BIG-CITY STYLE political demonstrations have arrived in Alaska. This morning’s Anchorage Daily News, which we’ve previously noticed isn’t pro-Palin, informs us Anti-Palin activists stage their own rally. Excerpts:
The Saturday protest in front of the Loussac Library appeared bigger than any Anchorage has seen in recent memory. The crowd looked to be in the high hundreds at least, and organizers said they counted 1,500. It included roughly 100 counter protesters supporting Palin.
Whoa! This is big stuff indeed. Continuing:
Protesters had a wide range of beefs with the governor. They included backers of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, abortion rights proponents, advocates for wolves and polar bears, opponents of the Iraq war, and people who said Palin is not ready to be a heartbeat from the presidency.
Sounds like the news department at one of the big TV networks. Moving along:
Palin said in a 2006 debate during the governor’s race that she thinks creationism should be taught alongside evolution in public schools, but she has not pressed that agenda in the governor’s office.
Aha! With that, this article fits into the subject matter of our humble blog. More to the point, see our Open Letter to Sarah Palin.
Continuing with the action in Anchorage:
The protest, which went on for over three hours, appeared peaceful despite the opposing camps. Police were at the scene but were taking a hands-off approach.
Many chanted “O-bam-ah,” while, on the other side of the street, the chant was “Sar-ah!” Drums pounded and drivers honked solidarity with one camp or the other.
Some of the anti-Palin protesters said she brought nastiness into the presidential campaign with jabs against Obama, including making fun of his past as a community organizer in Chicago.
It looks like a few “community organizer” types have found their way to Alaska. That state may never be the same.
[Our related articles are here: Sarah Palin & Creationism.]
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