?

1 11 2008
CO Almost Native

Shikago-

Wasn’t your get-together of Chicago Mudflatters today? So- how was it?

1 11 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

Gail, Chancy, I wouldn’t hold my breath if I were you. You are asking for the right to say they were wrong. The Republican party in the lower 48 really don’t give a ratsass about you. Sorry, they just don’t care about any honest citizens anywhere. That’s why they are disolving into splinter truth squads this Wednesday.

1 11 2008
JaneDoe

Speaking of BLUE Mudpuppies!

I just had a brilliant idea! Why don’t we ALL put (a) BLUE CANDLES(s) in our window(s). Or a blue ribbon on a tree or front door. From tonight until November 5th.
I’m running out to Target right now. Spread the word. Post this on every website & blog you can think of and email your friends to do the same.
Blue lights in windows accross the USA & world for Obama.
What a beautiful thought!

1 11 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

CO Almost Native it’s tomorrow🙂

1 11 2008
BigPete

For anybody who needs a good laugh, while still remaining on topic…Bill Maher’s show last night seems to have been a Mudflats Appreciation Special.
You can see it on DailyKos (saturday morning Real Time/Maher)

I’ve got no link……you’ll have to go to DailyKos the old fashioned way
(…sorry!)

1 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

@SMR

One of the reasons that I left the US for France when I was 25 was the re-election of Reagan. I saw my parents suffer under his policies – Reagan removed Alzheimer’s DIsease from the list of diseases covered by the Veteran’s Benefit Healthcare thing (don’t know how it’s called) and so my mom had to foot the bill for any care he would need, the Shelter for Battered Women where I volunteered lost their one certified teacher because funding to pay her was cut (it was mostly due to her that all those kids that came in with their moms could live a fairly “normal” life), college costs skyrocketed while the Repugs were cutting Pell, everyone around me only talked about money, and those without it suffered. I couldn’t stand it anymore and left to look for a better place.

I knew back then that the only other choice I had was to go into politics to try and change all the wrong I saw happening, but I was just too shy with not enough self-confidence, so instead I left. Maybe staying and trying to change things would’ve been the wiser choice. Maybe if I go back soon…

1 11 2008
UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady

Haaaa Haaaaa Hhhhhaaaaaaa!!!!!

Palin pranked on RADIO!!!!

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/11/1/151958/557/831/649050

1 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

Who did Palin speak in front of in Polk County? and in front of how many?

1 11 2008
A Brit abroad aka Flag Hussein "That One" Cobra

@ Uk Lady
I’m listening to that now… she really is stoooooopid!

1 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@Shikago-

Oops. You know how it is: all of these days before the election have blurred together…

BTW- CNN has moved AZ from red to pink, only leaning McLame. (oops, indeed)

1 11 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

Damn, gotta reboot. bbl

1 11 2008
Trini

AKM: That reminds me of the movie called “Six Degrees of Seperation” or something like that. The idea is that we are all linked to each other in some way. You illuminate in a very strong way that Alaskans experience this strongly. And it makes everyday matters difficult. To my embarrassment, I am 2 degrees from Bush. I’ve had to live with that for 8 long years. Oh, CHANGE please come!

Shikago, what’s going on with the rally? Anything I need to bring?

1 11 2008
A Brit abroad aka Flag Hussein "That One" Cobra

Oooh… everyone has to listen to that prank call… Palin is so incredibly unstatesmanlike (unstatespersonlike?) it’s gut wrenching. Does she know anything about France? Anything? She obviously doesn’t understand people speaking with a funny foreign accent… I think I would have politely made excuses to get off the line about 30 seconds into that if I was her and then done some serious damage limitation.

It is a superb example of why she should never be allowed near foreign dignitaries.

1 11 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

UK.. that pranked call was just too funny..!!

1 11 2008
Marnie

Boy! A Breath of fresh air in a year poluted with ugly politics.
How many politicians are willing to set aside their party interests and come together for the good of their state and the good of its citizens?

Just watch your backs, Palin, McCain and the entire Bushie Empire are very into retribution. After all isn’t this what Troopergate is all about? Hurting people who stand up against you?

I’ve been hoping Alaskans would resent the Repocon’s trying to take over their state’s government. Run them out of the state before their money and the lure of power infect anyone else.

1 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@UKLady-

More than LOL- I was almost crying, I was laughing so hard! I got to the spoof by going to YouTube- typed in “Prankin Palin”; I think too many were going through daily kos, because it froze.

What a hoot…and she is a marooon (thanks, Bugs)

Now on to Bill Maher-

1 11 2008
disenchanted tore

HAHAHAHA!! That prank call was unbelievable!! I could actually hear that sugary sweetness dripping from her flattered fangs! Ashton could’ve never pulled off anything that good!

Shame on you Barack! I know this was your doings. Ummm, mischief night was two days ago. NO FAIR! LOLOL

1 11 2008
enjay AKA Turbine Yukon

Am at work (again) today playing “catch-up” from all the work that never seems to get done — I Love the idea of Blue Candles & Blue Ribbons– will have to make a stop before heading home tonight. (another “TO DO” sticky note)

Was taking a couple min. to read the comments – here & there
I hope that the Repubs – whoever in 2012 has learned a valuable lesson from the McC campaign. (And even the Hillary primary) When you stick to “SOVLING the ISSUES” that are important to the American public – you don’t need the kitchen sink. Obama stuck to the issues – and empathized with the plight of the middle class. Health care costs / high insurance costs with high deductables or no coverage for pre-existing conditions / Jobs / economy / national security / etc.

Here are some recent comments FROM the public regarding the McC campaign~~

“”I am very upset by McCain’s and Palin’s incendiary methods of campaigning. They rev up their base in a very divisive manner. They pit republicans against democrats in a way that demonizes democrats as being un-American. American against American. In these times that require unity? How dare they? They incite hate and violence. To hear someone yelling “terrorist” or “kill him” about another American is disturbing. Worse yet, it went unanswered as this is what they are aiming for. This is unacceptable behavior for two people who want to govern all the people. They also stir racial tensions by preying on people’s fears. After all the reason why some people would fear Obama is because they believe that he would not have their best interest at heart. McCain and Palin are less scary because they are white. However, there is a long list of not questionable, but factual dealings, McCain has in his past and present. As well, there is a long list for her young years, that Palin has from accusations of abuse of power to her involvement with a group that wants to separate from the U.S. Separation is an ideology that doesn’t just go away. I am from Quebec, Canada so I know about this. We have to deal with this endlessly. Everything about McCain and Palin show why they should absolutely not be in power.””

“”The rotting corpse of the GOP sure is starting to stink!! “”

“”I’ll tell you what is scary and what is over the top.
I was watching the opening of John McCains rally last evening on Cnn with the Governor of California. I am absolutly disgusted at the way he made remarks about Senator OBama’s arms,legs and such. The people in America deserve better than this type of terrible trash talk. And i see John McCain was just going along with it hoping the smear machine worked up the crowd. Not all in that audience liked what they were hearing from what we could see.

My Question is if John McCain is elected President will he consider laughing at all the different people under his care just because they are thin , a little over weight or maybe people with disabilities. I guess if you are not just like him you are considered a joke.

Shame on Arnold and even more shame on McCain. “”

“”John McCain’s campaign has been the most vicious I have seen in the last 40 years. He has destroyed his reputation and proven himself not to be the American hero many of us once thought he was. What a sad, pathetic way to destroy your political and personal legacy. He sold his soul during this election season. “”

1 11 2008
Lighthouse (Sport Grunt Hussein) CO

Palin pranked on radio…good grief, I’m embarrassed for her.

1 11 2008
enjay AKA Turbine Yukon

Don’t know why I get “spam-zoned”

grrrrrrr

1 11 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

CO.. Bugs’ comment is Ultra Maroon..🙂

1 11 2008
Big Al from Las Vegas

Newsflash!

In an effort to “pump up” Presidential Nominee Barack Obama’s scrawny arms and skinny legs, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is asking for a 90-day Moratorium on the prosecution of Steriod use and supply. Gov. Schwarzenegger believes he can makeover President-elect Obama just in time to reveal a new “pumped up” image of Obama at his January Presidential Inauguration.

When asked for a comment, the Obama campaign responded, “Although we appreciate Gov. Schwarzenegger’s concern for Presidential nominee Barack Obama’s scrawny arms and skinny legs, we would rather keep our candidate lean and mean sticking to our cardio workouts and pick-up basketball games than risk the potential dangers of steroid use which include the possibility of our man growing woman breasts and our man suffering shrinkage in penis size. We don’t believe America wants a President that needs to wear a man-zier or one that has to explain shrinkage when he has not been near the water.”

1 11 2008
DeMo

UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady said(12:49:05) :

Haaaa Haaaaa Hhhhhaaaaaaa!!!!!

Palin pranked on RADIO!!!!

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/11/1/151958/557/831/649050

______________________________________________________

Yeah, she’s ready for national office. Effing tool.

G-d, I have nothing but disdain for that poor excuse for a human being.

Saw something on MSNBC today about some shop owner who made a hunting bow in honor or Palin. He so admires her keeping Trig. And what better way to celebrate that than to make a weapon that kills innocent animals for man’s folly?

Saw a McCain speech. Fired up. “Fight…” Is there anything more hawkish and more representative of who he is than to implore his audience to fight? And while they boo, he laughs. Never admonishes the crowd to refrain from jeers. He loves it. He’s really a very vile man and Palin is his perfect running mate. As Palin herself might say, a match made in heaven.

1 11 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

I think it’s just too funny that Barbie is so damn stupid to think a guy with a terrible french accent would be the president of France.

the uncomfortable laugh when he wanted to hunt by helicopter and her laughing when he says it’s so fun killing things.

She had no clue.. what a complete and utter dope.. And this is someone who would be VP???

1 11 2008
SMR

That Kos link to the phone prank is great! She is beyond stupid, as is her staffer who took the call. Why on earth would anyone believe that Nicolas S. would be calling Palin??????????????

1 11 2008
MJC

Palin Declares War on Iran!

**Oopsy! Did she let the cat out of the bag?

1 11 2008
Jason in Oakland

Very powerful letter to McCain. It brings to mind the nature of politics. Figures like Palin, whose political existence is founded on the appearance of no blemishes, tend to have the biggest blemishes of all. It’s no surprise that she and McCain’s campaign would attempt to muzzle this. The truth is not that hard to swallow–that Palin is just a person who thought she could solve a family problem with a short cut. Had she simply come clean and said, “I bent the law, that was wrong, I was just trying to help my family,” she would have suffered lumps. But the lumps have been a lot bigger by lying and covering it up, and suppressing it. The issue now is that she’s power hungry and apparently will stop at nothing from trying to hide any and all blemishes. I guess that’s the tragedy of Sarah Palin and why she should have no business leading a country or a state.

1 11 2008
Bobg

What’s with all of the Palin signs? I’ve worked in many campaigns and this just isn’t done. You always sell the top of the ticket. More and more I think we will have to fight her in 2012. McCain, I’ll never forgive you!

1 11 2008
Southpaw

@JaneDoe (12:42:00) :

Speaking of BLUE Mudpuppies! I just had a brilliant idea! Why don’t we ALL put (a) BLUE CANDLES(s) in our window(s). Or a blue ribbon on a tree or front door. From tonight until November 5th. I’m running out to Target right now. Spread the word. Post this on every website & blog you can think of and email your friends to do the same.

Blue lights in windows accross the USA & world for Obama.
What a beautiful thought!”

Good idea JD. Count me in. Thanks / Go Blue USA. Is this like a Blue Light Special?

1 11 2008
Shove Maggot "That One" Hussein aka the problem child

New thread on the Punkin’ Palin!

1 11 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

oh god.. the song his wife supposedly wrote was said too fast for me to catch, but it ended with you’re a pig.. ‘cochon’ in french is pig..

How funny.. that is the best thing today.. made me laugh..!

1 11 2008
enjay AKA Turbine Yukon

I love the idea of Blue Candles & Blue Ribbons — writing sticky note for “TO DO” on way home.

Good article on CNN Politics
BIDEN: Never Thought I’d See this from McCain

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/11/01/biden-never-thought-id-see-this-from-mccain/

be sure to read some of the replies – there are so many ppl out there disgusted with the way the Repubs have campaigned.

1 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@Marty-

You are correct:) I remember his complete phrase of: “What a maroon”, from the early cartoons. But ultra is more fitting-

1 11 2008
Shove Maggot "That One" Hussein aka the problem child

Have to get a postcard. Any ideas for how to get all that the Alaskan leaders had to say plus all my own thoughts onto a 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 card?😉

1 11 2008
Shove Maggot "That One" Hussein aka the problem child

Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird (13:14:52) :

I think it’s just too funny that Barbie is so damn stupid to think a guy with a terrible french accent would be the president of France.

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Actually, Marty, I think they are both francophones. Quebec French is not quite the same as Sarkosy’s, but close enough to fool Caribou Barbie!

1 11 2008
SMR

Big Al you are tooooo funny. Life must be interesting at your house.

@Jamie —

I am sorry for the trials that led you to move to France, but I trust that you have found much happiness there.

It is very possible to effect positive change outside of politics, and even from a distance, not everyone is cut out for the political sphere. Look at Ingrid Betancourt! When she was in Colombia I had a mini email campaign trying to get the film about her shown here in Alaska at the Bear Tooth (they show lots of political and art house films). No luck. So I read all that I could about her, her book, donated to the cause, hoped. What an inspiring person she is. But there are lots of others (say the woman at the women’s shelter you mentioned) who are also changing the world for the better in any way they can. AKM is one of those! And those of us who are emailing, writing, rallying, etc., are in the ranks too.

This country has gone off the rails in a lot of ways, but perhaps it will heal & prosper. In the meantime we can only do what we feel is best for ourselves and our country (or countries in your case). One person at a time. And we must not forget to hope. I have not totally given up on Alaska or the US, but it will be a long road to change for both, and if it happens that I do my bit from outside the country, well, that’s okay too, whatever works! But don’t look for me on any political stage. Public speaking — NO WAY.

1 11 2008
B in MA

One thing to keep in mind…as bad as Stapleton and O’Callaghan are, they are merely pawns goose-stepping to the call of my town’s prodigal daughter, and former Governer, Jane Swift. And even worse…she’s been calling the shots, not in AK, but from right here in the comfort of her cozy little home in western MA. It took less than a week following Blinky’s announcement before she was in the local rag announcing that she was heading up the “Truth Squad” to rebut the “vile lies” and smears against Winky by the uncouth Democrats.

And if my memory serves, I don’t think there was much even said about Barbie at that point beyond what was written right here at Mudflats.

1 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

omg new post…………gotta read

1 11 2008
foofighter

Gara writes a letter back to Colberg demanding indy counsel for witness tampering

http://www.pubrecord.org/sarah-palin/448-alaska-ag-under-pressure-to-probe-mccain-palin-campaign.html

1 11 2008
B in MA

My bad. Less than 2 weeks. Her press release was on Sept 9th.

1 11 2008
shoeho

Card in the mail first thing Monday AM.

1 11 2008
futurexpat?

That apology will never happen!

1 11 2008
Lara

I’ve written mine. In the mail tomorrow.

1 11 2008
rachelbirds

Alaska is like
a small town — apology
is necessary.

http://www.thehaikudiaries.wordpress.com

1 11 2008
Buddy That One Voter

You have to read this, go to ‘alternet” and read THE REAL STORY BEHIND HOW McCAIN CHOSE SARAH PALIN also go to UNFITMaCAIN.COM Shes a total fraud and cares about no-one except SARAH…

1 11 2008
Hawk
1 11 2008
Sarahlee Payless

As far as i see it Sarah Payless Is a stupib old goat. She does not have the capability to control a small home let alone a large nation. Not only is Payless an old goat but Mc Lame is a bigger geriatric old fatass. Just imagine what this beautiful country would be like with Payless as VP and Mc Lame as President.

1 11 2008
Anthony Look

An apology, that’s mighty nice of Alaskans. I personally would think a special prosecutor type investigation of the entire Truth Squad intrusion in Alaskan political and judicial goings on is more in line.

1 11 2008
Susan

All for one and one for all – I’m in, and sharing the request. Thanks for putting the letter here along with the plea. Any small chance to support Walt Monegan (and his mom, at the very least) in the aftermath of campaign malfeasance on Palin’s behalf is just too damn good to pass up. Cheers to Phillips & Croft et al for seeking this much-due apology.

1 11 2008
a

Tell your friends, and show them the proof.

Adolf Hitler was well-known to have used hypnosis on crowds to gain power in Germany. (Just Google it if you doubt it.) So why cant this happen in America? It is happening.

Now, this document, An Examination of Obama’s Use of Hidden Hypnosis Techniques in His Speeches is really spreading. Many people, including young people, are starting to wake up.

Young people have come up with a saying, “Don’t drink the kool-aid Obama is pushing on you.”

Obama has no accomplishments, we don’t know him, he wrote a memoir, he has racist connections, he is using hypnosis, and he thinks he’s the Messiah and that he should be in control of the world. We’ve seen this story before in Germany in the 1930’s, haven’t we? We know what happened there.

Obama’s use of hypnosis in speeches is why:
-nothing sticks to him
-the huge crowds
-the huge money contributions
-the mesmerized effect, especially in young people, who, because of their imaginations are more susceptible to hypnosis (read the document)
-the exorbitant election fraud, rule-breaking and bias in the media
-he gets away with changing every position
-people are calling him the “greatest leader of a generation” with no accomplishments

You have to read this document to understand how his hypnosis works. Logically and rationally, why not get to know this guy a little more before handing the world over to him? Why not wait?

An Examination of Obama’s use of Hidden Hypnosis Techniques in His Speeches can be found at

PS – “Dont drink Obama’s Kool-Aid”

2 11 2008
Prominent Alaskans Demand an Apology from the McCain-Palin Campaign. « Nuclear and Indigenous Items of Interest

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2 11 2008
Jason in Oakland

To: a
Re: Dont drink Obama’s Kool-Aid

Wow. What a wack job you are. Luckily, the number of people who suffer from your combination of fear and retardation is probably not enough to affect this election. The only way you can argue against Obama is by dredging up outrageous comic book plot lines. I’ve got one for you — Obama is the descendent of Vonixtus Rei, the Grand Lord Mason of the Hapsburgs, thought to be Emanuel Kant, who, in his secret writings, said the Dark Lord had ordained one named Amab Okcarab to rise up and take over the world. Hey, don’t be scared. I just made it up. But feel free to add it to your collection of wack job beliefs so that you can intelligently argue about politics. I’m glad I don’t drink your kool-aid.

2 11 2008
bipartisan call for mccain campaign apology over troopergate actions « angryXer

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2 11 2008
Donald from Hawaii

a, I’ll second Jason in Oakland. What a sad, pathetic figure you cut, noxiously comparing Obama to Adolf Hitler. How do you even function at a base level in the real world, holding such patently absurd views as you do?

3 11 2008
Rankle Hiway Hussein of the Obamanation

a (23:54:19) :
“a”, I think you lost your tinfoil hat somewhere.

6 11 2008
rlitzen

You’re bunch of idiots, a bunch of kowtowing liberal pandering idiots.
In every other state, a dangerous rogue cop is fired and put in jail, especially if he threatens a Governor. Why do you want people to visit- So your rogue cops can threaten and kill anyone they want to.
What in the hell kind of State are you idiots runnig up there?
Senator McCain, if you read this sight and get to this letter- Don’t apologize, send the FBI to investigate these idiots for 1. Threatening an official, 2. Official misconduct and 3. Conspiracy to commit the prior two offenses for the criminals and all others who wrote the letter demanding an apology.
Gov. Sarah deserves better than this. By the way, if the Alsakn Senator wins and cannot sit as Senator because of his conviction- Could Gov. Palin appoint herself as Senator? . If she can, please advise strongly to do so.




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