So, the situation [in Alaska] now is that we have five Republicans who are filing suit against members of their own party to stall this investigation. Methinks they have gotten a hint of what it might be like to be “in” with someone who could end up with real power, and they like it. Remember these names - Representatives Wes Keller, Mike Kelly, and Bob Lynn, and Senators Fred Dyson and Tom Wagoner. These Republicans (also known as ‘future ambassadors to obscure nations’ or God forbid something more important) have shown their cards, and made their stand ....I'd like to think that the raw power-move intent of this Sidetrack 5 will be evident. However, I suspect that if a stench of the body starts rising out of the trunk, the McCain campaign will spin and restitch this into another noble cause of Republicans opposing Republicans because of some higher ground that Sarah Palin embodies.
Back to Mudflats, who also shows how John McCain is starting to target the enemies of Sarah Palin:
But perhaps the most disturbing thing to Alaskans on a local level are the new tactics coming from the McCain campaign which are directed squarely at Walt Monegan, former Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety. Yesterday, McCain-Palin spokeswoman Meg Stapleton eviscerated him, saying he had a “rogue mentality” and accusing him of “insubordination,” “obstructionist conduct” and a “brazen refusal” to follow proper channels for requesting money.” Sounds like some good sound bites for those who have no idea what’s really going on.Yeah, but John McCain will move on anybody who stands in the way of what he believes he is entitled to: the White House. He's already sacrificed all of his "Maverick" principles to vote with George Bush 90% of the time. He's sold out his independence to social and evangelical conservatives, embracing Jerry Falwell and putting Sarah Palin on his ticket. He won't stop compromising his integrity until he wins the election.
Walt Monegan was, in a word, beloved. He was beloved by the troopers he lead, the people he served, and basically anyone who had the privilege of working with him. He cared about people, the important issues, and he was the real deal. There are many Alaskans today thinking, “Who do these people think they are to come here, and tear down the likes of Walt Monegan?” You have to remember, the rest of the country is “outside”. We are “inside”. That feeling defines Alaskans. We don’t like the government coming in here and telling us how to run things, dammit. And we don’t like outsiders ripping apart respected public servants in our town.