Oyster Roundup Deluxe Election Smorgasbord!
This is really more like a bag of Halloween goodies than an oyster platter. Enjoy!
Quote of the Week:
“Please, I’m begging you. Go vote for this guy. He’s awesome!”
~Bob Lester of the Bob & Mark Show on KWHL about State Senate candidate Ron Devon.
Remember the breathless complaint that was filed against Senator Hollis French, and Putting Alaskans First? The Party Planner was all in a tizzy because they used the same APOC savvy bookkeeper, and the same production company to do their commercials. Ergo, they must be in cahoots and illegally coordinating the two campaigns, and therefore their TV ads must stop now! Well, apparently APOC’s hair is not on fire over this manufactured crisis.
The order said that “based on the evidence presented, there was not reasonable cause to believe that a violation of the campaign finance laws had occurred or will occur.”
Asked if he had any comment, French said, “I don’t think there’s anything I can say that’s stronger than that statement.”
Wilson couldn’t be reached for comment.
She couldn’t be reached for comment by ADN, but she did appear on Glen Biegel’s radio show to sniff that she was “very disappointed” and that it was “a disservice to voters.” And that’s because the request to expedite this complaint (and I quote) “is on the premesis that it would affect the election.” The Party Planner has a sad.
Someone give her an animal print hanky STAT!
Yes, Michael Brown aka “Heckuva Job Brownie” (the head of FEMA under George W. Bush during the Katrina disaster) had some pearls of wisdom for the President about how to handle a large natural disaster.
According to Brown, who famously dubbed “Brownie” by President Bush, it’s unlikely that Hurricane Sandy will dramatically impact the presidential race and news coverage in the final week of the election. However, he has some words of advice for the president and his reelection team.
Holding a press conference at FEMA yesterday might have been a bit premature, given that the most serious impacts of the storm are not expected until later today, he feels.
Surely it won’t dominate news coverage. That silly President Obama got all excited because of his inexperience, and he just jumped the gun. Thanks, Brownie. You can now go back to your heckuva day job co-hosting a local Colorado radio show. Next up, Sarah Palin will lecture Hillary Clinton on statesmanship.
Reason #26 You’re Glad You’re Not Mia Costello
OK, this is kind of funny. Scannell has received criticism from both sides lately for her unorthodox, and assertive messaging. Agree or disagree, you have to admit that Scannell deserves the earned media crown.
“What’s better than a political ad made by a candidate for the Alaska State Legislature? The very same political ad, but with commentary protected by the 1st Amendment! Now with the great new taste of Snark™, here’s Mia Costello’s 2012 campaign ad.”
There’s some good news on the Bettye Davis race! Davis, who is in a tough fight to retain her senate seat had some good polling news, according to the rumor mill… or was it a little bird? I forget.
After the redistricting process, Davis was left with little of her old district, and a giant chunk of (insert creepy organ chord here) Eagle River. There are many wonderful folks in Eagle River, but as a collective they tend to elect people like Bill “the Naked Baker” Stoltze, and Fred “Doesn’t Play Well With Others” Dyson, and last time – Cathy “See Story Below” Giessel. But even with that crowd in the mix, Davis appears to be gaining in strength and making gains in the right direction. Now it’s a sprint to the finish with last-minute dollars making a difference!
Here’s the latest from the presto-change-o senator. In a recent op-ed in the Daily News, Giessel said, “I support hiring our trained, work-ready Alaskans first!”
Oh, reeeeeeeealllly… How does she explain this?
Why do I feel like Alaska just got scolded and sent to its room without supper?
And the Winner for Website Jingle That Sounds Like the Soundrack for something starring Adam & Steve is…:
“Going Jersey” on the Right People
As the governor I would have been blogging about had I not moved to Alaska more than 20 years ago, I tend to feel a particular disdain for Chris Christie on a fairly regular basis.
But as much as his Jerseyish ways make me cringe when he’s attacking public education, and yelling at constituents, they made me feel a little proud today. Christie has been appearing all over TV talking about the devastating effects of Post-Tropical Cyclone (née Hurricane) Sandy on New Jersey and its coastline. He’s also been giving due props to President Obama’s leadership, describing him as “attentive,” “responsive,” and “great” to work with. And if that wasn’t astounding enough, he was asked by Fox and Friends’ Steve Doocey if Mitt Romney was planning a tour of the devastation with the governor.
“I have no idea, nor am I the least bit concerned or interested,” Christie said. “If you think I give a damn about Presidential politics right now, you don’t know me.”