Some Alaskans Protest Palin

Posted by Katherine | September 18, 2008 – 4:51 pm

Sarah Palin’s job approval rating in Alaska is a robust 80 percent, and it seems she has also attracted many of her fellow Alaskans to the McCain ticket. She hasn’t persuaded them all, though: Palin skeptics protested last Saturday in Anchorage. Frsbdg was on hand to interview a bunch of the participants (thanks, Sue Salinger):

Mudflats says s/he’s “just a citizen who is paying attention.” Attention in particular to the “muck of Alaskan politics.” S/he has lived in Alaska since 1991, and the size of the anti-Palin protest amazed him/her. (Hat tip again to Sue Salinger.)

I’d been disappointed before by the turnout at other rallies. Basically, in Anchorage, if you can get 25 people to show up at an event, it’s a success. […]

Never, have I seen anything like it in my 17 and a half years living in Anchorage. The organizers had someone walk the rally with a counter, and they clicked off well over 1400 people (not including the 90 counter-demonstrators). […] I was absolutely stunned. The second most amazing thing is how many people honked and gave the thumbs up as they drove by. And even those that didn’t honk looked wide-eyed and awe-struck at the huge crowd that was growing by the minute. This just doesn’t happen here.

You can see Mudflats’s many photos of the protesters here.

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