Way back in December of 2011 I posted the picture below.
Of course at the time Bill was still deeply in the FBI witness protection program and did not want to be identified as one of the people in the picture, nor did he want his then employee or the name of his business revealed either. Which is why they have been fuzzed out.
At the time he and I both thought that it was kind of telling that this woman, the mother of the Governor of Alaska, would feel so comfortable surrounded by assault weapon toting strangers. But clearly she was.
Now what neither Bill nor I knew at the time was that there was another version of this picture already posted on the internet, which you, my tenacious little pain in the asses, found.
So here was a picture that clearly showed the name of Bill's business, Drop Zone, his face, and the face of the employee who had NO idea that Fulton was working for the Feds or that he would some day be tied to militias and terrorists organizations.
Some of you may remember that on that day I ignored repeated requests to confirm that it WAS Fulton, or to elaborate on where I got the photo, because at the time I really couldn't say anything.
I contacted Bill and told him what had happened, and surprisingly he thought it was funny, and laughed it off.
I asked him if he knew that the picture was already posted and he said no, in fact he only had a vague recollection of some woman handing it to him and telling him he might like to have a copy of it.
This was fairly early in our interactions and the only thing that Fulton cared about was that I had kept my promise to keep his name out of it and protect his anonymity, which I had.
So now that there are no more secrets to keep let's be clear about what this picture shows.
Sally Heath is actually NOT standing with two militia members or terrorists. She is standing with two guys running a booth at a Tea Party event in Wasilla. So let's put that to rest right now.
However now the question remains, who did she THINK she was posing with, and WHY she would have felt it appropriate to pose with them? This was NOT a picture that Bill asked to be taken, this is a picture that Sally Heath WANTED to pose for.
So though in reality there may have been nothing terribly scandalous about the picture, there are in fact some rather interesting things to take away from its existence.
Don't you agree?