Wildlife group targets Discovery with anti-Sarah Palin ad campaign

“Discovery just redefined obscenity on TV: Sarah Palin as an Alaska wildlife show host” . . . copy from anti-Palin ads-

Defenders of Wildlife launches petition drive to stop Discovery Communications from launching a Palin-hosted wildlife show.

I don’t know, maybe she could show us the way to clean oil off birds and turtles, or maybe a recipe for shrimp substitutes?

Wildlife group targets Discovery with anti-Sarah Palin ad campaign. Los Angeles Times.

Sarah Palin Resigns As Governor, Wolves Everywhere Celebrate

Someone must have told Palin she’s a contender for a presidential run in 2012 ? Good luck with that ex-Governor Palin …

If you think you can handle it, there’s the video of Sarah Palin’s resignation speech on the Huffington Post link :

Sarah Palin Resigning as Alaska’s GovernorHuffington Post

And a great photograph of one wolf’s response on ecorazzi :

Sarah Palin Resigns As Governor, Wolves Everywhere Celebrateecorazzi

Northern Exposure. Sarah Palin’s toxic paradise.

It’s a big beautiful state, but Palin is hardly protecting its citizens-

Northern Exposure. New Republic by by Sheila Kaplan and Marilyn Berlin Snell

Ruling might put wood bison back in Nenana Basin despite natural gas hunt

Meanwhile captive bison killing each other due to competition for food.

Sarah Palin wants a 10j rule classifying reintroduced bison as experimental non-essential so that development of their habitat can go forward unimpeded.

Ruling might put wood bison back in Nenana Basin despite natural gas hunt
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Sarah Palin: The view from Alaska

Palin is not a typical Alaskan-

Salon Magazine has a report on Palin as one kind of Alaskan — the kind that came north during the oil boom and changed the state’s culture for the worse (in the opinion of the Alaskan author of the piece). She is far from being “Jane, six pack;” and even her accept in not really Alaskan.

Sarah Palin: The view from Alaska. By Nick Jans.

Amid “Troopergate” and other government scandals, including killing wolf pups, an Alaskan writer explains why the Palin phenomenon rings hollow in his home state.

New website: Sarah Palin’s Predator Holocaust

New website: Sarah Palin’s Predator Holocaust. This was done by the Bear Viewing Association

Enviro Group Expands Palin Wolf-Hunting Policy Ad Buy

Defenders raises a million dollars for more of the ad on Palin’s wolf hunting policy-

From the Washington Post. By Juliet Eilperin. Enviro Group Expands Palin Wolf-Hunting Policy Ad Buy

I notice it is slightly modified from the previous ad.

Governor Palin of Alaska, a big friend of oil, McCain’s VP choice

Senator McCain has announced that Alaska’s little known governor Sarah Palin will be his running mate.

As a “reform” governor, she was elected after Alaskans tired of the corruption and cronyism in the state, most of it involving kickbacks and bribes from the oil industry.

Despite her reputation for reform, she is a huge friend of big oil. She has spent most of her career in on capacity or another with the oil industry. Presumable she does out of principle what others did for a price.

Her image for clean government might have been tarnished by charges her office was behind the firing of her ex-brother-in-law, a state trooper. Her sister is in a child custody fight with the trooper. Story on firing.

She is a big advocate of drilling, disbelieves human-caused climate change, and is hostile to carnivores like polar bears and wolves.

A former beauty queen, she is 44 years old (3 years younger than Obama). Her husband Todd Palin is an oil production operator on the North Slope. He is also known for his prowess at snowmobile racing.

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Sarah Palin: Tough on polar bears. Posted by David Beard. The Green Blog. Boston Globe.
Bearing Up. By SARAH PALIN. Op-ed. New York Times.  Published: January 5, 2008

Choice of Palin Promises Failed Energy Policies of the Past. League of Conservation Voters.

Defining Sarah Palin. By Kate Phillips and Michael Falcone. New York TImes.

Investigators Are Looking at Governor About Firing. By Michael Luo. New York Times.

Aug. 31. Palin touts stance on ‘Bridge to Nowhere,’ doesn’t note flip-flop. By Tom Kizzia. Anchorage Daily News.

Aug. 31. State leaders question Palin’s qualifications. Governor’s two years of experience raise concerns about vice presidential candidacy. By Pat Forgey. Juneau (Alaska) Empire

The last days of Alaska’s kleptocracy

Alaska is a state governed by a politically corrupt elite, but the FBI is closing in.  It is a systemic problem and not surprisingly this extends to the state’s management of wildlife.

Today the New Republic has an article on what could be the end of the era. I think this article raises the question whether Alaska should have even been made a state.

“Out of the Wild.” By Charles Homans. “The last days of Alaska’s kleptocracy.”