This message letter below came to me today from my 20 year
friend Chazz Sifers who has good friends up in Alaska.
-Melyssa for HFFT
Sarah Palin is the US's answer to Margaret
Thatcher! Anyone who thinks she cannot handle the job or
deal briskly and efficiently with ANY issue,
including foreign governments ... well, they haven't met our
As an Alaskan resident as well as a resident of Wasilla,
AK, where Sarah Palin was at one time Mayor ... I can speak
with confidence. Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska is exactly
what she portrayed during her introduction this morning and
exactly what our US Government needs.
She is ethical to a fault (if there is such a thing), a refreshing change
to thestatus-quo and as smart and determined a PERSON (gender
really isn't an issue here as far as I'm concerned) as anyone could ask for at the
head of government.
Sarah is no naïve "small town mayor" - she just *started out* there.
Btw, as Mayor of Wasilla, she brought this "small town" through a lot of
GOOD changes and left it at the end of her term having grown to the
4thlargest CITY in Alaska - a lot of growth and a stronger
economic base than ever before.
She has EXECTUTIVE experience *running a government*
(something NONE of the other candidates can actually boast,
even John McCain
) as Governor of Alaska and got
there by defeating the *incumbent* Republican Governor, who
was definitely part of the "old school" and who
WAS very much in the pocket of the big oil companies. We in
Alaska wanted change - and we got it in the person of Sarah
Sarah Palin is everything she looks to be and more. Her
approval rating as Governor of Alaska has been as high as
95% and is currently leveled out consistently in the upper
80 percentile throughout the state (and in both
parties) -the HIGHEST approval rating of ANY sitting Governor.
Sarah has been turning around corruption in the Legislature
of Alaska - turning things on their ear for that matter;
cutting spending in spite of the increased income the state
is currently receiving due to the high oil prices - she has
insisted on putting a huge amount of
the"windfall" into savings for the future rather than
spending, spending, spending - and has insisted from the
get-go on what she refers to as "honest, ethical and
transparent governing" - no more closed door meetings and
dealings - the big oil companies thought she would be a
pushover and have learned better to their chagrin.
She understands the "real people" and
the economic issues we all face (Alaskans along with the rest of
the country) - she was one of "us" not long ago.
Rather than passing useless "laws" or throwing
money at pet projects, she (most recently) temporarily
suspended the state gas tax (on gasoline at the pumps, fuel
oil and natural gas for homes, etc.) and has ordered checks
issued to ALL residents of Alaska this fall in an attempt
toassist with the burden of high fuel costs for the upcoming
winter. I could go on and on, but that's enough for now
She isn't doing these things to be popular - she is doing it because her
constituents are HURTING financially and she can help.
She became Governor of Alaska by defeating the Incumbent
Republican Governor and doing it *without* the money or the
support of the Republican Party, which was amazing in itself- and she won by a landslide. The "powers that be"
at that time totally underestimated Sarah and learned better
the hard way. She has done exactly what she claimed she was
going to do and is just as popular today as the day she was
elected - perhaps more so since even
the Democrats up hereseem to like her - she works well with both sides in
the Legislature here.
Sarah "belongs" to us (Alaskans) ... and although
we are going to be terribly sorry to see her leave before
she finishes the job she started here
(two years ago)straightening out OUR State
understandshe is needed for a bigger purpose and hopefully her
Lt.Governor will be able to fill her shoes here and continue
As for worrying about what would happen if McCain were to
die or step down or whatever ... Up here in AK
we've only been wondering how long we
would be able toKEEP Sarah in Alaska and have seen her as our first
womanPresident of the USA from the start. It's always been a
matter of whether she would wait until the end of her TWO
terms as Governor (no doubt at ALL that she would be
re-elected if she ran for a second term at the end
of hercurrent term) ... or end up in Washington sooner. She could
do the job TODAY.
Personally, I feel a lot better about McCain now that I
know he has someone as savvy, as strong, as ethical and as
steady as Sarah at his back. She will be an excellent Vice
President ... and my guess is will be our US Republican
Presidential candidate in four years - AND by then the
country will KNOW here - will love and respect her as we do
here - and she'll win by as much of a landslide as she
did here in Alaska.
I only wonder if McCain has a clue what
he is unleashing on the US of A
. She is going
to be a fresh wind, but also a strong wind.
Is that enough of an endorsement?
If not, I'll add this: I have for many years felt the best
"vote" was to vote for the lesser of two
"evils" and hope they didn't do too much
damage. Two years ago during our State Governor's race
was the first time EVER that we actually asked for not just
a little sign to put in our yard showing our support of our
candidate (something we've never felt the
desire to do at all before) - we asked for a full 4' x 8'
"SARAH PALIN FOR GOVERNOR!" sign and were proud to
have it. She hasn't let us or Alaska down. She will do the same for the USA if given the opportunity.
Feel free to pass this on to anyone who may be interested
(and spam those who aren't!).
-Deb Frost in Alaska