Race Tightening in Alaska!?!

3 11 2008

Go ahead and rub your eyes, and look at that graph again. You saw it right. Less than 3 points separating the candidates in Alaska, as of yesterday. These are the latest numbers released by Alaska’s Hays Research Group. With Obama-Biden nipping at the heels of McCain-Palin, can we be considered a battleground state again?

In Alaska, it’s not unreasonable to expect an “enthusiasm factor” to come into play. Imagine you are an Alaska Republican. (Don’t worry, this won’t last long). Imagine that Senior Senator and Republican icon Ted Stevens just got hit with seven felony convictions and his numbers have slid off a cliff. Then imagine that your lone Congressman Don Young, another Republican icon, has spent $1.2 million of his campaign money on legal fees, and his indictment is coming as sure as the seasons change and the sun rises. His rival, Democrat Ethan Berkowitz, has a comfortable lead. Then imagine that your presidential ticket, McCain-Palin is sending out spokespeople saying that they’re still sort of in the race if they win (insert long list of states, and statistical improbabilities here) AND mange to pull it off in (another long list of states and statistical improbabilities). Then add the fact that you’ll have to go stand in line with a bunch of happy, optimistic Democrats, and you may decide to just sit this one out. Too depressing. And you may have the makings for a single digit race in Alaska.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if Obama loses in Alaska by single digits, it is a LANDSLIDE victory. Remember that. And if he actually wins? You’ll hear the cheering from the Lower 48 (AND Hawaii)!

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3 11 2008
OMG!!!

Go blue Alaska!!

3 11 2008
Dee

Sitting at my computer wearing my mudflats tshirt and drinking from my mudflats mug, I can barely breathe waiting for tomorrow. I will proudly wear my muddy tshirt and my Obama buttons as I greet people outside my polling place. Onward and upward.

3 11 2008
headlineselevenfive

OMG. .. third?

3 11 2008
Aeroentropy aka Bash Budweiser Palin

C’mon AK – you have it in you!!

3 11 2008
Lil' Geese Whalebone Palin

OH BABY!!!

3 11 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Amazing!

3 11 2008
NoCalGal

Mudpuppies! It is a great day! AKM and all the AK Bloggers- give yourselves a pat on the back and a round of applause!! We in the lower 48 CHEER YOU!!!

I have the champagne in the fridge! I will be here tomorrow CELEBRATING with you all..

whoo frakin HOOO

3 11 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

This is SO amazing. I’m thinking blue thoughts, I’m thinking blue thoughts. I just know we can do it (at least here in my “fringey” corner of the state!).

3 11 2008
MrSleep

“If” Arizona, and Alaska come through, the hell will have just frozen over for Winguttia.

That would be SWEET!

3 11 2008
Cynamen Hussein Alaska Blue

Oh my goodness…

That would be like the cherry on top!

Oooh…let it be!

GOTV.

3 11 2008
pvazwindy

Change is comin Alaska. Sry about dropping the G.

3 11 2008
Bev

Even if Obama/Biden does not win in your state, I am so proud in the lower 48 because it renews my faith in those who will fight corruption.
And who will not just vote their party lines because they think they should, and will look beyond the color of ones skin to see the hope inside and the drive to take us to a better place.

Some say, what if you are wrong, I say, what if i am not…it is time to take that chance and not vote for the same old thing, we saw how that worked(or didn’t)

God Bless you Alaska and Bless the USA!!!!!!!!!!!

Obama/Biden ’08…voted early in Ohio.

3 11 2008
Northern Exposure

The view from Cecily is a little more pessimistic, but happy to ride your coattails, Anchorage.

3 11 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

You guys are much more observant than I am to catch these new threads!

This is exciting news – and NOT surprising at all!

3 11 2008
NMJ

Wouldn’t it be great if you could drive anywhere in Alaska tonight and see blue candles everywhere?

Alaskans…these are just poll numbers; if your enthusiasm actually gets those people to the polls to vote tomorrow (lines in AK for voting??), you can probably reverse those numbers!

3 11 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Dreaming of my first visit to a BLUE Alaska!

3 11 2008
Wondering_Lake

Please, PLEASE, everyone converge on Wasilla with your Obama signs!

Personally, I’d like to see the highway from Anchorage airport all the way to Palin’s polling place in Wasilla lined with Obama supporters. Can we make this happen?

After midnight on the West Coast, she will begin an overnight flight to Alaska. She is expected to touch down before sunrise in Anchorage and travel the hour to her hometown of Wasilla, with just enough time to vote before traveling back to join McCain in Phoenix Tuesday night.

3 11 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

You know when their candidate is losing sometimes people switch their vote just because they don’t want to vote for a LOSER.

Cross your fingers that there are a lot of those in AK and AZ!

3 11 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

From Daily Kos — tee hee:

Is this show going to get cancelled?

It was not the best of beginnings for Palin Monday morning.

At the first of the Alaska governor’s six rallies of the day, there was plenty of room to spare. The crowd at Lakewood Park was sparse, to say the least, perhaps one of the smallest she has seen in weeks.

John McCain’s show is pretty sure to be cancelled.

John McCain’s first rally of the day, in Tampa outside Raymond James Stadium, only drew about 1,100 people. Local reporters noting that at almost the same spot just before the 2004 election, President Bush drew about 15,000 people. Two weeks ago, Obama drew an estimated 8,000.

Republican Gov. Crist, who had previously agreed to do interviews with CNN and various local affiliates, bolted right after the rally with no explanation.

3 11 2008
3 11 2008
NoCalGal

O.T. re SP Med records.. MY bet is that she had her tubes tied years ago… hee hee…

3 11 2008
epic

So McCain’s 2.7 ahead but the margin of error is 4.9?!!

Oops.

3 11 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Congrats to all you Alaskans for defying expectations!

And to all of my fellow residents of the Old Dominion, isn’t it such a fantastic change to be a state in play this time?

Here’s a great quote from electoral analysis guru Nate Silver:

“Virginia, for my money, is the most important state in this election. ”

The full post here: http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/

3 11 2008
squee

My favorite part is the 5% that are undecided or refused to say! If you were voting for your own Gov and it’s a state run poll, why would you refuse to say?

Sounds like some peeps want to vote for Obama and are afraid if they say so, the vengeful Gov might find out.

C’mon Alaska, go BLUE! I know you can do it!🙂

3 11 2008
JBDC

That is EFFING (excuse my french) amazing!! Go Alaska go!! If Alaska goes for Obama I will chalk it up to AKM and the Mudflatters, participants and lurkers. There is a righteous wind afoot….

3 11 2008
Bobg

Think about what is happening in this country. How long ago would you have said that it is impossible for a black man to be his party’s nominee? How long ago would you have said that it is impossible that a black man could be elected President? How long ago would you have said that it would be impossible for Senator Stevens to lose his seat in the Senate? How long ago would you have said that it was possible for a Democratic nominee for President to win Alaska? Something is happening in this country and I think that many people are going to wake up to the fact that, yes, it is possible that we all matter. I think that on Weds. a lot of the entrenched in Washington are going to be shaking in their boots and wondering what this strange happening is going to mean to them.

3 11 2008
portland oregon native

Wahoo!!!!!

3 11 2008
More Light than Heat

@ Cynamon
Thank you so much for sharing that You Tube vid. It’s now on my blog.

3 11 2008
mmboucher (Florida)

Will the Obama campaign headquarters pick up voters in Ak. and take them to vote? Are they actively calling them?

3 11 2008
Mine Guy

AK will never (ever) elect a democrat, forget about it. I was wondering, why aren’t the health records of the Governor public? It seems weird, even by AK standards, that they are sealed.

3 11 2008
pamela

Absolutely amazing! I just heard recently that when Johnson beat Goldwater, Goldwater couldn’t even carry AZ. And Gore couldn’t carry TN. So it can be done!

If I was an Alaskan republican, I surely might not vote tomorrow. Or, I might be so mad at how shamefully the party has treated the voters and citizens of Alaska, that I’d vote “D” to show them that the electorate can not be bamboozled, bought, or dismissed.

Instead, I’ll happily vote for Barack, here in NY, knowing that I’m making history. And it’s been a great ride w/ all you mudpuppies. Go blue Alaska!

3 11 2008
Lee

This is great news. Hit those phones! I have called everyone I know in Alaska. Now everyone here do the same. You still have a chance to filp this. Go Blue.

3 11 2008
More Light than Heat

How awesome is it to realize that change is coming! Thank you Alaskans, and thank you AKM (and spouse) for all your efforts.

3 11 2008
TJ

YES
WE
CAN

3 11 2008
PNW

And you Alaskans can do the rest of the country an enormous service by dispatching Sarah “You’ve been pranked” Palin from office at the next opportunity. If nothing else, we’d be grateful to not have to listen to that voice ever again…

3 11 2008
Martha Vancouver B.C.

Lets have Alaska, Arizona and Texas go blue! I can’t believe the effort Alaskans have made for Obama. It gives us comfort to know that Alaskans are NOT, witless, right wing-nuts like Sarah Palin (the prank call did more damage to her than the Couric interview), nor are they corrupt (untouchable no more) like Ted Stevens & son and Young.
That is ONLY due to the real Alaskans being fed up enough to speak up! More than any other state in the union, Alaskan citizens are taking their government back for the people.
The world is watching with pride, cheering you on! Alaskans are an inspiration to the “rest of us”.

3 11 2008
Jenni

Go Blue, Alaska!! Voted early in WA (see my post “I Voted!”: http://www.writethejourney.wordpress.com). We are pulling for you in the lower 48!

Thanks, as always, for keeping us up-to-the-minute on Alaska politics.

3 11 2008
Grammy aka Commando Coalfire Palin

This election could change the course of elections in the future – people will make their voices heard and will pick the best people for office and not just keep the status quo. It is nice to have hope again!!

3 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@Mine Guy-

Do you mean a Democratic President, or just a Democrat? On public officials’ health records: all citizens health records are private, due to federal HIPA regs. Only if you/gov/public official personally release them, can they become public.

This is to protect you-

3 11 2008
Janet in DC

Meg Stapleton about to be interviewed on MSNBC.

3 11 2008
themom

C’mon Alaska!! Woot! I’m rooting for an Obama/Biden win from ‘ya – all the way over here in Ohio. I would be worried that when Sarah Palin comes back to your state (upon losing the big one AND Alaska), that she might take revenge on someone…I mean her bro-in-law wasn’t safe from her vengeance!!

3 11 2008
Whabs, Seattle, WA.

**clicks heels three times**
There’s no place like a blue state!
There’s no place like a blue state!
There’s no place like a blue state!

Go AK!
Go Obama!

3 11 2008
C.Rock

Goalie Sanka Palin in NM (12:09:57) :

You know when their candidate is losing sometimes people switch their vote just because they don’t want to vote for a LOSER.

Cross your fingers that there are a lot of those in AK and AZ!
………………………………………..
I agree, I have seen in the past with some people I have known who voted for the one in the lead just because they didnt want there vote not to count.

3 11 2008
CO Almost Native

AKM, Mudflatters, and other Alaskans-

Congratulations on the results of your hard work. I hope this is just the beginning of the end of political corruption in the Last Frontier; us mudpuppies in the lower 48 will stand ready to help you continue the good fight-

3 11 2008
culturepress

Wow, it would be truly amazing to see Alaska and Arizona vote blue tomorrow. Thanks for posting this.

3 11 2008
shell from Ohio

oh this is great news.

I was on Andrew Halcro’s blog not too long ago. I made a statement that I would love to see AK go all blue. Someone that goes by the name JimAK or akJim, can’t remember which name he used. Anyway, he replied….”not in your lifetime” oh how sweet it will be to see the entire nation turn blue…or most of it anyway.

3 11 2008
AKaurora

Here’s the Hays poll site with complete polling questions:
http://www.haysresearch.com/OC110208.htm

3 11 2008
Whabs, Seattle, WA.

One more time
a Dr. Suess style Palin Tale

3 11 2008
JESinTX aka Grill Igloo Palin

Woo hoo! We in Texas keep hoping to see this kind of change in the numbers. It does my heart good to see Alaska is moving forward. Yea!

3 11 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

@NoCalGal,

Never thought of that one!

But, we all know there is something in there that she doesn’t want us to see.

3 11 2008
wes_ben

Holy Sh*T…i would have never dreamed…you made my day🙂

3 11 2008
JESinTX aka Grill Igloo Palin

I’m going to buy champagne tonight – one bottle for Obama and another to commemorate all the other Dems elected, especially Mark Begich! Good luck to all!

3 11 2008
C.Rock

Martha Vancouver B.C. (12:26:38) :

Lets have Alaska, Arizona and Texas go blue!
………………………………..
I voted early here in Texas for Obama .Lets hope we turn Blue

3 11 2008
Anita

Indianapolis 330pm Monday:

Our very-red newspaper’s front page headline right now: Hundreds Await McCain in Indy

HUNDREDS?!?! The day before the election, in an almost-always red state?!? With the rally in 30 minutes?!? At the airport (plenty of parking, easy Interstate access) … I’m waiting for an Obama win in Indiana now! WEEEEEE!!!!

3 11 2008
AKaurora

Meghan Stapleton is being interviewed from KTUU’s newroom in Anchorage.

3 11 2008
AnnaBanana

I posted this earlier today int eh Forum – way to go Alaska!

3 11 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

@Anita….

Ooooooooooooooooo Hundreds! He must be giddy with all the attention!

Buwahahahah….

3 11 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Gag – Meg on MSNBC. My husband says she looks “severe”

3 11 2008
Augie

CO Almost Native,
Just went back to get your brownie recipe. Sounds great!
I know you’ve said before but I can’t recall where you live. I lived in Crested Butte for awhile back in ’80-’81….back when it was still just developing.

3 11 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@mmboucher (Florida) (12:20:00) :

I know they’ve been busy calling for days. I’m sure there are ride arrangements being made too.

3 11 2008
rachelbirds

Unbelievable —
this means Caribou Barbie
can’t carry her state?

http://www.thehaikudiaries.wordpress.com

3 11 2008
Tess In TX

Go Alaskans!! Congrats on your hard work. These results are fitting considering the disgraceful conviction of Stevens, the impending indictment of Don Young and Lord knows what upon Sarah Palin’s return.

It isn’t gonna happen this year but hopefully Texas will go blue by 2012 if we work hard enough down here. Obama 2K12!

3 11 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

JES – got my champagne on ice. Plus the bottle of Three Blind Moose wine – just for kicks.

3 11 2008
JESinTX aka Grill Igloo Palin

Bec Hussein – Three Blind Moose wine! Need to find some! Good thing the next day is a workday (complete with 730AM call) or spouse and I would be toasted!

Tess in TX – I’m with you, Girl! Voted early in Houston and plan to walk by my polling place tomorrow to see the crowds.

Fingers and toes crossed!

3 11 2008
Scotsgirl

I spoke to a woman today at the gym (in Tx) she voted – lifelong republican but voted everything R except she could not bring herself to vot for a President so left that out! I congratulated her, I’d rather no vote than a vote for McCain!

3 11 2008
White Agate

Cannot believe it…! Go Alaska! Let’s see some blue tundra!

3 11 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

Okay folks now is the time to knuckle down will all POSITIVE all the time.

Don’t listen to the Repugs on any station. Turn off their repulsive, negative adds. Switch the station on McNasty and SP. Don’t read about ’em…Nothing!

Give them none of our time or energy.

Let’s think, eat and sleep blue until we know we’ve turned BLUE. Light that candle, keep it going and smile, dance and stay on the sunny side.

ALL POSITIVE for our man!!

Love you Mudflatters…

3 11 2008
Grammy aka Commando Coalfire Palin

Goalie Sanka Palin in NM (12:49:03) :

EXCELLENT advice!

3 11 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

JES — keep the faith – we need some blue in Texas — way too much red!

Three Blind Moose wine – found at the grocery store. (No wine elitist I – I love the labels!)

3 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@Augie-

I am in the south end of the Denver metro area: on border between Littleton and Centennial. Arapahoe and Jefferson counties are bellwether counties in this election, as they have been Republican for eons, but are trending purple- and now blue.

Crested Butte has changed a lot since the 1980s- but still a great place to ski, or view unbelievable wildflowers in early summer.

3 11 2008
shoeho

OMG, this would be so great. Never could love Uncle Ted for many reasons. I can imagine the R’s up there are not happy. It would be so great if Obama got close in AK, not to mention the two Dems taking the Senate and House seats.

3 11 2008
shoeho

CO Almost Native–what’s the mood in CSprings if you know? My DH went to school there and it’s changed a LOT in the years since.

3 11 2008
JESinTX aka Grill Igloo Palin

Goalie Sanka – you’re absolutely right – we who suffer from Election Obsessive Disorder need to keep up our strength.

Don’t know about the rest of you but I’ve been and endless source of amusement for my hubby. Thankfully he’s an Obama fan too (or we might have had to separate for the duration!).

Bec – I look for cute/cool/neat labels too! And I am defiitely keeping the faith.

3 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@shell from Ohio-

AKJim is on Halcrow’s blog often; ignore him, he is a troll- and most of the other bloggers treat him with scorn (well-deserved, I think).

What alternative universe does Meg Stapleton live in?! (gag)

3 11 2008
MizKay [stuck in] Red Carolina

@upnorthMN aka hose Hussein hotrod (11:43:33) :
Congratulations to your son! Enjoy the concert!

Also reposting (maybe he’d enjoy):
@MizKay [stuck in] Red Carolina (10:48:43) :
Okay, if you classical music nerds out there need some Palin-related humor, here is a funny blog from pianist Jeremy Denk.
http://jeremydenk.net/blog/2008/10/22/an-interview-with-sarah-palin/

3 11 2008
Augie

CO Almost Native,
My aunt lived in Denver for years and years then retired to Pagosa Springs.
Yes, Crested Butte was so beautiful. My first (late) husband was a hang glider pilot, so we spent a lot of time on the mountaintops.

3 11 2008
JK Copper Catfish Hussein RefusetobePalin

Wow! Imagine if both Arizona and Alaska were to go blue – wouldn’t that be the ultimate insult for the sleaziest ticket ever?

(HEADS WILDLY OFF TOPIC WAVING ARMS IN EXCITEMENT)

@ LA et al, from the previous thread:

I came to the last thread too late to jump in – and besides you were having such a witty time with the puns that you didn’t need it – but it so happens that I know the French word for weasel (belette). As a child I was addicted to the Redwall stories, which featured all kinds of small woodland animals fighting each other with swords (and why not, indeed?) and I was so obsessed I even had a French copy of one of the books. I’ve probably still got it somewhere since I never throw books away.

So I learned the French names for many small rodents, including weasels, and IN ALL THE YEARS since I read that book I’ve never needed any of them until now. Finally my efforts have paid off! I’m so excited I may have to rush out and find a badger and challenge it to a duel🙂

What a great pair they make: McBelette and the Veuve Noire!

3 11 2008
NSWFM

Yea, Alaska! I have 9 blue candles for all my windows in Southern California and am sending you good thoughts.

3 11 2008
Lin Hussein

Talking Points Memo is running a story about Palin asking if Dems think terrorists are the good guys. Please Alaska take her back and let justice be served. Make an example of her!

3 11 2008
LA

@Bec,
Where did you get your yellow boots? I have serious boot envy going on.
Does anyone else feel like the world is going to change tomorrow?
We will have our President Obama and AK and AZ WILL go blue.
My beloved Daddy always said attitude is 80% of anything you do.
Well, we all here sure HAVE the attutude!!!!!! Yes We Can

3 11 2008
Bobg

Meg S said that we never got a chance to really know Caribou Barbi. I promise that the next time she runs for VP I’ll investigate her views better. LOL

3 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

November 4 just arrived in Moscow. Can you see it from Alaska?

3 11 2008
froth moonshine palin

love you mudflatters – i’m jes in texas’ new yawk mudda! Gobama!!!!!

3 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@shoeho-

Colorado Springs is a gorgeous place to live, but it is schizoid: Focus on the Family/related Christians on the Dark Side + military (AF Academy, several major bases) + old CS families (who don’t socialize much with the others). It tends to be very Republican and conservative- but there has been some weakening lately- or more movement toward moderate. Doug Lamborn, replacement of long-time Rep (name left my mind, like so much else) was defeated during the Rep primary because he was too nasty.

The city has improved downtown, Colorado College is still quirky, and love Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs- but I wouldn’t want to live there.

3 11 2008
rachelbirds

I’ll be sad and glad
when election is over —
would like my life back.

http://thehaikudiaries.wordpress.com/2008/11/03/november-3-2008-5/

3 11 2008
UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady

I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the reason for lack of health records on SP is something to do with needing anger management therapy or similar. We know for a fact that she was already warned by a judge to stop interfering in her sisters divorce/child custody case. She was warned that it amounted to child abuse.

It is not much of a stretch to reason that she didn’t desist, and was ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation and anger management classes.

3 11 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

JK Copper — I had the exact same thoughts about AZ & AK!

I also got a great snicker from this headline:

Cheney’s Hometown Paper Endorses Obama
go Wyoming

3 11 2008
AZtopcat

I have to chuckle, John McCain is telling voters to volunteer, take your friends to the polls, make calls etc. etc. THE COMMUNITY ORGANIZER HAS BEEN DOING THAT FOR MONTHS. iT’S A LITTLE LATE JOHN…….

3 11 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@Aussie Puck Mule Hussein (13:01:40) :

You betcha we can!

3 11 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

@shoeho (12:53:46) :

CO Almost Native–what’s the mood in CSprings if you know? My DH went to school there and it’s changed a LOT in the years since.
***************

CO Almost Native will probably have a more insightful answer. But, as you know my dear nephew goes to the AFA and they are for sure almost all Evangelical leaning. My BIL and SIL are huge Born-again and they are praying for God to intervene….Sigh…….

3 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@Augie-

I love Pagosa Springs:)

3 11 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

LA – check back on the Mudstock II thread – I posted a link for the yellow boots.

I really think Cali should go for a Mudstock III – and any other states, areas that can pull it off. It is so great to meet up with the comrades!

3 11 2008
Democrat G (formerly "G")

Voting is going to be a pain in my arse tomorrow! But I cannot wait! I have to drive home tonight instead of staying in the city, sleep over, wake up at 5 am, vote at 6 am, and head back into the city in rush hour trafffic, go to work, and then will be freaking out all night waiting for Obama to be President. Florida and Ohio should come in tomorrow night, but maybe not because of what the Republinazis have done to our election process!

I believe that OBAMA/BIDEN will be victorious!

3 11 2008
Augie

CO Almost Native,
Yeah, me too.
Remember that old song by the same guy that did ‘Convoy’? Something about ‘downtown Pagosa Springs’.

3 11 2008
AZtopcat

I really have to chuckle McCain is telling voters today to volunteer, get out the vote, take friends to polls, make calls etc. etc. THE COMMUNITY ORGANIZER HAS BEEN TELLING HIS VOTERS THIS FOR MONTHS. YOU ARE TOO LATE JOHN MCCAIN…….

3 11 2008
Bobg

McCain is on MSNBC right now with his drill, baby, drill speech. For those that advocate drilling of-shore go the the NOAA website on oil spills. Warning: the log on oil spills covers 75 pages and the Exxon Valdez was the 37th largest spill.

3 11 2008
Bobg

Sorry, I should have included the NOAA site.

http://www.incidentnews.gov/browse?order=date

3 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@Goalie Sanka-

My daughter’s boyfriend is a zoomie grad and still in the AF; he says there is a battle in the AFA and AF over extremes: when he was at the Academy, drillers could slam fists against wall and be abusive; now everyone has to tip toe around “feelings”- they don’t want to get called on the carpet because someone complained about violations of rights. You are right; he says there is a strong evangelical current in the AFA- difficult to get all zoomies to be loyal to the AF instead of just loyal to their view of God.

3 11 2008
CO Almost Native

OMG!

According to McLame, we not only have Joe the Plumber and Joe the Biden, we now have Bob the Election.

His brain has fried-too many campaign stops.

3 11 2008
Augie

Cindy looks especially creepy today. Must be the sunlight.

3 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@Augie-

Yes, I do:) But my favorite song was one KHOW played on Friday afternoons, called the “Colorado/ Mile-High Song”- If I had a Chevy, I would drive to Colorado…

3 11 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Augie (13:16:03) :

Cindy looks especially creepy today. Must be the sunlight.
————
Yeah, what’s with the sunglasses?

3 11 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

@ CO Almost Native,

Didn’t realize it was as bad as that. Don’t think I could honestly recommend the AFA to a soul after reading that. I do know that they were able to “purge” just about every cleric that wasn’t Evangelical. Had a Jewish graduate that lives here sue the AFA over that. Don’t know the outcome. I do know he awakened with swastikas painted on his home.

Freedom from persecution for your religious beliefs…uh huh…

3 11 2008
jwa-Cheney Hussein Palin

Augie (13:16:03) :
Cindy looks especially creepy today. Must be the sunlight.

Do you mean that if you can see her, she looks creepy???

3 11 2008
yellowdoggranny

uh!…holy shit!

3 11 2008
Augie

CO Almost Native,
Never heard that one. Wonder if I can find it somewhere on the ‘tubes’.

Crust,
That’s what we call windshield glasses!

3 11 2008
Tom from PA

OK, callme a sentimental old fool.

This morning while driving, POTUS08 switched to the McCain rally in TN. I managed to get through 10 minutes of yelling and switched to CNN. They too had the rally broadcasting live. I resorted to Foxnews and it was more of the same so finally I switched to music and the first song that came on was Michael Jackson’s “Heal the World”. If you don’t remember the song, the refrain goes..
Heal the World
Make it a better place
For you and for me and for me and the entire human race
There are people dieing so if you care enough for the living
Build a better place for you and for me

Then I remembered what this election was all about again

3 11 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Americans are the people who grow our food….And fight our wars? Palin’s on MSNBC. I can’t believe she just said that! What about keeping our peace? What an idiot.

3 11 2008
Lani aka Bash Budweiser Palin

Just added earplugs to my election day shopping list. I’ll need them when the whole world cheers tomorrow night. That glorious sound be deafening!

3 11 2008
Sparkleball Lady

We’re turning pink-blue, too, down here in Southern California (thanks to ACORN)!

TV News 8 reports: “For the first time in 24 years, it appears that Democrats may outnumber Republicans in San Diego.

According to Democratic Party statistics, San Diego is home to 541,039 registered Democrats and 540, 606 Republicans.

The Registrar of Voters is scheduled to release official totals later Monday.”

3 11 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

augie i just sat down after doing some work, and she was the 1st thing i saw..

she;s watching the old man age before our eyes, kinda like that Indiana Jones movie.. the one when you looked at the ark, it made you turn to dust….!

And there’s Barbie now, with that same lame joke, and the same turn to someone off camera with that ‘i can still make em clap’ look..

But it’s almost 4:30 and she only has a few hours left of her 15 minutes of fame..

Barbie will be going home to a VERY different Alaska.. A much more intellligent Alaska, an Alaska that now knows what her games are, and an Alaska that may be ready to say ‘We’re not going to take it anymore”..

Isn’t it funny?? She went off to seek fame and fortune as the Vice President of The United States and she’s going home to become the soon to be ex-Govenor of Alaska. Wonder how that’s going to feel, seeing all those Obama supporters meet her at the airport..

I’m still waiting for that fetal position..

3 11 2008
MizKay [stuck in] Red Carolina

@ Goalie Sanka Palin in NM (13:04:59) :
I the AF Academy in a (now long ago) post about the film “Constantine’s Sword” – it’s about violence and religion and what happens when they join forces. In one section of the film there is an excellent discussion about the AF Academy and the conflict over the influence of Evangelicals. (“Constantine’s Sword” is available on DVD – it would be a good addition to the nonfiction section of the Mudflats store!)

3 11 2008
LA

@ JK Copper Catfish Hussein RefusetobePalin ,
OHHHH I will love you forever…McBelette. I have called him McWeasel for 2 years.
Sorry to be so silly but the stress is getting to moi. I will have to find that book. I too, never discard books. Besides the floor to ceiling book case in the computer room; 3 stacks deep I have 3 other bookcases and piles on the dressing table in the bedroom ready to read. That is of course once I get thru the Election….whewww.

3 11 2008
MizKay [stuck in] Red Carolina

I WROTE ABOUT the AF Academy in a (now long ago) post…

3 11 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

missed it.. at the very end of her speech, she grabbed another baby and was being the happy mom.. too bad she has no interest in being that with her own children.

3 11 2008
Augie

Gotta go fetch and tote another grandkid. BBL

3 11 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Please click below for some ‘Donuts and Bacon’ Obama style!

http://thejamesrocket.com/

3 11 2008
akbuckie

I knew this was going to happen! Those of us who were at the rallies in the last few months noticed a HUGE change in the number of smiles, waves, and honks in support of Obama. I think we have Carbou Barbie to thank for this.

YIPPEEEEEEE!

3 11 2008
Kittitians for Obama

Go Alaska go!!!

3 11 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

@MizKay,

I think I’ll get me a copy to watch. Thanks for the information. The Christianizing of America is the drive of the Council for National Policy. If you haven’t heard of them, google them and prepare to be afraid.

I beleive they are behind the SP Pick. Check this out:
http://www.thenation.com/blogs/campaignmatters/352178/ultra_secretive_right_wing_group_met_in_minn_to_vet_palin.

3 11 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

Congrats Alaska.. YES WE CAN..!

3 11 2008
squee

I just heard that at the Biden rallies, they’re chanting “Jill, baby, Jill”

hee🙂

3 11 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

Ya gotta love joey b..

he says it even if he gets in trouble.. he’s just too much fun..

3 11 2008
MizKay [stuck in] Red Carolina

@ Goalie Sanka Palin in NM (13:18:40) :
@ CO Almost Native,
Didn’t realize it was as bad as that. Don’t think I could honestly recommend the AFA to a soul after reading that. I do know that they were able to “purge” just about every cleric that wasn’t Evangelical. Had a Jewish graduate that lives here sue the AFA over that. Don’t know the outcome. I do know he awakened with swastikas painted on his home.
Freedom from persecution for your religious beliefs…uh huh…
AND
@ Goalie Sanka Palin in NM (13:28:18) :
_____________________________________
Yes- The Jewish graduate and his father are on the ‘Constantine’s Sword’ video.

3 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@ Goalie Sanka and MizKay-

I think that is why Focus and other mega-evangelicals moved to the Springs years ago; there is an eerie similarity between the devotion/rigid thinking those fundamentalists (notice I said “those”, because some are wonderful) require and the necessary need for the military to have devotion/following of orders-

AF boyfriend noted that his life is not really his own, as long as he is in the military…

3 11 2008
Mired...in the Pine Barrens aka Sap Needles Understory

AKM, I gotta admit…this is difficult to imagine…I tried…but it looks like this truly will be an historical election! I guess you could say it just might be the first time in history that down-ticket candidates negatively affected those at the top. What a HOOT!

AKM, you need to take a bow. Great job Alaska!

3 11 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

Awww… Obama’s grandmother didn’t survive to see him elected..

How sad..

3 11 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Obama’s Grandmother just died. How sad.

3 11 2008
CO Almost Native

Just in-

Obama’s campaign has announced that Obama’s grandmother has just died.

Include him/family in your prayers, if so inclined.

3 11 2008
JK Copper Catfish Hussein RefusetobePalin

@ LA,

Always a pleasure to help out a fellow bookworm! A good book is the PERFECT way to relax when your brain is frazzled by election stress – and let me tell you, books with sword-fighting rodents are even better… Hopefully on Wednesday you can start catching up on your reading🙂

3 11 2008
Blue Idaho

Obama’s Grandma just died. So sad.

3 11 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

Grandma NOooooooooooooooooo!!!

Not the day before we give him the reigns to our Country.

Prayers going up and tears coming down…

3 11 2008
reveur1147 aka Hussein NOpalin Scorpio for Obama

We NORAD to track the arrival of “that Day” in North America just as they track the arrival of Santa🙂

3 11 2008
Deep Blue in VA

There is so much energy for Obama here in Northern Virginia that I’ve gotten 2 emails today saying tonight’s volunteer shifts at 2 locations are canceled because they had such an overflow of volunteers early in the day. They covered the city in doorhangers and went through the call lists multiple times.

I’m telling you – Virginia is going blue and maybe, just maybe, Alaska will too!

3 11 2008
katiebegood

It would be so sweet if Obama won both Arizona and Alaska. Imagine both people on a ticket being repudiated by their home states.

Me thinks that Sarah Barracuda is going to be returning to a very different Alaska. I’m pretty sure she will no longer be getting per-diem payments to work at home nor will she be able to take her daughters with her on trips at the government’s expense.

Then there will be the ongoing investigations into her ethics violations and now “homegate”. I really want to see how that one turns out. I find it impossible to believe that Todd and a friend built that huge house all by themselves.

3 11 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Blue Idaho – are you serious about Obama’s grandmother?! Where did you see that news?

That is so heartbreaking – the day before the election. At least he got to visit her one last time.

3 11 2008
A

our state song in AK says: 8 stars of gold on a field of BLUE!!!! Yes we can!

3 11 2008
SuperWife

I have faith! I hope we can turn out in droves and MAKE HISTORY! GO ALASKA! YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!

3 11 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

I think Grandma will be sitting by His throne, watching the election results come in. They will be having a warm and happy chat knowing that her very precious Grandson will change the world.

3 11 2008
Pacificnwgal

Well, this is VERY exciting! Yet, I am still talking to die hard Republicans who have their head in the sand saying Obama is an Arab. Dah???? Thank goodness. people are actually taking their heads out of their butts and listening. When I witnessed the grassroots efforts in Washington State to lobby their legislators on behalf of people with disabilities, I could see how powerful individual citizens really were if they get together and fight. Now, we are seeing it on a national level. It is truly wonderful. The angels must be rooting for us!

3 11 2008
Deep Blue in VA

I just found the headline about Obama’s grandmother on CNN. I can’t believe it.

3 11 2008
katiebegood

I believe that Toots knew that her grandson was going to win before she died. How hard for Obama and his family to lose her the day before the election.

3 11 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Deep Blue in VA (13:39:11) :

Blue Idaho – are you serious about Obama’s grandmother?! Where did you see that news?
——–
Reporting on MSNBC now. Reported on Fox.

3 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

man…….i go to pick up my g-daughter and miss all this ALASKA……almost blue…………yaaaaa

3 11 2008
UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady

So awful tutu has died!!

3 11 2008
scooter

Check out SARAH-FREAKIN-PALIN the song at http://www.myspace.com/jayspeight

3 11 2008
Bobg

Note to Obama’s grandmother: Don’t worry, we’ll finish the job.

3 11 2008
Blue Idaho

Deep Blue It was on CNN. There is a new thread guys.

3 11 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

i got my door hanger about 2 hours ago.

deep..my polling place is almost walking distance.. hmmm.. actually i think it is.. i will head there early and vote.. i’ve never had a problem in VA.. lots of machines..

I’ve lived in VA a long time.. will be nice to see us being blue for a chaange..!

3 11 2008
TariTam

Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. I feel a change coming…..

3 11 2008
zagfan

Just in on MSNBC…Toot died now! She didn’t get to see her grandson win. I am in shock and feel so terrible for Barack and his family. Please lift her up in prayer and the family too. Let’s hope that she will help bring him to victory tomorrow.

3 11 2008
NSWFM

Sparkleball Lady (13:22:15) :

We’re turning pink-blue, too, down here in Southern California (thanks to ACORN)!

TV News 8 reports: “For the first time in 24 years, it appears that Democrats may outnumber Republicans in San Diego.

According to Democratic Party statistics, San Diego is home to 541,039 registered Democrats and 540, 606 Republicans.

The Registrar of Voters is scheduled to release official totals later Monday.”

Wow! That is an accomplishment for San Diego, good for you.

I am so sad that his grandma didn’t make it to see her grandson become POTUS.

3 11 2008
SC Torpedo Vindicator

Obama’s grandmother has died.

If only a couple more days ….

Godspeed.

3 11 2008
shell from Ohio

my deepest sympathy goes out to the Obama family. Grandma now has a front row seat to watch the votes carry her grandson to VICTORY. I just know in the bottom of my heart that he will be our next president. She knew too…..no need to fight it any more…..now she can rest…….

3 11 2008
Melissa

GOTV Alaska and turn blue!

3 11 2008
Lulu

Oh, so very sad about Obama’s grandmother. I’m sure she tried to make it as long as she could. She almost made it to election day. My thoughts and prayers are with the Obamas.

3 11 2008
tspey

So many of my ‘red’ friends and their friends are turned off by this election (for Prez, Senate and US House). I have talked to many who said they will not even place a vote and just vote for their local races. :o)

AK should shift to a shade of blue in order to make a strong statement against corruption and our past and current ‘my vote’s for sale’ legislators. I predict many formerly red local seats to follow suit with the blue-shift in the lower 48. AK going blue for prez Obama would be icing on the cake!

3 11 2008
bigmacha

Alaska – please GOTV and go Obama! Nothing (short of winning the entire election) could make me as happy as Palin losing Alaska and McCain losing Arizona. The ultimate repudiation.

3 11 2008
Tired Mom (VA)

I’m heartbroken for the Obama family – I will light another blue candle in her honor, the family is in my heart and prayers. And the poor dear is scheduled to have a rally here in “communist” Virginia this evening …. he is such a strong and good man …. I know he will go on with the show, because it is for the good of the nation and his supporters… gotv …..

on topic: GO AK GO!!! You guys can do it! BLUE BLUE BLUE I agree with the poster who said bring all your Obama signs to Wasilla to welcome SWWNBN home!

GOTV!!!!! We really must win! Do it for his grandma! She has a better vantage point to watch now and I’m sure will be sending light and good energy his way from above.

3 11 2008
reveur1147 aka Toot for Barack

New screen name … in honor of Margaret Dunham … we can lift her up on a field of BLUE stars and she will hear à “joyful noise”

3 11 2008
skielly

Go Alaska!!!!!

3 11 2008
Rose in PA

Just heard about Obama’s grandmother. So sad! No doubt she will be looking over him tomorrow though.

I’m heading to a rally with Joe & Jill Biden in Philadelphia tonight. Some of the World Champion Phillies will be there too. Should be quite a night!

3 11 2008
oc4obama

Alaska,

You can make us all proud in the lower 48. Please make sure you get to the polls, call your friends to make sure they vote and get out the vote for all the Democrats. It will get notice around the world. You have the opportunity to make history!

Know hope, and make sure that you do all you can to make it happen, in that it really can happen if you make it so!!!

3 11 2008
Julie

Alaskans,

Please take the Shriller from Wassila back tonight.

We in the lower 48 have had enough of her!!!

3 11 2008
Wolf Pup Hideme Palin

Snoopy dance for the poll numbers!

So sad for the Obama family…

what an emotional time.

My work week ends Saturday night and I am going to be one tired mudpuppy, haven’t slept well for a week and am sure I won’t tonight!

3 11 2008
Dianna

Julie (14:53:17) :
Alaskans,

Please take the Shriller from Wassila back tonight.

We in the lower 48 have had enough of her!!!

Hi Julie. We are support of our brothers and sisters in Alaska. We, as Americans, are all responsible for the Sarah Palins. Let us stand united in dealing with her and any other politician that is corrupt.

To all that sent prayers and kind words, thank you. I sat reading your words crying.

What a roller coaster ride we are on. Some of us are dealing with personal problems, as well as the emotions of this election.

Just think I heard that Palin was cleared on NPR.

3 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Alaskans, you are polling Amazing numbers. YAAAA!!!!

Bet this poll pinches Palin’s toes.

3 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Deep Blue in VA (12:15:06) :

And to all of my fellow residents of the Old Dominion, isn’t it such a fantastic change to be a state in play this time?
+++++++++++++++++++++++++

Congrats to VA!!!! Very appreciative of the important role you are playing in electing our next President.

3 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Mine Guy (12:20:23) :

AK will never (ever) elect a democrat, forget about it. I was wondering, why aren’t the health records of the Governor public? It seems weird, even by AK standards, that they are sealed.
+++++++++++++++++++

Palin’s hiding something. Take your pick. Tubes tied, mental illness, para 4 instead of 5, etc . . .

3 11 2008
vena45

I’m cheering for Alaskans to turn your state blue, gooooooo Alaskans! Nail McSane and Palin right with the moose wall!




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