Alaska is a microcosm of America

by twit

Every state is “like a microcosm of America.”

That’s the point of being the United States…

And then there are these recent Alaska poll numbers reported by McClatchy on September 30, 2008:

Above 80 percent approval for parts of her term — she was at 82 percent in a key local poll twice this year — Palin’s popularity has swooned [to a 68 percent approval rating] as new information about the local abuse-of-power investigation known as troopergate has trickled out, and as national and local media pick over her track record as a governor and small-town mayor.

and just look at that microcosm:

Inside those numbers was a dramatic drop in support from Democrats and independents, although support from Republicans remained strong at 93 percent. Among Democrats, her approval rating dropped from 60 percent to 36 percent, a 24-point drop. Among independents, it fell from 82 percent to 64 percent, an 18-point drop.

Via FoxNews on September 30, 2008, a transcript of the clip of a part of Katie Couric’s interview of Sarah Palin:

Couric: And when it comes to establishing your world view, I was curious, what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this to stay informed and to understand the world?

Palin: I’ve read most of them, again with a great appreciation for the press, for the media.

Couric: What, specifically?

Palin: Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me all these years.

Couric: Can you name a few?

Palin: I have a vast variety of sources where we get our news, too. Alaska isn’t a foreign country, where it’s kind of suggested, “wow, how could you keep in touch with what the rest of Washington, D.C., may be thinking when you live up there in Alaska?” Believe me, Alaska is like a microcosm of America.

I believe you Sarah!

update: Via McClatchy on October 1, 2008:

A poll released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center reported, “opinions about Sarah Palin have become increasingly negative.”

The Sept. 27-29 survey found that 51 percent of the public thinks she’s not qualified to be president, and 37 percent think she is qualified. Just after the GOP convention last month, some 52 percent thought she was ready.

4 Responses to Alaska is a microcosm of America

  1. graceMark says:

    News today of a 7-point surge in polls favoring Obama adds credence to the argument that McCain’s Palin-power campaign is a sinking ship. And, finally, I’m convinced that is the way that it should be. Can anyone honestly imagine Palin as our nations face in high-level international talks? However, I seem to remember similarly suggestive poles indicating that Kerry would beat Bush prior to the last election, too.

  2. Jack Thompson says:

    people a few years back were crying for a woman in the white house, but then the woman was crying during the campaign and everyone blew her off, they say she has no experience, but she has been a Governor of a state… wait a minute, so was Clinton….so maybe they are afraid she will be having sex with an intern too…
    ok so enough people bashing and name calling, you don’t hear the democrats laughing about Obama being their nigger, like Rev Jackson did…at least not in front of an open microphone… more people have died in the neighborhood where Obama was a community organizer than have died in Iraq, but hey.. it’s Chicago for goodness sake, the home of Al Capone where the moto is vote early, and vote often…and after all, whats a little graft among friends/ just ask mr obama how he manages to get all that help from the crook to buy the lovely house he lives in…but the liberal media doesn’t want to publish information like that do they///????

  3. Jack Thompson,

    That is one of the best impressions of Governor Palin I’ve ever seen. The random assortment of talking points and inflammatory phrases is nearly perfect.


  4. lestro says:

    Jack –

    Twit’s right, that’s an impressive display of random bullshit and racist attack.

    let’s review a few things though, shall we?
    Yes, Bill Clinton was the governor of a small state before becoming president. But there are a few differences. For one, the population of Arkansas is almost FIVE TIMES that of Alaska (in fact, more people live in the Little Rock metropolitan area than in the whole of Alaska). Not to mention that Clinton was governor for 12 YEARS (as opposed to Palin’s 20 months).
    Also, Bill Clinton is a Rhodes Scholar with a BA in International Studies from Georgetown as well as a law degree from Yale.
    Sarah Palin does not.

    Also, Obama may be from Chicago, but your numbers are WAAAAAAAY off. In 2007 in the City of Chicago, there were 442 homicides. I am not sure about the neighborhood where Obama worked, but city-wide the number was 442 homicides.
    Meanwhile, in Iraq, 904 US Soldiers were killed. That’s more than twice as many. Also, literally thousands of Iraqi civilians were killed in 2007.
    And according to my calculations, that’s more deaths in Iraq than in Chicago, let alone Obama’s neighborhood.

    but then again, the facts don’t really matter to you, do they?

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