Skip to comments.Some things you may not know about Sarah Palin
Posted on 10/17/2009 11:43:04 PM PDT by American Dream 246
Some things you may not know about Palin:
What A Fisherman Says About Sarah Palin by Dewie Whetsell, Alaskan Fisherman
As posted in comments on Greta Van Susterens article referencing the MoveOn.org ad about Sarah Palin.
The last 45 of my 66 years Ive spent in a commercial fishing town in Alaska. I understand Alaska politics but never understood national politics well until this last year. Heres the breaking point: Neither side of the Palin controversy gets it. Its not about persona, style, rhetoric, its about doing things. Even Palin supporters never mention the things that Im about to mention here.
1- Democrats forget when Palin was the Darling of the Democrats, because as soon as Palin took the Governors office away from a fellow Republican and tough SOB, Frank Murkowski, she tore into the Republicans Corrupt Bastards Club (CBC) and sent them packing. Many of them are now residing in State housing and wearing orange jump suits. The Democrats reacted by skipping around the yard, throwing confetti and singing la la la la (well, you know how they are). Name another governor in this country that has ever done anything similar. But while youre thinking, Ill continue.
2- Now with the CBC gone, there were fewer Alaskan politicians to protect the huge, giant oil companies here. So, she constructed and enacted a new system of splitting the oil profits called ACES. Exxon (the biggest corporation in the world) protested and Sarah told them dont let the door hit you in the stern on your way out. They stayed, and Alaska residents went from being merely wealthy to being filthy rich. Of course the other huge international oil companies meekly fell in line. Again, give me the name of any other governor in the country that has done anything similar.
3- The other thing she did when she walked into the governors office is she got the list of State requests for federal funding for projects, known as pork. She went through the list, took 85% of them and placed them in the when-hell-freezes-over stack. She let locals know that if we need something built, well pay for it ourselves. Maybe she figured she could use the money she got from selling the previous governors jet because it was extravagant. Maybe she could use the money she saved by dismissing the governors cook (remarking that she could cook for her own family), giving back the State vehicle issued to her, maintaining that she already had a car, and dismissing her State provided security force (never mentioning-I imagine-that shes packing heat herself). Im still waiting to hear the names of those other governors.
4- Now, even with her much-ridiculed gosh and golly mannerism, she also managed to put together a totally new approach to getting a natural gas pipeline built which will be the biggest private construction project in the history of North America. No one else could do it although they tried. If that doesnt impress you, then youre trying too hard to be unimpressed while watching her do things like this while baking up a batch of brownies with her other hand.
5- For 30 years, Exxon held a lease to do exploratory drilling at a place called Point Thompson. They made excuses the entire time why they couldnt start drilling. In truth they were holding it like an investment. No governor for 30 years could make them get started. This summer, she told them she was revoking their lease and kicking them out. They protested and threatened court action. She shrugged and reminded them that she knew the way to the court house. Alaska won again.
6- President Obama wants the nation to be on 25% renewable resources for electricity by 2025. Sarah went to the legislature and submitted her plan for Alaska to be at 50% renewable by 2025. We are already at 25%. I can give you more specifics about things done, as opposed to style and persona . Everybody wants to be cool, sound cool, look cool. But thats just a cover-up. Im still waiting to hear from liberals the names of other governors who can match what mine has done in two and a half years. I wont be holding my breath.
By the way, she was content to return to AK after the national election and go to work, but the haters wouldnt let her. Now these adolescent screechers are obviously not scuba divers..
And no one ever told them what happens when you continually jab and pester a barracuda. Without warning, it will spin around and tear your face off. Shoulda known better.
I am in the energy business and I support Sarah Palin.
Dewie Whetsell, Alaska
Go! Sarah! Go!
Thank you for this article. I only knew about half of what he mentioned. Even though I knew Sarah could handle a gun, I didn’t realize she carries one on her. Praise God for this wonderful woman. She’s got more intestinal fortitude than any one and/or all of the sissies around the beltway.
I don’t want to hear anymore stories about how Huckabee leads in the polls or Romney is the defacto nominee. If this woman or someone who is even more of a Reagan conservative (I can’t imagine that person exists) is not the republican nominee, the party can kiss my vote goodbye.
Thanks for the great post. I needed some cheering up.
1) Alaska is the only state where the citizens own the rights to all of the natural resources in the state. So, the oil companies need to pay the citizens for extracting the oil, gas, timber, gold, etc.
2) The oil companies had made deals with the corrupt boy's club to keep the royalties down. Palin made them pay a fairer price.
I'm not in the oil business, but went to college amidst that industry, and am in no way anti “big oil”. Without big oil none of these new huge (and remote) resources would get developed. A mom and pop company can operate in the midst of a developed Texas oil field. Out on the North Slope - not so much.
Whoo Hoo ! Bookmarked !
Thanks for the great article!
There are some on the right who think “big company = always good”. The big Oil companies have their own interests, which they will try to fight for at any cost and if they conflict with the constitutional rights of Alaskans, it’s the job of the Governor to protect the rights of Alaskans. Alaskan citizens are the owners of their ressources, and thus are entitled to royalties.
gosh and golly people are my favorite people.
Last spring, at ice out, our community got flooded; washed alot of the cabins away or crushed them in 35 foot high ice chunks. Palin flew in, jumped on a 4 wheeler and rode out to visit the Indians in the new village; high class. It wasn't no photo shoot either. She's for real alright; can't wait till she turns the repub party around and is our first woman pres.
I read on newmax that she is wanting to start a movement called stand up America it will be interested to see what it is and where it’s going.
Prayers for Sarah......may the devil rot in hell.
To the Tenth Power!
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Bookmarked, thank you :-)
bump - Sara is the real thing, that’s why the socialists will continue to attack her.
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