posted on Aug, 30 2008 @ 07:24 PM
I want to get this out of the way right NOW.
I am an Alaskan first and foremost, then an American. My immediate loyalty is to my fellow Alaskans, be them Republican or Democrat. I personally hate
both parties and will be voting for Ron Paul.
I am not a "Palin-bot" (a word we use up here for supports of her).
I disagree with her stance on abortion, and a few other things. She, however is one of us -- a different breed of Americans.
I find it humorous, and insulting that people with absolutely NO experience in Alaskan politics are making half-truth statements and lies about
someone they have never met, never seen in action, or had to live with as their leader.
Yes, the internet is a great place to get small pieces of half-truths -- and I am learning this first hand right now.
None of you have what the military would call the, "facts on the ground".
All you have is what has been given to you via biased 3rd party, out-of-Alaska sources who wish nothing better than to tear this woman down/appart
before she even has a chance to show/prove herself.
I think you'll all be pleasantly surprised how resilient and strong this woman is.
Alaskan politics are not as backwater as you might think. Daily, we Alaskan's deal with issues that most of you take for granted -- like OIL and
There was a time not so long ago when 20% of domestic oil production was right here, in the 49th state. Big Oil, lobbyists from Washington -- all try
their hardest to corrupt and take control of our state.
This woman had the brass ovaries to stand up and declare that these resources were ours -- the citizens of Alaska, and we have the right to either
demand they leave, or fulfill their lease agreements.
Take it from someone who's live their entire life here, she's not as "swiss-cheese full of holes" as many outside folks with half-truths and lies
would want you to believe.