“Democrat” Representative Mike Doogan just used his constituent email list and a state paid-for “newsletter” from his “Representative_Mike_Doogan@legis.state.ak.us” state paid-for email address to out the identity of Mudflats. Frankly, I would expect this from Meg Stapeton or Bill McCallister, not someone who claims to be a progressive. Mike Doogan has been a wanna-be Dave Barry for years. He mocks election integrity and community involvement. His schmarmy style has been described by his democratic colleagues as “impossible.”
Doogan wrote: “My own theory about the public process is you can say what you want, as long as you are willing to stand behind it using your real name.” Well, that’s just it…IT’S YOUR OWN THEORY. Why do we have a lawmaker who wants to hold private citizens to his own theory? He went on: “So I was interested to learn that the woman who writes the blog is Anchorage resident Jeanne…” INTERESTED? That’s a funny adjective to use…he was RABID!
There are reasons for bloggers to remain anonymous. There are really good reasons. Some reasons include differences in family politics. Some reasons include insane ex-husbands or ex-wives. Some reasons include death threats from people who love Sarah. There are millions of anonymous bloggers with millions of reasons.
Mudflat’s reasons are her own. I respected them and her privacy. She’s my friend. I received an avalanche of email when she posted the two of us had coffee one afternoon. The emails wanted to know, “WHO IS MUDFLATS?”
Mudflats is a brilliant writer…something Mike Doogan and his failed novels and “I’m so clever” columns failed to be. Mudflats is someone who pays attention to her world and writes about it. Mudflats lives by her own rules and not those of a Blowhard Ash-hole that makes our volcanoes look weak. Mudflats has done more for the progressive movement in this state and the country than Spenard’s Worst Attention Whore.
Mike Doogan: CONTACT ME
Ph: (907) 465-4998
Or (800) 689-4998
Fax: (907) 465-4419
These are exerpts from an email exchange with Dave (who happened to be at a party with Mudflats last Friday and didn’t know it!)
On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 1:39 PM, Rep. Mike Doogan wrote:
“My motivation is: I think the public should know who its is tearing strips off Sarah Palin every day. Not because I’m a big fan of Sarah Palin, but because I don’t believe in anonymity in the political area. It’s too much like people wearing sheets and hoods for my taste.”
On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 2:09 PM, Rep. Mike Doogan wrote:
“No kidding. Me, using my real name, revealing the real name of blogger who has been not been using her real name while attacking real people by name is more like the way the KKK operates? We must have read different history books.”
Read the back and forth in the comments below. Mike Doogan is ridiculous and self-righteous. He is trumping Palin for stupidest politician. Think about it…