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Palin's Refusal To Join in Nation's Energy Savings Plan: Wrong For U.S., Wrong for Alaska

(57) Comments | Posted May 27, 2009 | 1:14 PM

Last week Governor Palin set herself apart from every other Republican and Democratic Governor in the nation. It's a "distinction" our Governor may enjoy. But it's one I'd rather not have -- as an Alaskan, or as an American who believes in President Obama's goal of reducing America's dependence on...

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Creating Candidate Palin: How McCain Spun This One A Turn Too Far

(8) Comments | Posted October 1, 2008 | 1:15 AM

Over the past few weeks we Alaskans have been scratching our heads over the interesting claims the McCain campaign has made about our Governor. A lot of them have been news to us. Governor Palin's nomination to the McCain ticket has created unusual common ground for Alaskans. Whether we...

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Round 2 Of McCain Troopergate Stall: Part Karl Rove, Part Laurel & Hardy

(398) Comments | Posted September 17, 2008 | 12:28 PM

Since Monday the McCain camp has stepped up its personal attacks against Alaskans. They've continued their D.C.-style tactics against neighbors in this small state. The game plan is to find an excuse to stop our Legislature's Troopergate investigation, and hide evidence McCain's folks really don't want to surface before November's...

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Karl Rove in Alaska? McCain's Spin and Interference With Bi-Partisan "Troopergate" Investigation

(82) Comments | Posted September 15, 2008 | 7:37 PM

Politicians are good at spin. The McCain camp has brought a whole new level of it to our small state -- in what looks like an effort to show they can play the same Karl Rove-like political games that have haunted this country for the last 8 years. I like...

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