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    Palin Endorses Independent-Democratic Ticket for Alaska Governor Against GOP Successo

    October 23, 2014 Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin spent the early part of the 2014 midterms traveling the country endorsing conservative candidates in Republican primary races, hoping to leave her mark on the future of the GOP.
    But on Wednesday, Palin rebuked her Republican successor in her home state, endorsing independent gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker, who is running on a "unity ticket" with Democratic running mate Byron Mallott, instead. Palin's endorsement goes against her former lieutenant governor, Gov. Sean Parnell, who assumed office in 2009 when Palin abruptly resigned and is embroiled in a highly contested race for reelection to a second full term.
    Palin going against the GOP, supporting an independent with a Democratic running mate? Who would have thunk it? It all boils down to her successor as governor dismantling a tax on oil companies that she had put in place when she rolled out Alaska's Clear and Equitable Share Program.....Wait? Palin came up with a tax on oil companies while governor of Alaska? Once again, who would have thunk it. But it seems to have been a good program she initiated, because since Parnell dismantled it, Alaska's revenue is taking a huge hit.

    Palin supporting a Democrat and supporting a tax on oil? I guess she is a maverick after all. LOL.

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    Re: Palin Endorses Independent-Democratic Ticket for Alaska Governor Against GOP Succ

    Ew, the democrat being endorsed by Palin is probably contemplating suicide now.

    Being endorsed by Palin is about as nasty as being endorsed by McCain. No one wants or needs a hug from a turd.
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    Re: Palin Endorses Independent-Democratic Ticket for Alaska Governor Against GOP Succ

    Maybe that's her big plan to help the GOP. Endorse this guy and then the GOP wins lol

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    Re: Palin Endorses Independent-Democratic Ticket for Alaska Governor Against GOP Succ

    I can't believe she is still considered a legitimate voice in Alaskan politics, having resigned as governor.

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    Re: Palin Endorses Independent-Democratic Ticket for Alaska Governor Against GOP Succ

    Quote Originally Posted by WillyPete View Post
    I can't believe she is still considered a legitimate voice in Alaskan politics, having resigned as governor.
    Wouldn't the former governor of a state be one of the best individuals to speak on politics in their state as opposed to some "analyst" that's never held office a day in their life?
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    Re: Palin Endorses Independent-Democratic Ticket for Alaska Governor Against GOP Succ

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Palin going against the GOP, supporting an independent with a Democratic running mate? Who would have thunk it? It all boils down to her successor as governor dismantling a tax on oil companies that she had put in place when she rolled out Alaska's Clear and Equitable Share Program.....Wait? Palin came up with a tax on oil companies while governor of Alaska? Once again, who would have thunk it. But it seems to have been a good program she initiated, because since Parnell dismantled it, Alaska's revenue is taking a huge hit.

    Palin supporting a Democrat and supporting a tax on oil? I guess she is a maverick after all. LOL.

    Article is here.
    If the polls are right, Walker seems headed to victory:

    RealClearPolitics - Election 2014 - Alaska Governor - Parnell vs. Walker

    And you are right, I would never have thunk that Palin would ever endorse someone besides an Tea Party Republican or put a tax on oil. I always looked on Palin as a Lucy as in I love Lucy. Not quite all there.

    Now the idea of a unity ticket is interesting. I like it. I wonder if it could be employed for president, I know Lincoln did it in 1864 choosing Andrew Johnson a Democrat as his running mate.
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    Re: Palin Endorses Independent-Democratic Ticket for Alaska Governor Against GOP Succ

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    Wouldn't the former governor of a state be one of the best individuals to speak on politics in their state as opposed to some "analyst" that's never held office a day in their life?
    Normally yes, but Palin walked away from her oath of office. Why should her word be worth anything to the Alaskan public?

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    Re: Palin Endorses Independent-Democratic Ticket for Alaska Governor Against GOP Succ

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    If the polls are right, Walker seems headed to victory:

    RealClearPolitics - Election 2014 - Alaska Governor - Parnell vs. Walker

    And you are right, I would never have thunk that Palin would ever endorse someone besides an Tea Party Republican or put a tax on oil. I always looked on Palin as a Lucy as in I love Lucy. Not quite all there.

    Now the idea of a unity ticket is interesting. I like it. I wonder if it could be employed for president, I know Lincoln did it in 1864 choosing Andrew Johnson a Democrat as his running mate.
    Andrew Johnson ended up being impeached, and escaped removal from office by only one vote.
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    Re: Palin Endorses Independent-Democratic Ticket for Alaska Governor Against GOP Succ

    I'm not Sarah Palin's fan by any stretch of the word, but she made a good choice here. Credit is due where credit is due. Good on her!

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    Re: Palin Endorses Independent-Democratic Ticket for Alaska Governor Against GOP Succ

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Andrew Johnson ended up being impeached, and escaped removal from office by only one vote.
    Only because he attempted to continue with Lincoln's policies towards the south. But most of the Republican Party at the time was hardcore re-constructionists and didn't believe in leniency. He really didn't work out that good.
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