Sunday, October 26, 2008

ANOTHER PAPER ENDORSES OBAMA......THIS TIME FROM ALASKA the Anchorage Daily News has endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president.

From the ADN via Buzz Flash :

Obama for president

Palin's rise captivates us but nation needs a steady hand

"Alaska enters its 50th-anniversary year in the glow of an improbable and highly memorable event: the nomination of Gov. Sarah Palin as the Republican vice presidential candidate. For the first time ever, an Alaskan is making a serious bid for national office, and in doing so she brings broad attention and recognition not only to herself, but also to the state she leads."

"Alaska's founders were optimistic people, but even the most farsighted might have been stretched to imagine this scenario. No matter the outcome in November, this election will mark a signal moment in the history of the 49th state. Many Alaskans are proud to see their governor, and their state, so prominent on the national stage."

"Gov. Palin's nomination clearly alters the landscape for Alaskans as we survey this race for the presidency -- but it does not overwhelm all other judgment. The election, after all is said and done, is not about Sarah Palin, and our sober view is that her running mate, Sen. John McCain, is the wrong choice for president at this critical time for our nation."

"Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee, brings far more promise to the office. In a time of grave economic crisis, he displays thoughtful analysis, enlists wise counsel and operates with a cool, steady hand. The same cannot be said of Sen. McCain."

"Sen. Obama warned regulators and the nation 19 months ago that the subprime lending crisis was a disaster in the making. Sen. McCain backed tighter rules for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but didn't do much to advance that legislation. Of the two candidates, Sen. Obama better understands the mortgage meltdown's root causes and has the judgment and intelligence to shape a solution, as well as the leadership to rally the country behind it. It is easy to look at Sen. Obama and see a return to the smart, bipartisan economic policies of the last Democratic administration in Washington, which left the country with the momentum of growth and a budget surplus that President George Bush has squandered."

"On the most important issue of the day, Sen. Obama is a clear choice."

Well, I guess not everyone from Alaska wants their guv'ner next in line at the White House at any and all costs. Or is it that they don't want her a heartbeat away from the Oval office should McCain drop dead?

With all this attention on Alaska; and the amount of Federal dollars they get back compared to what they pay in (which I would say is socialism, Sarah) along with Todd Palin and his buddies at the Alaska Independence Party; maybe, just maybe Alaska won't be getting such a big part of the gov't dole and it can go to the states that actually pay in more than they get back.

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