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September 9th, 2008
02:39 PM ET

Alaska bloggers breaking Palin news

Republican vice presidential candidate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, center, introduces Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, Monday, during a rally in Kansas City, Missouri.

Republican vice presidential candidate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, center, introduces Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, Monday, during a rally in Kansas City, Missouri.

Kate Pickert
Time Magazine

Gov. Sarah Palin's vice presidential candidacy has breathed new life into Alaska's local media, energizing the commentators who have been chronicling the state's tumultuous political landscape — from Troopergate to the Bridge to Nowhere. Here's a few of the Alaskan bloggers who know Palin best and are breaking news about the governor.

Andrew Halcro

  • Written by a former Alaskan state legislator — and car rental company executive — who grew up in Anchorage and ran as an independent against Sarah Palin for governor in 2006.
  • Halcro, a critic of Palin since she got into office, first broke the story of Palin's alleged abuse of power in trying to get her ex-brother-in-law fired as a state trooper. He's also written extensively about Palin's stance on the Bridge to Nowhere and a massive natural gas pipeline project.
  • Recent post: Upcoming conference call between Sarah Palin and oil company executives about the state's plan pipeline plans.

Draft Sarah Palin For Vice President

  • Although it's not technically written in Alaska, this blog has been one of Sarah Barracuda's biggest boosters for more than a year. Launched by Adam Brickley when he was a University of Colorado student in February 2007, it was created to urge the McCain campaign to pick Palin as a running mate. Brickley, who attended the Republican National Convention, got a personal phone call from the Palins the day that news of her candidacy broke.
  • Since the announcement, the blog has dedicated itself to documenting "Sarahmania," criticizing "left-wing bigotry" and touting the achievements of the governor.
  • Recent post: A link to a recent US Weekly cover story on Palin, "Babies Lies & Scandal," — noting that despite the magazine's "smear reporting," more than 80% of of US Weekly readers say Palin would make a good vice president.

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  1. Leslie from OHio

    Oh by the way, to all of you saying keep up the bashing because it helps Palin, that is a lie. It only shows how many people are not stupid.....Duh! I guess you all voted for Bush as well. "If you do not stand for something, you fall for everything"

    Do not worry Obama supporters, this pain in the @$$ will eventually go away. Just channel this energy and VOTE......

    September 9, 2008 at 9:29 pm |
  2. Katie

    I have no respect for a politician that HIDES from the media. Show yourself Palin and answer real questions. Anyone can throw prewritten insults day after day...It takes someone with courage to sit down for legitimate interviews. I say it's time for Palin to play ball!

    September 9, 2008 at 9:17 pm |
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