Tag Archives: Alaska

Convict Holds Slim Lead In Alaska

The people of Alaska must have been smoking something. Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens was leading challenger Mark Begich with most of the election returns in hand Tuesday night, despite being found guilty of seven felonies and polls showing him in deep trouble. With more than 80 percent of the precincts reporting, Stevens held a 2-percentage point advantage over Democrat Begich. …

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Palin Cleared In Ethics Probe

Completely coincidental that this report was issued late yesterday, yes? A report released on Monday by a state board found that Gov. Sarah Palin did not apply improper pressure to try to dismiss a state trooper who was her former brother-in-law and did not violate state ethics laws in the firing of her public safety commissioner. The report by the …

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McCain & Palin Call For Stevens To Quit

Today John McCain and Sarah Palin issued separate calls for convicted Alaska Senator Ted Stevens to resign. Sarah Palin has told CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo that she believes Stevens “needs to step aside and allow our state to elect someone who will be supportive of those ideals of America.” On Tuesday morning, John McCain called for Sen. Ted Stevens to step …

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Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) Found Guilty On All Seven Counts Of Corruption

Via Politico: Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) was convicted today on seven counts of failing to report more than $250,000 in improper gifts he received from 1999 to 2006, a stunning blow to a political career that has lasted more than 40 years and marked Alaska’s entire history as a part of the United States. Stevens, 84, now faces a question …

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Palin’s Alternate Universe

BAM! Rachel Maddow calls Sarah Palin a liar from an alternate universe. Maddow freekin’ ROOOLZ!

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Palin And The Secessionists

Great stuff and the perfect foil to the Bill Ayers nonsense. And I lovelovelove that they used the creepy music from 28 Days Later. (Via – Dan Savage)

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Sashay, Chante!

Several times this weekend I tried to post this clip of Sarah Palin working the pageant runway in 1984, but the Republicflacks kept getting the clip pulled. I guess they’ve given up since so many folks are reposting it on their own. The Alaskan guy who posted this portion has promised to also post her flute solo talent segment. What …

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Wayne Besen Takes The Fight To Alaska

The Anchorage Press covers Wayne Besen’s protest at the “ex-gay” conference endorsed by Sarah Palin’s church: [T]he culture wars are raging in Anchorage, too, with Love Won Out descending on the town and the opposition it sparked evident both outside on the sidewalk and in a gay-friendly church that last week hosted speakers who were outraged by this promotion of …

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Governor Coppertone

Once of the first things Sarah Palin did to personalize the governor’s mansion after she was elected was to install a tanning bed. Self-proclaimed “hockey mom” Sarah Palin had a private tanning bed installed in the Governor’s Mansion in Juneau, Alaska, Usmagazine.com confirmed on Monday. “She did. She paid for it with her own money,” Roger Wetherell, chief communications officer …

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Palin’s Track Record: Vendettas & Cronyism

Yesterday the New York Times published an exhaustive and blistering review of Sarah Palin’s political history in Alaska. The report cites personal vendettas and cronyism and observes that under Palin’s governorship, a current list of top Alaskan officials can also be found by paging through her high school yearbook. Gov. Sarah Palin lives by the maxim that all politics is …

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HomoQuotable – Wayne Besen

“It is time Sarah Palin lets the American people know whether she shares her church’s view that being gay is a choice that can be prayed away. Voters are entitled to know who Palin is and what her views are on this issue before they go into the voting booth. Palin’s visit to Alaska is an opportunity for her to …

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Good Luck Palin Death Race

Now playing in Wasilla, Alaska. (Via – Band Of Thebes via Andrew Sullivan)

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Rev. Wright Redux

“The fires of hell are frozen glaciers compared to my hatred for the American government and I won’t be buried under their damn flag. I’ll be buried in Dawson. And when Alaska is an independent nation they can bring my bones home.” – Alaskan Independence Party founder Joe Vogler, speaking in 1991. McCain’s campaign has proven that Sarah Palin did …

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Sarah Palin To Alaskan Secessionists:
Keep Up The Good Work!

Here’s Sarah Palin’s message to the Alaskan Independence Party’s 2008 convention. Prior to becoming a Republican, Palin belonged to the AIP which calls for a state vote on seceding from the United States. In this clip, the current VP of the AIP describes Palin as still “very sympathetic” to their movement. It was scrubbed from the AIP’s site yesterday, but …

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The Real Sarah Palin

Duncan Osbourne at Gay City News lays out the not-really-so-gay-friendly background on Sarah Palin. Palin became governor in 2006 after serving as a councilwoman and then mayor of a small Alaskan town. She made an unsuccessful run at becoming Alaska’s lieutenant governor in 2002. Palin has confronted a single piece of gay rights legislation in that time. In 2005, Alaska’s …

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McCain Picks Female Running Mate,
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin

John McCain has picked 44 year-old Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate. It’s a stunning decision and one that will be greatly controversial. Here come the Hillerites! A mother of five, Palin is a former beauty queen who was runner-up in Miss Alaska 1984. Palin has been governor for two years, before that she was the mayor of …

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Homophobe Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) Indicted For Corruption

Squeeee! Sen. Ted “The Internet Is A Series Of Tubes” Stevens (R-AK), the longest-serving Republican in the Senate, has been charged with seven felony counts of corruption. A federal grand jury in Washington has handed up the indictment against Stevens — which the Justice Department is set to announce very shortly. Stevens, 84, faces seven counts of false statements involving …

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