Sunday, September 14, 2008

Women of Alaska Reject Palin - Amazing Rally

Inspiring news out of Anchorage: was time to head to the Alaska Women Reject Palin rally. It was to be held outside on the lawn in front of the Loussac Library in midtown Anchorage. Home made signs were encouraged, and the idea was to make a statement that Sarah Palin does not speak for all Alaska women, or men. I had no idea what to expect. The rally was organized by a small group of women, talking over coffee. It made me wonder what other things have started with small groups of women talking over coffee. It’s probably an impressive list.

...writes the blogger at Mudflats. I encourage you to read the rest of the story - a rabidly conservative radio host calls the organizers "a bunch of socialist baby-killing maggots" and publishes their home phone numbers but he also publicizes the time and place of the rally. You can imagine the results. Protesters do turn up, but the Alaska Women Reject Palin supporters turn up in breathtakingly record numbers - for the largest political rally in the state's history.


  1. thanks for posting this. while standing on our stoop during the power outage, our neighbor's niece (probably mid-30s) came up and asked us if we heard about this exact story. she then proceeded to excorciate the MSM for ignoring it. she's always been a hello/good-bye person and THIS VERY TOPIC launched a lengthy conversation. she was very pleased when I told her I had read about it on a local blog.