Alaska Democrats are a funny breed. I’d like to say mavericky…but that’s been done. They have to be conservative enough to get elected and smart enough to make head way in a minority-all the while praying the board of game doesn’t target them for an aerial control hunt. Knowing where that line is and walking it, is, in itself, a full time job.
When an Alaskan Democrat is called up for duty in a position appointed by the President, we cheer. It’s like having a player from the Peach Leagues get the nod from the Yankees. Kim Elton, long time senator representing Juneau, is now working for the Department of Interior. When a legislative seat is vacated, there are “rules” that don’t punish the party or the district when their representative either resigns or gets promoted.
Hey Democrats!!! Stop nodding YES like a bobble doll! I know this is basic and obvious, but it’s gotta be said.
There are two stories here:
One: Sarah Palin is running the state like a power drunk sorority
Two: The Alaska Dems don’t have to keep acting like a fat girl on a date!
You know that girl-she orders a salad and then puts out ‘cause she’s just so grateful for the attention! STOP IT!
Dear Alaska Democrats,
I’m so proud of us. We’ve been the really unpopular girl; the one who carries a cello around, has cheetos in her locker and bought anti-cellulite cream in the 8th grade. We rarely got picked for a team, but won the seventh grade creative writing contest.
We’ve forever waited for that special someone. We’ve even circled prom dresses in the Sears catalog. We don’t look back - it’s a yearbook without many “we’ll be friends FOREVER” signatures.
The last two years have been different. When Sarah Palin came to Juneau, it was as though Captain Dreamy showed up in an I-Roc with Guns and Roses thumping. The old jocks and cheerleaders didn’t care so much…so we got the date. Sigh. We broke our backs making all of the governor’s dreams come true; ACES, AGIA, etc. And now we know love is fickle.
Sarah Palin’s I-Roc lost its turbo. She is spending her days spooned up with the classic mean girl club vice-chair, Meg Stapleton, who’s busy writing notes (on State letterhead) to People Magazine.
Palin has the audacity of rope, and she’s hanging herself with it. Her response to 18 year old Levi Johnston accused him of seeking fame and celebrity? That’s rich! Like he wanted to be the world’s best known sperm donor when she threw him onto the national stage as an icon of her family values?
Beth Kurttula stated the obvious when she said Sarah wasn’t qualified for the “Homecoming Court.” Her chances for a replacement appointment to Kim Elton’s Senate Seat were roasted like a weenie at a Wasilla Warriors tailgate party.
Sarah tried to change the rules last week to include the Republicans in the vote to seat former Republican Tim Grussendorf – DENIED! This week, she pulled another player out of some dark orifice. The Juneau Dems had already interviewed and eliminated her selection.
Joe Nelson may be a nice guy. A guy you’d like to have a beer with. Hey, Darling Dems, you don’t have to dance with him just because he was delivered by the governor! The governor has obviously misread the rules. She does NOT get to submit names. She approves someone from a list submitted by the Juneau Democrats!
Once again, Sarah Palin demonstrates that the rules don’t apply to her. Palin is Lucy with the football. Just because she wants us to kick now, doesn’t mean we have to. Charlie Brown never learned that lesson.
Joe is married to Mary Nelson, former representative from Bethel who now works for the Donlin Creek Mine. Nelson voted against defined benefits, putting herself in the camp of the Western Alaskan DINOs who vote with Republicans to get capital projects.
Joe and Mary were married aboard a boat owned by Bud and Paulette Simpson. Last August, Paulette Simpson, of the Alaska Federation of Republican Women, said of the newly selected Palin, “Sarah Palin for her entire political career has been underestimated. She’s tough, she’s tenacious. I believe that she does have what it takes to get out there. Again, her ability to connect with voters and make a case is very, very, very strong.” Well, Paulette, she’s not connecting with the Democratic voters in Juneau.
A source in Juneau told me Joe Nelson was asked if he would become a Republican to run against Beth Kerttula in the next election; he said he would consider it. Nice! How does that work for the long time friendship of Beth Kerttula and Mary Nelson? It’s part of the mean girl strategy; divide and conquer.
So if he pals around with Republicans, marries someone who votes with Republicans, is selected and appointed by a Republican…well, you don’t have to dance with him as a Democrat. Quack! Quack!
IT IS TIME TO BREAK UP WITH SARAH PALIN. She is not your friend. You are never going to ride in her car again. Nor will you get to sit at her lunch table. She won’t pick you for kickball, but she has picked a spoiler to play on your team. TWICE! She doesn’t like you. Deal with it.
Say NO to dictatorship and YES to Democracy! The Juneau District deserves the same policy and protocol that the Wasilla district was granted when Sarah appointed her church elder, Wes Keller. Palin broke up with Alaska…she’s packing for her save-the-unborn-babies speech in Indiana.
We have a two party system. One has no heart, the other no spine. Stand straight. Stand tall. Breathe deep and dump the Governor.
Face It Dems, she’s just not that into you.
Call your legislature…here are the numbers.
image - by Zina Saunders