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May 16, 2021

Ethics Complaint Filed Against Sarah Palin for “Misuse of Official Position”

This just in… PRESS RELEASE: APRIL 22, 2009: An ethics complaint against Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will be filed this afternoon asserting that Palin’s involvement with SarahPAC constitutes “outside employment” and “misuse of official position.” Anchorage resident Sondra Tompkins, child disability advocate and mother of a special needs child, is filing the complaint after observing Governor Palin repeatedly display “a pattern of unethical behavior.”   Sondra believes that the tipping point for her was Sarah Palin’s most recent abdication of her role as Governor and apparent conflict-of-interest when she spoke at two outside events in Indiana rather than work with…

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Verbatim – Palin on Stimulus Money, Endangered Species, Bloggers and More…

(Rubbing temples, and getting a glass of wine) OK….I’ve been through the Palin press conference from Sunday night.  Twice.  And I’ve chosen some little nuggets for you.  Overall, my impression of Palin is that she spoke, and carried herself just like she did after the election on November 4th when she was met by the media in her office her first day back on the job.  In other words, she does not look happy. On Parental Consent for Abortion “Too many senators failed to see the problem with seeing a 13 year old girl facing life changing and dangerous decision…

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Palin Explains Ross’ Defeat – It’s the Bloggers, Stupid.

We all know that Governor Palin was quite taken with the idea of having Wayne Anthony Ross as her new Attorney General.  He apparently had all the things Alaskans look for in a candidate for the head of the Department of Law. “I believed I knew what Alaskans wanted when I selected an individual who is a strong backer of 2nd Amendment rights, a staunch supporter of the state Constitution and a defender of life,” Governor Palin said. “Wayne Anthony Ross supports responsible, ethical development of Alaska’s rich resources. And we all know that for the first time ever, a…

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Bedtime in Alaska – Daily Roundup

  Trees Sighted on the Lower Yukon! When Rep. Mike Kelly (R) from Fairbanks suggested that if people in rural villages were cold, they should just “cut wood,” people in villages like Emmonak  might have been scratching their heads, wondering about the secret location of all this wood.  But now,  Nunam Iqua resident Ann Strongheart has discovered trees right in the bustling heart of downtown Nunam Iqua.  I’ll bet that purple one will burn real good.  And if they run out of food again, and get hungry, I hear that there are lots of unicorns that hang out in the…

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Palin’s New Attorney General Pick – Caribou Ken?

From the moment Sarah Palin got dubbed “Caribou Barbie” back in September of ’08, I have thought of Lt. Governor Sean Parnell as “Caribou Ken”.  Why not Todd as Caribou Ken?  He’s too involved.  Ken was never part of the action…  He was just sort of a vague presence.  Kind of a shadowy blonde sidekick that never really did much except sit in the passenger seat of the pink convertible “dream car” and smile.  He has recently come out with his very own newsletter…I’ll have to dig it up and see what he’s been doing. But the latest rumors seem…

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Palin’s Future in the GOP.

After the deep, dreamless, recuperative shut-eye that was the inevitable result of the brutal Legislative session that ended yesterday, I awake to this on Politico: “Is Palin the Rev. Jackson of the GOP?” (balls up fists and rubs eyes furiously, blinks and checks again) “Is Palin the Rev. Jackson of the GOP?” Yup, I read that right. (runs to get coffee, comes back and reads) This article is a good one.  It talks about Palin’s role in the GOP, now that she’s proved herself to be completely unfit for the nation’s highest office.  Not only is it chock full of…

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Juneau Has a Senator, and the Agony is Over.

Yay. (clap……clap……clap) Juneau has a new senator. Don’t get me wrong.  I really am very happy that the insane drama of filling this empty seat is over.  I want to be able to summon some real enthusiasm.  I want to revel in the Dem’s spineliness in sticking to their guns, and not appointing Tim Grussendorf or Joe Nelson.  I want to jump up and down, and pop a cork, and spray champagne all over the capital city.  I want to congratulate the people of Juneau for getting a decent person to fill the seat, and finally give them representation. But frankly,…

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Swans and Snubs and Bears, Oh My!

Swan Song Alaska has two common species of swans; trumpeter swans and tundra swans.  The tundra swan is absolutely striking, with black bill and black feet.  It is also known as the “whistling swan” because of the noise its powerful slow wing beats make in flight.  To see a pair of tundra swans nesting on a misty lake, is absolutely, breathtakingly magical. A grim death toll of migrating tundra swans is again being observed at northern Idaho marshes contaminated with toxic mining waste. Thousands of swans headed for breeding grounds in Alaska stop each spring at the marshes along the Coeur…

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Sarah Palin Out of Touch and Out of Town.

Alaskans are picking themselves up and dusting themselves off today after dodging the bullet that was the appointment of Wayne Anthony Ross for Alaska’s Attorney General.  Relief is the word of the day. There were many factors leading to the demise of this nomination; the fact that he called gays “degenerates” in the Bar Newsletter, the condemnation by every major Native organization, the report of comments that can only be described as sexist and misogynistic at meetings and panel discussions, but the final nail in the coffin for several of those “nay” votes may have been the most awesome “gotcha” moment…

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What Wayne Anthony Ross Thinks About Gay Alaskans.

Here’s a quick reprint from Bent Alaska. The vote on Ross’ confirmation is scheduled to take place today. [Sarah Palin’s Attorney General Nominee Wayne Anthony] Ross wrote a letter to the Alaska Bar Rag in March 1993 in response to an appeal from “Lawyers Against Discrimination,” a group that opposed the repeal of a non-discrimination ordinance, approved by the Anchorage Assembly, which prohibited the Municipality from employment discrimination on the basis of “sexual preference.” “It was a big messy battle in Anchorage in late 1992/early 1993,” writes Mel Green. “The ordinance was ultimately rescinded.” Discrimination on the basis of sexual…

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