Thursday, May 16, 2013

Want to REALLY insult an Alaska politician? Just compare them to Sarah Palin and see what happens!

Courtesy of Policymic: 

On May 2, ThinkProgress writer Josh Israel wrote a hit piece against Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, who is currently exploring a bid for the United States Senate in 2014. The title? "Meet Mead Treadwell: The Male Sarah Palin." 


I guess it's not technically libel to compare someone to Sarah Palin, but ThinkProgress's intent is clear: to malign Treadwell's character and present him as a fringe conspiracy theorist rather than a serious politician. Let's go through Israel's eight major points and explain why not one of them validates the comparison.

"It is not TECHNICALLY libel to compare someone to Sarah Palin." No but it IS close enough to libel in Alaska that people feel compelled in Alaska to defend their candidate against that comparison.

 This young man, Will Bishop, then goes on to try and disassemble each point made in the article by Think Progress, using at times even minor differences to make space, so that Treadwell, who is currently "exploring" the idea of running against Mark Begich for the Senate in 2014, can avoid the stain of being associated with Palin.

I do not know either Mead Treadwell nor Will Bishop, but I would not be at all surprised to learn that this effort was supported, if not directed, by Treadwell himself in order to avoid that comparison.

And the fact that you will find essentially ALL Alaska politicians taking similar steps if they find themselves similarly slimed with an association with Palin is why I did not even bother to discuss the recent, and clearly unscientific, poll by Harper Polling which suggested that Palin could win the nomination for the Senate and beat out all other Republican candidates.

No, no she could not. And that may be a shock in other parts of the country but it is obvious to everybody living in Alaska.

We do NOT like her! Period!

And much of the reason for that was her incredible pettiness, which Bishop brings up in the close of his article in support of Treadwell.

Around the time of Sarah Palin's resignation as governor in 2009, Rod Boyce, managing editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, wrote a long column detailing his months-long attempt to get then-Gov. Palin in the room with the News-Miner's editorial board. Palin considered the paper an adversary because it had opposed the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act. Boyce noted that either of Palin's predecessors, Frank Murkowski and Tony Knowles, would have come into the board room and argued heatedly with skeptics of their policies, trying to win them over. Palin didn't believe in that. Either you were for her or against her, and she didn't see any point in talking to opponents.

So just imagine how Palin would be treated by the press, and  the Alaskan people she abandoned in 2009, if she were to throw her wig into the ring for ANY political office up here.

Can you say "eviscerated?"


  1. Anonymous12:48 PM

    Not an Alaskan, but it's a no-brainer why she wouldn't go in front of the board. She knows NOTHING except memorized talking points, and even then muddles them at times. It's why she never does open interviews, asks for questions in advance, RAM does her Facebook and any rebuttals deleted and replier banned, etc. Even on Hannity, he would essentially tell her the correct opinion to have before he ever asked her thoughts.

    But BOY you can sure tell when it's her tweeting on @SarahPalinUSA, can't you?!?

  2. I would need much, much, much more popcorn!!!

  3. Anonymous1:02 PM

    Every time I see that scaggy picture of her in the Chik-fil-A tee shirt I gag.

    1. Anonymous1:34 PM

      Could Sarah look any more bored? "Oh why did I have to sit with Chatty Kathy?"

    2. PalinsHoax2:38 PM

      Anonymous1:34 PM
      Could Sarah look any more bored? "
      - - -

      Either that or she's daydreaming of a certain basketball player that she once "entertained" back in the day.

      Once was enough for him but Palin has never forgotten that escapade.

      Is she reliving that moment, with that skanky glazed look about her?

    3. Anonymous3:33 PM

      She looks strung out. What is she on? Is she a meth addict. Her looks have gone downhill really fast.

  4. Anonymous1:17 PM




  5. Leland1:24 PM

    Eviscerated, huh?

    Can I have the ticket concession?

  6. Anonymous1:40 PM

    " it is obvious to everybody living in Alaska. We do NOT like her! Period!"

    Well what makes Alaska so special?

    Do you guys think you market the "We do NOT like her! Period!"

    Leave some room for our hate.

    America can't stand that narcissistic bitch and her family.

    1. Anonymous6:25 PM

      That is so reassuring! I hate in when I travel to the L48 and people ask me about her! I just shake my head and say 'don't get me started.' $creech!!

  7. Anonymous1:42 PM

    So, he's a know-nothing, self-centered windbag?

    1. PalinsHoax2:50 PM

      Don't tell me that Treadwell also too as well stuffs pillows and padding into his clothing !!?!! How many months pregnant is he pretending to be?

      Is he also too as well stuffing and puffing up his chest, in order to get his way at meetings?

  8. Anonymous1:44 PM

    It sure would be swell if some of those anti-Palin Alaskan politicians would reveal everything they know about Sarah and Todd.

  9. Anonymous1:44 PM

    So many Alaskans were taken in by her in Fairbanks just because they were pissed about Gov. Murkowski--even me. She really let everyone down and the bar wasn't even that high! Lisa Murkowski turned out to be the best thing.

    I don't understand palin's wigs or desire to be 13 again.

  10. Anonymous1:44 PM

    She looks like she just got done cleaning toilets in that picture.

  11. Anonymous1:51 PM

    I had a little extra time this morning and watched all of the Palin "best of" videos over at Malia Litman's website, and geez, even as an Alaskan I'd forgotten just how ill-equipped and mentally insufficient this woman truly is. Sometimes, even as an Alaskan, I'll listen to some of her bots and others speak of how "badly she was picked on" and "how overly scrutinized" she was, but really, she just had nothing, there is no "there, there". Dimbulb, got lucky as Mayor and lucky as Gov, but then when her scope became national she was just called out for all her lack of knowledge.

    Suffice it to say, she's a doofus, and all of her bots and supporters can scream to the rooftops the "We Love Sarah because she says it like it is and she's one of us and she speaks TO US" and yes, really, she is one of you, thus she speaks to you, but really, all of you should have tried a bit harder to actually LEARN something rather than simply spouting GOP/TeaParty talking points because it takes more than that to lead a country.

    Sarah is a moron thus those that blindly support her are morons as well. We do not need low IQ folks with no desire or ability to learn ANYTHING to lead this country.

    1. Anonymous6:31 PM

      Well said.

      But your comment '$arah speaks to us'made me chuckle.

      Ol'$creech runs out the back door as fast as her anorexic ass will take her and never talks to the people, only in very controlled settings. So courageous!

  12. Anonymous1:52 PM

    off topic.

    Republicans in Minnesota act like assholes after losing fight over marriage equality.

  13. Anonymous1:54 PM

    Anonymous1:34 PM Could Sarah look any more bored?

    The answer is yes when Toad is doing her 

    1. Anonymous2:00 PM

      Ask Shailey Tripp if she had that same look when the Toad was doing her.

    2. Balzafiar2:18 PM

      I think she probably reads a true romance novel during their sessions. It would be a hell of a lot more erotic.

  14. Anonymous1:55 PM

    I know Mead and he is no Sarah Palin. He is actually the polar opposite.

  15. Anonymous2:13 PM

    I'm not living in and I"m not from Alaska, but I can't believe that,ultimately, Alaskans are much different from all the variations of the citizens of the other 49 states.

    Let me assure you that, even in my very red state, there's a growing intolerance for politicians who just want to grab headlines and don't follow through with real governing.

    The shouting and finger pointing is everywhere, and people are getting tired of the negativity and obstructionism. Sarah Palin proved, when she had real power and authority as Governor, that she wasn't capable of even the barest minimum of intelligence and leadership. She would not be elected in my state, and I don't think she'd ever try.

    She wants to be Tea Bag Barbie, but even that role is so narrow, and the stakes of what we're all living through are so high, that her incessant whining, coupled with her lack of new ideas, simply won't fly in today's world. She's old news and getting older. Six months from now, a year from now, the only press coverage she'll have is if she falls off her platform shoes, or has a complete meltdown. Everyone knows that one or both of these are her destiny.

  16. Anonymous2:28 PM

    With all this IM hate flowing towards Sarah Palin, she can't wait until she speaks to the graduating class that worships her. Sarah is so desperate for any type of affection she probably rubs peanut butter on her face just so some stray dog will show her some love.

    1. Anonymous4:12 PM

      Are you sure it's her face she rubs peanut butter on? I'm guessing the skank does go for the peanut butter.......just a little lower though.

  17. Anonymous2:32 PM

    Treadwell is just one of the Yale and Harvard graduates that don't really know anything, you know, like Obama. (snark off)

    Treadwell has an education and has been involved in Arctic studies and support, however, it's very difficult to reconcile his obvious intelligence and educational credentials when he has found it to be necessary to be a "Yes Man" to Parnell. I guess that Treadwell sold his soul when he became Lite Gov and it will be hard to look at the "real man and his credentials" when weighing it against his undying support of Parnell.

    Sometimes a wise man (or woman) should be mindful of whose political bed they are getting in because he or she will always be judged by the company he or she kept. Just sayin'. (John McCain, can you hear me now....)

    1. Anonymous8:05 PM

      Did you just call John McCain a "wise man?"

    2. Anonymous11:44 AM

      There's actually no love lost between Sean and Mead. I think Sean resents the fact that Mead is smarter than he is. Also, although they ran together in the general election, they ran separately in the primary, so it's the luck of the draw that they end up together. They did not choose to run together.

  18. Anonymous2:32 PM

    You think Sarah looks bad in that picture, give her a couple more year and Sarah won't be able to look at herself in a mirror.

    1. Anonymous2:38 PM

      My money is on Sarah having a stroke in a year or two from all the hate she has against all of you guys.

  19. Anonymous2:36 PM

    I don't like Mead Treadwell, I didn't support him for Lt. Governor and I wouldn't support him for any public office. When I saw him post on Facebook that he was considering forming an exploratory committee for a Senate run against Begich, I refrained from posting, "No thanks," or "think again," but his supporters are just about as nuts defending him and attacking critics as Palin.

  20. Anonymous2:36 PM

    With that look on Sarah's face, anybody that screws her will have to put two bags over her head in case one bag falls off.

    1. Anonymous2:49 PM

      Its worse than that. Where I'm from we consider Sarah Palin a three bagger.

      We would put two bags on her head in case one falls off.

      Then we would put one bag on our head in case her two bags falls off.

    2. Anonymous3:02 PM

      In Wasilla where we know her the best, the only way we would screw Sarah is with somebody else's dick.

    3. Anonymous6:36 PM

      Oh 2:49 -- Your three bagger comment made me spit my drink all over my keyboard. $creech!

  21. Anonymous2:37 PM

    Sarah Palin is nothing more than a horrid embarrassment to Alaskans and the majority of the US! What an idiot, liar and fraud. She hasn't gotten one bit smarter since she ran for VP w/McCain and we know what a disaster she was throughout that episode. She is STILL talking and saying nothing!

    Thank God we have Presidernt Obama leading our country. McCain and Palin and Romney would have been terrible leaders - into wars and more debt!

  22. Anonymous2:59 PM

    Alaska is so over Sarah Palin. We prefer that the Palins and Heaths move out of our state.

    To Alaskans, the Palins and Heaths are as useless as the nipples on Sarah Palin's original breasts.

    1. Anonymous4:01 PM

       As useful as teats on a bull

  23. Anonymous3:12 PM

    If those kids from Republic High School looks up to Sarah Palin then Sarah better leave her daughters at home when she goes to speak to their graduating class.

    As fertile as her daughters are, Sarah better pray those dueling banjo Republic HS kids don't cross bread with Sarah's dueling banjo Wasilla daughters.

    Now we're talking full blown cases of retarded asburger babies.

    1. Anonymous3:53 PM

      Imagine how much money Bristol can make if one of those Republic HS boys impregnates Bristol?

      World's Most Famous Single Struggling Mother Gets Pregnant By 28 Year Old High School Senior After He Gives Her 3 Cans of Mt Dew.

  24. Anonymous3:57 PM

    Sarah Palin has some nice prize winning jowls. Wish my hawg's jowls looked like that. We would win state county fair hands down.

  25. Anonymous4:36 PM

    ok, how about this, being compared to Palin is akin to being told you smell like fish. Nasty old dead fish.

  26. Anonymous11:55 AM

    I know Mead quite well and consider him a friend, even if politically we are quite different. He is nothing like Sarah.


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