September 2, 2022
Our largest State, land-wise, is essentially red, and when, in 2008, Sen. John McCain ran against Barack Obama, he was forced to accept Sarah Palin as his running mate.
Sarah had no interest in being prepared by McCain’s team for anything during the campaign, but she did enjoy all the attention.
If McCain had picked a more sensible woman he would have had a much better chance against the rock star from Illinois.
Sarah couldn’t keep it straight as to whether Barack was born in Indonesia or Kenya, but she knew for sure that he was not born in the Unites States, because Donald Trump, even at that early date, must have figured out that the best way to stoke fear and dissension among his angry base was to go after people of color. That’s what he did after he got off the escalator in June 2015 in his Tower, with Melania in an uncheap white dress ahead of him.
After Obama won, McCain gave a gracious concession speech in Phoenix, with Sarah on stage, but she was not allowed to speak, right after McCain said she was a rising star in the GOP.
At the time, Palin was the governor of Alaska, only she resigned and moved to Arizona for the weather, but she did attract hundreds of thousands of latter day Know Nothings.
In 2016, Trump flew her to a campaign event, where she endorsed him.
Just this past week, on Tuesday, Sarah tried to make a comeback, hoping to help Kevin McCarthy become Speaker, only she failed to realize that the voters of Alaska were sick and tired of her. She came in third in the special election to fill the seat of Republican Congressman Don Young, Alaska’s only Member of the House of Representatives, because Young died earlier this year. See https://www.politico.com/news/2022/09/02/sarah-palin-loss-gop-alaska-00054633.
Because the election on Tuesday was held only to fill the empty seat of Don Young, Sarah gets another chance in November under Alaska’s new ranked choice voting system, but all bets are that Sarah will be sent back to Arizona.
The total number of votes cast was 188,610, of which 58,328 went to Palin, with Democrat Mary Peltola, a Yupik from Bethel, winning with 74,807 votes.
Associate solitary reporter Keith Coleman talked with Palin moments ago. She told him that she is extremely bitter at the Alaskans who dumped her, so she plans to sue them for discrimination.
Just to remind us of the difference in population between Alaska and Colorado (specifically, Denver, now a big city, for comparison), in the 2020 election, 437,576 votes were cast in Denver in the First Congressional District, and Democrat Diana DeGette, the Dean of the Colorado Congressional delegation, was victorious, as usual, which is exactly as it should be.