Friday, September 17, 2010

Sen. Murkowski Signs Being Removed from Sign Recycling Depot - And Other Notes

I. Alaska progressive blogger, Steve Aufrecht, at What Do I Know? may have picked up on important information:

I ran into Pico [at Out North] and he told me he'd been at the campaign sign graveyard near Ship Creek.

I'm not quite sure where this was but he said there were lots of old, large campaign signs for all different candidates. Theaters like Cyranos and Out North sometimes recycle them when they are making sets.

Anyway, he took these pictures of men gathering the Lisa Murkowski signs and putting them into a truck. Is this a clue about what she might announce Friday?

(image from What Do I Know? - courtesy if Pico)

Progressive Alaska published a post very early this morning, based on an article from The Mudflats, that purported U.S. Senatorial candidate Joe Miller has taken Federal subsidies for his "farm" near Delta Junction. The Alaska Dispatch has now published an article in which the Miller campaign and Miller deny that he has received any Federal subsidies for a "farm."

In an e-mail Thursday evening, DeSota told Alaska Dispatch: "This is a manufactured story from a Democratic blog. Joe has owned land near Delta Junction since 1999, but the land is not under production, and he's received no federal farm subsidies for it."

Based on this, I've pulled my article. The Dispatch article concludes:

Earlier this month, we requested information from the U.S. Farm Services Agency, under the Freedom of Information Act, about all of our farmer Joes, hoping to close in on who's who. This is important stuff and we want to get it right. The request was under way prior to the Mudflats posting, but it will take time to fulfill.

You'll know more when we know more. In the meantime, Miller could do a lot to swiftly cut through the confusion with simple, straight talk about what's what. No politics. No lawyering. Just the facts.

hat tip - DZ


Anonymous said...

The Democrats who control the Department of Agriculture would have definitive access to the truth.

The only reasonable conclusion is that they knew full well the story was false but they ran it anyways because Democrats do not value truth. Pure and simple, Democrats are liars.

Anonymous said...

I see that Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys are running around pretending to be credible journalists again.......

Update: This just in my inbox, from a source connected sometimes to CNN:

“Here’s a quote I got from law enforcement here in Alaska yesterday afternoon regarding Palin “a criminal indictment is pending authorization.”