Skip to comments.Alaskan Fisherman talks about Sarah Palin
Posted on 08/30/2009 9:46:31 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal
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 mentioningI imaginethat 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% renewables 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 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.
Thanks for the post.
Oh, LOVE THIS!
Great Palin read...ping
That’s a MEGA BUMP.
And then, when she felt that the borking the national press was dumping on her was interfering with her family life and her running of the state, she did the very unpolitical thing and resigned. Find any other politician who picked duty and family over personal political power.
As long as she doesn’t go all Jewel on us, I can still see a lot of local support, except for the loud ones who won’t support her no matter what she may do. I do know that the genie is going to keep popping out the bottle no matter the attempts to put the lid back on. The national folks don’t have a clue about the Alaska way of doing things and it is going to flummox them totally.
On the contrary she needs to continually ridicule and deride the effete twits attacking her. Make fun of them, make them whimper and cry. Stand tall and don't act like a Republican.
Fun read. Thanks for posting it.
“Make fun of them, make them whimper and cry.”
She has to do more than that. She has to SUE them. That’s the only thing these creeps understand: lawsuits and loss of money having to defend themselves.
You can just wipe your brain-hard-drive clean on that WISH.....
Cause it ain't gonna happen.........
The fact is that until Palin, Alaska was run by the oil co’s for the oil co’s. Since the Alaska pipeline was built, the major decisions were made at Exxon’s headquarters. Palin changed all this and got a larger royalty to boot. They had been talking about the trans-american natural gas pipeline for 30 years. Until recently it was the largest untapped ng find in the country. Palin got the plan through. She had to negotiate the deal with Canada on her own. In addition, I’m assuming from what I was told that she has written her own material on facebook and the blogs. Well, she’s a pretty damned good writer as well.
Contrast her accomplishments with the Bamster’s. What the hell has he accomplished other than eating lobster non-stop and getting lady Michelle a couture wardrobe, oh and buying his kids a dog.
Thanks for posting. A great way to start the week.
She makes me proud to be an American. She has to be a keynote speaker for 9/12.
The average American is sick of lawyers and lawsuits. They do not want a litigious leader, just a strong one.
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