I have been invited to a rally downtown tomorrow for the President but I think work is going to make that impossible. (I know that most people think this is my job, but yeah not so much.)
As Anchorage prepares for the Commander-in-Chief there have been a few bumps, such as the fact that APD accidentally towed away a Secret Service vehicle.
But don't worry they put it back.
Apparently while up here the President will participate in one of our favorite Alaskan pastimes, appearing in a reality show:
Obama will appear on a special episode of the NBC outdoor adventure show Running Wild with Bear Grylls, the network announced Monday in a news release. The president and the host will be trekking through the Alaskan wilderness. The episode, to be taped, will air on NBC later this year. It will highlight the effects of climate change in that area.
You know I bet that episode gets MUCH higher ratings than another short lived reality show featuring a politician that I can think of.
As previously reported the President will be here all the way through Wednesday of this week, and I am sure that he will be greeted warmly by most of my fellow Alaskans.
To be honest so long as he avoids the Mat-Su Valley and Fairbanks he will probably see mostly friendly faces.
Speaking of friendly faces, the President might also want to avoid going to Ohio anytime soon as they are in a real snit over his decision to officially rename our largest mountain by the name we have been calling it all along.
Apparently by doing that he has insulted Ohioans, disappointed Republicans, angered conservatives, and pissed in John Kasich's cornflakes.
Yeah Kasich kind of lost me there, but all I know is that it is none of his, the Republicans, or the people of Ohio's business what we call OUR mountain.As POTUS once again oversteps his bounds, Ohio knows every carnation is a monument to our own William McKinley. -John pic.twitter.com/GvQfqnIKOh— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) August 31, 2015
If they want to honor William McKinley so badly why don't they name one of THEIR mountains after him?
Oh that's right, they don't have any.
Update: Well Donald Trump just lost the Alaskan vote.
President Obama wants to change the name of Mt. McKinley to Denali after more than 100 years. Great insult to Ohio. I will change back!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2015