Alaska Women Reject Palin


Check it out:

I attended the Welcome Home rally for Sarah Palin this morning. … about a thousand (maybe) hard-core Palin supporters showed up …

After shaking it off with a good double shot of espresso, and a brisk walk back to my car, it was time to head to the Alaska Women Reject Palin rally.

[in Anchorage, if you can get 25 people to show up at an event, it’s a success. So, I thought to myself, if we can actually get 100 people there …, we’ll be doing good. A real statement will have been made. ]

It’s a good thing I wasn’t tailgating when I saw the crowd in front of the library or I would have ended up in somebody’s trunk. When I got there, about 20 minutes early, the line of sign wavers stretched the full length of the library grounds, along the edge of the road, 6 or 7 people deep! I could hardly find a place to park. …

Never, have I seen anything like it in my 17 and a half years living in Anchorage. The organizers had someone walk the rally with a counter, and they clicked off well over 1400 people (not including the 90 counter-demonstrators). …

(Hat tip: JoAnn)

And here’s the video:


  1. #1 Umlud
    September 22, 2008

    Wow, listen to all those maniacally rational people. Their views of reality are so well-grounded that they are a danger to decent non-thinking citizens everywhere. Women thinking about the issues and providing real straight talk about them? Women demanding that the VP has real qualifications?

    If you check the second video (after this one plays through), there is a news story about how a “nice” radio talkshow host – Mr. Eddie Burke – called the two women organizers “maggots”, and after he ‘found out’ about how listeners to his show received threatening calls, he then says the next day that he didn’t want to resort to threats, since that “cheapens the discourse” and his producer says that Burke is citing his 1st Amendment rights to free speech. Bleaugh. I really hate this sort of non-responsibility.

  2. #2 Felicia Gilljam
    September 23, 2008

    This slightly renews my hope for mankind.

  3. #3 Natalie
    September 23, 2008

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  4. #4 laurisa
    September 28, 2008

    What an honor! My 6 year old nephew was viewing this submission with me, and believes that really I’m the one in the photo in hat and glasses. Good kid.

    Also, honored fellow female Alaskans are making noise! Sad that I’ve been missing out, my time consumed in the Lower 48.