Thursday, 19 February 2009

Sarah Palin is a liar

Nearly five weeks after the Bloggers started the appeal to help the villagers from Emmonak, which later extended to other villages in the Yukon Delta, Governor Sarah Palin has announced that she will travel to the area. The tone and content of the press release from her office indicate that Sarah Palin is trying to score political points and intent on portraying herself as the driving force behind all the help that poured into the region from all over the globe. Sarah Palin is lying.

February 19, 2009, Juneau, Alaska - Following up on several trips to Western Alaska by multi-agency state personnel, Governor Sarah Palin and Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell will travel with Franklin Graham, President and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse, to the communities of Marshall and Russian Mission on Friday. Samaritan’s Purse is a nonprofit organization that provides humanitarian aid across the world. Working with private sector and nonprofit resources, an estimated 10,000 pounds of food will be distributed to more than 200 Alaska families in need.

For several weeks the administration has been working with residents on the Lower Yukon in an attempt to identify their eligibility for various aid programs for communities and individuals. Five state departments and the governor’s rural affairs advisor, John Moller, are involved in the immediate relief effort, and are currently visiting communities across the region.

Faith-based, nonprofit groups, such as Samaritan’s Purse, have partnered with state agencies and have been instrumental in providing assistance to Western Alaska in recent weeks. The Department of Public Safety has utilized its aircraft to deliver food collected from around the state by faith-based and other nonprofit organizations. The Department of Public Safety is working with the Department of Education and Early Development personnel in implementing a plan to provide bulk foods to area residents.

Additionally, state benefit specialists from the Department of Health and Social Services visited Emmonak recently and enrolled individuals in several existing public assistance programs. The Department of Fish and Game has expanded the moose-hunting season for residents, and is also reviewing concerns with the commercial king salmon fishery that many Lower Yukon River residents depend on for a substantial portion of their income.

The governor’s trip to Western Alaska, coupled with work on the economic stimulus certification requirements and budget amendments, will prevent her from attending the National Governors Association meeting in Washington, D.C., this weekend.

Sarah Palin is a liar.

More information: The Mudflats



Jen said...

i read your title and thought, "yeah, so what else is new?" she is a liar, she's just not any good at it. she just likes to think she is.

regina said...

I was so furious when I read the press release on Mudflats! I felt I had to reinforce it. Maybe I should have "Sarah Palin is a liar" as the title of EVERY post from now on!

100% accuracy every time...

Dianne said...

WHAT a liar!!! I, among many other people, did what we could to help keep the people in SW Alaska fed and warm, and NOW she takes credit??????? That makes me blow dragon smoke out of my nose!!!!! For her to take credit for what so many other people have done and to use it as a photo-op makes me want to spit after I've blown smoke out of my dragon nose. Plain and simple - she should be ashamed.

FEDUP! said...

I agree. SP should be ashamed. But, on the other hand - it is nothing new, coming from her, is it?
Time for everybody to innundate the Alaskan as wel as the so-called MSM and tell them about this farce!

Anonymous said...

Does CNN know about this? Afterall it has been five full weeks and only after it received national attention. So now, let us just remind everyone about the good people who have actually helped!

She still is supposed to have the authority to declare this an emergency , and from what I know, some rural communities have tried-this isnt new. this has been going on since she has taken office, still never once did she declare this an emergency.

regina said...

Another thing that irritates me is that the MSM is very interested in what Bristol has to say, what a rebel she is, blah blah, but don't report the real news that affect Alaskans.