Sarah Palin Lands in Anchorage. I Almost Freeze to Death.

6 11 2008

I will never do that again.  I will never stand in the freezing cold for two and a half hours for Sarah Palin.

I got word that Palin’s flight was coming in and that the “public” was invited to attend her welcome home.  I arrived a little before 8:30, when the flight was scheduled.  Shortly after arrival, the crowd of about 150 were told that the flight had been delayed until 9:00.  Then the gates were slid open and the crowd was funneled out on to the tarmac into an area that was sectioned off with parked vans on one side, and ropes on the other side.  The crowd seemed particularly excited.  There were lots of families with small children carrying signs like “We Love Our Gov”,  “Sarah Rocks” and “We’re Proud of You”.  Not nearly as creative as the signs at the Alaskans for Truth Rally, but they got their message across.

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So we stood, and we waited.  We watched our breath make clouds illuminated by the media lights. Every time a plane was seen taxiing, the crowd erupted.  I got stuck next to a screamer again.  This time it was a woman, and every time she let out a “WOOOOOOOOOO!” it made my ear drum rattle. 

All of a sudden someone shrieked, “It’s the Lieutenant Governor!!”  “Where?” someone yelled.  “Behind you!”  I turned around and there I was….face to face with Sean Parnell! Three or four women screamed like  Lieutenant Governor groupies.   “You are doing such a wonderful job!” one woman gushed. “And you’re so much better looking in person!  That’s why I didn’t recognize you! Can I get my picture taken with you?” (vague nausea set in, and I drifted to another part of the crowd).

Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell aka Caribou Ken

Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell aka Caribou Ken

There was no doubt when the actual plane arrived.  It had a giant blue “McCain  Palin” on the side.  It came to a stop a little distance away. They rolled the stairs up to the side of the plane, the door opened and people started coming down.  The crowd went wild.  It was the press.  More people.  More screaming.  It was staff.  Chants of SAH-RAH, SAH-RAH!

Finally Sarah and Todd stepped off the plane, and down the stairs, Sarah teetering on the most rediculous shoes I’ve ever seen in my life.  Let me just say….Sarah Palin knows Alaska.  She knows what it’s like when it’s 10 degrees in November at the airport, but there she was tromping through the snow cover  in 5 inch black stiletto heels.  She reminded me of a little girl playing dress up, the way she walked. 

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She was all smiles, waving at the crowd, and working the audience.  She stopped to see the “public” before making comments to the press.  We heard about how she traveled all over “this great country” with Senator McCain, and everywhere there were people just wavin’ Alaskan flags, and Senator McCain understands about Alaska and Alaskan trade, and Alaskan energy, and Alaskan seafood….  Then she said that it was time that we all supported our new President…President Obama.  Wow.  Didn’t see that one coming.  The lady next to me said, “Isn’t she sweet?  She’s so nice telling us to support him even when she doesn’t mean it. Awwww. It’s never about her, is it…she wants what’s best for the country.”   Luckily my feet were frozen in place or I would have fallen over.   Then she said how now we needed to teach our new president about Alaska, and Alaskan trade, and Alaskan energy and Alaskan seafood…  “Because,” she said, “at the core of our campaign, my message to them was ‘We’re Alaskan!'”  Hmmm.  I must have missed that core message somewhere between Bill Ayers and Bill Ayers.

Then she teetered off to go talk to the press who were set up about 30 feet away. 

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While she was gone, the crowd was a-buzz. “She’s so nice!” “Isn’t it amazing how she can speak off the cuff like that?!  And she’s so good at it!”  And my favorite exchange from off to my right somewhere:

Woman 1:  I wonder what she’s telling the media?

Woman 2:  She’s probably telling them to lay off her clothes!

Woman 1:  Yeah.  And she looked really good in those clothes.

Woman 2:  She looks good in anything, doesn’t she?

Woman 1 :  Yes. She. Does.

Then more chatter about singing.  “We should sing!  What should we sing?”  “How about God Bless America?”  “No!  Amazing Grace!” “That’s not peppy….How about: (singing) We love you Saaa-rah, oh yes we doo-ooo!  We love you Saa-raah, and we’ll be truu-uue!  When you’re not wi-ith us, we’re BLUE! Oh Saa-raah wee-ee love yooooou!”   At this point I was ready to stick a shiv in my temple.  We were packed in like sardines, and I dared not move or I would lose my reasonably good picture-taking spot so I stayed put.

I started to bounce up and down because my feet were seriously cold at this point.  Finally she finished up with the media, and came back over to the line.  She started shaking hands, and hugging people she knew, and exchanging niceties, working her way down the line, shaking hands, more hugging, and before I knew it, I was right there 2 feet away, and it was obvious I was the next in line to have my hand shaken.  I had to actually recoil to avoid it, and I managed to grab a little girl who was behind me and shove her ahead so it looked like I was being thoughtful, and not because the thought of shaking Sarah Palin’s hand was short-circuiting my brain.  The little girl’s mother thanked me and Palin moved on.

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I was definitely ready to take off.  My toes were starting to really tingle, and it was getting late.  I went to head to the gate, and was stopped by Secret Service.  “I’m sorry, you’re going to have to get back behind the cone.”  I explained how I was really cold and was just heading to my car. “I’m sorry, I’m going to have to ask you to stand behind the cone until the Governor leaves.”  There were several other frozen people, some with little kids, who had already tried this apparently.  No dice.  I was stuck out in the cold behind a fence with a bunch of hard-core Sarah Palin groupies with no escape, and a jammed cell phone.  This was not good. 

I checked Palin’s progress.  She hadn’t gotten far.  She was autographing every piece of paraphernalia, every sign, every t’shirt, every flag that was thrust at her.  More pictures, more hugs.  I was going to be here for a while.  I walked around in the crowd to keep circulation going in my feet, but with no success.  Numbness was setting in.  I found a hot chocolate dispenser in one of the vans blocking my escape.  A man handed me a cup.  I debated whether I should drink it, or pour it on my toes.  I drank it.  It was probably the wrong choice.

It was another 1/2 hour before she waved good-bye to the crowd.  A new chant erupted.  “TWO THOUSAND TWELVE!  TWO THOUSAND TWELVE!”  I allowed myself a little daydream.  What would happen if I started chanting, “O-BA-MA!” at the top of my lungs?  It actually made me giggle out loud through my chattering teeth.  Then, she hopped in the black SUV and headed off to Wasilla. 

“Look, there’s Meghan!”, someone shrieked.  “Where? Where?”  And yes, there she was, Meghan Stapleton herself.  The last time I saw her she was being schooled on good manners by Representative Les Gara.  This was friendlier territory.  “We looove you!  You’re a bulldog Meghan!!”  Stapleton smiled and waved like the Queen…one of those wrist waves.  (Another mind movie in which I yell, “JUDAS!”) 

Gov. Sarah Palin & Meg Stapleton to her right.

Gov. Sarah Palin & Meg Stapleton to her right.

A little girl asked her mother, “Why can’t we go? I’m COLD!”  “We have to let the Governor go first, sweetheart.  She’s going with the police.”  “Why does she need the police?”  “They have to keep people away from her.  She needs to be SAFE from crazy people.”  The girl was about 5.

Palin was finally gone, the gate was open, and me and my fellow prisoners were free!  I ran back to my car and realized on the way that  I couldn’t feel my toes at all.  By the time the car warmed up, they started to tingle, then the excruciating pain, then the feeling of throbbing heat.  No frostbite, but really close.

Once again, I survived a Palin event.  From now on, I’m only doing this if it’s indoors!

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204 responses

6 11 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

first i think

6 11 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

I was guessing that is where you were, AKM!! Sorry soooo cold.

6 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

Yah! Now I have to go and read it though I gagged through her little speech when I saw it on HufPo

6 11 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

I just mentioned on the last thread — I wonder how fast they’ll be scraping that McCain-Palin off that plane.

6 11 2008
A Brit Abroad GONE BLUE Hussein

3! (Sorry). Is there a real Alaskans don’t wear hats movement????

6 11 2008
Jada

beauty queen in heels
pretty but dim

6 11 2008
pvazwindy

top 10

6 11 2008
Obamama

Thanks AKM! I am sorry for the almost frost bite. Being Swiss and living in Canada I can’t believe they would not let people leave. Especially people with children!

Thank you for all the wonderful articles and blog entries. Mudflats has been my home for the last 2 months and I have a feeling it will stay number 1 for a long time to come.

I know there is a Make a Donation button at the top of your blog. I am sorry I have not hit it yet. As soon as I am able I will. That is a promise.

6 11 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

my god, who is that poor little boy being held behind palin in that last photo.
if you were freezing, akm, i can only imagine how terriby cold that fellow was without proper clothing.
who are these fans that don’t think of their little ones’ well being.

now i’m really. really. mad.

6 11 2008
PDX "That One" Hussein MB

top 10?

6 11 2008
AKMama

Thanks for risking frostbite for us! I wish I could have been there to chant O-BA-MA with you! (Or at least day dream about it)

6 11 2008
JBDC

OMG. those shoes are PREPOSTEROUS, as is her sense of self-importance.

where will the troopergate personnel investigation go? will the proceedings or a summary of such be released? what about the legislative council investigation? censured at least, for ethics violations?

i hope you alaskans aren’t going to have to pay her per diem while she rests up in wasilla from the strain of the campaign.

and lastly, WHY DID SHE HAVE SECRET SERVICE PROTECTION??? john mccain’s SS protection ended at 6am on Wednesday morning…

6 11 2008
Nisperos

Silliness factor….

I found myself this morning singing the theme song from the GE Carousel of Progress which used to be in Tomorrowland in Disneyland:

(Making progress at every turn)

“There’s a great, big, beautiful tomorrow
Shining at the end of every day
There’s a great, big, beautiful tomorrow
And tomorrow’s just a dream away

Man has a dream and that’s the start
He follows his dream with mind and heart
When it becomes a reality
It’s a dream come true for you and me

So there’s a great, big, beautiful tomorrow
Shining at the end of every day
There’s a great, big, beautiful tomorrow
Just a dream away”

And, here’s a piece of the script from the animation in the carousel:

“[Father]

Every time is seems we’ve gone about as far as we can, there’s a new springtime of progress. Now our whole community goes to work…

There’s a great, big, beautiful tomorrow? Looks like tomorrow is already
here.

[Mother]

Everything you see in Progress City is possible today in any city. Even where you live…”

So, I think that John McCain was wrong at the Al Smith dinner:

It was OK for Mickey Mouse to register afterall…

And, “the big rat” is either NOT a Republican, or the Eisenhower Republicans are now all wearing blue (think Mickey Mouse in Fantasia). Tee hee!

6 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

” The lady next to me said, “Isn’t she sweet? She’s so nice telling us to support him even when she doesn’t mean it. Awwww. ”

Did all of her supporters say that about everything that she has spewed out over the past two months? Awww! Isn’t it cute her hurling lies about Obama! She doesn’t really mean them but she does so love her country that she has to lie!

6 11 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Tee hee, AKM — Palin’s feet (in those crazy high heels) must have been more frozen than yours.

I bet you can check Ebay right now and all that stuff she signed if for sale.

6 11 2008
Moira

Did the plane look like a pumpkin?

6 11 2008
JBDC

where did my comment go?

main question: why did she have SS protection? McCain lost his at 6am the day after the election.

6 11 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Hey – were the kids and first dud with her?

I saw Todd, and Willow, and her parents. There were a bunch of people getting off the plane and hustling into vehicles, and it was dark, so those were the only ones I saw. Didn’t notice Piper or Trig… AKM

6 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

Maybe she just wore the most expensive pair of shoes she got thinking “there is no way they are gonna try and rip these doggone shoes of a my feet when they come for the clothes.”

I have always wondered what I would do if I ever found myself somewhere near GWB and he tried to shake my hand. You have shown how it can be done with grace…

6 11 2008
Grammy a/k/a WE ARE BLUE PA

I hope her feet froze off in those stupid shoes. Luckily the First Dud was there to warm them up.

6 11 2008
PDX MB

Just called NC for Obama!

6 11 2008
strangelet

Ouch. As ever, thanks for your sacrifice of time and warmth.

I wonder if those shoes “belong to the RNC”.

6 11 2008
AZ Mom

I’m so sorry! All of that in the name of true journalism. But CRAP-a-LOO what the hell sort of “Fredricks of Hollywood” does she have goin’ on with those shoes?! Wonder if those were part of the “lost” loot the McCain camp says is unaccounted for. As much as I would have loved to have read you chanted “O-Bam-A” I am so glad you didn’t for I fear they would have turned on you like a raw steak in a shark tank. Great job, AKM! Put your toes up and drink a little brandy. It looks like this roller coaster hasn’t yet reached the disembark zone yet.

6 11 2008
suchanut

ROTFLMAO! Poor AKM had popsicle toes!

6 11 2008
strangelet

Ach. Now I’ve got the Eagles’ “Those Shoes” running thru my head.

6 11 2008
Julie

I laughed through the entire article. Nice job, and thanks for sucking it up last night for us!

6 11 2008
Canadian Neighbour

AKM, the thought of you chanting “OBAMA” — Priceless!!! LOL What a way to give the old girl a reality check!!!

Watching Pal-i-Diva vote, that was Meg standing just behind her — was it not? Seems she believes herself having to make an appearance everywhere SP goes. Now that the election is over, does that mean she’s gone too as McDaddy’s campaign won’t be paying for staff or anything now I would think.

6 11 2008
Kim in Florida

You are so brave! Not only for braving frostbite, but the freak show.

6 11 2008
wavelength

I have no doubt in my mind that SP has no idea of the true animosity the rational people of Alaska have toward her. I am looking forward to a continuing commentary on the Governor’s political status and the farce of her administration, let alone her aspirations.

There will probably be a short period of quiet, but certainly no introspection on her part. Being who she is and having tasted what political fame can feel like, we in the rest of the country are sure to hear from her in the future. That is a frightening prospect.

6 11 2008
Grammy a/k/a WE ARE BLUE PA

I can’t believe that grown women made those juvenile comments??? They talk like teenagers over a teen idol – blah. And the way they gush and read things into everything she says and then they “know” what she really meant. Yikes, I would’ve started gagging in that crowd . . .

6 11 2008
whichferret

When I saw that crowd and heard of the “dozens” I somehow knew that you were there. I am sorry that you had to freeze to be there though. I love how down here in the lower 48 it is being spun as DOZENS like it is impressive or something. even though there was a much bigger number seeing her off and the fact that Palin has so clearly changed her tune in just a short span of time…from 2012 all the way to well we will have to see.

Thanks again for all of your hard work. Amazing pictures. And fast thinking using the kid as a prop. Guess Sarah taught you something after all
*wink wink*

6 11 2008
shilo442

Thanks so much AKM, hope your toes are nice and warm now. Good ole Rush Limbaugh is defending Palin, I can’t stand to listen to him but I had to see if he was going to spin and defend his Sarah and the nutty rush-o did.

6 11 2008
futurexpat?

Oh my, you were brave to do that. I can’t thank you enough, though. Hope your toes warm up soon.

6 11 2008
the problem child

AKM, I’m assuming you were properly dressed for the weather (lots of layers and real socks and boots and hat and gloves/mittens). SWWNBN was clearly not dressed for it. She was losing heat from head and hands and she was reducing the circulation to her toes by wearing those ludicrous shoes. And … and … (*sputters*) pantyhose!

Just think about her toes falling off. That should help warm you up.😉

6 11 2008
wes_ben

Actually, I really like her shoes (but agree, they are not appropriate in below freezing weather). I too wonder if she paid for them. Perhaps she’s donating them to her “favorite consignment shop”?? 🙂

6 11 2008
whichferret

Oh and I am waiting to hear that Meghan has been thrown out as yesterday’s news. She is isn’t she? Doesn’t Sarah have to find new people who she can mold and control? She should just be able to blackmail Meghan from now on or something right?

6 11 2008
Bo

I can sleep well tonight in the knowledge that Wasilla has its village idiot back.

And those heels — what a lovely consolation prize for the Pentacostal Pork-barrel Princess!

6 11 2008
Erik

When does she lose the secret service protection?

6 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Oh, AKM, what we owe you!

Your dedication to providing us with first hand information goes above and beyond the call of duty. Deep, humble bows to your frozen toes!

I just have a hollow feeling that this is not the end of her…you MUST keep us aware of how we can help to keep her under the box. Her own campaign staff seems to be helping the effort.

6 11 2008
ds55

Wow, the Repubs are already attacking Obama over his choice of Rahm Emmanuel for chief of staff. I love it. They’re hopping mad. Obama made a great choice!

6 11 2008
Enchanted and Healing

Moira (08:59:28) :

Did the plane look like a pumpkin?

LOL POOF!

AKM- thanks for *taking one* for the Mudflats family. And I agree her toes in those stilettos were probably hurting more than yours. Also.

My question also is why were the Secret Service there? One last trip down memory lane of a dream that can NEVER come true (WE CAN’T LET IT!!!)? Talk about door-to-door service. I wonder if they have orders to confiscate the goods (stilettos, NM and Sachs *missing clothing*, etc.) upon delivery?

I’ve been reading about the math that isn’t adding up in Alaska re: voting stats. Somethin’ sounds REALLY fishy there. Also. And how long does it take to count the remaining ballots? That should be a priority! STAT!!

6 11 2008
Grammy a/k/a WE ARE BLUE PA

I imagine she will lost the SS protection now that she has been properly escorted to her home. Maybe that is the cutoff time – since McLame was in his home state, his cut off sooner. I can’t see spending any more taxpayers’ dollars on her stupid security!

6 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

box=bus

6 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

There may very well be a reason that she could wear those shoes and not feel the cold – she’s reptilian

6 11 2008
K.R.

AKM, I’m sorry SP’s plane was late requiring a longer wait. But gee, good thing it wasn’t delayed on April 18, 2008.
Wink wink.

6 11 2008
Eric L

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shannyn-moore/stolen-election-in-alaska_b_141704.html

Hey guys – you might want to get on this story/analysis from the Huffington Post. The numbers in your Alaska election don’t add up. Turn out for REPUBS was LOWER (?) this year than in a year without Palin as VP? Turnout for the Dem side is LOWER than when John Kerry ran? This doesn’t make sense…unless the votes were trashed so that Stevens and Young won (assuming there were many Repubs who voted against a convicted felon).

Has there been tampering? Get on it!

6 11 2008
Free

“What would happen if I started chanting, “O-BA-MA!” at the top of my lungs?”

I almost cracked a rib laughing over that one. So glad you were there. Hilarious.

6 11 2008
Vicki Potter

Funny, funny post !! Thanks for braving the low temps and risking your toes to report to us.

6 11 2008
Kelly M

So now we know who paid for her flight home. It seems a little pathetic to fly back in the “we lost” wearing the “I stole it” wardrobe. I imagine her cute widdle toes were friggin freezing! Thanks for standing out there…(snort of laughter) and flinging the hapless child into the handshake zone!

6 11 2008
roddanLA

This morning’s edition of the Los Angeles Times reports that “a Republican Party lawyer would be dispatched to Alaska to inventory and retrieve the clothes still in her possession”.

6 11 2008
va_soccer_mom

Thanks for taking one for the team!

Will Palin still look good in those heels and that hair in 2012? 2016? Not so much. People might have to actually pay attention to what comes out of her mouth.

6 11 2008
Grammy a/k/a WE ARE BLUE PA

Oh, I would love to sit in on that inventory!!! Will she strip down to a towel as they take things right off her bod?

6 11 2008
jan jan (Possum)

And so you have her back. Lucky us – Poor you!
But we can’t thank YOU enough for all you have done these past weeks – all YOU have gone through to keep us informed. Mudflats has made it all so much more real than it otherwise would have been with just the spots on the news.
I am sure you will keep us more informed than the networks about what is REALLY going on as time goes by. Our guess is Stevens will be asked to step down and she will appoint herself to take his place. And unless there are indictments against her – oh, wait, that doesn’t seem to matter in Alaska, does it?

6 11 2008
ds55

A few reasons I think Sarah cannot be seriously considered for 2012:
She will never leave Alaska.
Repubs don’t want to pay for her entire entourage to dress, eat and travel on the party’s credit card.
She energized the base, but alienated the moderates.
She needs massive coaching to undo the perception that she’s a dummy.
Democrats have ammunition and are now prepared to attack the moment she’s announced.
Mitt Romney will not allow her to overstep him again in this lifetime.
Genuinely qualified Repub women candidates will not allow her to overstep them again in this lifetime.

6 11 2008
Grammy a/k/a WE ARE BLUE PA

Oh, except the towel is probably stolen from the hotel . . .

6 11 2008
Grammy a/k/a WE ARE BLUE PA

ds55

Excellent points!

6 11 2008
VoteNov4

AKM, thank you so much for your dedication! You have given us all such important, timely and accurate information and, perhaps most importantly, you gave us hope that not everyone was as dazzled by Bible Spice as it seemed in early September.

6 11 2008
Vice Peeper Palin

Heard the plane come in (I’m thinkin’) as I drifted off to sleep. Said to spouse: Sarah’s home. He: Well, thats her last chartered flight – but now that she’s so spoiled, she’s gonna rethink having a private govnatorial (sp?) jet. Just watch!

6 11 2008
Bobg

Question for the ladies-I’ve never walked in high heels. Isn’t there a chance that she could have snapped an ankle or leg walking on ice and snow in those stilettos? Also, that mother holding her son in the last picture should be arrested for child abuse.

6 11 2008
Rose in PA

AKM, thanks so much for braving the bitter cold for this report!

Those shoes are ridiculous. Couldn’t she have at least grabbed a pair of Uggs during her trips to Neimann Marcus??

6 11 2008
West Virginian

I’m thinking that the people that were making all those goofy comments may have had brain freeze. It’s just hard for me to believe any intelligent person could say good things about her.

Poor little Sarah. No more limelight!

Where was the baby?

6 11 2008
Grammy a/k/a WE ARE BLUE PA

I hope the baby was at home in Wasilla – she’d probably have him dressed in a t-shirt and diaper . . .

6 11 2008
megacephalus

The “nailin’ palin” Challenge:

“Today the ‘curmudgeon’ sent US$ 25.- through PayPal
[see the ‘click to contribute’ button on the upper right].

“Hope is that we can start a “nailin’ palin” fund in the care of our trusty [trustee] AKM!

“[Suggested possible future option: a 501c3, or PAC on the side, as several have promised funding for impeachment or similar actions… all of which cost $$$ ]

“Who else is ‘on board’ for this?

[full discosure: I posted this previously — so please forgive the repost…]

6 11 2008
roddanLA

West Virginian:

In the HuffPost video one can see the Administrative Aide/Nanny behind Palin’s left shoulder, holding Trig wrapped in a white blanket.

6 11 2008
White Agate

Maybe this has been brought up but…what happens if you live in a state that went from red to blue? Do they send in social workers or something? Therapists? Post-traumatic stress disorder specialists?

Heh.

The Senate recount goes on here in MN…looks like it may be Coleman.

Is Alaska needing to recount? Was there vote tampering?

6 11 2008
Ripley in CT

hehe… I’m imagining how cold her feet had to have been, too! What a fool.

Though, perhaps, she has icewater in her veins.

Definitely the smartest person in the crowd, there, AKM. You brought the IQ up at least 80 points just by being there. Feel good about that.

6 11 2008
Lulu

Palin is toast at the national level. I hope you were able to warm up, AKM. Excellent intrepid reporting, as ever.

Another thought: Could some of those AK Palin “real-folk” supporters be “paid”? The RNC does have a history of “paying” their fervent volunteers. A famous case in point: Racist Hoax PA Girl who mutilated herself while on the GOP payroll.

6 11 2008
Steph aka Beans Harpoon Hussein-Palin

My sister lives in WI, a swing state that went Kerry last time and Obama this time. On Tuesday, she went to her American Family Insurance office to ask some questions about her auto policy. (Her home insurance AND a million-dollar umbrella policy are also through AMFAM) She was greeted by McCain/Palin signs all over the office. She also heard her agent saying that “she just didn’t want to insure “those people”. She did not ascertain who “those people” were.

She said, “So I guess you voted for McCain?” Her agent just gushed and said WI was going to go McCain because “people know the truth about Obama and he is going to raise taxes and give it to the blacks.”

My sister said that she felt it was VERY inappropriate to have any sort of political signs in an office. And it wasn’t a smart business move in a state that is so close…it could isolate half of her business.

The agent said it was within her right to put up political signs, and “she doesn’t think Obama supporters buy much insurance or have good credit scores anyway.”

So my sister just said, “Well, I am an Obama supporter, and I have my car, house and an umbrella policy through you. Until today.” And walked out. She also reported the incident to the American Family headquarters.

I was more surprised that any place of business would endorse a candidate, especially in a state that has SUCH close elections.

6 11 2008
Cindy aka Rake Trinket That One Hussein Palin

Thank you for braving injury in the line of duty. I am pondering where my letter regarding my outrage that citizens were required to stand in the cold past the point of tolerance/pain.

Even in the land of La Palin, this is unacceptable.

6 11 2008
0whole1

> A Brit Abroad GONE BLUE Hussein (08:52:16) :
> Is there a real Alaskans don’t wear hats movement????

It messes up your hair.

I’m assumin’.

6 11 2008
Ennealogic

AKM, you are intrepid! I would’ve been kicking myself after 30 minutes, never mind 2-1/2 hours worth.

However, the story is priceless, the photos are great, even if it does surprise me that she has that many supporters willing to be all groupie-like.

BTW, Shannyn’s blog post about the very strange AK election results got picked up by a KOS poster and diaried over there too. I wish I could help in some way to investigate just how the votes are being counted, and which votes are being counted. Smells bad to me.

6 11 2008
Lulu

Bobg (09:29:31) wrote :
“Question for the ladies-I’ve never walked in high heels. Isn’t there a chance that she could have snapped an ankle or leg walking on ice and snow in those stilettos?”

Yes, definitely, definitely, definitely.

Look, I sprained my foot last year just stepping off a curb with a 1 inch difference…

6 11 2008
LA voter 201 in CA.

@Bobg,
It would have been very easy for her to slip on the ice and fall on her patootie even in boots.
We used to carry our work shoes and wear boots on the way to work; then change when I lived Fairbanks.
But Hey…SP wanted to look good for the photo Op……
Ohhhh AKM….thank you for doing that. You really are the BEST.

6 11 2008
UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady

This has to be the most stupid thing about SP I’ve heard to date – and that takes some doing as averyone here knows.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/06/us/politics/06mccain.html?_r=2&hp&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

The Palin staff had the prank phone call booked for 3 days, didn’t inform McCain about it, and then somehow it was Mc’s staffs fault.

They had 3 days!!! to check out the call before she took it. What kind of top campaign staff was that!! Bunch of numbnuts!!!!

6 11 2008
Erin

Does anyone know how long the secret service has to “protect” her? Shouldn’t she be on her own now that she lost?

6 11 2008
Chris

I’m not yet convinced that Palin is finished nationally. Sure the McCain team is trying to trash her, but then the base doesn’t regard McCain as one of them (I think they’re right).

There’s a new video compilation in this article about the real and present danger of the New Apostolic Reformation :

http://www.talk2action.org/story/2008/11/5/13585/8320

6 11 2008
shannynmoore

You are brave and I would have yelled out something unsavory. Hey, let’s have coffee again so Keith Olbermann can call! They should have a “Mudflats Blend” coffee…sounds mmmmm….good.
xo,
Shannyn Moore
shannynmoore.wordpress.com

6 11 2008
HamletsMill

Our Dear AKM!

Thank you for attending and bearing witness for us! At least we know she is back in Alaska for now. I believe that she is politically dead for now and there IS a real possibility that it will be forever.

As I wrote in a post yesterday, Sarah Palin was a sort of national out-of-body experience. And now we are all slowly realizing that we have dodged a bullet as a nation and are now trying to get back into our normal bodies again. In that process we on the Mudflats are now just slowly coming to grips with our psychological rehabilitation from this new kind of PTSD (Post Traumatic Sarah Disorder).

In my beginning rehabilitation I have given my psych permission to go into this reverie of all the Mudflatters worldwide as STEP ONE.

STEP TWO is this meditation as my image of you (whether it is accurate or not) and the Alaskan women who were the first line of defense in our rally to fight back will help me remember we have real vigilant strength still assembled here to deal with her should any need arise in the future.

And finally, hey I’m a guy and there is certainly a time and a place for everything and I won’t deny it but at least she did not come out of that plane wearing just a towel and those heels and set the woman’s movement back even another 100 years as a public political figure. I have evolved that far from the Bill Kristol and Dick Morris political puppeteer Neanderthal level and I am proud of it. Brains are what count when it comes to commanding an aircraft carrier battle group with nuclear weapons. There are plenty of women now in both political parties who could handle that responsibility now. Sarah Palin was not one of them. Almost 63 million Americans said she did not pass the interview. So be it.

I love every one of the souls here on the glorious Mudflats worldwide! Everyone now rest a bit after the Great Victory! And that certainly is directed at you AKM!

6 11 2008
Lee

Eric L:

This sounds like election gate to me.

6 11 2008
A Brit Abroad GONE BLUE Hussein

Bobg – I’ve worn shoes nearly as preposterous as that, in conditions like that – and the only reason I didn’t break my leg was because it was a rescue services party and there were hunky firemen to support me as I skidded across the car park. If I could find a smiley for a big grin I’d put it right here🙂

6 11 2008
Thinking Woman

Great stuff coming out now about Palin. She didn’t know Africa was a continent, can’t name which countries are in North America, temper tantrums… I think it’s all coming out in Newsweek.

Now we’ll start hearing the really good stuff leak out from the campaign.

Happy Virginia BLUE voter!!

6 11 2008
Jeannie See

Bobg (09:29:31) wrote :
“Question for the ladies-I’ve never walked in high heels. Isn’t there a chance that she could have snapped an ankle or leg walking on ice and snow in those stilettos?”

Absofreakinglutely.

However, what she’s wearing do not appear to be stilettos. They are to thick in the heel. Stilettos are a more spiked heeled shoe. Thinner heel if you will.

6 11 2008
crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

AKM, thanks for another great post!😀 sorry you got freezed and numb, but imagine what would of happened had you actually shook HER hand!!!
And glad you brought up the SS….seems the taxpayers wiill be paying for he SS for a few more days😦
http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/11/mccain-and-pali.html
To be sure, McCain had resisted the Secret Service when he gained his party’s nomination, and was likely anxious for them to conclude their protection of him, preferring to drive to his Sedona ranch on his own.

Palin, on the other hand, was still 2,500 miles away from her home in Wasilla, Alaska, and was traveling with her large contingent of family and friends returning home, as well as three staff members and a full secret service detail who will continue with her for a few more days as she transitions back to her life in Alaska …” Ah the “Welfare Queen of Wassilla” to the very end….using her own money very “frugally” b/c she can “live large” on the taxpayers of the US & state of Alaska,
You betcha!!!! 8)

6 11 2008
mvngfwd

I know I said I was going to do “stuff” but I had to read this one. Thanks AKM…we owe you a foot massage!

I just have to take a moment to be catty since I have been fairly behaved so far by staying off personal stuff but here it goes….

1. Note to Sarah, if you are wearing high heels with slacks the hemline is suppose to be 1/4-1/2 inch from the ground (ex-New Yorker, so I can’t help myself)

2. When she was picked I noticed the plastic hairclip, then it went away when the $$$$ stylist showed up, stylist must be gone since the clip is back. (I use one too but not when in professional mode)

3. Will someone please tell Megan that she needs to lighten her eyebrows so they are not the first thing you see from 100 yards away! This has been bugging me forever I just didn’t want to sound snotty.

Okay, I will now go back to being a somewhat well-behaved muddie.😉

6 11 2008
Sirenoftitan

Jamie

Reptilian…. could SP be a Visitor ??

6 11 2008
shrinkinggranny

Wow, Steph aka Beans, etc…

Good for your sis.

And mere “thanks” is small repayment for near frostbite, but I’m so glad you were able to report on the last (and final, I hope) flight of what’s ‘er face.

My thanks too, for all the posts you’ve made over the last several weeks. I’m a Jenny-come-lately to Mudflats, but it felt like home with the first post I read. Thank you, thank you.

Thank goodness!
Nan

6 11 2008
BigPete

Nobody can say that Palin isn’t a good sport and a grand ol’ gal. In the spirit of bringing our great nation together, she has volunteered to serve her country any way she can…..should Obama call. She had previously positioned herself as a possible energy Czar, with the added responsibility of energy independence. So if the McCain campaign is now slinging mudflats at HER, she is now ready for a cabinet position with Obama. And why not….she is a Star.

She would then be perfectly positioned to run in 012, alongside that other great patriot Joe the Lieberman, for a run on The Opportunists Ticket.

6 11 2008
0whole1

> A few reasons I think Sarah cannot be seriously considered for 2012:
> She will never leave Alaska.

Why do you say that?

The Stevens debacle tells me Alaskans *would* vote her — or at least for a generic someone that common sense would tell you shouldn’t be a viable candidate — into the Senate.

Idaho might be another option, since she’s from there — although half the state going blue in the senate was a surprise to me.

She may have traction in other deep-red states, although I dunno about that.

If she wanted to parlay it into a presidency….she’d probably have to time it so that she was seated *a bare minimum amount of time* before she could run for POTUS. Because, she’ll start to screw up the moment she hits town. Not necessarily with her voting record — although she may provide some interesting CSPAN clips from the floor — but in her Ellie Mae and Jed Clampett-esque-apades in DC. Spending would be one thing. Being out and about town would be another.

DC is a…slightly…more multicultural and urban place than she’s used to. It’d be interesting to see what’d happen. And what I’d *guess* would happen would be the small-town fringecaseland “oh jeeze, are your cousins coming for Xmas, you know how they are” things would just start piling up.

I would lay even money that one of her kids would get themselves an….interesting….significant other if they move there.

6 11 2008
enjay AKA Turbine Yukon

I can imagine her taking off her shoes & leaving her Ten little digits stuck in them.

Thanks for the “chilling ” update AKM

Am sure as soon as she arrived at home residence – Secret Service went Off Duty

6 11 2008
ira2

Those are not stilettos. Stilettos have thin, round heels like ice picks. These things that she’s wearing might be called bridge piers or cow legs.

AKM, knowing too well what cold temps do to feet even in good boots when you can’t do anything but stand around, I have the utmost appreciation for your sacrifice! Thank you as always for your dedication to bring us the inside story.

Now I wonder what the visual would be if we compared the anti-Palin or pro-Obama rally with those – rah rah – 150 folks welcoming Palin home with pride.

*Snickers*

6 11 2008
mvngfwd

I now have to run out for real but I want you all to know I am proudly wearing my black long sleeved Mudflats shirt with the beautiful pic across the top! I hope someone asks me about it today!

Ohhhh, Libertraitor is singing for his supper! Dump him!!!!! No word on his caucus position….let’s call Harry Reid and tell him that we want Joe exiled to the dark side of the moon.

6 11 2008
ds55

@ mvngfwd (09:48:02) ://…1. Note to Sarah, if you are wearing high heels with slacks the hemline is suppose to be 1/4-1/2 inch from the ground …//

Alaska slacks have to be higher because mud/slush is much deeper.

6 11 2008
Democrat G (formerly "G")

I don’t know how you did not call her a f**ing lying b**ch right to her face. The self control you have. Seriously! And, I would have been shouting LOSER and OBAMA and telling all of those people that were there who love her that they are STUPID!!

Everyone, check to see if she wore those shoes on the campaign trail. We must keep the media on her lying stanky ass so that she disappears.

Thanks for braving it out for us. And for being a few feet from one of the devils cronies. You rule!

6 11 2008
LibertyLover

You are simply amazing AKM! Thank you for braving the cold to bring this up close and personal account. I hear Brandy warms up the feet very nicely.😉

6 11 2008
LA voter 201 in CA.

@Steph,
WOW….big hug to your sister. I am afraid that we are all going to still see nasty and hateful comments from the McCain supporters.
Yesterday I had such filth spewed at me from friends and MY OWN Godmother about the Election results.
I have never been one to back away from a fight, but I refuse to listen to the hate from them.
After one very horrible comment yesterday about me being an Obama supporter; it made me cry but then I thought about all that our President has done for us and will do for us.
Now I just feel pity for them that they don’t understand and don’t have the manners to be gracious.

6 11 2008
the problem child

Bobg (09:29:31) :

Question for the ladies-I’ve never walked in high heels. Isn’t there a chance that she could have snapped an ankle or leg walking on ice and snow in those stilettos?

Yes, but no such luck, apparently. (Full disclosure: I’ve never even walked in heels half that high. And if I had a baby to carry, I wouldn’t wear heels at all. Oh, yeah. The au pair/ personal assistant has the baby.)

6 11 2008
Alan

It looks like Sarah will get her wish. Obama will hear about Alaska and all it has to offer. The Carlyle Group’s David Rubenstein visited your great state October 25th. His talk is available on Alaskan public radio, but his message involved Seward’s Folly lining up for the upcoming “mother of all stimulus bills”. He mentioned investments in infrastructure, alternative energy, new energy exploration, should all be in the legislation.

http://peureport.blogspot.com/2008/10/david-rubenstein-speaks-from-sewards.html

Who did Obama just appoint as his Chief of Staff? Rahm Emanuel, the recipient of $16,250 in PAC donations from the same Carlyle Group. David should have ready access to the Oval Office from this connection alone, but we know his relationships with powerful government figures are much deeper than the President Elect and New Chief of Staff.

http://arisfreedomswitch.blogspot.com/2008/11/freedom-to-wade-in-dirty-dc-waters.html

6 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

roddanLA (09:23:06)
———————————————————–
Thanks for the bit about the GOP lawyer going to AK to inventory and re-po the clothing! I’m still laughing!

Two words come to mind (again😉 ): trailer trash!

6 11 2008
Grammy a/k/a WE ARE BLUE PA

mvngfwd (09:48:02) :

Meow! I love it!

6 11 2008
Chin Trout Hussein (NJ)

Once again, thank you, AKM. It is a breath of fresh air knowing w/o a doubt that SP is in Alaska once again. It’s been a long 2.5 months since I first “googled” her and thankfully found YOU and all the wonderful folks making Mudflats their virtual home!!

6 11 2008
MizKay

Another update on the Rochester NY police making the wrong call on Tuesday night – AKaurora and I both have kids at Eastman who were celebrating. Some of the celebration moved downtown and didn’t end when the police asked. Some students were arrested (not our kids tho) and had to spend the night in jail.
article here:
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200881105011

youtubes here:

and

The second one has little you can actually see, but it includes their rendition of The Star-spangled Banner.

Comments to the article point out that in other cities (like San Francisco and Philadelphia), the police helped people party safely by closing off streets, instead of arresting them. Can you say ‘worst persons in the world’?

6 11 2008
Ann Hedonia

This is great stuff…thanks for braving the cold and the wingnuts, all for our amusement! Well written!!

6 11 2008
mmboucher (Florida)

Thanks AKM, I don’t think Sarah will run for the senate because I heard on one of the shows this morning that it would be very expensive for her to live in Ak. and DC. She would have to have 2 homes, five kids, and no per diems!!!

6 11 2008
ds55

@ 0whole1 (09:53:49) ://> A few reasons I think Sarah cannot be seriously considered for 2012: > She will never leave Alaska.< Why do you say that? //

Sarah will never leave Alaska because she believes in the Alaskan Independence Party slogan “Alaska First”. Because her husband and children will not be easily controlled away from Alaska. Because her base of support is in Alaska. Because she enjoys being the big fish in a little pond. Because McCain partly blames her for his loss and will see to it she never comes back to Washington. Because she’s already made enemies who will continue to leak embarrassing reports about her antics on the campaign trail. Because she will likely appoint Todd Palin to Ted Steven’s job as her ego will not be able to resist the idea of two Palins controlling Alaska politics.

6 11 2008
ocliberal

Wow AKM. You really did take one for the team. But thanks for the 1st person account. It was very interesting. You have suffered more than most of us for the cause. We all thank you and your toes from the bottom of our hearts.

BTW, Palin shouldn’t have Secret Service protection anymore. McCain lost his yesterday. They had a picture of him driving himself out of a parking garage somewhere. (Rachel?) It was sort of pathetic.

DKOS is going nuts over Palin right now. There is an excellent diary on the Rec list that is well worth the read. The rider and the horse; or Why Fox is Throwing Palin Under the Bus

It appears the Repugs have created a Palinstein monster and now must destroy it themselves before if takes over!

I know it’s semi-evil, but is anyone loving this implosion within the Grand Ole’ Party as much as I am?

We need more Palin dirt!!! Bring it on.

6 11 2008
Tired Mom (VA)

AKM: Thanks for taking a hit for the team!!! So sorry you had to endure the freezing cold to satisfy all our inquiring minds. While you were I out doing that I actually donated to your blog, it’s not much, but I did it out of appreciation for giving me this wonderful place to hang out!

6 11 2008
crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

ds55
Because she will likely appoint Todd Palin to Ted Steven’s job as her ego will not be able to resist the idea of two Palins controlling Alaska politics.
~~~~~~~~
she can’t appoint him! And he’d never pass the security clearance.

6 11 2008
Hick Town in W PA

NPR – “All Things Considered” is doing a piece on Palin this afternoon.

6 11 2008
From England aka Spoon Archer Hussein Palin

WOW thanks AKM! I feel your pain…I like the handshake dodge, LOL.

AND, A BIG THANK YOU!!!! To all you mudflatters who sent me the newsweek article from a previous thread. Your kindness almost had me in tears again – I still haven’t recovered from Tuesday. I am soooooooo HAPPY!

6 11 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Watch out Alaska — I see little Meg ending up on the AK payroll somewhere. Sarah isn’t going to let go of her new sidekick, me thinks.

6 11 2008
Nan

So where were all her kids, and particularly her infant for this at least 60 minute delay on the airport tarmac?

6 11 2008
clark

BUNNY BOOTS!
they look bad but you’ll never get frostbitten.

6 11 2008
Lulu

In terms of Palin’s future on the nat’l GOP scene, sure, they can trot her out for fundie-raisers…But let’s look at what has happened to other VP nominees in the past. Recently (end of the 20th-beginning of the 21 centuries), only Bush 41 went on to head a ticket, and we know how well-connected Bush 41 was….

I don’t think Palin can pull off a nat’l run with just the AIP and Dobson behind her.

Palin’s “protectors” in the GOP have all lost face (Kristol, Barnes, Dobson), and will not be as powerful next time around. Plus the qualified people who were past over for the VP spot in the GOP are steaming mad…(e.g. Pawlenty, Romney, Crist, to name but a few).

However, as a Democrat, I am happy to be wrong because I actually think Obama would win easily over Sarah Palin as a candidate in a national campaign in 2012. I still don’t think Palin really graduated from college; there is something fishy there. She doesn’t know the most basic things, and her academic record is so weird.

6 11 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Thanks for the NPR alert, Hick!

6 11 2008
mvngfwd

ds55- I get you on that but then shouldn’t she be wearing weather appropriate boots? I had to fly to Montreal for business late Dec a couple of years ago. I showed up from NYC with my “fancy” high heeled boots and within an hour of nearly killing myself my client took me shopping. Seriously, she laughed at me in my nice shoes and kindly took me out to buy real boots. I appreciated her kind gesture even more when I landed the next day in Quebec to 3 feet of snow. Every time I apologized to the clients for my “weather” boots they just looked at me and said “well, what else would you wear in Quebec in late December?”. I still have the boots but they don’t get much use here in Miami. Maybe I can bring them with me for Mudstock Alaska?

6 11 2008
Lulu

should have written above: “Plus the qualified people who were passed over for the VP spot…”

6 11 2008
LibertyLover

Oh and saw this little tidbit for you, AKM:

Sarah Palin backtracks on Stevens Resignation:

Asked Wednesday whether she still believed that Mr. Stevens should resign, Ms. Palin was circumspect, saying only that the people of Alaska “just spoke” on the issue at the ballot box and that “they want him as their senator.” She said Mr. Stevens should decide “what happens next.” (Mr. Stevens could still be forced to step down, and Ms. Palin is widely viewed as a potential candidate for his seat if he does.)

6 11 2008
Tired Mom (VA)

Hey HICK, do you know what time the NPR show is on?

6 11 2008
LibertyLover

Meg Stapleton = Sarah Palin’s Mary Matalin???

6 11 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

OT – Lots of protests in California over Prop 8. I hope they can find a legal reason to overturn it. I didn’t realize Arizona nad Florida passed the same thing Tuesday.

6 11 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Here is the link to NPR where you can find a station to listen to all of their programs.

http://www.npr.org/

6 11 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Talking about Palin on MSNBC right now

6 11 2008
va_soccer_mom

RE: NPR – All Things Considered – Palin story: if you miss it, just go to npr.org.

6 11 2008
ds55

Sweet updates on the palinaspresident.com website.

6 11 2008
Coloradonative in NC

Jamie, Floridian in France (09:19:56) :

There may very well be a reason that she could wear those shoes and not feel the cold – she’s reptilian

+++++++++++++++++++++
Well, she is in the Reptilian party

6 11 2008
portland oregon native

Thanks AKM. I hope your toes are OK.
I confess I still have a perverse curiosity for all things Sarah. Hopefully this condition will diminish within a short time. I really do have other more important things to think about and do. But the total outrageous ignorance from that woman has a sicko fascination quality.
Merkley has been declared our new Senator here in OR, so “Gor-dumb” can go back to Pendleton and package peas using undocumented alien workers.
I don’t know how competent a senator he will be but at least it will take some time for him to be corrupted. I preferred Steve Novick.

6 11 2008
Halcrow

Thank you, AKM. What people will do for their fellow countryman.

Beautifully written, and obviously your brain was never affected by the numbing cold, just your feet.

And, if your feet were cold (and I’m presuming that you wore your yellow wellies with lots of socks), just imagine the agonies Sarah was going through in those high-heeled Daisy Duckers.

Do you figure that she’ll sue the McCain campaign or the RNP for not providing her with insulated heels ( just before she hies herself and her chilblains off to Hawaii on medical leave–workers compensation at full pay)?
She’ll have to move fast though: those shoes are on the Republican list of ‘that which must be returned’.

6 11 2008
PDX MB

Steph aka Beans Harpoon Hussein-Palin (09:37:49) :

Huge kudos to your sister. Whether she follows through or not (changing ins is a royal pain…), so good of her to express her outrage in a meaningful way–hit them where it hurts… in the pocketbook.

6 11 2008
Lulu

CALLING ALL MUDFLATTERS – I meant to post this yesterday –

AKM deserves a Pulitzer Prize for Journalism, for covering AK politics.

I don’t know how to get a blog nominated, but we should collectively look into it.

6 11 2008
SMR

Cannot stand to read anything about Bible Spice, taking a mental health break………… But here’s a great joke that I received via email today! Will cheer you all right up!

One sunny day in 2009 an old man approached the White House from across Pennsylvania Avenue , where he’d been sitting on a park bench.

He spoke to the U.S. Marine standing guard and said, ‘I would like to go in and meet with President Bush.’

The Marine looked at the man and said, ‘Sir, Mr. Bush is no longer president and no longer resides here.’

The old man said, ‘Okay’ and walked away.

The following day, the same man approached the White House and said to the same Marine, ‘I would like to go in and meet with President Bush.’

The Marine again told the man, ‘Sir, as I said yesterday, Mr. Bush is no longer president and no longer resides here.’

The man thanked him and, again, just walked away.

The third day, the same man approached the White House and spoke to the very same U. S. Marine, saying, ‘I would like to go in and meet with President Bush.’

The Marine, understandably agitated at this point, looked at the man and said, ‘Sir, this is the third day in a row you have been here asking to speak to Mr. Bush. I’ve told you already that Mr. Bush is no longer the president and no longer resides here. Don’t you understand?’

The old man looked at the Marine and said, ‘Oh, I understand. I just love hearing it.’

The Marine snapped to attention, saluted, and said, ‘See you tomorrow!’

6 11 2008
marksmyword

Thanks for the report AKM. You need to write a book if you haven’t done so already. How about a nice romantic comedy about a girl from Alsaka meeting a guy who is part native Alasakan?

I had my own run-in yesterday with a bunch of haters. I was in court waiting for my case to be called when I heard some men talking loudly at the end of the hall. There were a lot of F-bombs dropped, with Rev. Wrights and Ayers thrown in too. I walked down the hall to see why the deputy sheriffs hadn’t put an end to the ruckus and found that four deputies were the ones making all the fuss. I confronted them about the noise (not the content) and then complained to their supervisor.

This is going to be a long eight years…

6 11 2008
Ennealogic

OMG SMR, thank you, I seriously laughed out loud at the little story.

Yes!

6 11 2008
desertwind

Someone up thread asked about Secret Service for Palin. I’m guessing she’ll have it until the electoral college votes. That’s actually when the campaign is over. I guess.

I’m also guessing those are not Payless shoes.

6 11 2008
0whole1

> ds55 (10:06:38) :
> Sarah will never leave Alaska because she believes in the Alaskan Independence Party slogan “Alaska First”.

Personally, I don’t think she believes in *anything* political, except maybe anti-abortion issues and removing the barrier between church and state. I think she’d pour Stalin’s morning tea if she thought she could get away with pocketing the sugar fund.

> Because her husband and children will not be easily controlled away from Alaska.

Interesting point. I agree — although I never put the words together like that.

> Because her base of support is in Alaska.

Not anymore. Now, her base of support is anywhere within ten miles of a white-sheet factory.

> Because she enjoys being the big fish in a little pond.

Well…she hates to be made to feel worthless. But if she was the one holding the talking (or rather, firing) stick, I think she’d enjoy being a big fish in a big pond just fine. Although, I take your point — if she’s in the Senate, she ain’t a “boss” exactly. Unless party pols start kow-towing to her right away in the effort to use her as party figurehead/cheerleader.

> Because McCain partly blames her for his loss and will see to it she never comes back to Washington. Because she’s already made enemies who will continue to leak embarrassing reports about her antics on the campaign trail.

One can hope. Depends on how well the Shaggy “wasn’t me” defense holds up in the long run.

> Because she will likely appoint Todd Palin to Ted Steven’s job as her ego will not be able to resist the idea of two Palins controlling Alaska politics.

If the info-czar here at the ‘flats is correct, she can’t appoint a person to the Senate. Which isn’t to say that it’s beyond the pale that T.P. might run. Or that *she* would quit the Governor’s seat and run herself.

It’d be interesting to see who gets fed what Palin-embarrassing-everyone story in the opposing party if she does run for Senate.

6 11 2008
kathy

Let me get this straight. She flies home on the plane all dolled up, but she wears jeans to cast her vote for herself as the first woman to be a Republican candidate for Vice President???

6 11 2008
Lighthouse (CO)

Steph,

Your sister done good! What really got me was the part about how Obama supporters don’t buy insurance/don’t have good credit scores.

Yikes!

6 11 2008
va_soccer_mom

SMR: ROTFL

6 11 2008
strangelet

New thread BTW

6 11 2008
whabs

@ suchanut (09:04:10) :
ROTFLMAO! Poor AKM had popsicle toes!

That is a great song. I like the Michael Franks version!

6 11 2008
grewingk

@ Rose in PA

“Those shoes are ridiculous. Couldn’t she have at least grabbed a pair of Uggs during her trips to Neimann Marcus??”

She has a pair of Uggs — she was wearing them when I talked to her last Feb. in Juneau. She’s got a thing for good shoes.

It’s okay that the RNC is taking back the fancy clothes, instead of them going to Out of The Closet (which is my fav clothing store in ANC), because Sarah is either a Size 4 or 6. She’s a marathon runner and isn’t built like normal 40+ women.

6 11 2008
InJuneau

@Steph aka Beans Harpoon Hussein-Palin (09:37:49) :

And didn’t Wisconsin go BLUE?!?

6 11 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

Way to go AKM – My toes actually got cold just reading about your nightmare visit to the airport. I think I saw Bible Spice heading home last night. I looked up and high over our house I saw the distinct shape of a broom and rider and the rider was definitely wearing stiletto heels. The sound of her distant sobbing was unmistakeable, but somehow heartwarming at the same time.

Ah, the pleasures of schadenfreude.

6 11 2008
Misfit

AKM I am so sorry for your toes!!!! I hope no permanent damage was done. You deserve to curl up under a nice warm blanket, next to a roaring fire, with a nice hot cup of REAL cocoa

6 11 2008
Anne P

great reporting! sorry you had to freeze to get the story – but think of it as “patriotism”, LOL! Kudos to you – I am a great fan of yours and your site!

6 11 2008
Vlad the I'm Palin

I think AKM should put his/her toes in a mug of hot buttered rum. The perfect northern solution to frostbite.

6 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

new post

6 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

@ Sirenoftitan (09:49:21) :

Jamie

Reptilian…. could SP be a Visitor ??

An illegal Alien?


Steph, your sister needs a huge communal hug from all of us. I say she sounds like a hell of a woman!

6 11 2008
InJuneau

@LibertyLover (10:20:39) :

Thing is, Meg WAS working for SWWNBN as the press secr. till she had a baby and quit. Then she ended up at ACS (telephone folks) as a VP (and lobbying) till she got tapped to be the spokesmouth for the “truth Squad”. It will be interesting to see if she comes back to the Gov’s employ…

6 11 2008
PDX MB

@ 0whole1 (09:53:49) :

in her Ellie Mae and Jed Clampett-esque-apades
*******

ROFL! Hadn’t heard that one before!

6 11 2008
Steph aka Beans Harpoon Hussein-Palin

Steph aka Beans Harpoon Hussein-Palin (09:37:49) :

Huge kudos to your sister. Whether she follows through or not (changing ins is a royal pain…), so good of her to express her outrage in a meaningful way–hit them where it hurts… in the pocketbook.

Oh, believe me, she will follow through. She is at least as bullheaded as I am. And when she writes the letter to cancel her policies, she will tell her why. My sister has perfect credit, a decent job, and is a newly divorced woman, so she intentionally chose a female insurance agent. I believe State Farm gave her the best bid, so she will be changing insurance effective immediately. She went to the office before signing up, to make sure there were no political signs. It wasn’t that her agent voted for McCain that pissed her off, it was that she brought it to work AND spoke about “those people” she wasn’t going to insure, even though they apparently met the criteria.

I NEVER understood owning a business and doing something divisive like endorsing a political candidate. I own a small home based business and I do have an “Al Franken” sticker on my computer, but it’s FUNNY, in a way. A comedian from SNL running for Senate…and I don’t live in MN, so none of my clients have been offended. Most of them want to know how to get a sticker, too!

6 11 2008
Bernice

I must admit I’ve never thought much about visting Alaska before, in fact once we were planning a family cruise and taking suggestions as to where each would like to go I thought my cousin crazy when he suggested ALASKA! I wanted to know just why there, he told me he had been there before and thought it a beautiful place. However he could not convince the rest of us, in our minds Alaska was just to cold to even think of going, we wanted to go someplace where the sun shines even brighter than here in TN.

I must say since reading all that you guys have said about Alaska’s beauty I know wish we had chose to go there, but I much say I am not one for the cold, from the sound of it, it get’s really cold there. I have taken noticed of the fact that ALREADY you guys are experiencing WINTER weather, you’re ALREADY IN COATS & BOOTS! Yeek!!! Where I come from we may go years without snow and 1 inch will shut our city DOWN ( no joke!) and MAT have about 2 1/2 months of cold weather. I spent 10 years in New Jersey, it was TORTURE for me EVERY winter to the point I often cried.

So what is the best time of year to visit?

6 11 2008
Tree Fitzpatrick

I have loved reading your blog as the Palin horror show has unfolded on the national stage. Thanks for your great work.

I offer this criticism with a loving heart: The Stepford Governor was not wearing stilettos, which are defined as a high heel that is ‘thinner than a spike heel’. They were very high, ridiculously high. . . but they weren’t stilettos. As the great writer that you are, I am sure you welcome feedback about your vocabulary. Hope you don’t take offense.

I do not understand why any woman wears high heels. When I was young and still wore an occasional heel, me and my other women lawyer friends considered high heels to be ‘fuck me’ shoes. We always thought they were a signal of sexual availability and desirability, an overt acknowledgement of a women’s subservient role as sex toy for males. I know that nowadays many women wear stupid heels because they are fashionable and such women are driven to maintain shallowly fashionable images. . . but, somehow, I expect a woman who has unquestionable power and authority to be above high heels. The fact that Sarah likes to wear hot, sexy shoes reveals a lot about her, I suspect. It looks to me like, bless her confused, dumb heart, that Sarah Palin thinks much of her value in the world is rooted in her attractiveness. When i see her wearing lunatic heels over a tarmac coated lightly in icy snow pack, I see an insecure woman who is not quite sure anyone will pay attention to her unless she looks hot. I pity that kind of insecurity in all women but especially in someone who has earned the right (by winning the governorship) to feel powerful in flats.

6 11 2008
PDX MB

@ portland oregon native (10:31:02) :

I preferred Steve Novick.
*****************
I would say he’ll be around in one capacity or another. I read his piece in the Oregonian yesterday and he strikes me as one who is in the public eye for the right reasons. I was still registered repub during the primaries (have maintained that primarily so I could vote against Mannix any time he reared his head–oops, in his case, if he reared, of course his head would be right there… hehe), so didn’t vote. Gotta like a guy with his sense of humor. I hope Merkley takes the long view, policy wonk that he is. Time will tell.

6 11 2008
Tree Fitzpatrick

I just posted a comment to this blog that did not appear. I am posting this one to see if it appears. Sorry to waste readers attention like this. The blog should indicate if comments are moderated, right?

6 11 2008
Quetzalcoatl

What a trooper AKM! No, not the Wooten kind.
I wish I could send you those heat packs, that you smack and they start to generate heat. It’s like a hot water bottle without the bulk and mess etc. You could drop them into those yellow boots — perfect.

Those shoes are the latest in this city [that’s a block stiletto, not traditional stiletto] — although depending how long you’ll be outside, good enough to walk to a heated building or so. So easy, folks, although most would wear boots to work and change into ‘office’ shoes.

I’m shocked there were no shouts of ‘hang her’ — ‘witch’ — ‘jail, grifter’ — “lyin’ ‘n thievin'” ?🙂

The poor girl you shoved in front of you to shake the hand…did she count her fingers afterwards?

The worst is putting up with the comments of the brain washed zombies. Can you fck’n imagine? Do they not read? Or think for themselves? ‘Church’ members?
Next time turn to them and ask ‘are you being paid for this?’ There you are, standing with the criminal welcome committee. hee.

Regarding the SS, that’s really inconsiderate. I would explain that I’ve waited here too long and have to get inside — otherwise just take me to the hospital for frostbite and BTW, is that your badge number? If denying you to exit does it mean you’d get arrested and put in a warm squad car and if charged [with what], will the judge not think you are wasting the court’s time?
I’m kind of that way when met with idiotic ‘thinking’. [still, haven’t been to jail, just that I question ‘authority’]

6 11 2008
Kettletop

I heard about this homecoming on the radio this morning. (I live in Washington State)

How did they put it?

Sarah Palin was met by “dozens” of supporters!

Hah!

Thanks for taking one for the team! I really enjoy your blog.

6 11 2008
SMR

@Bernice — Best time to visit Alaska is definately during our very short summer! Beginning of June to mid-August. The rest of the year is ugh.

6 11 2008
Miemaw from Texas

Mudflats, way above and beyond the call.

After the Governor left, I suspect the Secret Service did also. (sigh of releif.)

According to the Boston Globe this morning, a black church in Springfield Massachusetts was ablaze, a few hours after the announcement of the winner of the presidential election.

Arson is suspected.

We are all hoping that Sarah and her vitriol, will stay in Alaska for a long while.

We chose unity over division. Let the healing process begin.

6 11 2008
frsbdg

At one point, I considered taking out my cell phone and yelling “Governor Palin, I’ve got the Queen of Spain for you on Line 1” but am pretty sure that Mrs. frsbdg would have killed me in the car on the way home.

6 11 2008
enjay AKA Turbine Yukon

I too have been hearing lots of negative comments regarding Pres. Elect Obama
Thank goodness I have a book on CD which I have been able to listen to while working — one earphone in –

Am sure the “hate mongers” are going to take some time to “calm down” from the McC/Palin frenzy. Least I hope so. In the meantime, am thinking good thoughts and when I get bummed – I look at the pic’s from Grant Park in Chi — all those faces & colors & tears

This election has proven there is more people in the US FOR peace & prosperity than WAR and HATE We have “chosen well”

6 11 2008
grewingk

@ Bernice

Come up in July for the warmest weather. Come up in August for fall colors (really), fewer tourists, northern lights up north, fewer mosquitos and sales in all of the gift shops. We still have lovely weather in August, but the nights get crisp.

6 11 2008
Bernice

What platform could Palin possibly run on? If Alaska is so accustomed to receiving & enjoying pork (ear marks) what would Palin offer? After all the Palin/McCain ticket was a ticket of “Reforming Washington” by doing away with ear marks!

It seems to me Palin has backed herself in a small corner with little hope of ever advancing in Alaska politics, now she may have a slim chance on the National stage (which is slipping away with daily reports of just how unqualified she really is), but not in Alaska!

She did not know Africa was a continent!!!!

My understanding is that you guys in Alaska are to expect her to pimp her baby girl in front of the press OFTEN, it’s said to be good for her (Sarah’s) image, so be aware!

——————

Joe Lieberman is being dealt with! Still trying to get a coherent statement out of him and Reid as to just what his punishment will be!

6 11 2008
Tree Fitzpatrick

Ok, for whatever reason, my original comment got lost.

I love your work, Mudflats. As you must know, you were getting the word out about the Stepford Governor ahead of everyone else. I have had a great time following your blog since Zombie Babe was nominated by McCain. I offer the following vocabulary tweak with love, I swear. . . .

Zombie Babe was not wearing stilettos last night. Stilettos, according to ask.com are high heels that are thinner than spike heels. Stilettos are crazy thin. The shoes your Hot Babe governor wore last night on the snow-pack that was visible on the tarmac were preposterously high shoes that would cause any woman to teeter ridiculously on any surface but especially on icy snow pack. . . I am 55 and I have not had a pair of heels on my feet since, at least, I turned thirty. . . but back in the eighties, when I was a newbie lawyer and wanted to ‘look’ the part, I used to wear a modest heel because it was considered more or less essential to coming across as professionally competent. Gradually, I grew secure in my own sense of self and realized that my appearance did not actually reflect my competence and I realized I like to wear only comfortable shoes. But. . . back where I come from (I practiced law in Minnesota). . . we used to call very high heels ‘fuck me shoes’. Where I come from, a woman wears a very high heel to signal her sexual availability.

This interpretation fits with my overall take on Sarah Palin. Even though she occupies a position of great power and authority, there is a part of Sarah that has never quite matured into a real grown up female, secure in her Self. She seems to sincerely believe that her physical appearance has a lot to do with her value in the world. Many women make this mistake and women are oppressed because of this belief (i.e. that a woman’s appearance defines her worth). Poor Sarah seems to believe much of her value in the world is rooted in her undeniably attractive appearance.

In a way, she strikes me as an inscure little girl, trying to win her father’s love. . . I am reminded of how I have often thought that George W. seems to have been playing out, on the international stage, his childish desire to gain his father’s attention.

When I was in law school, one of my female buddies was another law student named Mary. Mary had no depth perception, which made riding in a car with her seem crazily dangerous. Mary was a competent, intelligent woman but when I round myself in a car with her, I perceived her to be daffy and, well, stupid.

The Stepford Governor seems to have kinda stumbled into the job of Alaska governor, as she bumbles around mostly unconsciously trying to get attention. Clearly she loves being the center of attention and clearly showing off her looks has been a steady source of positive attention. It is sad and I kinda feel sorry for the insecure little girl inside of Sarah Palin. . . gosh, she seems to think superficial spin is substance. She seems to think looking hot makes her . .. well, I don’t know what irrational connections she makes.

It looks like the job of Governor of Alaska is not big enough to hold the insecure ego of Sarah Palin. I feel sorry for her right now. We can all see that the intense national spotlight fed her like heroin feeds an addict. She’s gonna want more and more of that attention. . . and suddenly collecting her per diem when she sleeps in Wasilla and chistling airfares for her daughter must look like small potatoes. .. how you gonna keep them up on the tundra after they’ve shopped Neiman Marcus?!!

I bet she is dealing with a wicked tough bounce right now. Having the attention suddenly gone must hurt her something awful, eh?

I hope she takes very good care of herself just now. I hope she does all the things that nurture her.

It’s going to be interesting to watch her, isn’t it?

6 11 2008
knikgoose Hussein justaskin

OMG, AKM! I have to thank you profusely. This had me in stitches!Hope your toes are still on. You ought to carry some of those shoe-heater paks in your pocket when you’re out doing these things. They work, I’ve used ’em!

6 11 2008
Tree Fitzpatrick

Okay. . . I’m gonna try again. I have made two comments now that did not make it to the blog.

My short point: the Stepford Governor was not wearing stilettos last night. Stilettos are defined, at ask.com, as high heels that are thinner than spiked heels. Steilettos are very, very skinny. She was wearing shoes that used to signal, when i was young, that a woman was available.

I am feeling sorry for Tundra Barbie today. I think she took to the national spotlight like a junkie takes to heroin. She must be experiencing a wicked tough bounce today, eh?

6 11 2008
Tree Fitzpatrick

I have combed the internet trying to find out about the gorgeous navy suit she wore when McCain made his concession speech. She looked smoking hot. I wonder how much it cost . . . and I guess I hope she paid for that one herself because every professional woman should have a navy suit. When I practiced law, we used to refer to the ‘best’ suit, which was always navy, as ‘our sincerity suit’ and you wore it when you wanted to come across as your most powerful and professional.

How you gonna keep her up on the ice after she’s shopped Neiman Marcus?! I think Sarah has had a taste of what real money can buy and she’s going to want more and more of it. Suddenly, chistleling Alaska taxpayers for free airplane rides for her kids is going to seem like small change. I am not sure she is going to be able to turn off her lust for the things money can buy. . . it’s like a drug, shopping like that. . . many people get caught up in confusing what they wear with who they are and poor Sarah seems to have a big psychological confusion about her wroth, she does not seem quite sure that she is valuable for her mind and her work . . she mostly seems to think the shallow persona, covered in couture, is the thing that people value in her. . . she does not seem to get very bogged down in the actual work of governing, she doesn’t seem to get into policy analysis. . . she seems to sincerely believe that spin is substance.

It is fascinating to watch people work out their psyches in public spotlight. Like George W.. . . it has seemed, especially when he decalred war against Iraq, that he has been working out some childhood need for recognition from his father only, horrifically, he is working out his psyche with real consequences for real people.

Sarah seems deeply insecure and she covers it up with bravado and sexual allure. . . those winks are insecurity on display.

She is fascinating, eh?

6 11 2008
FAilure 2 Palinate

I LOVE Sarah Palin — !

I love that she acts like a game show contestant who won big prizes,
I love that she is such a transparent media whore, and unambiguous moron.
I love that her ego cannot be contained by a mere presidential election,
and I love that her sense of entitlement allows her to take the best of everything
that other people’s money can buy.

But most of all, I love that she’s back in Alaska, freezing her boney a$$ off, where she belongs. (Sorry Alaska, but you elected her.)

6 11 2008
Steph aka Beans Harpoon Hussein-Palin

I noticed my neighbors (whom I don’t know well) took down their Obama sign while their next door neighbor still has their McCain/Palin sign! I wrote a little sticky note and asked them to please keep their Obama sign up until the McCain sign goes down, since WE WON and we should be CELEBRATING after dealing with 8 years of Bush! (My sign is still up) I added some tape to it because it’s cold and windy and put it on their mail slot. I hope they aren’t offended or get mad or anything. I just like two on one better than one on one…

6 11 2008
Bernice

Thanks guys you just may see me there in July!

I must say I WILL brave the cold to witness President Elect Barack Hussein Obama being sworn in office as the 44th PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,!!!

I’ll be the one doing an “Ole Fashion Church Shout” in the middle of the streets of Washington DC if my husband is not able to control me, I don’t know if I can just stand there and not praise God as I watch His goodness unfold before my very eyes!

November 4th 2008
Right around 10:00 P.M. (Central Time)
I was shouting all over the down stairs portion of my house!

6 11 2008
Steph aka Beans Harpoon Hussein-Palin

I don’t see a show on Sarah Palin on the All Things Considered website…

6 11 2008
Steph aka Beans Harpoon Hussein-Palin

Bernice-
Can anyone be in the audience to watch the inauguration? I mean, like if I hop in the car with my son and drive 15 hours, will we be able to be in the audience? Or will we just be in DC on the day of his inauguration and get nowhere near the man?

6 11 2008
Bernice

Tree Fitzpatrick,

I really think you are right on point in your observations and WARNINGS!

6 11 2008
Bernice

That I am NOT sure of, but I just know that I am going, even if I have to be one of the millions gathered miles away just listening to it on the speakers on that day!

I am waiting for a cousin to send an artillery of events, she lives in DC so she would know more. I don’t know how close they are going to let us get to those steps! The way Obama, Huh! President Obama has done things with so much thoughtfulness I would hope he will make himself available somehow, as long as his safety is protected.

6 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

Poor AKM! I wonder how Mrs Palin’s feet were feeling in those Minnie Mouse porno shoes.

No sense, no feeling.

6 11 2008
grewingk

Inauguration tip: the one affordable hotel I’ve found in downtown DC that’s in a safe neighborhood is the Hotel Harrington. They have a website. The rooms are clean if somewhat small and worn, but the location is excellent. A few blocks from the White House, a block and a half from Metro Center Station. $99/night. They’re probably all booked-up, but you could check. There’s a parking garage next door, under a building (in case you drive to DC), and a coffee shop and an Irish pub downstairs in the hotel. The wifi is flawless : )

6 11 2008
Bernice

LAAWD HAVE MERCY, TODAY! DID YOU ALL SEE BUSH HAVING THE NERVE TO TEAR UP AT THE THOUGHT OF LEAVING OFFICE!???

WELL I JUST BET HE HASN’T SHED NEAR THE AMOUNT OF TEARS IN HIS LIFE TIME AS MOST OF US HAVE THESE 8 YEARS! HE NEEDS TO HURRY, LIKE THE OLD PEOPLE USED TO SAY “SHAKE A LEG” AND GET HIS BEHIND OUT OF OUR HOUSE!

THE NERVE OF HIM! HE NEEDS TO BE ARRESTED ONCE HE CLEARS THE DAMN GATES!

6 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

Bill (13:24:34) :

What were you afraid you might get cooties from shaking the Gov’s hand? What are you, 12?
——————————————–
We heard she doesn’t wash her hands when she uses the bathroom.

It’s called PERSONAL HYGIENE, Bill.

6 11 2008
ErinAK

Did anybody else notice in the Anchorage Daily News this morning, under Palin’s photo, that she said by 2012 she’d be “enrolling Trig in Kindergarten”? Not if she keeps ignoring his needs, she won’t! That little guy has tons of therapy ahead of him, physical and otherwise!

6 11 2008
InJuneau

@Tree Fitzpatrick (11:55:55) :

Looks like your comments have been freed up. Sometimes things go to the spam filter on AKM’s system, but they’re usually freed after a bit. There’s info in the FAQ section on that I think.

@Steph aka Beans Harpoon Hussein-Palin (12:35:05) :
Someone (Marty I think) is working on gathering Mudpuppies for the inauguration and has posted an e-mail address for contact info. Check his/her login name for it or pop over to the Forum and poke around for details.

6 11 2008
InJuneau

@ErinAK (13:36:29) :

What’s SERIOUSLY bugging me about that statement is that he’ll only be 4 years and 5 months old at the beginning of the school year in 2012, and kids aren’t allowed into kindergarten till they’re 5! What, does she suddenly think that her special needs child is going to be SO academically advanced that the Wasilla School District is going to let him enroll in kindergarten a full year EARLY?!?

6 11 2008
Marnie

I thought the comment to sing Amazing Grace for Palin was pretty funny.

I was going to suggest that election night in response to one comment about it being time for the fat lady to sing, since Amazing Grace is an anthem born of the slaving industry, but I was on break and had to get back to work.

It would have given you something really fun to write about though.

6 11 2008
Hattie

This is a fine blog. I am now a fan.

6 11 2008
Blue_in_AK

Thank you for being there, so that we didn’t have to be. 🙂

6 11 2008
JP

Tree Fitzpatrick is right, they’re no stilettos. But at that height, and with a bit of platform, they’re certainly pornstar shoes *or so I’ve heard*😉

6 11 2008
Katie

Oh my goodness – hearing about her stilettos made my mind wander to the story of her coming out and greeting the two gentlemen staffers in her towel. Wonder if she was wearing them then? Actually gotta say KUDOS to you for making the trip to check out the what was going on with her arrival. Seems you’ve got yourself a media starlett up there in Alaska these days. Enjoy! Although I think shes gonna be a news item for some time to come. A scapgoat for the Republicans. When they get done with her she might still be trying to drag herself out of the muck in 2012.

6 11 2008
Grace RN NJ

Ah. The Ice Queen returns to the Palace.

6 11 2008
kate aka chin duststrap

Oh that was hilarious. Sorry about your feet but hers looked ridiculous!

6 11 2008
psl

love baby, love

6 11 2008
Northern Exposure

Great photos (and story) AKM.

6 11 2008
Woof Blister

Brilliant post.
Thanks are in order for taking one for the team.

6 11 2008
Blue in Tennessee

When I saw the shoes, I knew they must have been part of her newly purchased wardrobe, so I checked with a former executive of one of the stores Sara frequented, frequently, obviously.

The answer: They look like either Louboutin or Dior. They are platform pumps which enables the wearer to gain extra height without the pain of extra incline in the shoe, she’s gaining about 4.5 inches, but it only feels like 3. I’d put these over $600.

I will bet these shoes are on the list that the lawyer from the McPain campaign is coming to Alaska to repossess.

6 11 2008
WV Democrat

I noticed on a Yahoo story about Palin’s homecoming that she told reporters that (and I quote): “The governor said she hoped to work with President-elect Obama on energy policy.” (end quote).

She can hope all she wants. She doesn’t have an effing clue and Obama would never consider her for any discussion IMHO. I would think less of him if he did. LOL!!

Link to story: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081107/ap_on_el_pr/palin

7 11 2008
JJ

hahaha. this is the best post election piece i’ve read. had to stop myself laughing aloud at the office!

7 11 2008
Bernice

wv nemocrat,
I thought her truly insane when I heard her saying those words.

You know what now that I think about it, all jokes aside, I REALLY think there’s an imbalance of some kind going on with this Chick, her eyes seems to have a distant look, like there’s some kind of disconnect!ion.

7 11 2008
Bernice

LORD!!!

WHAT IS THIS STROLLING ACROSS MSNBC!???

I THINK REV. WRIGHT IS BACK !!!!!!!!!!!! I THINK HE IS MAD !!!!!!

LORD I HOPE NOT! PLEASE LET PRESIDENT OBAMA GET SETTLED IN BEFORE REV. WRIGHT SPEAKS HIS PEACE!

YALL, REV. WRIGHT IS BACK AND YES HE IS MAD!!!!!

7 11 2008
knikgoose Hussein justaskin

Bill (13:24:34) :

What were you afraid you might get cooties from shaking the Gov’s hand? What are you, 12?
——————————-
Hmmm, probably more like – ‘not a hypocrite”.

7 11 2008
TundraFire

This is Alaska. It’s fall. It’s cold. What do you expect, the Governor to provide you with your own personal heater and warm coat? If you don’t have enough sense to dress warm when it’s cold in Alaska, it’s your fault, not the Governor’s. Stop whining!

7 11 2008
Shelly

That was HILARIOUS! She’s not worth it and we have our priorities messed up. No one wants to be near her except EXTREMISTS.

I’m glad you put up with suffering to write this and sorry you HAD to be held captives. That’s not an open society, if you went through security, what was the harm in you leaving BEFORE her? If someone sat in their car in the parking lot, they could have followed her too, but then what for? Who wants to follow a stinky Pitbull? Sounds like they didn’t have a clue and were into being mean and authoritative, is all. Thank Bush for that stuff.

7 11 2008
Gabriel

Phenomenal writing! Loved it.

7 11 2008
huh

… they are shoes.

seriously. I’ve seen people where flip flops at 30 below. Don’t act so outraged.

7 11 2008
leap2three

Keep the stories coming! With your help I would like to keep at least one eye on that sleeping Pit Bull just in case it rears its head suddenly! Good God, may that woman stay right where she is!

Making a donation now to Begich and to Mudflats!

Peace and big giant group hug to Obama supporters everywhere! Yes we did! And yes we will!

7 11 2008
huh

oh okay i see

leap2three

this is an Obama vs. Palin issue?

shoes.

…last time I checked, Begich (who is a great man) wasn’t running for Governor…

Let’s say we… stop getting absorbed with garbage gossip and move the country forward? Unite and heal from a very dividing campaign?

I may not have voted for Obama, but I didn’t vote for McCain either.

But I am willing to throw my support behind him now and hope he can unite us… let the stone throwing stop. Hug a republican. Or a democrat. You hopefully don’t limit yourself to Obama supporters all day long.

8 11 2008
Progressive From Oregon

AKM:

On a practical note. After years of being afflicted with ‘frozen’ feet while working as a carpenter, and just li9ving in perpetually damp Oregon, I discovered some things about keeping your feet warm.

While it’s not obvious why, wash your feet thoroughly before venturing out if you know you’ll be in ‘frozen feet’ situations.

More significantly is finding and oversize pair of boots that will fit over a pair of leather ‘tennis’ shoes. It doesn’t matter if they’re basketball, walking or running shoes, but wear leather over some medium weight cotton socks. If you have some knee high nylons, wear them under the cotton socks. I learned the nylons trick when I was a competitive skier. It was the only thing I would wear in my custom fit boots. Once I started, I never had blisters OR cold feet skiing again – even in sub zero weather.

The biggest factor is the boots over the top. I have a pair of size 13 rubber boots I wear when it’s going to be real wet, but I also have a pair of ‘rubber dux’ for drier, but cold. You’ll have to search to find ‘king kong size boots and dux, but they’re available – might even be easier in AK.

Find some 2nd shoes to keep in your car and wear as overshoes, you’ll never have cold feet again.

12 11 2008
loveusa

Very funny writing. I laughed… However, I voted for Palin and will again in 2012. Go Sarah Go!




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