Thank you so much Sarah Palin. You finally explained why the villagers in the Yukon Delta went through a major crisis this winter. They are lazy. They have no leaders. They don't help themselves. They don't act like your husband, a prime example of a true native, they just sit on their butts and wait for the government to solve all their problems.
[A richer, more powerful group of people arrive in the United States, take away everything you value, tell you that you have to live in a different way, that you have to abandon your way of life. You have no power to fight back. There are too many of them. These powerful people do all this while patting you on the head, saying that your culture is really interesting, your trinkets are very attractive, your clothes exquisite. They even go as far as dressing like you on occasions, they like to show they support your culture. They are really really nice to you. Just as long as you toe the line and embrace their new lifestyle. Why, of course you would enthusiastically grab all the opportunities they place in front of you! If they offer you and your people jobs, you take them, even if these jobs are very far away from your home. You could visit the valley, your nice, warm home in Wasilla from time to time and keep in touch with your old life. You could do that as long as they don't find something under your house that would progress their great new nation. You wouldn't mind if they started digging there, would you? You wouldn't stand in the way of progress and making the most of the natural resources! Maybe you would feel nostalgic for your old ways, feel that these people don't quite understand what you had to leave behind. But hey, they know better and only have your best interests at heart. You would have to help yourself because it's not their job to help you in any way. They gave you opportunities to have a great life and you should be very grateful. Like a true American (they were kind enough to let you keep that) you're going to jump on board and do whatever it takes to make the new nation a great nation.]
Back to the villagers.
Why oh why do they have to moan so much? There are so many opportunies open to them, why are they so lazy and ungrateful? You are showing them that you care, you're even taking a priest to see them, you've been sending food to them all these weeks, you organized so many appeals! (Oh, you haven't?) In a goverment kind of way, of course. You mobilised an army of volunteers from the private sector, the church, you personally collected money so they could buy fuel (You haven't??). You're not heartless, you do your bit for people in need, like an angel (You didn't???). Just not as the Governor, because that's not what Governors do. You know your job, you believe in small government and you stick to your guns on that. In fact, your government is so small it's hard to detect it.
Sarah, you are an insult to Native Alaskans. You don't understand anything about their way of life, you don't respect their culture, you don't like them.
Your attitude and your policies sabotage any of their efforts to preserve all that is precious to them, all that gives them a sense of identity and worth and belonging.
Being married to a token native doesn't give you any authority to tell true natives, who cherish their heritage, how to live their lives.
They have roots, they can only exist as one with nature, with their environment, which you're doing your best to destroy in your thirsty lust for oil.
You are not an Alaskan and never will be. Go back to Idaho, please.
Watch video of interview as Sarah Palin prepared to board a plane to Western Alaska.