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Hold Palin Accountable Rally in Alaska Draws 2,000. In Alaska, Huge.

Hold Palin Accountable Rally, September 27 2008, Anchorage Alaska

The Hold Palin Accountable Rally in Anchorage, Alaska drew 2,000 participants yesterday. In Alaska terms, that’s huge. Click here and here for video.

Best sign: “Corruption is Not Patriotic.”

6 comments to Hold Palin Accountable Rally in Alaska Draws 2,000. In Alaska, Huge.

  • Sam

    Hmmm….what impact do we have…2000 malcontents in Anchorage…or 60,000 supporters at a retirement Village in Florida? Well, since there are more Caribu in Alaska than people in Alaska, and they are not really in touch with the rest of America…I guess the 2000 protestors really don’t count much do they? wel, come on then…we all KNOW that there are more people in Chicago than all of Alaska combined. Well, The 60,000 have far and away more impact, huh?

  • Palin needs to quietly come up with a reason to withdraw, however her remaining will boost the vote for Mr. Obama, which is a good thing. If people vote for her, all hope for sanity ruling this country is lost.

    We do not need Jihadists (see her quotes on how this is a holy war ordained by God= Jihad)running the country.
    Check out http://www.Obsessionthemovie.com for more.

  • Laura

    If course it’s not going to make an enormous empact on the election itself! The state only has something like 3 electoral votes anyway. The whole point (as with nearly any protest no matter what the size of it) is simply that they want to show that not absolutely everyone in Alaska supports Palin and her policies, that they’re not all rabid, right-wing nutcases like her. A protest of 2000 there is a considerably larger percentage than for somewhere like Chicago or any other big city.

  • Sam

    well…from my perspective it’s Obama that is the worst this country can have. Progressive toones and thier socilaistic agenda…besides…McCain is running for president…not Palin…

  • Laura

    I’ve heard that comment many times, but actuarial tables show in general that a healthy 72 year old man has between an 18.5% to 22% percent of dying of natural causes in the next four years. And that doesn’t even count for a man in one of the most stressful jobs in the world and has had cancer four times already. At a minimum, he could have a relapse of cancer and become incapcitated from the illness and/or cancer treatments so that Palin might have to step in at least temporarily. In contrast, a healthy man of Obama’s age has only a 1 – 3% chance of dying of natural causes in the next four years. So don’t even try to say Palin’s not running for President, because she most certainly is.

    And I want to know: in recent years I’ve heard more and more Republicans referring to Democratic ideas as ‘socialistic.’ Have I just gone through a time warp backwards and landed in the 1950’s McCarthy era? Will we see a resurgance of communist ‘witch hunts’ next? Apparently, from what we see of the lovely Sarah on tape that is quite a possibity if McPain gets in.

    Saying that those who are far, far more wealthy than at least 80% of the rest of the population should pay a larger burden taxes than those who are so poor they can hardly pay for groceries and basic health care is not socialistic — it’s logical, not to mention humane. I think the super-rich can delay getting that big screen tv without dying from it. (Sure, by all means, the rich should get richer and ignore all basic humanitarian needs of the poor. I’m sure Jesus himself would approve of that!) Certainly nobody is saying that everyone should have an equal income, equal size house, equal number of cars, etc. I never once ever heard that come out of anyone’s mouth, whether they’re running for public office or just a private citizen. If Democrats are socialists, then maybe Republicans are fascists.

  • Tom

    Well, Laura, those are good points. On the socialist argument by Sam and other Republicans, i notice that they don’t consider bailing out the airlines (after 9-11)auto industry, the insurance industry or the financial sector “socialism” when that’s exactly what it is! The government won’t do welfare for poor people, but corporate welfare is okay by them. It just boggles my mind how these people fail to see the inconsistencies that their party foists on them. i’m not saying that the Democrats don’t have problems (of course they do), but they’re not out and out LYING to get people to vote against their own best interests.

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