Yes, it is true. I voted for Sarah Palin.
No, not when she was running for Vice President. Way back when she was running for governor of Alaska.
Posters of her were everywhere in the 49th state. She seemed genuine, wholesome, the real thing. Not to mention cute as hell. And for the most part she was genuine.
Sarah Palin really did do things out of an independent nature. (Which later morphed to being a ‘maverick.’ Back then it was more like being an independent colt.)
She had her inauguration in Fairbanks instead of the traditional site of Juneau. This was a visible protest to pull the Capital out of Juneau which is often inaccessible due to weather. (Juneau can only be reached by plane or boat and is a long ride there since it is in South East Alaska.)
She really did stand up to the oil companies and didn’t put up with a lot of guff.
Here is the real kicker – Sarah Palin had an 80% approval rating in her early days as governor. That means both Democrats and Republicans liked her.
Then came the offer to be Vice President. She took the bait and swallowed it whole.
The Republican media machine went to work ‘remaking’ Sarah Palin, and she came out of the other end of it a different person than she had gone in. Just like Hollywood movies starlets they don’t let you be what you are, you have to be made into what they think the public wants. She was turned into the Alaskan female Tarzan – the Tiger Mama.
Then once Palin got to see all the bright lights of the lower 48 she found Wasilla to be a bit drab and dumpy. “How are ya gonna keep ’em down on the farm, after they seen Paree?” goes the old song.
So, with all that said, here is an article I wrote before Sarah Palin became the SARAH PALIN that the whole world now knows (in 2007), back when our nation and Alaska were simpler, easier places to be.
Or at least seemed like it.
|OUR GOVERNOR IS BETTER LOOKING THAN YOUR GOVERNOR
This is an open letter to all other citizens of the United States: our Governor is better looking than your Governor.
A. We are male dominated- Remember, the meanest critters in our woods are the
B. All Alaskans are ugly.- It has long been rumored that we all were hit a few
C. We are backwoods ignoramuses.- No we isn’t!! Ms. Palin embodees all the
D. We are not intellectuals.- Ms. Palin wears glasses and looks smart. That
E. That we are all hicks.- OK, you got us on that one. She isn’t Jesus
F. That Alaska is redneck country.- Does that sweet neck look red? The worst
The electing of a female governor in Alaska might bring about a whole new