Alaskans for Truth Makes a Splash!

25 11 2008

Alaskans for Truth has hit the ground running. I used the metaphor of the Creature from the Black Lagoon yesterday, and if we decide to hold to that metaphor, then we’ve got to say that the Creature made a splash! There was some good coverage in the Anchorage Daily News, albeit in the same article as the “Thank you, Sarah Palin” Thanksgiving ads that are airing in Alaska and soon across the country.

Alaskans for Truth was launched as an informal group this fall, organizing an Anchorage anti-Palin rally in October that drew more than 1,000 people and calling for Attorney General Talis Colberg to lose his job.

On Monday, group leaders said they want the state Legislature to follow up on an investigation into Palin’s firing of her public safety commissioner that found the governor abused her power in allowing her husband and top aides to push for the firing of her former brother-in-law, a state trooper.

That finding came from an investigator hired by the Legislative Council. After her selection as McCain’s running mate, Palin refused to cooperate, with her local campaign officials saying the probe had become a witch hunt by Obama supporters.

She did, however, give a statement in a subsequent investigation by the state Personnel Board, which eventually cleared her of wrongdoing.

Alaskans for Truth says lawmakers should stick with the original report and is pressing legislators to:

• Censure Palin for breaking state ethics rules.

• Seek contempt-of-court charges against Palin’s husband and others for refusing to honor legislative subpoenas.

• Hold hearings on whether the Palins committed perjury in their statements to the Personnel Board.

The message, on the Alaskans for Truth Web site, complete with e-mail addresses for each lawmaker, echoed across Alaska political blogs Monday.

Legislators need the push, said Camille Conte, radio host for KUDO 1080 AM and chairwoman of the group.

“My sense is that there is not the political will to do the right thing because it’s not comfortable,” she said. “It’s sticky. It’s about holding the highest office in our state accountable.”

Ms. Conte also appeared on KTUU, channel 2 News talking about the group’s mission.

And the Associated Press wrote a piece that has started to be picked up nationally. It also contains (drum roll) the official response from Palin spokesman Bill McAllister.

“There are a lot of questions in comparing the two reports,” said Linda Kellenbiegel, spokeswoman for Alaskans for Truth. “There needs to be some follow through, further investigation or follow-up on the fact that Branchflower determined there was an ethics violation by the governor.”

Palin spokesman Bill McAllister said lawmakers are more interested in working with the Palin administration on pressing state business, including the budget.

“Troopergate is over,” McAllister said. “It is our understanding from many legislators in both houses of the Legislature that they are not interested in prolonging this.”

“We are not hearing from them they intend to take any of these steps recommended by this far left wing group.”

Ahh. The dreaded “far left wing group” defense. I wonder sometimes, if we tallied up all the “far left wing” groups and “far left wing” blogs and “far left wing” politicians that the Republican claim are responsible for any and all criticism leveled against them, then the sheer number of them would have to mean that they really aren’t that far-left after all.

So, we’ve heard from Bill McAllister about his understanding. But what does the Governor herself have to say? Let’s not bug her now, though. She’s probably really busy catching up on all the work she missed while she was on the campaign trail all that time. She and Piper both have some make up work to do! I mean we’re struggling with energy issues, the gas pipeline, the budget, and the general business of the state that needs some attention. We’ve been without a governor for a while, so she’ll probably be burning the midnight oil for weeks.

>>>>Hockey Buzzer<<<<<<

Actually, we’ve learned that Sarah Palin believes the best use of her time this coming week will be taking a little jaunt to Georgia to campaign for Republican Senate Candidate Saxby Chambliss. She jets off to get a fix of the adoring crowds and to get some real work done. Alaskans, don’t you feel special?


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25 11 2008
Tessa

She is unbelievable….. and just who will pay for those airline tickets and how many of her family are going with her???

25 11 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

Troopergate is over, yet last I heard, Wooten is still working a desk job because of all the threats received…

But it’s over.

Yeah.

Right….

25 11 2008
nswfm CA

Good for Alaskans for Truth. Keep up the good work. She needs the scrutiny, like a bug under a microscope.

25 11 2008
Kelly M

It wasn’t that long ago that Bill the mouthpiece actually reported news, I wonder how he feels about spewing propaganda now.

25 11 2008
Stuck

So wait…Rev. Wright wasn’t over despite Obama’s public censure of him? Hmm…I guess if you’re the far-right wing, any turd you crap out is pure gold.

And I was wondering when you’d post about the Devil going down to Georgia. Does she have Prada?

25 11 2008
InJuneau

Yeah, the Devil Went Down to Georgia started coursing through my head yesterday when I heard she was headed down there to campaign. Does the R Party not get it that they need to keep her away from things they might want to win? Of course, she prob. did well for them in GA… Anyway, as horrible as she is, I really wish we actually had a governor who thought it was a worthwhile use of her time to do the job we “hired” her to do… 😦

25 11 2008
NMJ

If the legislature is waiting for “the right time” to censure SP, that window may be closing. Gosh! She’s never here when the moon is full, the wind is from the southeast, it’s an odd-numbered day in an even-numbered month, and we’re feeling full of righteous indignation!

Not holding SP accountable will cement in her tiny pea-brain that God was right; she’s above mortal law.

25 11 2008
Lainey

Hearing about Palin constantly is entertainment at it’s worst. I’m just happy and relieved she’s up there in Alaska now and not anywhere near our national government. If she puts herself back in the race (God help us), that’s when I’ll take action, with millions of other Americans, and do everything I possibly can to thwart her efforts. She’s not wanted or needed here! Let her keep her corrupted ways up there in Alaska. You guys seem to deal with her lies and deceptions. In my opinion, she gets away with murder up there…literally and figuratively!

25 11 2008
BigPete

InJuneau (10:04:53) :

Yeah, the Devil Went Down to Georgia started coursing through my head yesterday when I heard she was headed down there to campaign

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Coursing through my head, was a quote from the film Waterworld….
“She’s like a turd that wont flush!” (even tho she makes quite a splash)

25 11 2008
Mel

Lainey, don’t wait to work on thwarting her efforts sometime in the future — donate to Alaskans for Truth now so we can get her on her lies & ethical problems NOW!

25 11 2008
Miemaw from Texas

AP article about Alaskans for Truth was on the editorial page of The Houston Chronicle – on-line edition today.

I put a link to the website in the comments.

She is on her way to Georgia to campaign for Chambliss.

Does Palin not plan to spend the Holidays with her family?

And, when pray tell, does she find time to be Governor of Alaska?

Alaska – y’all have a problem.

Keep on working on it, and you will get it fixed. All due respect to Mr. McAllister.

Troopergate may just have gotten a second wind.

25 11 2008
Grammy in PA

So, she’s NOT staying home to cook that turkey like she said that day when she pardoned the one? OH, maybe THAT was the turkey the Palins were going to have but now he can’t be killed. Off to Georgia then – heck w/ the family!

25 11 2008
VoteNov4

Isn’t she about to become a grandmother for the first time? Do you think any republican will question her values and judgement by putting a Georgian senator, and herself, before her family? No, I suppose by AKM’s numbers, we’ve seen that there is no hope for them.

Perhaps with 4 more years in the tanning booth, she’ll gain a leathery texture and lose some appeal.

25 11 2008
Stuck

Is there a meta-gate we can encompass all her scandals and stupidity into?

I nominate Alaska-gate.

25 11 2008
pvazwindy

Its trips like this to Georgia that ought to get the Alaska legislature’s full attention. SP could care less about the plight of its citizens. Nothing is more important to her than her own stature on the national scene. If the legislature doesn’t rein her in, well they’re no better off than she. I suppose they could pick and choose charges, but to make it easier on themselves, just throw the book at her. Something will stick.

25 11 2008
InJuneau

@BigPete (10:10:55) :

Haven’t seen that movie, or I’m sure that quote would have popped into my head.

25 11 2008
mhrt oregon

oh I don’t think it is over…I think it has just started..some people just want it to be over….I think if she had just came home and started to do her job..people might have been willing to let it go….but she never stop…she is like the ever ready bunny..she just keeps going and going and going …..sheesh

25 11 2008
Pacificnwgal

Every day I watch CNN and who do it see? Who other than Sarah Palin in yet another “activity” outside of Alaska. Are we conducting a witch hunt hear? Are we being unfair by asking Alaska’s governor to do Alaska’s business? I don’t live in Alaska, but Alaska is part of the United States. I would expect that the fishing industry is important to Americans, and the energy issues, and one of the last frontiers of the world. So, why is she still governor if she does not care to spend time on Alaska’s issue that she CLAIMS are so important to her? As long as she get away with the fraud and corruption, she will continue to do anything she wants to do. This really burns me up.

25 11 2008
Stuck

I’m beginning to feel the Lt. Governor of Alaska has gained far more experience in office than Palin ever will. How is he/she holding up?

Sean Parnell has never actually been left with gubernatorial responsibilities. Sarah Palin did not “temporarily step down” or relinquish her duties as governor on the campaign trail. Instead, the state of Alaska paid for members of her staff to accompany her to the Republican convention and on the road for the full time. So, I ask, why exactly do we HAVE a Lt. Governor, and how effective was she at governing the state and keeping the schedule of the campaign? AKM

25 11 2008
pvazwindy

Georgians, get ready for a lesson in grammar. Solecism is about to hit you. As if you haven’t heard enough of Palinese. Get ready for a bamboozie.

25 11 2008
sjk

“Isn’t she about to become a grandmother for the first time? “..

that will happen IF and WHEN she decides!

25 11 2008
Bethsey in the Midwest

Why hasn’t Bristol been seen since the convention?

And isn’t there a way to do an open records request for the travel records for this latest trip?

25 11 2008
sjk

when will someone ask her for the reciepts for the lakeside snowmachine lodge that Toad and his buddies built?

25 11 2008
sjk

Bethsey in the Midwest,

the RNC paid for the trip.

25 11 2008
Grammy in PA

I believe that state employees’ travel documents are public information – I’d like to see the ones she has submitted over the past two years.

25 11 2008
Lainey

Mel…will do, then. I was hoping this was more than just blogging and letting off steam. I was wondering if and when Alaskans were going to get serious and take action against this despicable Palin woman. Will you have any luck with this, though? She was already found guilty of unethical conduct, but beat the rap by first ignoring the charges and then having her appointed employees un-do everything…that was the end of that story. I wish you luck and strength in fighting this corruption…I will donate to help. I would love to see the political demise of this egocentric, unrepentant, pathological liar, free-house-gettin’ thru intimidation and under-handed bargaining with contractors, (put any negative adjective here), moose-killing, wolf-killing, so-called Alaskan governor. whew…she exhausts me!

25 11 2008
Grammy in PA

Also, isn’t there some statute requiring her to delegate her authority to the lt gov when she is gone for an extended time? Apparently, she didn’t do that the whole time she was campaignin’ – she was “doing the state’s business” over the blackberry, so I wouldn’t say that Parnell has much more experience than she does; I’ve also heard he’s not the brightest crayon in the box. Probably why she doesn’t trust him.

25 11 2008
Irishgirl Rosebud.

I read a comment in the ADN today where a Palin SUPPORTER thought it was a very bad idea for her to go to Georgia – felt that it appeared she was running after the media (which of course she is) and that all the overexposure would hurt her chances for 2012.🙂

25 11 2008
sjk

transfer of power if the gov is incapactiated. by default she should have done that immediatley after inaguration. or at least when she allegedly had Trig.

25 11 2008
SoCalWolfGal

As a former native Georgian (thank God I moved to Southern Calfornia eight years ago) I am sorry and embarrased to say that she does appeal to many in the state outside of the Metro Atlanta area, which went for Obama in a big way. It is interesting that she is going to Savannah, which has a very large African-American population. Can’t think she will be too welcomed there, and you know how she has to have her total adulation fix. As usual, she will be unaware of her demographics. It was on the front page of the Atlanta Journal Constituion, but I saw nothing in the Savannah papers. We’ll see.

25 11 2008
Goalie in NM

Well of course going to Georgia is all about HER! Nevermind her daughter is supposedly going to give birth soon, or that she’s been virtually gone from her Governor post for months…

25 11 2008
Wasilla women

there is suppose to be a meeting on tuesday with all state gov. and President elect Obama.

25 11 2008
NoCalGal

AKM and other Alaskans here-

When do you suppose that the majority of Alaskans will get disgusted by SP’s antics and absence? Do you think that some give a positive answer about SP just because it is a foreign news organization that is asking the question?

Sort of like “I can say whatever I want about my family- but you had better not disrespect them…” If ADN did the poll, would the results be different?

I know that Alaskans are independent and many are thinkers. It boggles the mind that so many would not see her for what she is and be disenchanted.

25 11 2008
UK Lady

‘Sarah Palin Goes to Georgia by the Dairly Kos.

Lets hope Saxby Chamblis goes down in flames and takes ‘The Gobbledegooker’ with him.

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/11/25/112714/85/959/666211

25 11 2008
Mired...in the Pine Barrens

Isn’t it odd that the concept of holding government officials to high ethical standards is associated with “far left-wing groups?” Expecting elected officials to uphold the rule of law and the Constitution with respect to their behavior in office, especially when it comes to things like committing perjury and failing to honor legal subpoenas, is hardly some radical, liberal idea. After all the losses in the House and Senate over the past couple of years from criminal indictments, resignations and re-elections, you’d think politicians would be catching on by now.

Alaskans for Truth and their supporters are to be commended. I’m sorry more wasn’t done to hold the Bush administration accountable for their actions. Maybe we need an Americans for Truth PAC.

25 11 2008
Grammy in PA

Mired…in the Pine Barrens (11:40:13) :

Isn’t it odd that the concept of holding government officials to high ethical standards is associated with “far left-wing groups?”

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Yes, we are the “baddies” for asking so much of the elected officials – that statement in the ADN about being far left just burns me.

25 11 2008
Vlad the I'm Palin

It’s always been said that we get the government we deserve. Well, most of us learned that lesson well (it took two lessons) what with the disaster that was the foul Bush unadministration. If the good citizens of Alaska don’t find their barely literate and barely intelligent grifter governess offensive and figure she is doing a ‘heckuva job’, then who are we to dispute them? Maybe those in Alaska who do care should be upping their education system so that these types of carpetbagger politicos don’t get elected in because the majority of the electorate would not be so gullible.

25 11 2008
Irene

So, I wonder. When she who cannot be named is off campaigning for this and that does she still draw a salary from the state of Alaska? Or is she using vacation days? Or does it count that she stays in touch by blackberry?

25 11 2008
CO Almost Native

UK Lady (11:32:07):

“Goobledegooker” LOL, that’s a good one🙂

I am not surprised Her Royal Media Personality went to GA; I was disappointed McCain campaigned for Chamblis, as he smeared Clelland, a disabled Vietnam vet the previous election. Martin is also a vet- but I guess it’s “GOP First”, not Country First.

Mired…in the Pine Barrens (11:40:13) :
Don’t you remember the persecution of Bill Clinton? It’s only holding officials to high standards when the Repugs pick the standards.

I hope Alaskans finally get tired of SP neglecting so many issues: budget shortfalls, energy price drops and energy provision for Alaskans, declining state of education, increase in number of hungry, increase in crime, (especially rape, by your own kit) pollution, climate change, the pipeline (not happenin’), the list goes on- maybe when the list gets long enough, and there is something for each Alaskan to be angry about, the pressure will grow for the state legislature to do something about her-

25 11 2008
Grammy in PA

I doubt the legislature is going to do squat – when she didn’t show up during most of the legislative session, they wore buttons saying “Where’s Sarah” – which of course made no impression whatsover on the absent gov. She just plain doesn’t give a rat’s patoot about governing, or even LEARNING to govern.

25 11 2008
Wasilla women

I agree with that!

25 11 2008
say no to palin in politics

a few things……..

I SO do not want to hear hate and fear spewing from her once again!!! PULEEZE spare the country and world of more division mongering. I’m still torked over the hate crap she conjured during the pres. campaign.

And won’t she have a nice feather in her hat IF he wins. The repubs will owe her and ya know the leverage shit is never fair or right. More of their dirty politics. Somebody is playin her “they love me card” “let me help” “I can do it, I can do it” She probably made the deal only if RNC would foot the bill for a Thanksgiving family vacation out of cold Alaska. Gotta be pro family.

I hope this goes very badly, then we’ll have one more repub out of office and certain repub gov left a little more teetering on her pedestal. Somebody needs to knock her off her high moose!

What is this about a snow machine cabin? new news to me.

25 11 2008
InJuneau

@Grammy in PA (12:03:55) :

Well, of course the buttons made no impression–she wasn’t here to see them!😉 And there are bumper stickers around town that say, “Hey Sarah, the Job’s in Juneau!”, but those aren’t likely to make an impression either…😦

25 11 2008
Winski

Yup, and who PAID for that little splash in the land of red clay and gun racks in every car??

It sure is funny watching “Kill-a-turkey-for-me” Barbie act, thinking she’s actually making a difference for these fools…

25 11 2008
CO Almost Native

say no to palin in politics (12:11:42) :

If Chamblis wins (yech), and Her Royal Media Personality takes credit, that will add to the fight for the soul of the Republican party- I really don’t want the Dark Christians (that’s a misnomer) to gain control. However, it will reenergize the Dems to stay vigilant and active…

25 11 2008
say no to palin in politics

Everybody needs to write to the Alaskan officials!! Keep plugging/bugging them. REALLY!

25 11 2008
NMJ

If I was a Rethug right now, I would probably be too embarrassed to admit it. SP is going to Georgia to help elect one of the most despicable politicians I’ve heard of in a long, long time.

Chambliss is running an ad accusing Martin of opposing “measures that would crack down on criminals who prey on children.”

Of all the issues Republicans could have picked, this has to be the most offensive — Martin’s daughter was kidnapped when she was just eight years old. She was, fortunately, returned to the family safely, but Martin has a more personal background when it comes to crimes against children than most of us would even care to imagine.

Saxby’s Smarmy Campaign: Just Like the Last Time

http://themoderatevoice.com/politics/2008-elections/24563/saxby-dirty-campaign-just-like-the-first-time/

You’re known by the company you keep, Sarah.

25 11 2008
Ripley in CT

nswfm CA (09:55:56) :

Good for Alaskans for Truth. Keep up the good work. She needs the scrutiny, like a bug under a microscope.
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I was thinking more of a bug under a magnifying glass… on a hot summer day🙂

25 11 2008
SMR

Please please please let there be a Bible Spice backlash amongst voters with a massive get-out-the-vote for Martin in response to her appearance!!!!!

Let there be a way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

25 11 2008
mhrt oregon

oh Ripley…….bad you you..I also told my kids that was a No No…but to funny

when is the georgia run off???

25 11 2008
alaskan4alaska

Unfinished business – Troopergate – Palins made numerous alligations against Trooper Wooten, most of which were found to be without merit. Anyone ever seen a list of the FALSE accusations? I’d be interested to read what they tried to smear him with. Also, wasn’t this in a custody battle? Normally there is no battle if mom wants the kids. What exactly did Sarah’s sister do that caused there to be doubt as to the outcome of custody?

Any reporters out there? Hello?

25 11 2008
CO Almost Native

mhrt oregon (12:32:49) :

I think it is the first Tuesday in December-

AKm and other Alaskan mudflatters-

Will the state’s denizens be annoyed/ticked off/irked by the SoCal rightwingnut ads praising Her Royal Governoress (when she choses to be)?
Here in CO, we tend to get testy when “flatlanders” (as they are known; we like the tourists dollars, but don’t stay too long) tell us what to do/think.

Might the ads boomerang on the Gobbledegooker? (anyone hear David letterman’s list? lol)

25 11 2008
WV Democrat

What kind of name is Talis? I read his bio and it’s not even a good resume for attorney general. Aren’t there any other good Rethug members of the Alaska State Bar?

25 11 2008
mhrt oregon

co almost native
thank you
yes the list funny

25 11 2008
SoCalWolfGal

The run-off election is December 2nd; tomorrow is the last day for early voting.

25 11 2008
Political Amazon

I like how McAllister stated “Troopergate is over.” As if that proclamation makes it so.

I think that all manner and level of politicians are now sensitized to the will of the peeps, seeings how the GOP and Bush Jr got their raggedy asses kicked in November.

I think, with sufficient public prodding, the Alaska legislature will act on he will of the peeps.

Congratulations to AFT and to MF.

25 11 2008
Trini

This is OT, but with Thanksgiving coming up, maybe not. Xerox is printing up cards to send to the troops for Thanksgiving. It will be given to a soldier, you just can’t pick which one. Just go to the website and pick a card and put in your message. It’s really easy! Pass it on!

http://www.letssaythanks.com/Home.html

Xerox just might go belly up on this one!🙂

25 11 2008
say no to palin in politics

thanks CO, whew, help calm me down, lol, that’s a true and a bright spot to keep in mind we progressives do need to stay vigilant and involved…….Thank you for pointing out the bright side/silver lining.

It’s just uncomfortable, I’ve NEVER had anyone bug me like she does. It’s very creepy and weird. I don’t like spending my time and energy warding off the crazed lady on her mission from G*O*D and her wacky cult followers. I am SO very thankful and grateful Obama won!!!

Okay, I’m going to go put on some music, make cookies and get my head in a good place, lol, think good thoughts and work to make good things happen. I’ll start by washing miss she devil off my hands with lots of anti-palin soap, down the drain, out of the house down to the septic tank for her. Get out of my house, my computer, tv and out of my aching head! Sheesh what a drain and waste of energy. blaaaak, bad juju.

I’d go bonkers if I lived in AK and had more exposure to her, lol. Either she’d have to go or I would, seems more fair for her to shut up than a state loose good honest people. More peace not Palin.

I’m taking my mental health break now………….just as soon as I read the posts I’ve missed while having my little rant, lol.

CO Almost Native (12:17:29) wrote :
say no to palin in politics (12:11:42) :

If Chamblis wins (yech), and Her Royal Media Personality takes credit, that will add to the fight for the soul of the Republican party- I really don’t want the Dark Christians (that’s a misnomer) to gain control. However, it will reenergize the Dems to stay vigilant and active…

25 11 2008
UK Lady

CO Almost Native

I think I’m on a roll – how about

“The Right Wing Gooper known as The Gobbledegooker”

Heh Heh!

25 11 2008
austintx

How many fawning sychophants are going on the jaunt ?? Is the 1k a day staffer going ??? Is there a Nieman Marcus in Atlanta?? Alaskans MUST see receipts!!! Is she double dipping and charging the state if in fact the RNC is paying ??

25 11 2008
MonaLisa (in CT)

I think it’s time that those “Where’s Sarah?” buttons need to be made available again….

25 11 2008
say no to palin in politics

one more thought….then cookies, lol

do you think they could use some phone call campaigning help? hmmm? we know how to do that pretty dang well……worked for us Nov. 4th, yes we can!

25 11 2008
Goalie in NM

@Trini,

Even it if was OT – it was worth the posting!

Thanks for that link. I went there and sent a card…very easy and the least we can do considering what these fine folks are doing for us.

BRING THEM HOME….

25 11 2008
say no to palin in politics

or how about “The Right Wing Poopers and Scoopers”

CO Almost Native

I think I’m on a roll – how about

“The Right Wing Gooper known as The Gobbledegooker”

Heh Heh!

25 11 2008
Marnie

Thanks for puting the site for Alaskans for Truth up again. So I am now a been there done That Mudflatter. Will have a cap and tee before I go to bed.

It is important that VIPs not get away with criminal activities, so finding yet another grass roots, real people, group of justice seekers is worth a few bucks to help out. Certainly, anyone who instructs witnesses to not testify is in the very offensively anti-American catagory.

Since Maine also has extensive mud flats it will be interesting to see if anyone wants to know where the Mudflats logo came from. Maybe I can shift a few folks your way.

25 11 2008
Political Amazon

Grammy:

[[[Yes, we are the “baddies” for asking so much of the elected officials – that statement in the ADN about being far left just burns me.]]]

Well, if that’s the case, then let us celebrate our baddieness.

I think that most movements that worked for the right thing to be done–whether it was the Amerian Revolution, Women’s Suffrage, or Civil Rights–were initilly demonized as being “bad” or “fringe.”

So we have good company in our baddineness.

25 11 2008
crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

from AKM:
“Sean Parnell has never actually been left with gubernatorial responsibilities. Sarah Palin did not “temporarily step down” or relinquish her duties as governor on the campaign trail. Instead, the state of Alaska paid for members of her staff to accompany her to the Republican convention and on the road for the full time. So, I ask, why exactly do we HAVE a Lt. Governor, and how effective was she at governing the state and keeping the schedule of the campaign?” AKM
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Shouldn’t that be a ethics violation right there? I mean its not like she has to go campaign for someone else, and although she was called to VP, she should of turned over the duties to the LT. governor? This was/is just another excuse to finagle per deims from the state of Alaska for herself and staff and kids! Grifter Spice! If I lived in Alaska I would be plenty PISSED! I suppose we will get a pic of her by the pool sometime soon, sipping a “refreshing beverage” in the sun while the people in Alaska freeze their a$$es off…This absolutely should not be allowed!!!
Should we write and complain too about this?? I would think this is more of a “Alaska” issue…but still, can you imagine, if she had been picked for VP???
No she must be raked over the coals starting with the $50K she took from Wasilla for redecorating. Every single official act or whatever you call it must be scrutinized! It seems Alaska is a hotbed of graffe/cronyism/scandal/corruption and Sarah is just carrying on business as usual. She must be stopped.😦

25 11 2008
crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

I think I need some of those “jose cuervo” cookies right about now, lol!
But damn it! How the hell does she continue to “get away” with all this???
I hope Alaskans for truth goes GLOBAL! Maybe we can write BO and get a “truth squad” for the whole USA and stomp these Grifter’s like Barbie, Ted and all the rest.
Also remove church and state, like the mormons that pushed through prop 8 and now in danger of losing their tax free status…bet a lot of churches shaking in the their boots about that.
Government should be Governed! And we should start first with Barbie who is NOT governing the state of Alaska!

25 11 2008
austintx

RECEIPTS PLEASE !!

25 11 2008
crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

Oh, forgot to add, lets all be watching what she will be wearing at the convention! I swear that her first interview with the ADN she was wearing the jacket she wore during the debate with Joe Biden. You know…none of those clothes ever got returned….

25 11 2008
CO Almost Native

say no to palin in politics (12:57:13) :
UK Lady (13:00:53) :

heh heh heh…good thing I wasn’t drinking anything, or I’d be frantically mopping up liquid from my keyboard…chortle🙂

Her Royal Goobledegooker better watch out when she’s in GA- they have lots of poultry processing plants there. she might be mistaken for a mighty large turkey (wink wink)

25 11 2008
UK Lady

as per No 3 – Would that be ‘Truth for Lunch’ delivered to ‘Out to Lunch’?

25 11 2008
CO Almost Native

So, I ask, why exactly do we HAVE a Lt. Governor, and how effective was she at governing the state and keeping the schedule of the campaign?” AKM

I know SP missed the education conference on declining grad rates, etc; what else did she miss, and did the effective Lt. Gov. attend these conferences in her absence? If someone could look at a calendar of Alaskan events/conferences on important state issues that were held during her campaigning, you might be able to figure out (roughly) how much AK suffered from her absence, especially if the Lt. Gov. didn’t go to these either-

I hope the Alaskan legislature refuses to pay the 1K a day for her assistant, and sends the bill to the RNC; SP chose not to delegate her authority, so it is a campaign expense- I think.

25 11 2008
austintx

Rest assured Grifter Turd will be doin’ her X-mas shopping in Georgia…….and on someones dime to boot….you betcha !!

25 11 2008
mysteri

OH hey, I saw the top 10, David Letterman is Funny! Loved it!

Thank god they werent voted into National office. As an Alaskan I voted against her. We are referred to as left wing, and its very condescending in the article. Oh dear huh? In spite of the fact we didnt vote for her-we are stuck with her and Im very happy that the few ,,,are now asking for accountability.

25 11 2008
CO Almost Native

crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl (13:32:21) :

COOKIES! (especially with alcohol)

Right after Prop 8 passed, NPR had a piece on the backlash- gays/others were boycotting businesses that donated to pass it. One business had to close, at least temporarily, and one manager resigned…lots of bad PR. I’m not sure what has happened recently-

UK Lady (13:50:39) :

good one, heh heh

25 11 2008
pvazwindy

After her Georgia sojourn, SP visits Philly for two days. McAllister, says the gov works hard and needs some time off. Give me a f*cking break. Alaska pays for trip. Wonder if the kids will play a part in this Palin fiasco. Obama meets with govs from both parties, maybe the kids will be on a panel offering advice picked up from mommy dearest.

25 11 2008
crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

Hey all Mudpuppies!!! Seems like we pissed off a Barbie lover!
AKM is named at least 3 times!!!!
<ahref=””Goodtimepolitics=””
http://goodtimepolitics.com/2008/11/25/group-plans-ads-to-counter-palin-critics-some-who-tried-to-smear-and-destroy-her/
Trying the linking thing here…
For Y’all Grifter Spice lovers….
CAN’T STAND THE HEAT GET OUT OF THE FRYING PAN, BARBIE IS A CORRUPT, UNETHICAL, AND DOESN’T EVEN BOTHER TO GOVERN HER OWN STATE

25 11 2008
CO Almost Native

mysteri (13:57:54) :

Email your legislators not to pay for her loyal aide who travelled with her during the campaign to help conduct state business- she could have delegated to Lt. Gov. Let the RNC pick up the tab-

25 11 2008
Bethsey in the Midwest

actually, I wasn’t thinking so much of the records for payment. But what about the records designating people to be in charge in her absence. Or emails to/from her about official business.

And where the heck has Bristol been since September? Don’t you think there’d have been some sighting?

25 11 2008
pvazwindy

gotta collect those per diems. its so easy if you’re from Alaska.

25 11 2008
Trini

Perhaps something else happened at the turkey farm because she’s off to Georgia like a turkey with its head chopped off! Hey SWWNBN, remember Alaska? The state where you are governor?

25 11 2008
CO Almost Native

pvazwindy (14:00:47) :

Oh goody, another travel expense…add it to her tab, Alaskans get stuck paying the bill.

25 11 2008
Deep Blue in VA

From AKM’s post:

“Troopergate is over,” McAllister said. “It is our understanding from many legislators in both houses of the Legislature that they are not interested in prolonging this.”

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That’s funny – I thought Palin’s official policy was to refer to it as “Tasergate.”

25 11 2008
Marnie

Vote Nov 4
Perhaps with 4 more years in the tanning booth, she’ll gain a leathery texture and lose some appeal.

4 to 6 more years she’ll probably be starting menopause. We, as in women, all loose some appeal when that happens. And if you think she’s mean as a snake now, (screaming at the McCain aides who were trying to get her the vice presidency, and bringing them to tears?) just wait!

Oh Hell. That would mean that if by some mirracle she were to get to be POTUS in 2012 she could be in the full throws of a semiperminent PMS type Rage.
Please Alaska, file 13 the Palin family, ASAP. Their children need them more than you do. So don’t be so selfish with them.

25 11 2008
austintx

Is her state issued cell phone on a nationwide plan ??? If not…..those roaming charges must be a bitch !!

25 11 2008
Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein

What a trooper and campaigner is Mazie-bird!
Horton the Staff can sit on the Alaska nest
while she flies south to Georgia in December, to help out
Saxby Sham-bliss like she helped out John McLost.

Uh oh, look out Saxby! You’re going down!

25 11 2008
crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

pvazwindy (14:00:47) :

After her Georgia sojourn, SP visits Philly for two days. McAllister, says the gov works hard and needs some time off. Give me a f*cking break. Alaska pays for trip. Wonder if the kids will play a part in this Palin fiasco. Obama meets with govs from both parties, maybe the kids will be on a panel offering advice picked up from mommy dearest.
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Are you saying Obama gonna meet with SWWNBN?
I think he dislikes her….alot, I heard him talking about a “bridge to somewhere vs. a “bridge to nowhere” lastnight, LOL!
Oh, I don’t want Barack to meet with Grifter spice!!!!

25 11 2008
InJuneau

@crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl (14:01:44) :

WOW, that is a seriously angry (or something I can’t quite place) guy writing that blog.

25 11 2008
CO Almost Native

Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein (14:08:21) :

Awesome poem- clap clap clap clap bravo!

25 11 2008
mysteri

I will email them! And have been, its taking awhile. WOW.
But I guess she is speaking at a graduation next week, (FOREWARNING!) my husband that I have been seperated from told me…”gov palin will be there” and I was ACK! I suppose she will take all the credit huh? Well, so what did i get him for his birthday…. obama stuff. Hmm, I see this as an opportunity to speak some truth. He did tell me, he will let her know that I was pro obama, when she was selected. And that I dont like how she carries herself as a women. I will keep you all informed if he really does tell her. Hmm,

Are you talking about emailing the Legislature as per the Alaskans for Truth website? If so, you should be able to just copy and paste all those emails into the address bar of your email and send to all in one shot. AKM

25 11 2008
UK Lady

Excuse my ignorance on US special days, but isn’t Thanksgiving next Thursday?, so when the Gobbledegooker said in the Turkeygate video that she would be cooking her entire family’s turkey as usual, was she lying, are they all going to Geogia with her and if so who is paying?

She is leaving for Georgia this coming Sunday, I believe….3 days after Thanksgiving. AKM

25 11 2008
CO Almost Native

InJuneau (14:09:42) :

I visited (washed hands after closing the door to that blog), and I noticed no comments on his “you’re mean to Sarah Palin” rant…perhaps that is because no one takes this blogger seriously?

(even so, keep an eye on That One)

25 11 2008
InJuneau

@UK Lady (14:12:18) :

Thanksgiving is actually this Thursday, as in two days from now. I thought she was just going to go the GA on Monday, as the run-off election is next Tuesday.

25 11 2008
Trini

@UK Lady,
Thanksgiving is in two days! It’s this Thursday!

25 11 2008
InJuneau

@CO Almost Native (14:13:22) :

Let’s hope the no comments are due to no one taking him seriously, though given where he’s from, they may just agree so much that they don’t feel the need to comment (NC…). Anyway, I’m off to sanitize the hands and brain now…😉

25 11 2008
CRFlats

So, regardless if the expense is paid for by the State or the RNC, if she stays at a 5 star hotel, travels by limo, or paid driver, eats at expensive restaurants, are these “perks” considered “gifts”. They are all well and above the Gov’t per diem limits. Who accounts for the difference?

Also, about the “far left wing” remark by our Guv’s mouthpiece….Shame on him. Regardless one’s politicS, we are all CONSTITUENTS. The race is over, and she is now Governor of all Alaska residents, not just those who agree with her. Reality check, Bill.

25 11 2008
UK Lady

OMG, I’ve just realised I lost a week!! must stop reading political sites!!

25 11 2008
Lainey

There’s another ‘Alaskans for Truth’ thread beginning on Shannyn Moore’s Alaska Blog…this whole Mudflats thing is interesting reading. I hope to see Alaskans gain the muscle behind all their words…like when Begich won your Senate seat. Yea for you!

25 11 2008
CRFlats

OK, so the Guv’s mouthpiece calls constituents who disagree with his boss as “far left wing”. It what universe is SP NOT “far right wing”???

25 11 2008
InJuneau

@UK Lady (14:16:26) :

HA, HA! You’re funny…Wait, is it almost December? Where did Nov. go? It seems like we were just getting election results… Oh wait, I live in Alaska, we ARE still getting election results!

25 11 2008
crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

InJuneau (14:09:42) :

@crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl (14:01:44) :

WOW, that is a seriously angry (or something I can’t quite place) guy writing that blog.
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“Its” just one of the seriously mental ill wingnuts that love/cherish Grifter Spice!
Typical, full of hate, racist, Big mouth…
I can’t believe how he ranted on AKM!
” Hey you! I’m a muddpuppy and proud!
We stand for Truth in Goverment. No Grifter goverment, like Palin! choke on it dude”

25 11 2008
CO Almost Native

This is a good read; spokesman/excuser McAllister is trying to explain Her Royal Media Personality aka Gobbledegooker’s upcoming travel plans, why, and who’s paying for what:

http://community.adn.com/adn/node/134917

He does not address who exactly will be conducting any state business worth conducting.

I would not be amused, if I were an Alaskan…

25 11 2008
CO Almost Native

InJuneau (14:18:26) :

heh heh, you both funny:-)

25 11 2008
crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

CRFlats (14:16:25) :

So, regardless if the expense is paid for by the State or the RNC, if she stays at a 5 star hotel, travels by limo, or paid driver, eats at expensive restaurants, are these “perks” considered “gifts”. They are all well and above the Gov’t per diem limits. Who accounts for the difference?

Also, about the “far left wing” remark by our Guv’s mouthpiece….Shame on him. Regardless one’s politicS, we are all CONSTITUENTS. The race is over, and she is now Governor of all Alaska residents, not just those who agree with her. Reality check, Bill.
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Maybe the “mouthpiece” Bill needs to be investigated??? Why would he call “Alaskan’s for Truth” Far left? Think about it? Kind of crazy?

25 11 2008
UK Lady

Wonder what the Ranty People will call the Repug rivals when they are tearing SP to tiny weeny pieces in the next primary race?!

Far Out Right, Right Wingers?

25 11 2008
Sue

SP needs to be held accountable for her past behavior as Gov. of AK as well as her presesnt and future behavior. As far as I can tell, she seems to think she is still a national figure. She needs to realize that she is paid to work for Alaskans!

25 11 2008
UK Lady

Hahaha

Just had visions of Mittens having Gobbledegooker for lunch!

25 11 2008
Marnie

Wasilla women (11:17:39) :
there is suppose to be a meeting on tuesday with all state gov. and President elect Obama.

Oh! What fun.
I envision,
30% approval Rick Perry with his hand superglued over her mouth.
or maybe
Heir Karl’s dirty stock hanging out of her mouth.
or maybe
The lady’s room door being rigged so she locks herself in.
or maybe
Obama, placidly watching, and everyone else aghast, just letting her crank up the Palin mouth-brain-disconnect generator and take off.

What a perfect ending for Sarah if she self immolated in the WH that she so desperately wants to occupy.
“Stand back folks. She’s about to blow!”

25 11 2008
UK Lady

Marnie, I so hope you are spot on. Let her blow!

PE Obama probably would be the perfect gent if faced with SP, but I doubt he will ever forget his wife being traumatised for her family by the evil rabble rousing of SP.

That is something I will never forgive her for.

Sue, what SP doesn’t realise is that whilst she may be a national figure, it is a national figure OF FUN!

25 11 2008
crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

I would love it if Obama Had to been in same room as Grifter spice, he either uses the “Well you can put lipstick on a pig, and its still a pig” anology or the “bridge to nowhere” one….
There’s no way, even Obama, after all the smears she spewed on him, can be totally forgiving of her.
Maybe he will just Ignor her, like a knat.

25 11 2008
marti

Arghhh! We spent 100K on the Legislative Report and our elected officials are going to ignore it?? After finding ethics violations?? What about the “white knight”? As a resident of Alaska I continue to be incensed over Palin’s behavior and was sure that she would be facing consequences when she returned home from the campaign. Maybe I just need to be patient, there must be behind the scenes stuff going on right? Where is the oversight for christ’s sake?

25 11 2008
ira2

Well, whattaya know… I never placed myself in any particular political niche (unless you count “anti-Palin out the wazoo”), but it seems that McAllister has now done it for me. People, label me far left wing. It’s the group for justice and accountability :o) I like it!

25 11 2008
pvazwindy

Folks, the only body who can walk SP to the guillotine, is the Alaska legislature. And frankly, they worry me. I’m left in wonderment at the tight lips and closed minds of her supporters. There’s a lot that could go south for her, but her boat still floats. I want to believe that with so many shady events, somehow the curtain drops on her. But of course, Alaskans For Truth could keep the path lit.

25 11 2008
Martha Unalaska Yard Sign

@ crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

Hi Crystal Wolf – have you read the Audacity of Hope by BO yet? He’s very clear in his thinking when it comes to the weird evangelical right wing – he talks about that early on in his book. His eyes are open, and remember… he’s a poker player. Many things not to be revealed until the time is right.

25 11 2008
smartandfemale

I read that today too. Georgia, Palin, and Saxby. Ugh. Sounds like a bad Lifetime Movie, doesn’t it. Can’t you keep her busy in Alaska?

Although, with her uncanny ability to do and say the wrong thing we should consider hiring her to campaign for all Republicans in the future!

http://smartandfemale.wordpress.com/2008/11/25/chambliss-and-martin-running-neck-and-neck/

25 11 2008
CRFlats

I’m getting that creepy deja vu feeling; The parallels between our Guv and W are really starting to scare the sh*t out of me. You can’t argue with their supporters; They refuse the facts. Alaska is seriously headed to a bad place. We are so dependent on big oil (love or hate it, the truth is, we are in bed with it), and she has bungled that relationship but good. We are so very dependent on Fed dollars, and our esteemed Congressional Delegation has really stepped in it, & will take many years to clean ourselves off. The flagging national/global economy will hurt our export businesses of tourism and fisheries. The costs of living in rural Alaska is at a critical tipping point, and with no help in sight, will change the very culture of our State, and not for the better. Face it, we are in for a bumpy ride, and guess who is driving?
Is that really the best we can do?

25 11 2008
Sauerkraut aka Sarah Palin Turkey Noise

Much as I dislike my governor, Ed Rendell, I am very thankful my governor is not Sarah Palin. I really dislike public employees – not just the elected ones – who treat the paychecks they receive from taxpayers with such distain. When public employees – including the elected ones – do not show up for work, then they are in essence holding an illegal no-show job.

Palin should either set her ass down in that governor’s chair or give up the position while she pursues her fame elsewhere.

25 11 2008
Marnie

Political Amazon (13:14:50) :
Grammy:
[[[Yes, we are the “baddies” for asking so much of the elected officials – that statement in the ADN about being far left just burns me.]]]
Well, if that’s the case, then let us celebrate our baddieness.

Wasn’t it Reagan who first used “politically correct” as a disparaging term?
Is there any more self damning phrase, that the Republican party and its MSM parrot parade, could use than to demonize “political correctness” in a nation that claims freedom, equality and democracy as its guiding principals?

They stated and continue to state who they are, dictatorship wannabes, every time they use that phrase. So why has it taken the majority of Americans over a quarter of century to catch on to that????????

We definitely should all be baddies and seek the baddest of governments so that the Republican dictatorship never wins again. So that the goodie and god loving politicians like Bush, Chaney and Palin lose and lose and lose.

25 11 2008
Sauerkraut aka Gobble deegook Palin

MonaLisa (09:54:37) :

Troopergate is over, yet last I heard, Wooten is still working a desk job because of all the threats received
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The people making threats against police officers are real idiots who seem not to understand the risk they take upon themselves by threatening law enforcement officers. I hope they keep it up, tho, because if they do it often enough and long enough then they are bound to be caught, prosecuted and shipped off to the greybar motel. I’m hoping more than a few will be caught and more than a few of those caught will be shown to be associated with our new starlet, Sarah Palin.

25 11 2008
Sauerkraut aka Gobble deegook Palin

UK Lady (11:32:07) :

‘Sarah Palin Goes to Georgia by the Dairly Kos.
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Too bad Charlie Daniels is a right-wing idiot; he’d do a real nice Palin version of his song. Screetching fiddles and all.

25 11 2008
Ennealogic

Someone should point out to McAllister what a sorry state of affairs it is if only the “extreme left wing” is interested in truth and justice.

Is that what it boils down to? Your elected politician goes haywire, on a junket, for a hayride, trashing and laws and ignoring rulings… and if someone dares step up to say, “HEY, stop for a minute, let’s do something about this,” that makes them an extremist?

Since when is it extremist to expect that elected officials follow the law?

25 11 2008
Pursang

I bet old Saxby Chambliss is really going to be upset when Palin comes down and campaigns for herself and not for him. If she mentions him more than once the whole time I think I’ll die of shock.

So Palin has a son in the military and she’s going to campaign for Chambliss. She’s going to campaign for a man who questioned the patriotism of the man he was running against Max Cleland, a decorated veteran who lost three limbs in battle. The same Chambliss who used three deferments to get out serving in the same war where Cleland lost his limbs. These were even worse deferments than Cheney got if you can believe that. Each time it looked like Chambliss would have to go he’d enroll in college and soon after he got the deferment he’d drop out…and rinse and repeat…rinse and repeat.

I swear from here on out I’m not going to use the word hypocrite anymore, just insert Republican as it means the same thing anymore.

25 11 2008
Sauerkraut aka Gobble deegook Palin

Mired…in the Pine Barrens (11:40:13) :

Isn’t it odd that the concept of holding government officials to high ethical standards is associated with “far left-wing groups?”
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Somebody’s got to do it ‘cuz the republicans sure as hades won’t.

25 11 2008
annie

Sent my donation to Alaskans for Truth…counting on them to get something right for all the wrongs SP is getting away with.

This article had me aghast….this is something Alaskans and all Americans should be aware of….Yikes!!!!

http://www.alaskadispatch.com/tundra-talk/1-talk-of-the-tundra/332-hugo-chavez-offers-alaskans-oily-gift-.html

25 11 2008
Lance the Boil aka Crust Scramble

Voted early yesterday for Martin. At least here turnout has been way above average, which suggests that Saxby’s gonna lose.

I’ll be smudging with sage, while she’s here and after she’s left. Gotta get rid of those poisonous vapors.

25 11 2008
Marnie

Strikes me that the perfect Christmas gift for Ms Palin would be a gift credit card to my long time favorite store-to-sight-see-at-X-mass – Needless Markup.

She’s got to keep up the wardrobe for 4 years of campaigning, and she has very expensive taste in duds.

One of my class mates in college worked her way through UT Austin as a part time receptionist in a law office. She was always immaculately dressed, very professional looking. When asked how she got that kind of wardrobe on part time wages she said she shopped at Goodwill.
I don’t know if that was true or not but at the time minimum wage was $2.25 an hour, so she for sure did not shop in “better” dress shops.
I did my shopping at Army/Navy surplus; jeans, workshirt, and moccasins from a little corner shoe repair shop.

25 11 2008
phoebe

Oh my lord, I was just thinking about Sarah’s book deal & ventured to amazon.com…there are nine books out on her. What could she possibly have to say in a new book that hasn’t already been covered?

25 11 2008
AK907

GovernorGirl has got to go.

25 11 2008
crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

Martha Unalaska Yard Sign (15:01:10) :

@ crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

Hi Crystal Wolf – have you read the Audacity of Hope by BO yet? He’s very clear in his thinking when it comes to the weird evangelical right wing – he talks about that early on in his book. His eyes are open, and remember… he’s a poker player. Many things not to be revealed until the time is right.
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Martha,
I haven’t read it yet, I will have to check it out at Amazon. I would be very interested to see what he says about the FRREEC’s! 8)

(tiny voice speaks) Available at the Mudflats Amazon Shop! Link in the forum on the sidebar! 🙂 AKM

25 11 2008
UK Lady

Wow – it looks like near civil war in Alaka. Just been reading comments on the ADN story of SP going to Georgia, the comments are either rabidly for, or vehemently against. Seems lke lot more against now than usual though. Some real corkers!

http://community.adn.com/adn/node/134917?pageNum=10&&&&&&&&&mi_pluck_action=page_nav#Comments_Container

25 11 2008
Mired...in the Pine Barrens

CO Almost Native (12:38:28) :

Here in CO, we tend to get testy when “flatlanders” (as they are known; we like the tourists dollars, but don’t stay too long) tell us what to do/think.
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You know, I wondered about that, too. Is it possible that emails from those outside AK would been seen as intrusive and wind up creating a backlash? I get the impression that there’s a very strong sentiment against outside interference in AK’s business. This is understandable and I’m just questioning the wisdom of how this will be received. I sure wouldn’t want to bollix things up.

25 11 2008
Bodie P

May I just say “thank you?” This election was a little bit like being hit with a lead-filled sock–one minute we’re contemplating better or worse McCain picks that are at least semi-comprehensible. The next minute POW! it’s Sarah Palin from Alaska, who we were told is a Reformer, an Energy Maven, and hey! Mavericky! The next minute the election’s over. One would think Sarah would go home to pick up the threads of government–surely even Alaska would benefit from having a governor actually on the premises–but no, Sarah’s bucking and backfiring like a badly tuned car, popping up on every media outlet she can find, apparently trying to keep the campaign going through sheer refusal to quit. She just keeps coming back, and this time, she’s brought slaughtered turkeys with her.

Maybe that part of the secret of her success. At any rate, I’ve been enjoying this blog because at long last it’s giving me the opportunity to actually learn a bit about how the Palin Machine operates when it isn’t campaigning for Vice President. That was the weirdest thing about this whole campaign–America was being asked to vote for someone few of us had heard of, even fewer knew anything about–and who had, nonetheless, declared herself the standard by which Real Americans everywhere should be measured.

The campaign’s over. Now, thanks to people like you guys, maybe the rest of us will actually be able to get a better idea of who the heck Sarah Palin actually is before she starts trying to get herself elected President.

25 11 2008
Marnie

UK Lady
OMG, I’ve just realised I lost a week!! must stop reading political sites!!

Scary ain’t it? Whole days get lost in checking news, blogs, emails etc.

If you haven’t gotten your turkey yet just write the Alaska Gov’s office, say how much you loved her interview. They can refer you to the turkey farm and maybe you can get a direct overnight delivery.
There’s lots of online sites in Maine that ship cranberries. The dressing is up to you.

Not to be a Scrooge but I though Brits ate geese for their holidays???

25 11 2008
Greytdog

Ya know, Sarah P might want to be around for the hog-butchering – ya know, pardon a piggy, then stand around conversatin’ and appreciatin’ the real America while them little piggies go to slaughter behind her. . . very metaphorical actually. (oops! sorry Sarah, big word) Then she could indulge in some pork rinds and such and show ’em how to field dress a deer . . . of course since she’s campaigning for Chambliss, more likely she’ll be invited to the local KKK gathering. . . and can comment on how hard these real american women work to keep their “whites white”

25 11 2008
UK Lady

Marnie

I’m thinking maybe i’ve got OCD. It is 1.30am here, must go to bed soon.

Must be some posh Brits you know that eat geese. I just mainly feed them when I go dog walking. I don’t eat red meat. Mainly veggie, though sometimes fish or free range chicken. Don’t preach to others though.

25 11 2008
UK Lady

Marnie – That should have read – I don’t preach to others.

25 11 2008
UK Lady

ACK – Fox are about to do another section on Silly Sarah – that’s it – going to bed!

25 11 2008
Dee

Could you all there in Alaska just lock the door and not let her leave? Please. keep her home.

25 11 2008
Moose Pucky

Okay, everyone go to Martin for Senate and donate now.
http://www.martinforsenate.com/home.html

25 11 2008
CRFlats

Dee, She smashes through doors!

25 11 2008
Moose Pucky

Veterans are working hard for Jim Martin in Georgia. He really wants to support Obama and the new policies Obama is working to implement on so many fronts.

Saxby Chambliss has been named one of the ten worst Senators (right up there with Stevens) by Esquire Magazine.

25 11 2008
sauer kraut

crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl (14:09:23) :

Are you saying Obama gonna meet with SWWNBN? I think he dislikes her….alot, I heard him talking about a “bridge to somewhere vs. a “bridge to nowhere” lastnight, LOL! Oh, I don’t want Barack to meet with Grifter spice!!!!
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Obama had law school classmates who were shriller and shriekier – and way smarter, too!! – than Sarah Palin. Not to worry about him being able to handle himself.

25 11 2008
YukonBushGrma

Time for the AK legislators to wear a NEW button — not ‘Where’s Sarah,’ but ‘WHO’S SARAH?’

Whaddaya think?

25 11 2008
Marnie

CRFlats (15:16:20) :

I’m getting that creepy deja vu feeling; The parallels between our Guv and W are really starting to scare the sh*t out of me. You can’t argue with their supporters; They refuse the facts.

Yup! I’ve been saying that pretty much since she first opened her mouth.
As some of you keep saying there’s no there there. They have no coherent thought process, what every they say they are going to do and have done is a lie, they are totally self centered, and totally selfish. They abuse true Christians. They are into vengeance and pander to hatred, intolerance, and bigotry. And they lie incessantly and unnecessarily and even lie about what they have themselves said and done, and about what they will do.

The only real difference is that Duhyba was born rich, so he could lie and cheat and get away with earlier in life that Sarah.

Why anyone believes these people is quite literally beyond my comprehension. But their followers do and they all scare the !^&* out of me because they truly believe the lies.

25 11 2008
sauer kraut

crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl (14:01:44) :

Hey all Mudpuppies!!! Seems like we pissed off a Barbie lover!
AKM is named at least 3 times!!!!
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He’s dumped more than few insults on my blog so since he wants to name blogs, I asked him to add mine to his list. He’s a right-winger who usually runs when challenged. My suggestion is that we make his day by all visiting, commenting, and asking him to add our respective blogs to his “list.”

25 11 2008
crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

Martha,
I haven’t read it yet, I will have to check it out at Amazon. I would be very interested to see what he says about the FRREEC’s! 8)

(tiny voice speaks) Available at the Mudflats Amazon Shop! Link in the forum on the sidebar!🙂 AKM
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AKM ♥I just totally luv U! ♥
Going to check now 8)

25 11 2008
sauer kraut

Marnie (14:37:06) :

Oh! What fun.
I envision, 30% approval Rick Perry with his hand superglued over her mouth.
or maybe Heir Karl’s dirty stock hanging out of her mouth.
or maybe The lady’s room door being rigged so she locks herself in.
or maybe
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superglue on her toilet seat?
😎

25 11 2008
sauer kraut

pvazwindy (14:58:07) :

Folks, the only body who can walk SP to the guillotine, is the Alaska legislature.
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Not true, windy. Not true at all.

If the appropriate references/complaints are made to the federal DOJ and IRS, then even more permanent measures can be put in place (i.e., felony convictions).

25 11 2008
CRFlats

Marnie (16:59:55) : The only real difference is that Duhyba was born rich, so he could lie and cheat and get away with earlier in life that Sarah.

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True, Dubya had money and connections, but I swear, if Sarah was homely, we would never have heard of her. She is an the very elite class of the very physically beautiful, and she knows it, and she exploits it.

25 11 2008
Trini

@crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl (14:01:44)

I think he’s like a troll with his own blog. He likes being fed. So, just don’t.

25 11 2008
Mired...in the Pine Barrens

@ Ennealogic

“Since when is it extremist to expect that elected officials follow the law?”
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Anyway. Logically speaking, if it’s the far left wing that favors upholding the rule of law and ethical standards for government officials, does that mean that everyone else is against all of that? And what are they called?

25 11 2008
sauer kraut

phoebe (15:56:26) :

Oh my lord, I was just thinking about Sarah’s book deal & ventured to amazon.com…there are nine books out on her.
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9 books on her?? Are you kidding??

Oh man…

20 bucks says that’s all I’ll be getting this year for Xmas. bleepity bleep bleep!! Just what I need… gah!!

And it’s not going to be funny, either.

25 11 2008
Marnie

phoebe (15:56:26) :

Oh my lord, I was just thinking about Sarah’s book deal & ventured to amazon.com…there are nine books out on her. What could she possibly have to say in a new book that hasn’t already been covered?

Nothing, but the she would sure run up the work count.
What do publishers pay per word these days?
She’ll make a fortune.

25 11 2008
SoCalWolfGal

If only she would fall and have to have her jaw wired so she would have to shutup for few weeks. It can happen – in fact it did to almost as nice a person as SP – none other than Anne Coulter! I love it.

25 11 2008
YukonBushGrma

McCallister is way out on Mars saying that it’s only far lefties concerned about Palin now. You just *know* that the legislature has to be burned that their investigation was hijacked and potentially nullified. (What does that make them?–meaningless??) It’s an insult to our system of representative government. And think of it — the panel ordering the investigation was mostly GOP! Yup, all those far-lefties got together and ganged up on her, didn’t they?

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I think Alaskans For Truth should find a way to get Obama’s donor list. That should be possible if the O people want to do it, and you’d think they would happily agree once they heard why …..

25 11 2008
TREE FITZ

It is discouraging to read statements suggesting that the legislators might just want to ‘move on’ and let Troopergate go.

It looks to me like there is not much to do about her violation of the state ethics law. The law does not provide consequences. Perhaps the Alaska legislators might want to revisit the law and give it some teeth. Unfortunately, I think Palin has already been punished as much as she ever going to be for Troopergate. I take some comfort believing that she was embarassed about it. And I have to believe she will be more discreet with personal vendettas in the future. Let’s not delude ourselves into thinking she is the first, nor last, politician to use their positional power inappropriately.

I am disappointed as I consider that the legislature might not censure the people who ignored those legislative subponeas. I know that ‘rule of law’ has taken a drubbing during the Bush years but our system of governance is rooted in rule of law. If Todd and others can blithely ignore legislative subponeas, well, doesn’t that suggest that the legislature has no power?

It was so not right that the subponeas were ignored. I feel like crying about this, esp. since it looks like nothing will be done about it.

25 11 2008
nswfm CA

Marnie (16:59:55) :

CRFlats (15:16:20) :

I’m getting that creepy deja vu feeling; The parallels between our Guv and W are really starting to scare the sh*t out of me. You can’t argue with their supporters; They refuse the facts.

Yup! I’ve been saying that pretty much since she first opened her mouth.
As some of you keep saying there’s no there there.
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When we say “there’s no there there” about Slaughterhouse Sarah, we are insulting “there.”
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Ripley in CT (12:21:24) :

nswfm CA (09:55:56) :

Good for Alaskans for Truth. Keep up the good work. She needs the scrutiny, like a bug under a microscope.
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I was thinking more of a bug under a magnifying glass… on a hot summer day
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And Ripley CT, you are right, I should have said a magnifying glass on a very sunny day.

25 11 2008
Marnie

CRFlats (17:08:28) :
She is an the very elite class of the very physically beautiful, and she knows it, and she exploits it.

That seems to be the common opinion and I can’t disagree. it’s just that
I don’t get the “she is a beautiful woman” bit, or why that matters. But maybe that’s my problem.

She’s not deformed, physically.

One of the Mudflatters commented that her husband said that her, Sarah’s, demeanor said that she was “available.”

On the other hand that she exploits her apparent physical attractiveness is why most women dislike her, she debases women when she debases herself. (Same deal with Monica Lewensky.) That she sells herself as “available” in ways that men seem to easily translate, does not equate to beauty or quality, just to cheap.

Fortunately the Republicans just can’t figure that out, and I hope they never do. As long as they put up women candidates who disrespect women, they will have difficulty getting and keeping them in office.

25 11 2008
Bev

Did anyone see the one book someone wrote about her, I think it is called “the wit and wisdoms of Sarah Palin”(or something of that nature) and when you look at the book, all the pages are blank….it is sold in some book stores….got to love that gimmick LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

25 11 2008
Martha Unalaska Yard Sign

@ TREE FITZ

Pick yourself up and get tough! Yes there is LOTS we can do about the atrocities of SP. Have you written to the Legislators on the list? This is the first step – Alaskans and non residents alike! This is just the beginning…

Don’t cave to the creeps as so many of us somehow did for the last 8 years (including the MSM). We saw the Gingrich / Rove politics in action, and couldn’t quite believe how twisted and full of hate and imperialism they were. We get it now, and for one, I’m ready for a fight. Really ready for a fight, and it feels great! Democrats / Liberals / Leftists / Independents – whatever we call ourselves here – can’t be spineless and live in our heads anymore. The time is here to change through action, and the days of wringing hands are over forever! I’m not quite the nice person I used to be, either – SO BE IT.

25 11 2008
Dragon Lady

girl du jour – great link but I think I need a shot of hard liquor.

AKM and Sauerkraut – congratulations on being enemies on the goodtimes site. I always regretted not being on Nixon’s enemies list.

Re the night the lights went out in Georgia:
The Exec Director of the RGA is Nick Ayers. Hope Sarah Lou doesn’t attack him while campaigning for Chambliss. I also hope they take her to a hawg-boilin’. She would love that; never too early to plan Xmas.

Hilarious that McAllister “didn’t know” if the Governess would have a one-on-one with Obama at the Gov conference. She’ll be a cypher and look like the kid who didn’t get picked for Red Rover.

25 11 2008
mmboucher (Florida)

I e-mailed Obamas web site, and told him as one of his many doners, I didn;t expect him to have any one on one talks with Sarah Palin, It would just be another feather in her hat. Please!!!

25 11 2008
mmboucher (Florida)

I e-mailed Obamas web site, and told him as one of his many doners, I didn;t expect him to have any one on one talks with Sarah Palin, It would just be another feather in her hat. Please!!!

25 11 2008
Lacy Lady

If Sarah does talk toObama, she will need to carry “WEBSTER” with her, as she won’t know what the hell he is talking about!!! hee hee hee!!!!!!!!!

25 11 2008
Cynthia, TX

Obama please no photo ops with Palin my mind could not take it!

25 11 2008
Texas Brian

I’m not an Alaskan, but I still enjoy reading your posts about the political happenings up there. I truly hope that this organization gains momentum and, at the very minimum, puts some fear into your Governor that she needs to realize she is not above the law. She has become the biggest media wh*re in recent memory…bigger than any of the Hollywood locals. I can only come to the conclusion that anything she does these days is simply for greater exposure for herself. She is a self-serving twit, and the country first (or in this case, Alaska first) motto is something that has never followed.

25 11 2008
Grassroots New Mexico

Dear Alaskans:

Please keep up the pressure on your legislators, media and fellow citizens to do the right thing!

We’re rooting for you in the Southwest!

25 11 2008
twinkle toes

Maybe this has been posted before, but I just got home and have not read all the previous posts. One of Raleigh, NC stations had a segment regarding Alaskans for Truth on the 1:00 news this afternoon. You folks have made an impact and it will only continue. Thanks!

25 11 2008
Taupe Armageddon

The Minneapolis Tribune had the Alaskans for Truth story on their website too

Note that it’s the Gov’s people who are saying that she’s meeting with Obama on Monday. It’s not him saying he’s meeting with her.

At a time when Obama seems to be 100% focused (rightly) on the economy, I can’t help but wonder if he was surprised to learn about this supposed meeting? I suspect the truth is closer to them both being in the same city and maybe the same hotel. One-on-one… what would be the upside for him?

25 11 2008
Texas Brian

I just copied this off of the web.

Obama is meeting with governors of both parties in Philadelphia to talk about the ailing economy. It’s not clear how many governors are going to attend the Obama event, which the National Governors Association helped put together.

I can’t imagine there will any one-on-one between our new President and SP. I would hope not. She will probably try get some more photo-op time out of it. I have absolutely no problem with Obama working with people from the GOP…so long as they are intelligent people.

25 11 2008
CO Almost Native

Are you talking about emailing the Legislature as per the Alaskans for Truth website? If so, you should be able to just copy and paste all those emails into the address bar of your email and send to all in one shot. AKM

AKM-
My suggestion was to email the Alaskan legislators and tell them not to approve the 1K a day for SP’s aide; since SP could have delegated authority to the Lt. Gov, I felt the thousands of dollars spent was a campaign expense, and RNC should pick up the cost. After all, the aide is already paid by the state, right?

25 11 2008
CO Almost Native

TREE FITZ (17:33:10) :

Yes, there are consequences- a censure by the legislature goes on her public record. The Palingroupies may scoff, but many potential voters won’t, and that black mark will lessen her chances of a national office. I think refusing to obey a subpoena violates Alaskan law- and that goes double for the idiot Attorney General who told those supoenaed to ignore it.

She should have to repay the state travel expenses for her kids, and the IRS might come knocking about gifts, clothes from the campaign…Her Royal Media Personality should stay home and take care of all these loose ends-

Email, call, talk to your legislators and demand that they do the job they were elected to do: take care of the state’s business, and these allegations/ problems are part of it.

25 11 2008
SMR

Re: No repercussions for Bible Spice in relation to Troopergate —–

I would say that if the Legislature grows some (or borrows Hillary’s) they can take her to task with a formal censure, I think she could be fined, as well.

If they take those steps then she is wide open to a civil suit filed by Monegan, Wooten, or both. In my scant experience with defamation/libel law here in AK, seems to me that the shite that she’s been spouting about both of them falls under the heading of defamation/libel.

Crossing fingers, but we must be vigilant and hold everyone’s feet to the fire. Alaskans must not settle for less than ethical politicians!

Some adverts by AFT would be nice — there are a lot of people out there who believe what she says simply because they’ve not bothered to educate themselves. I made it a point not to watch that weird ad by PAC (or whoever the organization was) that AKM blogged about a day or two ago — but if it’s quite over the top and appears to be something promoting her for a 2012 run for anything there are sure to be some middle-of-the-road types that are sure to be turned off by it. As with most of the things she says and most of the groups supporting her, it is all about preaching to the choir. She is not, and they are not, bringing anything or anyone new to the table.

Stay focused on the Alaskans for Truth issue and let the other stuff glide by!

25 11 2008
Dragon Lady

SMR – I knew about that site on an even earlier blog but can’t recall who broke it in the media. We had a mini discussion about the cast of characters behind it and a few ironic chuckles over Our Country Deserves Better.

Do go to their site and watch it. It is not sickening the way the Greta-the-Brian/Brenda-eater interview was. It is deeply funny because it is so amateurish, along the lines of hey-kids-let’s-put-on-a-show! It’s kind of a Lawrence Welk type of Thank You Sarah Palin gee whiz kind of thing, along with the one-black-guy-who-didn’t-vote-for-Obama dressed in black with a Cowboy Hat! Like the Governess herself, it’s like a comedy skit, only it’s real.

Save it for Thanksgiving Day; go to their site and after you finish ROTFLYAO you will say indeed, thank you Lord, our country does deserve better and Got It.

25 11 2008
Dragon Lady

SMR and anyone else who hasn’t seen the PAC ad – Tell me if I lie: it is Exactly like a Local Commercial.

You know the ones – the guy’s family says – Thank you Anytown! for making our business such a success!!

It looks like it cost $50 to produce.

25 11 2008
Cynamen Winter

This is just one of 1,123 comments posted to CNN in regards to SP’s junket to Georgia…and some of the posts are hilarious!
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November 25th, 2008 10:57 am ET

Apparently, being governor of Alaska is a pretty simple job since it seems to require little or no time on Palin’s part to fulfill her responsibilities.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/11/25/palin-to-hit-campaign-trail-in-georgia/#comments

25 11 2008
BS

Thankyou everybody who doesn’t live in Alaska – and are willing to help fix this mess. What goes around, comes around. I’m thinking Georgia is even weirder than we are! Thankyou everyone – every revolution starts with one or two people who “go viral.” Obama makes me think that the one is many – yes we can! We don’t have to put up with the bullsh**. Power to the people! Alaskans for Truth – a great start.

25 11 2008
katanalori

see this from daily kos, must read:
http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/11/26/0732/2454/655/666515
It is titled “Sarah Palin – The Closer?”

25 11 2008
yukonbushgrma

(ignore this – gravatar test)

25 11 2008
SMR

@katanalori —

I’ve said this many times here and will say it yet again: please everyone ignore the trainwreck/car wreck/whack job that is Sarah Palin unless she makes real news.

It’s my belief that the turkeygate was a ploy to extend her 15 minutes of fame. Hey, it worked because so many people were up in arms. If we could all just give a collective “who gives a sh!t what she says or does!” she truly would recede from the minds of thinkers and be left with only her crazy as hell base. I wish the press wouldn’t collude in that crap, because they are giving her a legitimacy that she does not deserve.

I’m commenting here on the Alaskans for Truth thread because I believe in that cause. I could not care less about Sarah Palin except in terms of shutting her down here in Alaska. If the elected officials of AK can do their jobs — obvs they need more than a little prodding by Alaskan citizens and others, as well as the MSM — and see her held accountable then the rest of the country (and world) will get to see the last of her.

She should only be relevant in terms of her governing (or lack thereof) of Alaska, that is her job and it is what she should be doing. The fact that she is NOT is actual news. Where the hell is the MSM on that? Why are they not running stories asking why she is in GA when Alaska is going to hell in a handbasket?

After Nov 4th I decided not to listen to anything she says (video/radio/etc), I will not read any interview she gives, and I will not read anything that reports her perspective. She lies. A lot. We know that, there is proof, so why bother & why have that crap in my head? My life is better for that decision, and if others would get on board we could ensure that she is irrelevant except when making real news.

25 11 2008
SMR

@katanlori — sorry, that was not all directed at you, should have made it clear that it was in response to the link that you provided!!!!

26 11 2008
Abbie Knorrmal

ooooooh, look at me !

i’m on TV !!

are you guys really about ethical behavior ?

or seeing how much face time you can get on TV ?

listening to CC’s show yesterday I’m convinced it’s the latter.

as Les Gara said, it’s over, some people need to get over it.

Umm. Did you realize that CC’s show isn’t actually on TV? It’s on the radio. And yes, it’s really about ethical behavior. I know this might be a foreign concept to some Alaskans, seeing as how we haven’t actually seen much of it. And, Les Gara never said it’s over. He’s the one who has been pushing for charges of witness tampering.

And as far as “getting over” ethics and the law? I don’t see it happening. Sorry to disappoint you.
AKM

26 11 2008
nearlynormalized

Keep it up, where is she? She is in the lower 48 in Georgia, what a “turkey!!!”

26 11 2008
Patrish Dehler

As someone living in Florida, I was quite happy how the election went and thought Gov Palin, would disappear and go back to taking care of her wonderful state. But, alas, now she’s coming our way again – Georgia way, that is. She has had a real taste of fame, and she is not going to let it go. There are people who adore and things she walks on water, those people are not going away either. Fortunately, in 2012 there are will be many qualified Republicans running for Pres so I think her chances are slim. She did not impress the masses, and I doubt if that will change. So I can relax until then, but I will have to pop in now and then to see what’s new here at Mudflats.

26 11 2008
mhrt oregon

Josh AKM…When do you sleep….

26 11 2008
Cara

Oh, that Sarah. Here’s a new advice blog: http://www.mylastrawnerve.com . First up: advice to the governor of Alaska…

26 11 2008
Sauerkraut aka Gobble deegook Palin

Pretty darn funny, Cara. Love the loud pink, too.




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