Alaska Backlash

Mudflats nails it again, let us hope. Check her yesterday’s post Palin Throws Alaska Under the Bus. She leads in with the lead in paragraph from the Anchorage Daily News for yesterday morning:

GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is effectively turning over questions about her record as Alaska’s governor to John McCain’s political campaign, part of an ambitious Republican strategy to limit embarrassing disclosures and carefully shape her image for voters in the rest of the country.

Here’s what I think is her key paragraph epitomizing the mood — backlash against Palin — in Alaska today.

This is not going over well in Alaska. I’ll use my usual caveat that there are lots of Alaskans who happily subscribe to the “Sarah right or wrong” mentality, and will continue to do so. However, the progressive take on this whole latest mess is only slightly short of taking torches and pitchforks and surrounding the Attorney General’s office, demanding an end to the stonewalling. I’ve watched Alaskan progressives that I personally know go from saying, “Wow! I can’t believe I voted for a Republican!” to, “She’s doing OK. I don’t agree with everything, but I don’t regret my vote” to being so furiously seething angry they just can’t say anything.

Let’s hope she’s right. But it’s likely she does have her finger on the pulse of what’s going on in Alsaka.

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  1. Minds Erased’s avatar

    Hey, I thought you said you were all done blogging about Palin! Heh, it’s all good. Gotta fight that good fight, right? That lady is a wacko.

    And oh my, who would’ve ever thought she would have conducted government business with her personal e-mail account, which isn’t held to the same accountability as government e-mail accounts, which must be archived? GASP! Not Governor Palin! Why, she’s as close to god as the patriarchal religion to which she subscribes will allow!

  2. Mardé’s avatar

    Thanks for your comment, Minds. Good point about her using email for government business. Pure Karl Rove!

    Jah, for some reason I keep coming back to that distraction! Even her hubby is getting air time on Faux News.

    But her popularity numbers are slipping, right? Thank god (whatever “god” anyone may have in mind, maybe even allah too? 😉


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