Monday, October 05, 2009

A Sneak Preview: Red County Introduction

An Alaska Chapter of Red County should be launched here pretty soon. I have my introduction done and Eddie Burke should have his introduction done in a few days.

Here is a sneak preview of my introduction:

From Alaska: Hello Readers of Red County

When deciding to write an introduction article for Red County, I wanted to choose a title that would take into account, events that are important to Alaska and have an interest with people in the Lower 48.

Alaska for the most part, was viewed by many people in the Lower 48 as a place that was cold, was completely dark in the winter, people lived in Igloos and English was a second language.

It wasn’t until Sarah Palin was chosen as the Vice Presidential candidate that people in the Lower 48, through the lens of the media, blogs and airwaves of talk radio were exposed to Alaska’s political and geographical landscape.

The day Senator McCain announced his running mate Sarah Palin, an explosion of interest occurred and Alaska’s political and geographical landscape would never be the same.


Alaska: Home of the Secessionists

There is a very independent streak that runs through Alaskans and that independent streak was brought out when the media began to scrutinize Alaska politics through Sarah Palin and her husband Todd Palin.

It was surprising to see Todd Palin’s politics come under scrutiny by certain people in the media and by certain bloggers here in Alaska and in the Lower 48.

They used his past party affiliation with the Alaska Independence Party (AIP) to cast him as some fringe person and somehow tried to equate Todd’s party affiliation and Sarah Palin’s comments made to the AIP, to Obama’s 20 years sitting in the pews of Rev. Wright’s church or palling around with an unrepentant domestic terrorist.


Is This Russia? No You’re Close, It’s Alaska

Back in 1991, with the fall of the U.S.S.R, Russia had sent MIG 29s to the U.S. to take part in air shows in the United States. At the time, I was a weather forecaster stationed at Elemendorf Air Force base and I had the opportunity to brief one of the Russian pilots when they left Alaska.

It was interesting to see one of the pilots who was what I would have guessed to be in his 60’s.

Editors Note: Along with this introduction, I will be writing an article about energy issues and how they relate to the candidates in the Republican gubernatorial primary race.

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