Daily Archives: August 30, 2008

>Alaska GOP-ers have frosty reaction to Palin pick

>From the Scoreboard at Politico.com comes the following bit of information. It seems as thought members of the Alaskan GOP are not all that broken up over seeing  Gov. Sarah Palin leave if elected Vice-President. 

The legislative leadership of the Alaska Republican Party isn’t enamored with Palin’s selection.

State Senate President Lyda Green said she thought it was a joke when someone called her at 6 a.m. to tell her the news.”She’s not prepared to be governor. How can she be prepared to be vice president or president?” said Green, a Republican from Palin’s hometown of Wasilla. “Look at what she’s done to this state. What would she do to the nation?”

Green, who has feuded with Palin, brought up the big oil tax increase Palin pushed through last year. She also pointed to the award of a $500 million state subsidy to a Canadian firm to pursue a natural gas pipeline that’s far from guaranteed.

House Speaker John Harris, a Republican from Valdez, was also astonished at the news. He didn’t want to get into the issue of her qualifications.

“She’s old enough,” Harris said. “She’s a U.S. citizen.” “


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Alaska GOP-ers have frosty reaction to Palin pick

From the Scoreboard at Politico.com comes the following bit of information. It seems as thought members of the Alaskan GOP are not all that broken up over seeing  Gov. Sarah Palin leave if elected Vice-President. 

The legislative leadership of the Alaska Republican Party isn’t enamored with Palin’s selection.

State Senate President Lyda Green said she thought it was a joke when someone called her at 6 a.m. to tell her the news.”She’s not prepared to be governor. How can she be prepared to be vice president or president?” said Green, a Republican from Palin’s hometown of Wasilla. “Look at what she’s done to this state. What would she do to the nation?”

Green, who has feuded with Palin, brought up the big oil tax increase Palin pushed through last year. She also pointed to the award of a $500 million state subsidy to a Canadian firm to pursue a natural gas pipeline that’s far from guaranteed.

House Speaker John Harris, a Republican from Valdez, was also astonished at the news. He didn’t want to get into the issue of her qualifications.

“She’s old enough,” Harris said. “She’s a U.S. citizen.” “


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Spotswood MP killed by blast in Baghdad


NJ.com is reporting that 20-year-old Army Specialist Michael Gonzalez from Spotswood, who had been deployed to Iraq less than two months ago was killed Thursday in Baghdad, the Defense Department said.

Michael Gonzalez , a member of the military police, died from wounds caused by an improvised explosive device.

Our heart felt thoughts and prayers go out to his family and all that knew him.

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Spotswood MP killed by blast in Baghdad


NJ.com is reporting that 20-year-old Army Specialist Michael Gonzalez from Spotswood, who had been deployed to Iraq less than two months ago was killed Thursday in Baghdad, the Defense Department said.

Michael Gonzalez , a member of the military police, died from wounds caused by an improvised explosive device.

Our heart felt thoughts and prayers go out to his family and all that knew him.

For more on the death of this American Hero, click on the headline

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Filed under Iraq War, Michael Gonzalez, Spotswood NJ, War Hero