Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Sarah Palin is a liar (part 3)
Yes, yes, there's more...
Here's a highlight from Sarah Palin's acceptance speech at the RNC, where it raised enthusiastic cheers from the crowd:
"And Todd is a world champion snow machine racer. Throw in his Yup'ik Eskimo ancestry, and it all makes for quite a package. And we met in high school, and two decades and five children later, he's still my guy."
Sarah is very proud of her truly native husband.
I found the following in an article about his background when interest in Sarah Palin grew during the vice presidential campaign. It was published in October 2008.
Todd does not take part in Native organizations or tribal politics. He grew up in Glennallen and Wasilla. His Native roots can be seen in his dividends from the Bristol Bay Native Corporation and boyhood visits with his grandma, where he learned to tend fish nets along the Nushagak River.
So our native Todd managed to qualify for dividends from a native corporation on the strength of his 1/8 Yup'ik genetic inheritance and gained so many practical skills he could put to good use upon the North Slope because he spent summers with his grandmother when he was a boy! The grandmother in question grew up in the mixed racial region of Bristol Bay, not an isolated Native village.
In the video posted in Sarah Palin is a liar (part 2), she says Todd grew up and lived in Dillingham, Western Alaska. In fact, he was born there but moved away and used to visit his grandma in the summer. Glennallen, where he spent the long Alaskan winters, is 160 miles east of Wasilla and not very rural at all. Glennallen is the business hub of the Copper River region. Local businesses serve area communities and Glenn Highway traffic, providing gasoline, supplies and services, four schools and medical care. Offices of the federal Bureau of Land Management, the state Department of Transportation, Alaska State Troopers and the state Department of Fish and Game are there.
He must have moved to Wasilla when he was a teenager, because, as Sarah said in her speech, that's where they met, in high school.
As somebody pointed out in a comment on part 2: "Yeah - I thought I REMEMBERED THAT. So, basically Sarah lied. So what else is new? Why should she lie about something that could be googled?"
Map: Dillingham = 1 Wasilla = 2 Glennallen = 3
For more on Dillingham, click here
For more about Glennallen, click here.