Sarah Palin's Big, Sleazy Safari
By John Dolan, AlterNet. Posted September 2, 2008.
For most of us, zooming around in an airplane to shoot wolves sounds insane. For Sarah Palin, it's a "safari."
Most people had never heard of Sarah Palin when she was named the Republican VP nominee. But I'd been hearing her name all too often, because I belong to a group called Defenders of Wildlife -- and in her time as governor of Alaska, Palin has used her position as governor of Alaska to ruin the Alaskan wilderness in every way she could.
Her most recent "victory" came on Aug. 26, when Alaska's voters defeated Measure 2, an initiative that would have banned hunting wolves from airplanes for sport.
Palin organized a campaign against Measure 2 and funded it with $400,000 of state money. For most of us, the idea of zooming around in a private airplane over snowbound wilderness just for the chance to spot a terrified wild dog and blow it apart with a high-powered rifle is insane. But there's a whole culture out there in love with the idea. Palin did her part by playing the tired old Alaskan pioneer card, saying that lower-48 naysayers who dared to object to the idea of dive-bombing wildlife didn't "understand rural Alaska."
6 years ago
I've been to Alaska and it was so beautiful--How could someone stain the pristine,white snow with the blood of the innocent? I don't care if I don't know this rural Alaska and I certainly do not condone this behavior anywhere. They only do it in Alaska so there are more moose for the hunters to shoot! Are you kidding me? As a matter of fact her fighting against putting the polar bear on the endangered list is downright dispicable. She is anti-abortion but feels we did not cause or accelarate global warming so why do anyhting. Doesn't she know that if we do not do try to stop it then all the people die--unborn babies included. Oh and her precious moose will be gone too!
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