Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thursday Campaign Odds & Ends

Senators Lisa Murkowski and Ted Steven celebrating his latest victory last night at the soon-to-be renamed Ted Stevens International Airport:

Ted's supporters have enough time and money to have nice custom-made messages put on their clothes.

Anchorage blogger extraordinaire, AKMuckraker, from
Mudlflats, got into the Stevens reception, along with the Alaska Report's Dennis Zaki, and Gryphen from the Immoral Minority.

Both AKMuckraker and Dennis have more photos at their sites. Dennis Zaki may be the best political photographer in Alaska history. And we have some good ones here, with lots of great opportunities, especially right outside of court houses, at least for the Republican politicians.

Mark Begich and Ted Stevens hold their last debate this evening. It will be in the Elmo Sackett Theater in the Elmo Sackett Building, the home of KAKM-TV, KSKA Radio and Alaska Public Radio Network. The debates have usually been merely on-the-air affairs, with the debate being held in studios, rather than in the theater.

Tickets sold out Tuesday. They air tonight, on public radio and TV, between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Washington Independent Reporter Laura McGann, who was in Alaska twice, covering Sarah Palin, has been tagging along with Palin's campaign plane for the past week or so, and will remain with her team up through election day. She is filing more than one article per day, and they are all worth reading. Yesterday, she wrote a short entry about Ana Marie Cox, founder of Wonkette, now a Time Magazine contributing writer, joining the reporter pool.

Al Jazeera is sending a team up to Wasilla, to cover the election from here, arriving this weekend, staying through election day. Along with some of our other Alaska bloggers, I'll be helping them.

Al Jazeera English (AJE) has covered aspects of racism in the 2008 presidential campaign better than any other global or US-based network.

images by Dennis Zaki


Anonymous said...

Some Repubs in the Valley I talk to are not even bothered by Ted's convictions. It's like they would enrich themselves too if given the opportunity. Let's hope that these types of unethical self serving Alaskans are too busy fleecing themselves to get out and vote.

Gryphen said...

Thanks for the plug Phil.

I hope to see you on Sunday.

Anonymous said...

not only is zaki the best political photographer EVER to grace this state, his website is without a doubt the best political website as well.

i don't know how he does it.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Al Jazeera English, they just released a special they did on Barrow and offshore drilling, featuring a segment with Diane Benson.
It is excellent.