Making its way around the net is a statement from Dewie Whetsell, an Alaskan, who had the following to say about Sarah Palin:
last 45 of my 66 years Ive spent in a commercial fishing town in
Alaska. I understand Alaska politics but never understood national
politics well until this last year. Here’s the breaking point: Neither
side of the Palin controversy gets it. It’s not about persona, style,
rhetoric; it’s about doing things. Even Palin supporters never mention
the things that I’m about to mention here.
“1- Democrats forget
when Palin was the Darling of the Democrats, because as soon as Palin
took the Governors office away from a fellow Republican and tough SOB,
Frank Murkowski, she tore into the Republicans Corrupt Bastards Club
(CBC) and sent them packing. Many of them are now residing in State
housing and wearing orange jump suits. The Democrats reacted by
skipping around the yard, throwing confetti and singing la la la la
(well, you know how they are). Name another governor in this country
that has ever done anything similar. But while you’re thinking, I’ll
“2- Now with the CBC gone, there were fewer Alaskan
politicians to protect the huge, giant oil companies here. So, she
constructed and enacted a new system of splitting the oil profits
called ACES. Exxon (the biggest corporation in the world) protested and
Sarah told them don’t let the door hit you in the stern on your way out.
They stayed, and Alaska residents went from being merely wealthy to
being filthy rich. Of course the other huge international oil companies
meekly fell in line. Again, give me the name of any other governor in
the country that has done anything similar.
“3- The other thing
she did when she walked into the governors office is she got the list
of State requests for federal funding for projects, known as pork. She
went through the list, took 85% of them and placed them in the
when-hell-freezes-over stack. She let locals know that if we need
something built, we’ll pay for it ourselves. Maybe she figured she could
use the money she got from selling the previous governors jet because
it was extravagant. Maybe she could use the money she saved by
dismissing the governor’s cook (remarking that she could cook for her
own family), giving back the State vehicle issued to her, maintaining
that she already had a car, and dismissing her State provided security
force (never mentioning—I imagine—that shes packing heat herself). I’m
still waiting to hear the names of those other governors.
Now, even with her much-ridiculed ‘gosh and golly’ mannerism, she also
managed to put together a totally new approach to getting a natural gas
pipeline built which will be the biggest private construction project
in the history of North America. No one else could do it although they
tried. If that doesn’t impress you, then you’re trying too hard to be
unimpressed while watching her do things like this while baking up a
batch of brownies with her other hand.
“5- For 30 years, Exxon held
a lease to do exploratory drilling at a place called Point Thompson.
They made excuses the entire time why they couldn’t start drilling. In
truth they were holding it like an investment. No governor for 30 years
could make them get started. This summer, she told them she was
revoking their lease and kicking them out. They protested and
threatened court action. She shrugged and reminded them that she knew
the way to the court house. Alaska won again.
Obama wants the nation to be on 25% renewable resources for electricity
by 2025. Sarah went to the legislature and submitted her plan for
Alaska to be at 50% renewables by 2025. We are already at 25%. I can
give you more specifics about things done, as opposed to style and
persona . Everybody wants to be cool, sound cool, look cool. But that’s
just a cover-up. I’m still waiting to hear from liberals the names of
other governors who can match what mine has done in two and a half
years. I won’t be holding my breath.
“By the way, she was
content to to return to AK after the national election and go to work,
but the haters wouldn’t let her. Now these adolescent screechers are
obviously not scuba divers. And no one ever told them what happens when
you continually jab and pester a barracuda. Without warning, it will
spin around and tear your face off. Shoulda known better.
“I am in the energy business and I support Sarah Palin.”
Thank you, Mr. Whetsell!
Isn’t it refreshing when we talk about what people actually ACCOMPLISH in the real world?