The Ed Schultz Show’s Town Hall Meeting in Anchorage!

14 09 2008

DON’T FORGET – Tune in to the Ed Schultz Show on KUDO 1080 AM, 8am-11am Alaska time, 12pm-3pm Eastern Time.  Click HERE to listen in!

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It’s still amazing to me how the media have flocked to our fair city.  One visit that I was particularly pleased with was progressive radio talk show icon Ed Schultz, bringing “Team Fargo” to the University ofAnchorage for a Town Hall meeting.  Sarah Palin was the topic du jour.  No need to say that was there?  Nobody found us particularly interesting until this whole fiasco came up.  Usually we have to resort to bribing famous people with fishing trips and tales of natural splendour.  And they still don’t come.

I decided to splurge and get the VIP Passes at $100 a pop.  But it made me feel good to shake the man’s hand, have some finger food, and donate to a worthy cause.  And I needed something to eat after attending both the Palin rally and the anti-Palin rally earlier in the day. The VIP group of about 30 people were treated to a good progressive pep rally by our illustrious host, who, in another life, wanted to be a football coach.  We’ll have none of that talk now.  We need him right where he is.

The house wasn’t packed, but there was a respectable crowd, and everyone was more than willing to give opinions on the woman who might very well be sitting in the Oval Office some day. I’m sorry.  I know that felt as strange to read as it did to write…but that’s what we’re dealing with.

Bottom Line:  Do Alaskans think she’s prepared?  No. 

You can tune in to Ed’s Show  to hear all about her stances on women’s issues, foreign policy, wildlife, the environment, her track record as mayor of Wasilla, special ed, family matters  and troopergate.  Rep. Les Gara who posted here on that last issue, gave a good recounting of his feelings about the McCain people running roughshod over a bipartisan investigation, and slandering some really well-respected public servants in the process.  The crowd got a little frustrated when he refused to talk about the possibility of impeachment, but that word can’t be bandied around without bringing down the wrath of the Republican ticket and it’s squadron of lawyers and spin-meisters.

Click HERE for the Ed Schultz Show website.  And thanks to KUDO 1080, Alaska’s progressive talk station for making it happen.