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Palin’s 2006 Gubernatorial Debate

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Today C-SPAN broadcast Sarah Palin’s 2006 gubernatorial debate. The debate lasts an hour so I’ve posted the address of where to find it, rather than posting a video. It will be re-broadcast later tonight. In the debate, Ms. Palin went up against Gov. Tony Knowles (D) and independent candidate Andrew Halcro.


I recommend everyone view the video or the re-broadcast if you want to know more about Gov. Palin.

Speaking for myself, I don’t know why Alaska voted for Ms. Palin. She paled in comparison to Independent candidate Andrew Halcro. But, then, I’m not an Alaskan.

(As a Californian watching the program, why is California, the second or at least the third largest oil producer in the country, not enjoying the oil company tax benefits that Alaska is? Geez, where did California go wrong ages ago?) Alaska, as a result of high oil prices, is reaping billions upon billions in oil taxes and revenues. While every other state in the Union is struggling to balance their budgets, Alaska has billions in surplus as a result of oil revenues that flow to State coffers as a result of years and years of resource negotiations with the oil companies. Apparently, Alaska maintains ownership of the State’s resources, unlike most all other states.

Anyway, what is more important to the entire country is to watch Ms. Palin’s performance in the debate.

Frankly, I don’t understand why Alaskans hired her, based on this debate.


Written by Valerie Curl

September 8, 2008 at 12:40 AM

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