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Alaskans Speak (In A Frightened Whisper): Palin Is “Racist, Sexist, Vindictive, And Mean”

September 5, 2008

sarah_palin_2.jpgby Charley James –

“So Sambo beat the bitch!”

This is how Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin described Barack Obama’s win over Hillary Clinton to political colleagues in a restaurant a few days after Obama locked up the Democratic Party presidential nomination.

According to Lucille, the waitress serving her table at the time and who asked that her last name not be used, Gov. Palin was eating lunch with five or six people when the subject of the Democrat’s primary battle came up. The governor, seemingly not caring that people at nearby tables would likely hear her, uttered the slur and then laughed loudly as her meal mates joined in appreciatively.

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chiska
Sep. 12th, 2008 05:34 am (UTC)
Honestly, I am just so fucking mad that I can't articulate a decent reply.

How dare she.

Elizabeth Peratrovich - a Tlinget woman, stood up in the Alaska Territorial Legislature in 1945 and spoke and because of her, the territory passed an Anti-Discrimination bill.

From: "A recollection of Civil Rights Leaders: Elizabeth Peratrovich" http://www.alaskool.org/projects/native_gov/recollections/peratrovich/Elizabeth_1.htm

"I would not have expected," Elizabeth said in a quiet steady voice, "that I, who am barely out of savagery, would have to remind gentlemen with five thousand years of recorded civilization behind them of our Bill or Rights. When my husband and I came to Juneau and sought a home in a nice neighborhood where our children could play happily with our neighbors' children, we found such a house and had arranged to lease it. When the owners learned that we were Indians, they said 'no.' Would we be compelled to live in the slums?" Her intelligence was obvious, her composure faultless. After giving a potent, neatly worded picture of discrimination against the Indians and other Native people, Mrs. Peratrovich said, "There are three kinds of persons who practice discrimination. First, the politician who wants to maintain an inferior minority group so that he can always promise them something. Second, the Mr. and Mrs. Jones who aren't quite sure of their social position and who are nice to you on one occasion and can't see you on others, depending on who they are with. Third, the great superman who believes in the superiority of the white race." Discrimination suffered by herself and her friends, President Peratrovich told the assembled body, "has forced the finest of our race to associate with white trash." There was an awesome silence in the packed hall, you could hear a pin drop.

Maybe she should recall her state history. Afterall, February 16 is Elizabeth Peratrovich Day - and it is a state holiday.
pjvj
Sep. 12th, 2008 01:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your reply, Chiska.

I fear when things like this come out that it will have the opposite effect than intended. I worry that these statements will swell the racists to the polls in support of her. I pray there are far fewer of those than people outraged by her words.

I worry for the the people of Alaska who have spoken out. As a loser she goes back to governing there - ripe with indignation, and judging by her past, ready to mete out punishment to the ones hung out her dirty laundry.

Scary stuff.
chiska
Sep. 12th, 2008 02:31 pm (UTC)
She is a vindictive person. I grew up in state government - my father was a high - mucketey muck in Corrections and my mother was a ranking accountant. I have bounced on the knees of governors and my first job was with the State. I can see people losing their jobs. I can see her accessing data she shouldn't in order to mete out punishments. I don't trust her, she scares me, and I am also fearful that she is bringing out the very worst of people. I am saddened that my beloved home state has sunk so low. I pray that people will pull their heads out of the tundra and fight to get back Alaska.

I noted that "they" push that her husband is Yupik. Well, his mother is 1/4 Yupik and his dad is White. That is just enough blood quantum I guess to cash in on the tribal benefits (Alaska has Native Corporations rather than reservations and most pay cash dividend.)

pjvj
Sep. 12th, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC)
:-(

Perhaps this will be Alaska's wake up call to get rid of people like her. If the state didn't feel so disconnected from the lower 48 people like her might disappear from the political scene, I think. Maybe - just maybe - some good can come of this odd pick for VP and your home state will feel more connected because of it and know that many of us see what she is and are outraged by her treatment by those she was elected to serve.
silly_lilly
Sep. 12th, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
that's very beautiful
labrys6
Sep. 12th, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
Well, of course she IS---she is Ann Coulter in brunette without the adam's apple effect.
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