Alaska’s Image Problem
Alaska is worried about its “image problem.” Sounds kind of like the “image problem" that Republicans sometimes wrestle with.
“Gee, the press keeps portraying us as the party of Big Business.” “For some odd reason, people perceive us as being narrow-minded and judgmental. How can we correct this image?”
Can you say CLUELESS?
With both of these “image problems,” the solution is not to hire an expensive PR firm (at taxpayers’ expense) to improve your image. Imagine Rush Limbaugh saying “everybody thinks I’m just some loudmouth bigot with an IQ of ten,” or Ted Kennedy saying “I seem to come across as this over-the-hill politician with a serious drinking problem.”
Now, this post is NOT slamming Alaska’s residents; just their politicians. Especially this pile of shit. In a Senate full of slithery lowlifes, Ted Stevens stands head and shoulders above the rest. This asshole would hump his mother on nationwide TV if it would clear the way for the oil companies to drill in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge.
Seriously — there was absolutely no lowlife stunt that Stevens didn’t pull for his Oil Masters. Attach an amendment to a bill to aid Katrina survivors? “Yes Master.” Attach another amendment to a bill providing funding and equipment for American soldiers in Iraq? “Yes Master.”
Hmmm…why does Alaska have an image problem?
And now this. Washington’s Senator Maria Cantwell is the main reason Stevens was unable to get approval for drilling in ANWR. And now Alaska wants to get even.
The Alaska state legislature wants to prevent Alaskan ferries from stopping at the Alaska Ferry terminal in Bellingham, WA. For seventeen years, Bellingham has been the Southernmost stop in the Alaska ferry system. Hey, let’s throw some Bellingham residents out of work; that'll teach those treehugging Democrats.
Hmmm…Alaska has an image problem. Let’s hire an expensive PR consultant…