American Elephants


Sarah Palin Slams Sleezy Murkawitz by American Elephant
October 29, 2010, 10:13 pm
Filed under: Election 2010, News, Politics | Tags: , , ,

Yeah, yeah, you know who I mean. She Who Shall Not Be Named. I’m certainly not going to help people spell her name right. Besides, it fits.

Bout time Sarah! My only question, where’s this been hiding?

Yesterday, Lisa Murkowski’s hired guns threatened radio host Dan Fagan, and more importantly, the station that airs Fagan’s show, with legal action for allegedly illegal “electioneering.” The station, unlike Murkowski, who is flush with millions of dollars from vested corporate interests, does not have a budget for a legal defense. So it did what any small market station would do when threatened by Beltway lawyers charging $500 to $1000 an hour – they pulled Dan Fagan off the air.

Does all this sound heavy handed? It is. It is an interference with Dan Fagan’s constitutional right to free speech. It is also a shocking indictment against Lisa Murkowski. How low will she go to hold onto power? First, she gets the Division of Elections to change its write-in process – a process that Judge Pfiffner correctly determined had been in place without change for 50 years. She is accepting financial support from federal contractors, an act that is highly questionable and now pending before the FEC. And today, she played her last card. She made it clear that if you disagree with her and encourage others to exercise their civic rights, she’ll take you off the air. [read the rest]

Sore loser, self-entitled, princess Skeezy Mercury is precisely the type of politician that Americans need to flush out of congress: people who put power before principles, hell, people who don’t have any principles to put first to begin with. This race is unfortunately close. Help defeat She Who Must Not Be Named by giving what you can to Joe Miller, or volunteering (from wherever you are). This race represents exactly the kind of change the Republican party needs to make!

(h/t HotAir)



Murkowsky-appointed Judge Orders Joe Miller’s private documents made public by American Elephant
October 24, 2010, 4:00 pm
Filed under: News, Politics | Tags: , , , ,

Contrary to this corrupt judge’s ruling (a judge appointed by Lisa’s daddy), public officials do NOT give up their right to privacy. This is the reason we still don’t have Barack Obama’s birth certificate, college transcripts, or full medical records. (birds of a feather: Obama only won his senate seat by getting corrupt Chicago judges to unseal the divorce records of his opponents).

This is politics at it’s dirtiest.

Clearly Sarah Palin did not finish her good work cleaning up corruption in Alaska:

“I hold that although Mr. Miller has a legitimate expectation of privacy in those documents, Mr. Miller’s right to privacy is indeed outweighed by the public’s significant interest in the background of a public figure who is running for the U.S. Senate,” the judge said. He noted that U.S. senator is among the highest elected offices in the nation.

Burbank ordered that nothing actually will be released until Tuesday afternoon, however, to allow for the ruling to be appealed to the Alaska Supreme Court.

The judge said that about 30 of the documents being sought would not be released. Twice that number would be redacted. The case was brought by a group of Alaska news media organizations, which have been trying since summer to see borough documents concerning Miller’s employment as a part-time borough attorney.

Yet more proof that Lisa Murky is exactly the type of corrupt, sleazy, power-hungry scoundrel  that Americans need to RID congress of. If you are an Alaska voter, PLEASE clean up your state and do whatever you have to do to vote for Joe Miller. I don’t care if you have to hike 50 miles uphill in the snow to get to the polls — VOTE! This sleazeball must be kicked out of congress!

And no matter where you live, you can contribute to and volunteer for the Joe Miller campaign here. (An added bonus for contributing to the Miller campaign, is that Alaska is a small market, and your dollars will go much further than they would in most of the lower 48, so every dollar really does count.)

If by chance you give the maximum donation to Miller’s campaign, other groups you can also contribute to that are working to elect Joe Miller are the Club for Growth and the Senate Conservatives Fund.

(h/t HotAir)



What do Alaskans think about Gov. Palin? by The Elephant's Child

The New York Times has a long article from the Obama campaign in today’s paper on Sarah Palin.  They sent some 30 attorneys with pockets full of cash off to Alaska to dig up dirt.  The Obama campaign must be really, really scared of her.  Surely most Alaskans must have some nasty things to say.

A new poll from American Viewpoint (not commissioned by the McCain campaign) asks about the job approval for Governor Palin.  Overall: 86%.  Among Independents: 86%.  Among Democrats: 75%. 

Overall: McCain/Palin: 57%       Obama/Biden: 33%

Among Independents:  McCain/Palin: 50%     Obama/Biden:  37%

Voters who say Energy is Top Issue:  McCain/Palin: 74%    Obama/Biden:  18%

Polls don’t really mean too much at this point, but perhaps nasty personal attacks on Governor Palin aren’t the best of strategies.



Take that, Howard Dean! by The Elephant's Child
September 10, 2008, 8:17 pm
Filed under: Conservatism, Election 2008, Liberalism, Media Bias, Politics | Tags: , , ,

The Wall Street Journal today took a look at the claim that Sarah Palin’s qualifications to be Vice President are poor because she governs one of the least populated states, with a meager budget of “only” $12 billion and 16,000 full-time state employees.  But it turns out that the Governor’s office in Alaska is one of the nation’s most powerful.

For more than two decades Thad Beyle, a political scientist at the University of North Carolina, has maintained an index of “institutional  powers” in state offices.  He rates governorships on potential length of service, budgetary and appointment authority, veto power and other factors.  Mr. Beyle’s findings for 2008 rate Alaska at 4.1 on a scale of 5.  The national average is 3.5.

Only four other states — Maryland, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia — concentrate as much power in the Governor’s office as Alaska does, and only one state (Massachusetts) concentrates more.  California may be the nation’s most populous state, but its Governor rates as below-average (3.2) in executive authority.  This may account in part for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s poor legislative track record.  The lowest rating goes to Vermont (2.5) where the Governor (remember Howard Dean) is a figurehead compared to Mrs. Palin.

The Alaskan governor has line-item veto power over the budget and can only be overridden by a three-quarters majority in the Legislature.  Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton, elected in 1992, had a state budget of $2 billion which was among the smallest in the country. Sarah Palin not only governs a lot of territory, but is an important executive.

The Obama people keep digging, and we will have to keep debunking.



Democrat Senator, Presidential Candidate, Mike Gravel, Praises Palin by American Elephant
September 10, 2008, 4:22 pm
Filed under: Election 2008, Liberalism, Media Bias, Politics | Tags: , ,

For all their praise of dissent, liberals sure don’t cotton it much. Given their crestfallen and incredulous response, one would think Mike Gravel had just told these two liberal radio hosts that Santa Claus won’t be coming this year. 

“But, but, but… isn’t it true, Senator Gravel, that Sarah Palin is an unqualified, ignorant, corrupt, buck-toothed hayseed?”

So, what does the former Democrat Senator and presidential candidate from Alaska have to say that upsets them so? That Sarah Palin is doing a great job as governor, has more executive experience than Obama, Biden and McCain combined, and that “Troopergate” is much ado about nothing that will come out in her favor anyway.

By my count, the female host tries to cut the interview short 3 times, as soon as she discovers Gravel won’t be telling her listeners what she wants them to hear.

As Allahpundit says, “pure comedic gold”.

(Hat tip: Hot Air)




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