Skip to comments.Palin Points to "Strange Doings" With WH's Rouse
Posted on 09/23/2010 8:19:05 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin took to Twitter on Wednesday to deliver a pair of cryptic messages related to White House Deputy Chief of Staff Pete Rouse, who is rumored to be a potential interim replacement for White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel in the event that Emanuel leaves the administration next month to run for mayor of Chicago.
"Alaska's Pete Rouse (@ least he claims to be Alaska')finally comes out of the shadows; Obama looks to appt him COS;strange doings in the WH," Palin tweeted, adding, "(Rahm's the smart one...bailing before Nov) Now, check out possible COS Pete Rouse. His background, voter reg in AK,etc. It's a small world"
Palin has previously alluded to her suspicions that Rouse, who once worked in Juneau and is still registered to vote in Alaska, may be at the center of a White House operation designed to undermine her politically.
(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...
Sarah can change the whole national conversation with a FB or Twitter missive. Whether people like her or not, one thing is undeniable. She wields a LOT of clout.
He’ll fit right in at the WH in Rahm’s position. The timing is wonderful too, given that this WH lives in fear of Sarah Palin.
but that boy is about as smart as a box of rocks.
Sarah Palin seems like the kind of gal who cherishes a good challenge. Hardly a wuss.
And like you people say, the more they attack her, the more we love her.
strangely, thats a pretty good article
Exposure is what RATs fear the most. Their arrogance, their corruption and their insatiable quest for power will be their downfall. As Hussein becomes more and more a liability for the power brokers, his dirt will be exposed to We The People.
That’s why Murkowski is a write in.....
Now, check out possible COS Pete Rouse. His background, voter reg in AK,etc’——————
So did anyone check it out?
‘Palin and her Alaska circle find evidence for their suspicions about the White House in the person of Pete Rouse, who lived in Juneau for a time before he became chief of staff to a young U.S. Senator named Barack Obama’
Oh, so another thug friend of Obama’s.
And McCain had to know this...
It seems unlikely that Rouse will play the same role on Alaska issues he once did in the Senate. He's just too high up the ladder, with the White House operations and policy branches both reporting through him.
"I fix problems," he said, explaining his new role.
Still Alaska veterans in Washington are glad to have him there. A big fan was former Sen. Frank Murkowski, R-Alaska, who praised Rouse on the Senate floor in 1999. Others interviewed in recent weeks, including John Katz, the longtime head of the state's Washington office, spoke about his long value to Alaska.
It was because of Rouse that Obama was the only presidential candidate to speak about Alaska's natural gas pipeline before the primaries began, said former Gov. Tony Knowles, a Democrat, who got help from Rouse during his unsuccessful 2004 campaign for the U.S. Senate.
"Pete's very smart, highly skilled, and has always been totally square in our dealings," Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said in January. "I expect we will agree on some issues and disagree on others, but having him at that level in the White House has to be good for our state."
One of Rouse's best friends in Alaska is state Sen. Kim Elton, D-Juneau. Rouse was the one who recruited Elton, a former journalist, into politics to work for Miller. Elton said Rouse is always eager for e-mailed photos of Romeo, the black wolf often photographed around Juneau.
Elton said he followed the presidential race through Rouse, backing Obama early on the strength of his friend's endorsement. But he told Rouse he couldn't talk about Palin once she was named to the Republican ticket. As chairman of the Legislative Council, Elton played a central role in the Legislature's "Troopergate" investigation of the governor, which Republicans complained was being run by Obama supporters.
"It was awkward, because I usually love to talk about things like that," Elton said.
When Elton and his wife traveled east for the inauguration, they stayed with Rouse. Now Elton is under consideration for a high-level appointment as a special assistant on Alaska issues in the Interior Secretary's office.
Rouse said keeping up with Alaska friends has helped keep his affection for the place strong.
"The other thing I always say about Alaskans is, once you make a friend in Alaska, you make a friend for life," he said.
maggief has bombshell stuff.
(no link - EXCERPTS)
An Alaska connection
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (AK) - Friday, December 12, 2008
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski , R-Alaska, issued what might be considered a routine statement Thursday praising President Barack Obamas choice of former Sen. Tom Daschle to serve as secretary of health and human services. Her words were timely, gracious and one small part of a longer story that may hold some significance for Alaska in coming years.
Now the rest of the story, which has a fascinating tie to Alaska.
Daschle for many years employed a fellow named Pete Rouse as his chief of staff. After Daschle was defeated in the 2004 election, Rouse moved over to lead the office of the new Democratic senator from Illinois Barack Obama. And today, Rouse is the chief of staff for Obamas presidential transition team.
Rouse spent 19 years working for Daschle, first in the House and then in the Senate. Immediately prior to that job, though, he had worked for a guy who grew up in North Pole, Alaska: Republican Lt. Gov. Terry Miller. Rouse was Millers chief of staff from 1979 to 1983, when Miller served with Gov. Jay Hammond.
Rouse and Miller had met in the late 1970s at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, an institution attended by numerous Alaska government cognoscenti over the years.
While at Harvard, Rouse connected with Miller by more than just accident. Rouse s mother had grown up in Alaska.
His mother, Mary, was the daughter of Goerge and Mine Mikami, a Japanese couple who founded Georges Tailor Shop on Fourth Avenue in Anchorage about the time World War I ended and construction of the Alaska Railroad was picking up steam.
Mary Mikami graduated at the head of her high school class in Anchorage and came to the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines, now the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where she graduated, again at the head of her class, in 1934. Froelich Rainey, head of the UA Museum, encouraged her to attend Yale University in New Haven, Conn. There she met her husband, Irving Rouse , and went on to a career as an editor, lecturer and translator. The couple had two children: Peter and David.
Much of this was outlined in the Congressional Record in a statement by former Sen. Frank Murkowski , our current senators father, in 1999 when Mary Mikami Rouse died. Murkowski had served in the first administration of Gov. Walter Hickel with her brother-in-law, Roland Snodgrass, the states agriculture director at the time.
Frank Murkowski , in the congressional statement, observed that the winds of political fortune carried Pete Rouse away from Alaska in the early 1980s, but Pete never forgot Alaska and his many friends there. His continuing efforts and interest in our state are greatly appreciated.
Get this information out ASAP!
Makes one wonder who’s team Murkowski is on. /rhetorical question