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AP: Alaska's minorities feel ignored by Palin (here it comes)
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Posted on 10/18/2008 3:50:54 PM PDT by Chet 99

05:27 PM CDT on Saturday, October 18, 2008

Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- As governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin has had an at-times testy relationship with black leaders in her state.

They say they've been ignored in their eforts to get more minorities hired in her administration.

Now, as the presidential election nears, Alaska's black leaders say they're not surprised to see the Republican vice-presidential nominee at the center of the controversy over injecting the race issue into the campaign. Palin has repeatedly insisted that Barack Obama's former preacher, the inflammatory Rev. Jeremiah Wright, is a legitimate issue even though John McCain himself has said it's out of bounds.

Many of Palin's black constituents say they're disgusted with the campaign's racial overtones.

(Excerpt) Read more at wfaa.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: desperate; ossociatedpress; palin; palinrecord; racebaiting; racheldoro; yawn
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1 posted on 10/18/2008 3:50:54 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

I never thought that there were more than a handful of blacks in Alaska, but I was told that black Americans comprise 10% of the population of Fairbanks.


2 posted on 10/18/2008 3:52:29 PM PDT by Clemenza (PRIVATIZE FANNIE AND FREDDIE! NO MORE BAILOUTS!)
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To: Chet 99

How many black people can there be in Alaska?

This is just so much BS. When they have nothing left, they pull the ol’ race card. You’d think people would wise up to this vicious method. Not yet, it looks like!


3 posted on 10/18/2008 3:53:59 PM PDT by AuntB ( "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Chet 99; LS; kesg

I am sure they will vote in Ohio.


4 posted on 10/18/2008 3:54:19 PM PDT by Perdogg (Raila Amollo Odinga - community organizer)
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To: Chet 99

Keep the narrative alive!!!


5 posted on 10/18/2008 3:54:30 PM PDT by bahblahbah (http://explorations.chasrmartin.com/2008/09/06/palin-rumors/)
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To: Chet 99

There goes the black vote, I bet over 90% of them will vote for Obama now.


6 posted on 10/18/2008 3:55:01 PM PDT by robtrml
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To: Chet 99

All my life, I’ve felt “ignored” by Alaska’s minorities. You don’t hear me whining about it. These freeloaders need to get a job AND A LIFE!


7 posted on 10/18/2008 3:56:08 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a pretty stupid question.)
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To: Chet 99

We be aggrieved....


8 posted on 10/18/2008 3:58:08 PM PDT by freebilly
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To: Chet 99

Palin married an Eskimo, for goodness sake.

Palin has the highest approval rating of all 50 USA Governors at 80%, including a 75% approval rating from Alaskan democrats.

Absolutely pathetic lies from the Ass. Press propaganda machine.


9 posted on 10/18/2008 4:00:31 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: Chet 99
AP go figure...... fair & balanced is not in their vocabulary.
10 posted on 10/18/2008 4:01:31 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (C'mon John! Fight back!)
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To: Chet 99

Well then, this explains why Sarah only has an 85 percent approval rate.


11 posted on 10/18/2008 4:01:56 PM PDT by pallis
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To: FormerACLUmember

A hot Eskimo...........:0)


12 posted on 10/18/2008 4:02:08 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (C'mon John! Fight back!)
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To: Chet 99
They are living a dream. Oh how I wish government would ignore us more. Get the socialist cockroaches out of my wallet.
13 posted on 10/18/2008 4:02:33 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Chet 99

Just who are these endlessly kvetching “minorities”? No mention of Gov. Palin’s husband, who is a Native American. Instead, we hear of constant carping by some aggrieved minister that the state doesn’t do enough for him; why doesn’t he do for himself and his community like the rest of us do? The real “minority” in Alaska is from those NOT in the 87 percent of Alaskans who approve of Governor Palin’s performance — won’t see THAT in the AP article, will we?


14 posted on 10/18/2008 4:03:05 PM PDT by laconic
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To: Chet 99

The Race card. Wow, is it just me that sees Civil war coming? Have the Racist democrats started a war?


15 posted on 10/18/2008 4:03:07 PM PDT by realcleanguy ("I have not yet begun to fight")
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Yup..is a good looking guy.
Seriously, though, I am so sick of this crap.


16 posted on 10/18/2008 4:03:58 PM PDT by kimchi lover (Joe the Plumber is my Homeboy!)
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To: AuntB
It's not the color of his skin. It's the color of his politics. This is who he reminds me of





Like I said, color of politics, not skin.

17 posted on 10/18/2008 4:04:14 PM PDT by Issaquahking (Maverick Barracuda voter! Drill baby drill!!)
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To: Chet 99
Many of Palin's black constituents say they're disgusted with the campaign's racial overtones.

How many? There are less than 25,000 blacks living in Alaska. That is less than 13 out of 20,000 black persons living in this country.
18 posted on 10/18/2008 4:06:06 PM PDT by Brown Deer
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To: Chet 99
Blacks really need to get the chips off their shoulders.

They really need to stop thinking that they should have a personal experience with an elected official who is hopefully doing the job that the citizens hired them to do.

I've never had a personal experience with any elected official. I merely hope s/he would do the job I help to hire him/her to do... sheesh !!

Get off the cross... Somebody needs the wood, people !!!

19 posted on 10/18/2008 4:06:25 PM PDT by xtinct (Suicide Hotline... !! "Obama here" --> Please Hold...)
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To: AuntB

While we are busy being racist, don’t forget, Osamabama’s buddy is a WHITE GUY named Bill Ayers. So no, Obami doesn’t let race get in the road, anytime he can do hang time with a terrorist, he’ll be there.


20 posted on 10/18/2008 4:07:43 PM PDT by Issaquahking (Maverick Barracuda voter! Drill baby drill!!)
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To: Chet 99

What gives, P. Diddy told us there are no black people in Alaska


21 posted on 10/18/2008 4:08:29 PM PDT by Popman (Dont worry Barney Frank has your ass-ets covered!!!)
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To: realcleanguy

Things are just going to get uglier. A very bitter, vengeful mulatto is about to enter the White House, with a wife who has been a black separatist race hustler all of her adult Life. If you have ever objected to any form of welfare whatsoever, get ready for government’s guns to be turned on you full force.


22 posted on 10/18/2008 4:08:54 PM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: Chet 99
Patterson says Palin is "really inciting a lot of African-Americans to get out and vote."

They were planning on staying home?
23 posted on 10/18/2008 4:09:00 PM PDT by MDformerDem
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To: Chet 99
NO ONE OWES ANYONE A JOB because of their race, religion or sex! If you have the better skills and do not get the job then they have a legitimate complaint.
24 posted on 10/18/2008 4:09:17 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: Chet 99

In Alaska African-Americans are the minority of minorities. The Native Americans who are there are the ones that deserve any benefits of minority status. When one is the minority, one should not have the voice of the majority. (except of course, if one is ACORN, and cheats like h3ll.)


25 posted on 10/18/2008 4:11:14 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Chet 99
they've been ignored in their efforts to get more minorities hired in her administration.

The best way to get people hired is to get people educated. That means putting away the books on socialism, activism, and the radical agenda. And picking up books on history, math, and science.

26 posted on 10/18/2008 4:12:11 PM PDT by PressurePoint
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To: Popman

You could expand on that......


27 posted on 10/18/2008 4:12:16 PM PDT by eyedigress ( My first 4 wheeler was on the rocks in Fairbanks)
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To: eyedigress
I apologize in advance for insulting your intelligence by linking this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ow8_pCPfhDk&eurl=http://www.hotgossip.com/p-diddy-does-not-think-there-are-black-people-in-alaska-video/3271/

28 posted on 10/18/2008 4:15:23 PM PDT by Popman (Dont worry Barney Frank has your ass-ets covered!!!)
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To: Chet 99

Troll alert


29 posted on 10/18/2008 4:15:25 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Chet 99

The issue as to Jeremiah Wright = “God Damn America” - not race.


30 posted on 10/18/2008 4:16:16 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: FormerACLUmember
"...the highest approval rating of all 50 USA Governors ..."

What about the other 7?

31 posted on 10/18/2008 4:16:16 PM PDT by skimbell (Life, Liberty and the pursuit of all who threaten either.)
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To: hampdenkid

For me, his race has nothing to do with it. His policies are contrary to our constitution. Therefore he has become an “Enemy from within”. I swore an oath to defend this country from enemies from outside and enemies from within. I must uphold that oath


32 posted on 10/18/2008 4:16:53 PM PDT by realcleanguy ("I have not yet begun to fight")
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To: Chet 99

The next AP story?

Black, midget, homosexuals feel Palin is racist. Oh the horrors!


33 posted on 10/18/2008 4:19:25 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Chet 99

Is that why she enjoys an 85% approval rating?


34 posted on 10/18/2008 4:20:03 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Chet 99
AP: Alaska's minorities feel ignored by Palin (here it comes)

Every day I'm ignored by the government I consider to be a good day.

35 posted on 10/18/2008 4:22:10 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Obama: Spread the Wealth = Marx: From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs)
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To: hampdenkid

PLUS, I hasten to add, the contingents of Black Panthers and other radical black groups are waiting in the wings for their marching orders. Ok, we’ll wait too, is that racist? No, it’s called self-defense.


36 posted on 10/18/2008 4:22:17 PM PDT by brushcop (We remember SSG Harrison Brown, PVT Andrew Simmons B CO 2/69 3ID KIA Iraq OIF IV)
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To: hampdenkid
Think of Idi Amin and Yasser Arafat having a baby together.

That's what I see in Barack Hussein Obama.

37 posted on 10/18/2008 4:22:18 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: Popman

I just remember his crime and crack replies along with it. That’s all.


38 posted on 10/18/2008 4:22:50 PM PDT by eyedigress ( My first 4 wheeler was on the rocks in Fairbanks)
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To: Chet 99

I’m sure if there were any qualified ones they’d be in her administration. There I feel better.


39 posted on 10/18/2008 4:23:13 PM PDT by mimaw
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To: Chet 99

Will the AP follow up with whether downstate, bitter, religious, gun-toting whites feel “neglected” by their junior Senator?


40 posted on 10/18/2008 4:23:42 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (u)
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To: Chet 99

Sarah made it possible for blacks (lower case for the rest of my life!) to pay less in taxes than any other state.


41 posted on 10/18/2008 4:24:51 PM PDT by NoLibZone (As insane as McCain is , my principles can't allow someone like Huessein to be president.)
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To: WellyP

Exactly! The guy’s complaint just made me appreciate Palin more — she doesn’t believe in caving in to shakedown schemes.


42 posted on 10/18/2008 4:24:52 PM PDT by GipperGal (Plumbers of the World, Unite!)
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To: Chet 99

In San Francisco, liberal callers to talk-show stations were claiming that Sarah’s use of the terms, “Joe Six Pack” and, “Hockey Moms” was racist.


43 posted on 10/18/2008 4:25:14 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Chet 99

You mean they are just complaining now? How did Sarah ever get such a high approval rating?

This big revelation should have come out right away!

Horse pucky.


44 posted on 10/18/2008 4:25:29 PM PDT by dforest (Is there any good idea out there that Obama doesn't lay claim to anymore?)
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To: Chet 99

I have had it with these people, I have had it with these freaking people. They should all go and jump in the lake, or maybe fornicate elsewhere.


45 posted on 10/18/2008 4:25:35 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (I would spend more time on FR but I have to make sure my tires are inflated.)
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To: All

Palin runs for VP, minorities hardest hit.


46 posted on 10/18/2008 4:26:05 PM PDT by newnhdad (Naval Aviator or "community organizer", you make the call.)
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To: Chet 99

47 posted on 10/18/2008 4:26:14 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

Oh my. Good Job


48 posted on 10/18/2008 4:27:35 PM PDT by eyedigress ( My first 4 wheeler was on the rocks in Fairbanks)
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To: Chet 99

predictable.


49 posted on 10/18/2008 4:27:52 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: AuntB
How many black people can there be in Alaska?

I mean really. So true. Palin's too busy helping the rest of the eskimos....excuse me....the rest of the population, rather than turning flip flops or bow down and worship the handful of black people living there.

50 posted on 10/18/2008 4:34:38 PM PDT by Taggart_D
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