Interesting Rumors from a Reliable Source…

22 11 2008

It’s a relatively quiet day on the Mudflats. That always makes me nervous. It usually means that shortly there are going to be so many things hitting the fan, I won’t even have time to cover them all. That’s been the pattern, anyway.

There’s a little fallout from Turkey Gate. New news is promised on Monday regarding the crazy Stevens trial revelations which one reader brilliantly described as “Dynasty meets Northern Exposure meets The Sopranos.” But other than that, not much news. This gave lots of time today for speculation about things here in Alaska. Will the Governor be running for Lisa Murkowski’s senate seat in 2010, or will she try for another term as governor? And WHO will rise up and run against her? Will Ted Stevens win his appeal? Will I actually be able to consume turkey this Thanksgiving after witnessing Joe the executioner and his cone of death?

But a couple hours ago, I heard a little sound…..a sound you can only hear when it’s quiet. Like a paper envelope being slid under a door. (OK, this happened via email, but it doesn’t make as good a story) Minding my own business, sitting at my rolltop desk, watching the snow fall, the sound made me look up. I turned around, and sure enough I spotted it – an envelope, face down on the wide plank entryway floor. I stood and hurried over to the door, flung it open, and looked right….nothing. Looked left….and I just about made out a glimpse of a black cape as it whisked around the corner and out of sight. Hmmmm. I thought about pursuing the caped stranger, but as I had just been blogging, and following the proper dress code rules, I was in my pajamas and didn’t feel like racing out in the cold.

“Mudflats”. Yes, it was addressed to me. I slit open the envelope, intrigued. No return address, and the letter was signed “A Reputable Source.” (That means I know who it is, but I can’t tell you).

And the contents of the mystery note? A clue. A clue, which addressed one of the very questions I had just been pondering, and it wasn’t the one about the turkey, which won’t be answered until Thanksgiving Day.

The question? Who will step up to be the dragon slayer in 2010? Who has the smarts, the experience, the integrity, and the chutzpah to go toe-to-toe with Sarah Palin, whether she runs for governor, or senator. And there was the answer, scrawled in unfamiliar penmanship – Democratic State Senator Hollis French.

Ahhh. This is good. He is very qualified, has an impressive resume, and is one of the White Knights of the Legislature. Before he gets the official Mudflats endorsement, however (not that this endorsement is particularly coveted), I’m going to wait and watch and see what happens when the Legislature meets again. They have much on their plates, and they need to know they are supported, but they have some tough decisions ahead and people will be watching.

I saw Hollis French on Thursday. He was on line at Costco. That’s why I love this state. Our representatives aren’t somewhere distant, holed up in a marble tower. They don’t seem alien and unapproachable. They are on line at Costco, buying fruit. LOTS of fruit. The man really loves fruit. So, when it becomes appropriate to send something to Hollis French when he becomes our next Governor, or Senator, I’ll make it a fruit basket, and make it under $250.


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22 11 2008
QuiltAK AKA Northern Quilter AK

Woo hooo! first?

22 11 2008
halcrow

A quiet day in Alaska would have the news reporters in most North American big cities in a tizzy.

Fill us in, please

22 11 2008
girldujour

Okay, first, the “first” thing is stupid. Get a life.

Second, the Anchorage Daily News is spanking Sarah Palin for self-promotion and self-adoration rather than governing the state of Alaska.

Do you think Alaskans are better off with her running her mouth all over the country or should be doing her job?

http://girldujour.wordpress.com/2008/11/22/enough-of-the-self-promotion-you-narcissist-do-your-job/

22 11 2008
Anonymous

Ooo, that would rock! Would that maybe be stepping up in 2010, rather than 2012 though?

Doh! (slapping self on head) Fixed it. AKM

22 11 2008
QuiltAK AKA Northern Quilter AK

You are a great writer, AKM! Thanks. The snow falling today is peaceful and refreshing after that turkey episode. Wonder what all the fruit was for? At this point fruit salad sounds more appetizing than turkey. Thanks for keeping us informed. This isn’t over yet, in my book, either. I want to see Barbie held accountable!

22 11 2008
halcrow

@ QuiltAK AKA Northern Quilter AK

“Woo hooo! first?”

Todd’s first dude. Did he get demoted?

22 11 2008
whichferret

And it is really hard to get in trouble with fruit slaughter

22 11 2008
QuiltAK AKA Northern Quilter AK

I have a GREAT life, Thanks!
Just playing, like everybody else who likes to play!

22 11 2008
UK Lady

Won’t that send Silly Sarah bananas???

Sorry, couldn’t resist.

22 11 2008
Blue_in_AK

2010, I believe, for both the governorship and Lisa Murkowski’s seat. Hollis would be great in either.

22 11 2008
drchill

He’ll have to get past his own qualifications experience and integrity thing and operate on a whole other level…

Maybe someone has to be gentlemanly and call her ridiculous in a calm polite way… (Would that work?)

I just saw an ad thanking Sarah Palin for being … well gosh darn it – Sarah Palin.
I have no doubt she will crank up the audacity dial past 10, and plow through her next challenge.

I hope she continues until the very end, dragging down her base, her ideology and and her party.

So what exactly were they doing to those turkeys in the cones, and why was Palin so comfortable with it?
and why do I have these images of her legs sticking out of a cone?

22 11 2008
CRFlats

Hollis would be a respectable candidate for Guv. But Doogan would really be fun for Senator. Especially if Franken is in the Senate. They could do some entertaining duo commentary.

22 11 2008
Grammy in PA

Wow! Where can we send our campaign contributions?

22 11 2008
SoCal Bob

I saw a poll today. (yes, I still look at polls) The poll said the Reps were fairly evenly split between Romney and Palin with Huckabee bringing up the rear for the 2012 run.

I’m a pretty good judge of people and much like the American public, Sarah just doesn’t meet the requirements for a major national office. I suggest Alaskans seed if they can get Bruce the Moose registered and run him in 2012. Now, I’d back that.

22 11 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

keep on playing first “quiltak aka northern quilter ak”…makes me smile

22 11 2008
Ren

Have you seen the new ads?
Visit http://www.ourcountrypac.org (Ads are up and running) Yikes!

22 11 2008
girldujour

I sounded a little bitchy. Apologies.

22 11 2008
crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

AKM love your post, ♥LUV them♥ the person with the blk cape….? Holis French, don’t know much about him…yet! But you guys need someone Honest, and not afraid to stand up to Barbie…I still think she was making a statement to her enemiesBloggers “gotcha media”….who have been saying THINGS against her…..with her “Turkey Fiasco”. And yes will anyone ever sit down to Thanksgiving dinner again, without thinking of Her and the turkey slaughter….?
Oh went to you tube to check out the PAC (What the hell does that stand for?) vid and at the end some idiot woman says “hey Sarah, how ’bout that moose chili recipe?)
hehe, wonder if it was from the illegal moose of troopergate fame?

22 11 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

“Maybe someone has to be gentlemanly and call her ridiculous in a calm polite way… (Would that work?)”

Hm-mmm…. Nope. Somehow, I just don’t think so.

If you recall, after Branchflower’s legislative investigation, she was calmly and politely questioned regarding being found guilty of the Ethics Code violation. We all know how she responded to THAT….

No, it’ll require more than ‘calm and polite’.

22 11 2008
DrChill

Ethics Code violation. We all know how she responded to THAT….

No, it’ll require more than ‘calm and polite’.
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Forceful and direct ?

22 11 2008
mama4obama

The “Dynasty meets Northern Exposure meets The Sopranos” made me laugh so hard I spilled my wine … but at the rate the Alaska political news is going, you will have throw in “Twin Peaks” for good measure!

thanks for keeping us posted, and good luck to Hollis French or whomever will be up to the challenge in 2010!!

22 11 2008
Forty Watt

Oh this is going to be fun! I needed something to look forward to. Hollis French has no idea how many people all over the muddy world are going to be working for this win.

22 11 2008
the problem child (a jerk, also)

The “Dynasty meets Northern Exposure meets The Sopranos” made me laugh so hard I spilled my wine … but at the rate the Alaska political news is going, you will have throw in “Twin Peaks” for good measure!

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If only someone would wrap her in plastic…

22 11 2008
girldujour

I think she is already shrink-wrapped. At least her brain is.

22 11 2008
mde

OK, here’s a thought. If Ted Stevens wins his appeal, what are the chances he would run for senate in 2010?

22 11 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

Dr. Chill: I’m thinkin’ shackles, leg-irons and a ball gag couldn’t make Sarah hear what she don’t wanna hear, also too.

You betcha’!

22 11 2008
girldujour
22 11 2008
InJuneau

@girldujour (17:38:23) :

Are we sure there’s a brain to shrinkwrap?

22 11 2008
Deuce2 AL "Renegade"

You call it a cone and I say a funnel. The funnel of blame.
If someone….and I’ll be happy to help….can get her in there with her legs stickin’ out, I—like a knight [s]in shining[/s] from some kingdom…..
will be more than happy to yield the mache’te.

“Deuce” 👿

22 11 2008
ira2

AKM, have I told you lately that I LOVE your writing style?? LOL! This is another fabulous post – good news too, but most of all fabulous writing!

22 11 2008
CRFlats

As one of the first 10000 on MoveOn.org, I can attest to the power of the internet. I signed on simply as an anti-war supporter, and whew! Amazing what that group has accomplished. Have to be selective where my meager disposable income goes, so have not been directly involved with them for a few years.

Anyway, thanks to the interest of Muddies and especially to AKM, there is the awesome power of like-minded folks helping out when the need arises here in Alaska. Of course, this could also backfire. Alaskans are uncomfortable with “outside agitators”, as even SP’s supporters chaffed at the McCain campaign’s meddling.

But meanwhile, it’s is fun to speculate, and educate, and commiserate with like minded folks from around the world. And we ARE the underdogs in this fair state.

22 11 2008
Deuce2 AL "Renegade"

Darn strike thingy didn’t work……………..SNOSKRED????????????

22 11 2008
crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

OMG! just listened to the vid again, “We thank you for your ARTICULATE advocacy and common sense”
common fricken sense?????
OMG! What planet do these people come from???? Really??
Can’t wait for the call to action on Mon., Need to get rid of this Major Airhead Narcissist immediately. The people of Alaska deserve BETTER!!!

22 11 2008
vivajones@hotmail.com

Sarah Palin still has to survive another two long years in the Guv seat first. I for one am not assuming that’s gonna happen.

22 11 2008
Sourdough Mullet Hussein Palin

And do you think it would be possible to draft Ethan Berkowitz for another run – maybe this time for a U.S. Senate seat? I think he’d be great! (and I’d STILL like to see a hand-recount of the Young-Berkowitz House race, btw…)

22 11 2008
califpat

Ren: I saw those ads from the link you posted and my mind went agoggled and out of sync. Who are these people who say in the ad: ” Show your support for Gov. Sarah Palin and make donations for Palin being articulate, {Im getting off up off the floor) straight forward, and uplifting champion of commonsense”(this time I fell on something softer, my bed in disbelief). This has got to be a joke. Sarah Palin articulate??????? OK I get it, these supporters of hers speak Palinese so they think she is articulate. They say she is straightforward, after all the lies and fabrications she spewed during the election. And they claim that she is the champion of commonsense (jaw dropped) when she has made the most inane decisions in the last few months that have proven her to be an idiot of the worst order. I cannot believe that they can collectively fit their mouths to say these things. My only explanation is that these people must be low information, micro micro mental midgets to believe this crap. Sheesh!!!

22 11 2008
BigPete

Palin has made it pretty clear that she has a ‘higher calling’-she wants out of Alaska. What ever office she runs for in 010, is going to be a spring board for the presidential primaries, which will follow almost immediately.
So it wont be credible for Palin to try to oust Murkowski, if it’s obvious that she will then spend the next two years, “outside”, on the campaign trail.

Her best bet will be to seek re-election normally, as Governor, and then be swept up, involuntarily, by an overwhelming tsunami of acclaim and affection by her fellow citizens, calling feverishly upon her to serve our great nation.

No?

22 11 2008
crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

calipat
My only explanation is that these people must be low information, micro micro mental midgets to believe this crap. Sheesh!!!
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LOL! My thoughts exactly!!!!😀

22 11 2008
cej

HI AKM,
Love the intrigue!

I am sorry to bother you; but do you or any one on The Mudflats know the history of Turkey Pardons in The Great State of Alaska?

Is this traditional event or is this a first for SP?

Thank-you, peace out!

There has never been a turkey pardoning in Alaska to my knowledge. And I have a feeling there won’t be another one. AKM

22 11 2008
264 Crayons

Deuce2 AL “Renegade” (17:47:10) :

You call it a cone and I say a funnel. The funnel of blame.

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Being from Oklahoma and now living in Louisiana I’m quite familiar with “cones”. However these are usually associated with “silence” as in “Cone of Silence.” Too bad Palincane’s cone roars louder and louder…kinda like a herd of freight trains running through my back yard! Every since she snidely remarked being a mayor is sort of like being a community organizer my ears have been bleeding every since.

You number ONES keep on rockin’ – I luv ya!

22 11 2008
ratty pilgrim

CRFlats,
I signed up early, too, also, there (sorry, I couldn’t help myself). The powers that be are shaking in their boots because of the unifying effect of the internet and its real ability to change things. It’s like the invention of the printing press. Free speech shared by billions in the 21st century. Everyone who posts here must contact their representatives and demand a free internet. No control by corporations, no levees on access to high speed internet, etc. Those who think they are comfortably situated in the House of Reps and the Senate must learn their insider clubs’ hay days are over and now they must answer to us. Let’s take it to the state level, too, which seems to be ignored because it isn’t as “sexy” as D.C.

22 11 2008
Sauerkraut

girldujour (16:47:32) :

Anchorage Daily News is spanking Sarah Palin for self-promotion and self-adoration rather than governing the state of Alaska.
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Can the Spanking of Sarah Palin be found anywhere on youtube? Certainly sounds more interesting that the non-stop stories about those stupid turkeys. And, who knows… maybe we’ll finally discover what those silk boxers were for.

22 11 2008
Sauerkraut

girldujour (16:50:11) :

Speaking of Todd, is he really stupid or just boring?
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Yes.

22 11 2008
InJuneau

@cej (18:06:06) :

As far as I can remember (have lived in AK since ’85), this is the first time a turkey pardon has happened. It’s prob. because she’s from Wasilla and that’s where the (only in the state?) turkey farm is.

22 11 2008
Sauerkraut

drchill (16:53:47) :

I just saw an ad thanking Sarah Palin for being … well gosh darn it – Sarah Palin.
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Further proof that the right-wing community is overly populated by some really stupid people.

22 11 2008
Sauerkraut aka Sarah Palin Turkey Noise

mde (17:42:35) :

OK, here’s a thought. If Ted Stevens wins his appeal, what are the chances he would run for senate in 2010?
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Would it matter? He’s done. A fork’s been stuck into that turkey already.

22 11 2008
Cynamen Winter

Wow!

That’s a pretty exciting prospect …

Did that whole “caped delivery” thingy really happen ~ or was that just part of the suspense?

Keep on tiptoeing AKM ~ and keep us posted.

P.S.>>>And, that is indeed a great license plate cover!

22 11 2008
Sauerkraut aka Sarah Palin Turkey Noise

crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl (17:49:20) :

OMG! just listened to the vid again, “We thank you for your ARTICULATE advocacy and common sense”
common fricken sense?????
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She wouldn’t know common sense if it bit her on the gullet.

I like the use of the word “articulate.” She used that word quite frequently during the last few days of the campaign, perhaps as a way to make people think she’s brighter than she really is, but it only served to highlight her odd word use and incoherency. Same with this situation.

22 11 2008
Sauerkraut aka Sarah Palin Turkey Noise

BigPete (18:03:27) :

Palin has made it pretty clear that she has a ‘higher calling’-she wants out of Alaska… Her best bet will be to seek re-election normally, as Governor, and then be swept up, involuntarily, by an overwhelming tsunami of acclaim and affection by her fellow citizens, calling feverishly upon her to serve our great nation.

No?
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Agreed.

As in, HELL NO!!!!!!!!!

22 11 2008
Sauerkraut aka Sarah Palin Turkey Noise

There has never been a turkey pardoning in Alaska to my knowledge. And I have a feeling there won’t be another one. AKM
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At least not until Sarah pardons the First Dud of his violations of state law.

22 11 2008
Deuce2 AL "Renegade"

264 Crayons (18:07:17) : You should join us at the FORUM for some
interesting chats. I am sure that you will enjoy it………Well I DO and
that is most important………….Pay no attention to that man behind the
curtain.
All seriousness aside,,,,,,,,,,,,,,COME ON OVER.
“Deuce” 👿 I’ll even introduce you to a lot of good Mudpuppies and show
you around the vast expanses of the CASTLE…..Must slay the post-ladder
dragons to be first…..

22 11 2008
Tony

Hmm. It would be even more interesting if Walt Moneghan ran against Governor Palin in 2010.

22 11 2008
Deuce2 AL "Renegade"

SHAZAM::::Got a little carried away with the thingys dint ya?
YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHH. I did. 👿

22 11 2008
Sauerkraut aka Sarah Palin Turkey Noise

😳

22 11 2008
Deuce2 AL "Renegade"

WTF: Why don’t all of you COME ON OVER
You can flip flop (means go back and forth) between here and the FORUM and
never miss a post. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm. Sounds fun don’t it?
“Deuce” 👿

22 11 2008
SMR

If Hollis French wants to run against Palin for any position, OR to run for Gov in 2010 then he has some work to do.

It is well-known that he was one of the legislators in favor of the “witch hunt” (term used by her supporters, of which I am NOT one) now known as Troopergate. That being the case, and considering the competing reports out there, he will have to further justify his participation. To those of us who support the pursuit of truth known as Troopergate, that means continuing to seek out the truth, seeking further enlightenment, i.e. who lied? Palin or Monegan? For the Palin supporters he will have to drop it and “move on.” Mind you, if he supports dropping it and moves on he loses all credibility with us truth seekers (who have not been appeased!). Further, to ensure that she is not in the running for re-election he has to ensure that HER credibility is shot. Per diem gate, house gate, tax gate, troopergate, etc…

Lots of work to be done before he can be taken seriously. We liberals/progressives are horribly outnumbered here in Alaska, so he has to be able to bring some middle of the roaders and conservatives over. How could he do that?

She has to be exposed as a liar & fraud — the means are out there, who’s going to take on the challenge?

You are spot on SMR. AKM

22 11 2008
Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble

“There has never been a turkey pardoning in Alaska to my knowledge. And I have a feeling there won’t be another one. AKM”

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Seems to me there’s a turkey pardoning going on as we speak. Sarah’s still the governor, yes?

22 11 2008
El from Saskatchewan

Sarah’s Future:

Last night on the night thread Sarenofitan told us of a feud going on between Nate Silver, 538, and John Ziegler. He posted a couple of links and the second one quotes David Foster Wallace of The Atlantic. Wallace comments on the attributes of a good radio talk show host. This could pertain to TV also, you betcha. After reading this, I have decided Sarah will not be up to the job.
That job – gone!

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2008/11/did-talk-radio-kill-conservatism.html#comments

Now for her book deal. Obamanus has started a book. You can find it under Sarah Palin. It is Sarah Palin Biography. The idea is to write a chapter on the various happenings of the campaign in Palinese. I figure if we get ours edited and printed and launch it a couple of months before hers goes out, we’ll clean up. With the economy the way it is, most people won’t be able to purchase a lot of books. When you’ve already bought our best seller, why buy another? Lots of titles flying around. My suggestion “Sarah Unleashed and Fleeced.”

22 11 2008
CRFlats

Reminded of the first Troopergate investigation when Hollis admittedly spoke out of turn about an “October surprise”. Turns out, there was an “October surprise”: The electorate got to know Sarah Palin up close and personal, and just plain didn’t like what they saw.

22 11 2008
YukonBushGrma

Sourdough Mullet Hussein Palin (17:53:59) : “And do you think it would be possible to draft Ethan Berkowitz for another run”…

hmmmmm…would Ethan be a good Guv replacement?

But Hollis is a good candidate too, from what I’ve read.

22 11 2008
Dragon Lady

I’m for any politico who can defeat her.

She won by being “a breath of fresh air” from corrupt politics. This is easy: she is CORRUPT. Keep it in the headlines:

Housegate is so Stevenseque.

Isn’t there a Pipeline gate? Didn’t she meet with people she wasn’t supposed to and give their relatives jobs or was that the one where Piper got a vacation? (Hello AKM?)

Travelgate.

Per Diem Gate.

Only because it gets her way offstride: Attack her Vanity
(once a BQ always a BQ):
a comment at ADN stated she wore a skirt and high heels at the turkey farm when it was 11 degrees and had never dressed that way previously.
“Nice suit (shoes, purse, hat, bracelet, watch, belt, scarf) Sarah. Does it belong to You?”

by the way:

“If you had been elected would you have moved to our nation’s capital or stayed in Wasilla?

Headline: Governor Palin in state capital 400 days out of 4 year term. Stays in Wasilla with high school buddies.

Hm. Maybe Juneau just doesn’t have all those newspapers and magazines.

22 11 2008
drchill

drchill (16:53:47) :
DrChill (17:29:26) :
How odd that the blog has two versions of my avitar at the same time…
Wonder what this one will be…

Does that mean you’re two-faced?! I’m shocked! 😉 AKM

22 11 2008
CRFlats

Young may have dodged the election bullet, he still has a hailstorm from justice coming his way. Ethan will get his chance again for Young’s seat.

22 11 2008
Sauerkraut aka Sarah Palin Turkey Noise

Given the attitude among a growing number of congressmen towards colleagues they view as borderline corrupt, Young may not find the attitude in Washington as too welcoming. Comeuppance on a plastic platter.

22 11 2008
YukonBushGrma

Hey, I’ve decided. The very FIRST person who can get Palin out of Juneau (or Wasilla, or Anch., or wherever the seat of govt. is – who knows?) will be the person I donate my campaign support to! If someone can do THAT, they deserve it!

I can’t wait another two years. We need to do it now.

22 11 2008
Political Amazon

Of course you know that the same people who voted for Bush Jr two times, and are now berating him, are the same ones who are now worshiping Sarah Palin.

22 11 2008
Sarah of Arizona

I’ll donate to that campaign. Can someone from Arizona donate to a campaign in Alaska? Anything to never hear from Sarah Palin again. She is one sick puppy.

22 11 2008
Political Amazon

[[[WTF: Why don’t all of you COME ON OVER…
You can flip flop (means go back and forth) between here and the FORUM and
never miss a post. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm. Sounds fun don’t it?
“Deuce” ]]]

Forgive me, Deuce, if I play “The Professor of the Bleeding Obvious,” but if we thought it sounded fun, we’d already be over there.

Seriously, for some of us this is a warmer and a more enjoyable environment for posting. It’s very simple. You read the blog entry and then respond. Everybody (mostly) responds to the current blog entry, so all the discussion from all the peeps is in one place.

I think board management will have to turn off the “reply” feature to AKM’s blog entries, and force blog repliers over there. It would help if there was a link at the bottom of each of AKM’s blog entries to the appropriate folder where the discussion will be carried on.

Many of us are simple folk and the simpler you make it, the more likely we will do it. Not giving us options helps, too.

So, if it really is a big deal for so much discussion to go on in the blog-response zone, I bet if you turned off the “reply” feature and put up a link to a folder where it is being discussed, most of us would read the entry, click on the link, and join the conversation there. And we would all be, automatically, posting in the same folder, just like we are here.

The message board forum does have some good stuff and interesting folders, and on days when I have time to wander around and try to find good conversation I have posted there.

But there aren’t too many days like that for me.

22 11 2008
Cynthia, TX

I propose a monthly fee of $20 a month for 8 years for anyone who voted for GEORGE W BUSH! And that would solve our debt issue for the nation for a bit. Who is in with me?

22 11 2008
Peggy

Hi everyone. Great post AKM. You have no idea how addicted I am to reading your clever, informing and entertaining posts everyday.
I found your site as soon as Palin was announced as McCain’s running mate, and even though I’ve posted only a couple of time, I’ve been following the action in Alaska ever since. Thank heavens Sarah is back home making a fool of herself, instead of embarrassing us in the White House.
There’s a great new site http://obamafirst100.com that was just put up to have everyone make suggestions to President Elect Obama on what they would like to see happen in his first 100 days. I’m wondering if an IQ test for anyone running for national office would be possible.

22 11 2008
Political Amazon

Forgive me for being a curmudgeon, but I am growing weary of girldujour’s self-promoting posts, referring us over to it’s website.

I’m all for everyone having their own website, but to try to lure posters from another website to your own — tacky.

Just my opinion, your mileage may vary.

22 11 2008
whichferret

Well since I don’t owe a dime I say go for it. Doubt we can push it through, but ah the lovely dreams that will make🙂

22 11 2008
*Coop*

Is it bad that I laughed at his wife’s name? :-/

22 11 2008
Cynthia, TX

whichferret (20:19:15) :

I am happy to say I live in Texas and I didn’t vote for him. I mentioned this to my Republican friend who is 60 years old and has voted Republican since she was able to vote and thought it was a brillant idea. I must say she voted Obama this time around.

22 11 2008
Martha Unalaska Yard Sign

@ SMR

it’s not just up to Hollis French to investigate Palin – it’s a task for the January Legislature to tackle since they will be in full session.

22 11 2008
asiangrrl"Yes we DID"MN

Les Gara, Les Gara, Les Gara. Just throwing in my two cents.

By the way, NEW POST!

22 11 2008
Ren

Califpat:

I think CNN or Fox (don’t quote me) had one of the 3 ads that are going to appear—one with a cooked turkey on the table amongst other Thanksgiving goodies. I wondered for a moment, “is this one or which one of the ole’ poor Tom’s that didn’t make it???” Okay that is horrible. Never the less, I wish they would have put out an ad thanking our troops. I think that the added attention has actually hurt the Gov. more. I would chill for awhile (literally and figuratively).

22 11 2008
BS

Whether it’s French, Doogan (my favorite), Gara or whoever – somebody has to start now. Governor or Senator. Alaska is ripe for a change. The crazy bible thumpers ARE a minority. We just didn’t know – now we do. I have faith. If you haven’t read it, check out Shannyn Moore’s blog. Alaska will go back to it’s blue roots – it may take time but it can be done. I have faith!

22 11 2008
mhrt oregon

NEW POST

22 11 2008
Martha Unalaska Yard Sign

I want Fran Ulmer to come back!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran_Ulmer

22 11 2008
seachele99

@ Cynthia, TX (20:16:19) :
I propose a monthly fee of $20 a month for 8 years for anyone who voted for GEORGE W BUSH! And that would solve our debt issue for the nation for a bit. Who is in with me?
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I’m with you on that one!

22 11 2008
SMR

@Martha Unalaska —

I do understand that Hollis isn’t solely responsible for resolving this troopergate stuff, however, I do believe that he has a heavier burden to bear for the reasons that I stated above. Les Gara carries the same sort of weight, as he also spoke out quite often about the issue. Bottom line: are you part of the problem or the solution &/or are you gonna walk the talk?

I know that they can’t carry it off on their own, one hopes that they will have the support of other dems and majority of repubs, we progressive/liberal types can only hope, as it is in their hands now.

I can tell you one thing for certain, if Les & Hollis go quietly into the dark night over this troopergate thing my opinion of them will change, and not for the better. If they don’t they assume some risk in appearing as grandstanders/witch hunters/media panderers by virtue of having spoken out so publicly while the media was in AK in full force, but not backing that up with action after in the aftermath of the storm. Are they going to be our very own FEMA for our Alaskan Hurricane Sarah? All talk & no action? In January they need to do some shouting & carrying on so that I know that they are still fighting the good fight.

By the way, agree with you about Fran, but she’s been flying a little too far under the radar to suddenly appear as a legit candidate. She’s got to have some recent political successes to carry a campaign for Gov…

22 11 2008
BS

Yes! Bring Fran back! I think she has made another life for herself now though. Why would she want to get back into the dirt of politics? I’m sure she is living happily ever after. Maybe if Knowles goes to Interior though, she could have a place with him.

22 11 2008
Meleana aka StagTunnelPalin

Hmmm. I wonder if Sarah Palin and Hawaii gov Linda Lingle (bff!) will try to swap governorships. Sarah off to the 50th State and LInda off to Alaska! Or more nauseating a thought, they’ll be roomies on the campaign trail for their state’s Senate races…

23 11 2008
InJuneau

@SMR (21:19:32) :

Fran Ulmer is the new Chancellor of UAA, so I’m not sure she’d want to leave that to run for anything again.

23 11 2008
cgr

Like many of us in the lower 48, I have found a friend in you, in the sense I delight to take my cup of coffee in the morning and sit down “with you”, listen to your truly scathing, witty, insightful observations, letting your descriptive passages just set the tone for my day…I too will see with clear eyes, speak the truth, and find the funny where it’s to be found.

I wondered if when the election was over my media obsession would peter out, and it has, at least it’s become simply keeping informed…except for Mudflats, which is keeping informed of Alaska doings, but also being entertained, feeling friendly, and laughing out loud with someone I respect and like a lot. So thanks!

You also are keeping us all informed and shining a keen light on Palin antics, the death knell to her ambitions (except in the entertainment world). Her complete lack of understanding about anything, and certainly about what’s ethical and what’s appropriate, kept in the spotlight is your contribution to the entire U.S. A public servant you are, doing public service, nobly. In your pajamas.

“The pen is mightier than the sword”. Swashbuckle on!

23 11 2008
264 Crayons

Political Amazon (20:16:11) :

[[[WTF: Why don’t all of you COME ON OVER…

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Well said PA – I’m not interested in trolling through forum topics either however I find it amusing people keep trying to steer us in that direction. You’re right – if we wanted to be over there we would be already, and if the blogger wants to end comments here then just turn the comments off:)

23 11 2008
DF

Well researched, AKM! 🙂

23 11 2008
TheraP

I would think the AKM endorsement would be highly coveted – given your following of committed Dems all over the country – who really would like to see the “gift that keeps on giving” fall to the fruit guy!

23 11 2008
Pacificnwgal

For the Republicans to win in 2010 and 2012, I think they really need to ditch ALL of the present contenders, Palin being one of them. They can’t really believe that she is good for them. Otherwise they are crazier than I thought they were. Anywho, the next election involving Paling will certainly be interesting. Hollis French sounds like a good candidate who can bring some sense and credibility to the office of the governor. Let’s hope.

23 11 2008
Abbie Knorrmal

Who knew that Tim Petumenos represents Joe Boehm in his civil affairs ?

This letter requesting leniency, from Anchorage Assemblyman Dan Coffey to Boehm’s judge is interesting.

The judge was John Sedwick.

What a small world.

http://tinyurl.com/5jjrrq

23 11 2008
23 11 2008
Catherine

Hollis French That is great! I would so like to see her lose.

23 11 2008
gary aka khaki salmon palin

Grammy in PA (17:10:09) :

Wow! Where can we send our campaign contributions?

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That’s the spirit! Obama has shown the way — lots of internet contributions, even if small, from lots of people. I hope Alaska Dem candidates will follow the pattern.




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