Posted by: shannynmoore | April 7, 2009

Face it, Alaska, Palin’s just not that into you!

Alaska Democrats are a funny breed. I’d like to say mavericky…but that’s been done. They have to be conservative enough to get elected and smart enough to make head way in a minority-all the while praying the board of game doesn’t target them for an aerial control hunt. Knowing where that line is and walking it, is, in itself, a full time job.

When an Alaskan Democrat is called up for duty in a position appointed by the President, we cheer. It’s like having a player from the Peach Leagues get the nod from the Yankees. Kim Elton, long time senator representing Juneau, is now working for the Department of Interior. When a legislative seat is vacated, there are “rules” that don’t punish the party or the district when their representative either resigns or gets promoted.

Hey Democrats!!! Stop nodding YES like a bobble doll! I know this is basic and obvious, but it’s gotta be said.

There are two stories here:

One: Sarah Palin is running the state like a power drunk sorority sister.

Two: The Alaska Dems don’t have to keep acting like a fat girl on a date! You know that girl-she orders a salad and then puts out ‘cause she’s just so grateful for the attention! STOP IT!

Dear Alaska Democrats,

I’m so proud of us. We’ve been the really unpopular girl; the one who carries a cello around, has cheetos in her locker and bought anti-cellulite cream in the 8th grade. We rarely got picked for a team, but won the seventh grade creative writing contest.

We’ve forever waited for that special someone. We’ve even circled prom dresses in the Sears catalog. We don’t look back – it’s a yearbook without many “we’ll be friends FOREVER” signatures.

The last two years have been different. When Sarah Palin came to Juneau, it was as though Captain Dreamy showed up in an I-Roc with Guns and Roses thumping. The old jocks and cheerleaders didn’t care so much…so we got the date. Sigh. We broke our backs making all of the governor’s dreams come true; ACES, AGIA, etc. And now we know love is fickle.

Sarah Palin’s I-Roc lost its turbo. She is spending her days spooned up with the classic mean girl club vice-chair, Meg Stapleton, who’s busy writing notes (on State letterhead) to People Magazine.

Palin has the audacity of rope, and she’s hanging herself with it. Her response to 18 year old Levi Johnston accused him of seeking fame and celebrity? That’s rich! Like he wanted to be the world’s best known sperm donor when she threw him onto the national stage as an icon of her family values?

Beth Kurttula stated the obvious when she said Sarah wasn’t qualified for the “Homecoming Court.” Her chances for a replacement appointment to Kim Elton’s Senate Seat were roasted like a weenie at a Wasilla Warriors tailgate party.

Sarah tried to change the rules last week to include the Republicans in the vote to seat former Republican Tim Grussendorf – DENIED! This week, she pulled another player out of some dark orifice. The Juneau Dems had already interviewed and eliminated her selection.

Joe Nelson may be a nice guy. A guy you’d like to have a beer with. Hey, Darling Dems, you don’t have to dance with him just because he was delivered by the governor! The governor has obviously misread the rules. She does NOT get to submit names. She approves someone from a list submitted by the Juneau Democrats!

Once again, Sarah Palin demonstrates that the rules don’t apply to her. Palin is Lucy with the football. Just because she wants us to kick now, doesn’t mean we have to. Charlie Brown never learned that lesson.

Joe is married to Mary Nelson, former representative from Bethel who now works for the Donlin Creek Mine. Nelson voted against defined benefits, putting herself in the camp of the Western Alaskan DINOs who vote with Republicans to get capital projects.

Joe and Mary were married aboard a boat owned by Bud and Paulette Simpson. Last August, Paulette Simpson, of the Alaska Federation of Republican Women, said of the newly selected Palin, “Sarah Palin for her entire political career has been underestimated. She’s tough, she’s tenacious. I believe that she does have what it takes to get out there. Again, her ability to connect with voters and make a case is very, very, very strong.” Well, Paulette, she’s not connecting with the Democratic voters in Juneau.

A source in Juneau told me Joe Nelson was asked if he would become a Republican to run against Beth Kerttula in the next election; he said he would consider it. Nice! How does that work for the long time friendship of Beth Kerttula and Mary Nelson?  It’s part of the mean girl strategy; divide and conquer.

So if he pals around with Republicans, marries someone who votes with Republicans, is selected and appointed by a Republican…well, you don’t have to dance with him as a Democrat. Quack! Quack!

IT IS TIME TO BREAK UP WITH SARAH PALIN. She is not your friend. You are never going to ride in her car again. Nor will you get to sit at her lunch table. She won’t pick you for kickball, but she has picked a spoiler to play on your team. TWICE! She doesn’t like you. Deal with it.

Say NO to dictatorship and YES to Democracy! The Juneau District deserves the same policy and protocol that the Wasilla district was granted when Sarah appointed her church elder, Wes Keller. Palin broke up with Alaska…she’s packing for her save-the-unborn-babies speech in Indiana.

We have a two party system. One has no heart, the other no spine. Stand straight. Stand tall. Breathe deep and dump the Governor.

DO YOU REMEMBER THIS!?!

DO YOU REMEMBER THIS!?!

Face It Dems, she’s just not that into you.

Call your legislature…here are the numbers.


Responses

  1. Shannyn, you never cease to amaze me with your writing and your logic. Well thought out and very pointed.

    I’d love to see the DEMs grow a spine too. Of course Mike Doogan never will. But it would be nice to see the rest of them act like they are running a State.

  2. Well said, Shannon.
    Perhaps not just the Democrats, but the entire Senate will come to the realization that the usurpation of their authority is what’s at question here… whether or not Mr. Nelson is a nice guy is moot.

  3. In February, well before Elton formally accepted the Washington job, I heard that leading Juneau Republicans met in the Governor’s office to discuss his replacement- Grussendorf and Nelson were not among the several conservative Democrats I heard were considered acceptable to Juneau Republicans, who detest Elton and Kertulla. Apparently, those on the Juneau Republican shortlist at that time declined to apply.
    I don’t know Joe Nelson, but the facts that he wasn’t selected for consideration by the Juneau Democrats during their call for applications, and he is so close to Paulette Simpson, head of the Juneau Republicans, that she hosted his wedding, smells like the Juneau Republican Party is deeply involved in Queen Sarah’s selection of Juneau’s Democratic Senator.

  4. What’s at stake is PRECEDENT.

    Governor Palin is setting an ominous precedent by appointing someone that the Democrats already rejected. She must be stopped. Reject all of her “appointments” until she actually selects one from your list.

    Do NOT empower this POWER VAMPIRE!

    DO the right and ONLY thing…

    REJECT JOE NELSON!

  5. In February, well before Elton formally accepted the Washington job, I heard that some leading Juneau Republicans met in the Governor’s office to discuss his replacement and opportunities therein- Grussendorf’s and Nelson’s names were not among the several conservative Democrats I heard were considered acceptable to Juneau Republicans, who detest Elton and Kertulla. Apparently no one on the Republican’s shortlist at that time was interested the seat.
    I don’t know Joe Nelson, but the facts that he wasn’t considered acceptable by Juneau Democrats during their call for applications, and he is so close to Paulette Simpson, head of the Juneau Republicans, that she hosted his wedding, smells like the Juneau Republican Party is deeply involved in Queen Sarah’s selection of Juneau’s Democratic Senator.

  6. Great post, Shannyn!

  7. Great post – as usual. Your writing always just capturers things the way they are.

    Someone up there has to stop this witch and the games she is playing with her constituents.

    If you can come up with a candidate, we’ll kick some dollars your way – at this point, I’d even contribute to Stevens if he runs against her.

  8. Excellent post as always Shannyn! Let us hope the Dems do grow a spine and explain to the temper tamper throwing two year old (per Gryphen’s post this morning) that is masquerading as the governor, “No, you still don’t get it. We give you a list and you pick from that list.” And I totally agree with Martha Chase’s comment about PRECEDENT. We all know how dangerous that one one can be.

    Keep safe Alaskans – from erupting volcanoes and GINO!

  9. sp doesn’t appear to be for your state unless she is getting something from it.

    she is trying to impress the big dogs and failing miserably. bet she doesn’t like being on the hot seat. watch out though, she will become more and more aggressive as she tries to impress her lower 48’s. She has greta, her husband and fox news as teachers and they are one nasty bunch.

  10. Good post Shannyn.
    The Democratic Senators should now bow to the GINO, give her an inch she WILL take a mile.

  11. ERROR

    Good post Shannyn.
    The Democratic Senators should NOT bow to the GINO, give her an inch she WILL take a mile.

  12. That tropical sun must be agreeing with you.

    Excellent post!

  13. So if I take a fat girl out for dinner and just buy her a salad I’ll get lucky? Wow I am such a retard… I never knew… So much for all boys school education…

  14. I really hope them Dems stick to their guns.
    The fact that he has no experience should be enough?

    I can’t believe he would admit to anyone, that he would turn rethug to run against Beth Kerttula!

    He has the Palin mentality, right out of the box!

  15. Maybe, Kim Elton should have considered the Sarah Palin method of employment before he left us for greener pastures: Two Blackberries.
    Sarah was able to run the State and run for VP at the same time without any help at all from Sean!
    If what you say is true; that Sarah can’t just up and nominate someone herself, then the Dems really do need to stand up to her and demand that she follow the law. I’m so tired of her wrangling the laws to suit her. I have creativiely removed a few words, but this statement, from her own tattooed lips says it all: “Are Alaskans outraged, or at least tired of this yet …….How much will this asinine political grandstanding cost all of us in time and money?”

  16. Hey, Shannyn…why don’t you run for a political office up there in Alaska? I hear the perks are good. Seriously, you know the in’s and out’s and can articulate well. You’re honest and will clean up that state, as it deserves. You will knock their socks off!

  17. Hey Shannyn –
    Your post on the LIE-onization of Palin made the FRONT PAGE OF HUFFPO!!!!!

    Congrats! Its under the “Holder Discusses Stevens Case” – they’ve bullet pointed your blogpost!!

    YAY …!!!

  18. Great post…

    I’m pleased Mr Elton is working in DC for Alaska. Will miss him as my State Senator…
    Getting pretty tired of the ghastly gov playing games with my representation in our State Senate.

    Haven’t been able to even squeak out a restorative chuckle on this subject til now.
    Dark humor or no, I feel better. Thanks!

  19. What is Palin trying to do to Juneau? By continuing with these stupid, childish games she is purposely disenfranchising us. This is not a game Gov. This is not a playgroung & you cannot just pick up your toys & go home if things don’t go exactly your way. The Republican replacements were filled by the traditional methods. This one should be done the exact same way. Changing the rules when it suits you is…well, what’s the word? Unethical, yeah that’s it!

  20. I wonder what the governor thinks of these great posts. Surely, she is aware of the The Great Alaska Bloggers.

    Someone has to stuff it in Governor Palin’s made up face. And I’m glad you’re doing it!

    Palin is just running out the clock. Everything is a game to her-a political strategy with the representation of the people in Juneau.

    Juneauites need to gather en masse outside the governor’s mansion and…

    Oh wait…she’s not there. She’s NEVER there.

  21. Yep, we have some truly awesome bloggers in Alaska and Shannyn is one of the best. Along with Phil Munger, AKM, Gryphen, Halcro. Heck, even Dan Fagan manages to come up with something worthwhile every once in a while.

    As always a fantastic post Shannyn. I love the way you write. You really should consider running for office. I’d vote for you.

  22. The FACT is this:

    Palin DOES NOT really care about the future of Alaska and Alaskans.

    If she did care, she would be hiring and appointing Alaska’s best, brightest and most qualified. Instead she chooses under-performers and under-qualifieds like Tavis Colberg and Joe Nelson. Alaska has better and she must know this. And if she doesn’t know, well, professional help may be needed!

    Unfortunately, Palin is not doing her job as an elected public servant – instead she serves only herself.

  23. This blog’s where its happenning. Keep up the good work.

  24. Love this blog I’ll be back when I have more time.


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