Alaska's Biggest Newspaper Endorses… Obama?

October 27, 2008 · 1 Comment

Poor Sarah Palin.  She has gone from approval ratings as Governor that once soared like an eagle.  Now they’ve plummeted as if she’d been shot from a helicopter.

And now this.  The Alaska newspaper with the biggest circulation, the Anchorage Daily News, has looked past Palin’s ticket to endorse Obama-Biden.

Sarah’s popularity in her own state has been hurt by the negative style of campaigning of the McCain-Palin ticket, the concern that she looks foolish and unprepared in the harsh glare of the national spotlight, worry that she reflects badly on Alaska, and the revelations of petty vindictiveness from the Troopergate scandal.

Republican pundits like Ed Rollins believe that after a presumed McCain-Palin loss that Sarah Palin will work the national rubber chicken circuit to raise money for Republican candidates, and gain some seasoning that could position her for a run again in 2012 at the top of the ticket.

Personally I think there’s little chance of that.  I still think that the Republicans will bundle her off back to Alaska.  I’m sure she’d continue to play well to the Christian Right, but that the establishment wing of the party will see her only as a reminder of one of the main reasons that the party lost the White House.

But I’m willing to concede that I may have (in the words of George HW Bush) misunderestimated her.  For the sake of more material about which to write and continued interest in this site, I almost hope she sticks around for a while.

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  • Kaete Westlund // October 27, 2008 at 4:09 pm | Reply

    You need to look over her comments during the debate where she TWICE stated “never again” [a phrase that everyone with functioning gray matter knows refers to the holocaust], in reference to soccer moms duped by investment scams etc. I have written to her and to mccain and yet no apology, explanation or in fact no response to these blatant antisemetic statements, Perhaps someone with some journalistic clout could play them back and then let the public know since they obviously missed it. NPR is the only station who was interested. ABC/NBC/CBS didn’t even catch it. Palin “hates” on regular basis and has a scatter shot approach to anything, or anyone that is different. Considering the angst in the middle east having an antisemetic vice-president should be unthinkable, in fact having an antisemetic governor should cause all Alaskans to ponder their choice.

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