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Since 2008 – Progress Through Politics


John McCain Betrayed the Man Who Saved His Life

We hear a lot about John McCain’s military record.  Most often we are hearing about it from John McCain, unless Sarah Palin is telling us how much he doesn’t like to talk about it.

Apparently there is one part he doesn’t like to talk about, and that’s how he was saved from drowning and being beaten to death by Mr. Mai Van On.


Mudflats: “Palin Throws Alaska Under the Bus.”

Sarah Palin loves Alaska!  She’s a true-blue loyalist, fighting for her folks at home!  

Or, no, it can’t be…

AKMudraker at MudFlats has this story for us:  

GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is effectively turning over questions about her record as Alaska’s governor to John McCain’s political campaign, part of an ambitious Republican strategy to limit embarrassing disclosures and carefully shape her image for voters in the rest of the country.

This is not going over well in Alaska.  I’ll use my usual caveat that there are lots of Alaskans who happily subscribe to the “Sarah right or wrong” mentality, and will continue to do so.  However, the progressive take on this whole latest mess is only slightly short of taking torches and pitchforks and surrounding the Attorney General’s office, demanding an end to the stonewalling.  I’ve watched Alaskan progressives that I personally know go from saying, “Wow! I can’t believe I voted for a Republican!” to, “She’s doing OK.  I don’t agree with everything, but I don’t regret my vote” to being so furiously seething angry they just can’t say anything.