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June 24, 2021

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Interesting Developments…

What a weekend.  Visions of hanging out at barbecues, drinking a glass of wine, lazing in the sun…. all vanished. The second biggest bombshell in recent Alaska political history hit us on Friday afternoon.  Sarah Palin resigned, and plans were cancelled, and Alaska bloggers faithfully but begrudgingly returned to their keyboards, and microphones.  Alaska blogger Shannyn Moore also appeared with David Schuster on MSNBC Friday night to talk about the latest developments. That’s when the soon-to-be-ex-governor went off the rails.  A press release was issues, and has gotten picked up by the national media.  The strange events that follow are the…

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Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski Slams Palin

It’s interesting to see the reactions coming in from Alaska’s politicos to the surprise resignation of Governor Sarah Palin yesterday. But, perhaps the most surprising of all is that of Alaska’s Senior Senator, Republican Lisa Murkowski. We expect politicians to be…well…politicians. We anticipate all kinds of pussy-footing around, saying things without really saying them, and trying to offend the least number of people while saying the bare minimum to satisfly the public that they’ve actually responded. That’s why Murkowski’s response was so refreshing, an so unexpected. She said what many Alaskans, especially those who have supported Sarah Palin, are feeling….

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PALIN RESIGNS

Yes, it’s true.  Governor Sarah Palin, at a hastily called press conference this morning, has announced that she will be stepping down from office on July 25, and turning the reins over to Lt. Governor Sean Parnell “for the good of Alaska.”  She’s turning the state over to the guy she didn’t even trust to run things during her failed VP campaign.  She chose to govern by Blackberry, while simultaneously speed reading “Politics for Dummies,” making rhetoric-filled speeches to hopped up conservatives, and being a full-time mom on the campaign trail.  And still she didn’t leave the state to Sean Parnell. …

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Hmmmmm……

Governor Palin to Make Announcement  July 3, 2009, Anchorage, Alaska – Governor Sarah Palin will make an announcement at her Wasilla home this morning. Who:                      Governor Sarah Palin            What:                     Announcement               When:                    July 3, 2009, 11:00 a.m.                                              Where:                   Governor Palin’s home Wasilla

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Open Thread – Sarah Palin Book Title 2nd Place Winner!

The Mudflats graphics guru, Flyinureye, has come up with the #2 Sarah Palin book title winner!  Remember back when we had the Sarah Palin book naming contest?  Well, this title got the second most votes, and was submitted by Mudflatter Obamanos.  Enjoy!

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Palin is a Sitting Duck

  I have to confess, I was worried there for a little while.  When Rod Blagojevich hurtled on to the scene with his hair and his boundless delusional self-love, I started feeling like maybe my state wasn’t #1 anymore.  And then there was Mark Sanford, who was all “holier than thou,” suddenly stealing all the headlines with his disappearing act, non-existent Appalachian Trail hike/Argentine tryst and his “rosy pink light” Harlequin Romance love letters. But today, I feel vindicated.  Alaska still proudly sits in the top spot. Our governor has won the prestigious “Sitting Duck Award,” given out annually by the…

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Numbers Shmumbers…

“In the past two years, the state of Alaska has spent millions of dollars processing ethics complaints, public records requests, and related lawsuits.” That was the claim coming from the office of Governor Sarah Palin, who likes to use the phrase “frivolous ethics complaints.”  That was nine days ago. Today, we learn that “millions of dollars” is in fact, actually $296,000, as far as ethics complaints go.  Numbers shmumbers. The complete breakdown is not yet available, but we do know this about the three spendiest ones: $187,797 stemmed from the Troopergate investigation, a good chunk of which Palin initiated herself….

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The Poe-Mobile Hits the Road

I had an opportunity a few days ago to stop in at an event at the residence of Bob and Terzah Poe.  Bob Poe is the only Democrat so far to officially throw his hat in the ring to run for governor in 2010.  After having an “If not me, who?  If not now, when?” moment, he decided to declare his candidacy.  At the time, the Daily News column The Ear, said that it probably wasn’t a good idea to run for governor if the first question people asked was, “Who’s Bob Poe?”  He took the point, and has spent…

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Bob Poe Uses the “N” Word! (….no not THAT one)

Add another voice to the growing number of Alaskans who have just had it up to their eyeballs with the governor’s rejection of stimulus money designated for energy efficiency.  Beyond the slap-in-the-face obvious fact that this is Alaska, and might just be a good idea to promote energy efficiency, you’d have to have your head in a bag to not “get” that this has nothing to do with Alaska, nothing to do with our economy, and everything to do with a certain governor’s dreams of grandeur, and higher political aspirations. And all that can be bundled up in one handy…

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Who is Bob Poe?

Dennis Zaki just got back from Kodiak, where he met Bob Poe. He asked him the question, “Who is Bob Poe?” and got this answer. Dennis hopes to ask this question of all the gubernatorial candidates. **WARNING** Do not watch this video if you feel insecure about your resume. Who is Bob Poe? from Dennis Zaki on Vimeo.

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