Saturday, September 13, 2008

Left-Wing Websites Continue To Defame And Smear Alaska Governor Sarah Palin With Bogus Charges Of "Racism"

While Alaska Governor Sarah Palin clearly has political and managerial deficiencies calling her suitability for the Vice-Presidency into question, the extreme left is not content with merely exploring these deficiencies. They seek to exaggerate and even make up bogus charges against her in order to deliberately defame and smear her. Remember how the Daily Kos and others irreparably damaged their credibility by implying that Trig Palin was actually the son of Bristol Palin?

Now, several left-wing websites are attempting to play the race card in order to wrongfully portray Governor Palin as a racial bigot. The latest is a website called StraightTalkExpressWatch, a marginal website with a Google Page Rank of zero and a pathetic three-month Alexa rating of 5,660,600. In this post, StraightTalkExpressWatch replicates a purported communication from Gwendolyn Alexander, the president of the African-American Historical Society of Alaska and the Alaska Juneteenth Celebration.

In this "communication", Alexander allegedly complains about Governor Palin's lack of response to and participation in any Alaska Juneteenth events, even though previous governors have been involved. Alexander also allegedly decries about the contradiction between Palin complaining about Oprah excluding her and the fact that Palin has not named any blacks on her gubernatorial staff. But most damning is the following statement attributed to Alexander:

While meeting with black leaders concerning the absence of any African-Americans on her staff, Gov. Palin responded that she doesn’t have to hire any blacks and was not intending to hire any. What kind of attitude is this toward African-American for who may be the first Vice-President of the United States?

First of all, if true, Governor Palin is indeed NOT REQUIRED to hire any blacks for her staff if she so chooses. In particular, she is not required to hire blacks simply because they're black. This is probably what Governor Palin really meant by the statement, if indeed she actually made it. The presumption of innocence does not require her to prove she's not racist. And to hell with the so-called "court of public opinion"; it has no statutory authority.

But second, StraightTalkExpressWatch provides no link to the origin of that statement. That in itself is a red flag, implying that the statement was either cooked up, or else it was publicized without the specific intent or permission of Gwendolyn Alexander. It is most likely that Alexander intended the statement only as an internal communication, since her statement is not posted on either the Alaska Juneteenth or the African-American Historical Society of Alaska websites.

Furthermore, if Gwendolyn Alexander had actually released such a statement publically, the Alaska media would have been all over it, particularly the Anchorage Daily News and KTUU Channel 2. This would be raw meat to both these outlets. Consequently, I must conclude that Alexander's statement was meant for internal consumption only, and that it was selectively leaked into the left-wing blogosphere for the purposes of defaming and smearing Governor Palin.

On top of that, unlike Rev. Alonzo Patterson and the infamous Rev. Dr. William Green, Gwendolyn Alexander does not have a public reputation of being a race hustler. Furthermore, in their public outreach, Alaska Juneteenth has always made it clear that the ENTIRE community is welcome to their Juneteenth celebration, and has never used Juneteenth to publicly bash Whitey.

Only days before, on September 10th, in a post entitled "Is Palin a Magnet for the Extreme Right Wing", OpEdNews, another hard-left site, published an excerpt from Wayne Madsen which implies the following:

Wayne Madsen has released a rather alarming report that he, to quote, "has learned from informed sources in Washington, DC who have tracked for a number of years the activities of the Confederacy restoration movement, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and white supremacist organizations that key players in a number of these groups are actively advising and financing the campaign of GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, the Governor of Alaska".

Not only is there NO evidence of any "white supremacist" involvement in the Palin campaign, but Wayne Madsen is a gutter journalist after the manner of Geraldo Rivera, Alex Jones, Rush Limbaugh, and Keith Olbermann, none of whom ever allow the facts to get in the way of a good story. Furthermore, Madsen requires you to register on his site just to read his content, a classic symptom of someone who has something to hide. There also doesn't appear to be widespread enthusiasm for Palin on Stormfront, either HERE or HERE. And certainly there is no enthusiasm for Palin expressed on the Vanguard News Network Forum either.

The fact is that John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate, apart from her qualifications, has placed the Democratic Party in a state of disarray and has sowed barely-concealed dissension within the Obama-Biden ticket. Not only has Joe Biden openly opined that Hillary Clinton might have been a better Veep selection, but there are unsubstantiated rumors that even Barack Obama himself is apparently experiencing some "buyer's remorse". The left is desperate to pull out all the stops to derail the McCain-Palin Express.

And this may build up such a sympathy factor for McCain-Palin that Palin may ultimately withstand the growing Troopergate scandal. Americans will circle the wagons around Sarah Palin just like Alaskans are circling the wagons around Ted Stevens.

The selection of Sarah Palin as McCain's running mate may prove to be the domestic political coup of the decade. And the Democrats appear stupid and impulsive enough to help make it a reality.


  1. There is not one word about racism in my Alaska Juneteenth Director's statement about Gov. Palin from the experiences of the leadership of Juneteenth Alaska. Why are you trying to defame and smear the leadership of Alaska Juneteenth with the "bogus" claim that Gov. Sarah Palin has been called racist? You owe Gwendolyn, Juneteenth Alaska and the entire "Modern Juneteenth Movement" in America an apology.

    Again, please keep in mind that Sen. John McCain has never shown any public acknowledgement or support for Juneteenth in Arizona or Washington, DC during his entire career as a public servant, despite the fact that Phoenix and Tucson have been celebrating Juneteenth for over 30 years.

    If elected, Sen. McCain, who "flip-flopped" on support for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, and Gov. Palin, who has shown no personal public support for Juneteenth in Alaska, unlike past governors.

    Gov. Palin did not issue a Gubernatorial Proclamation for Juneteenth in 2007, but did do so in 2008, as required by statute, has not hired any African-Americans on her gubernatorial staff.

    Alaska has a population of around 25,000 African-Americans, with a total population of around 700,000. Therefore, African-Americans make up around 4% of the overall population of Alaska, with higher percentages in the larger cities like Anchorage.

    All Americans should familiarize themselves to the history of African-Americans in Alaska:

    For example, African-Americans who built the highway to Alaska stayed to live after it was completed. Taking the position that the people who continue to play a significant role in the building of the infrastructure of Alaska should not be represented on the staff of Gov. Palin is preposterous.

    Gov. Palin's attitude toward Alaska's black population indicates what her feelings might be toward all African-Americans as vice-president and possibly president of the United States. Like Sen. McCain, Gov. Palin shows little or no respect for the observance of Juneteenth Independence Day in America. Juneteenth is an official state holiday observance in Alaska which requires the Governor to issue an annual proclamation. Despite the statute, Gov. Palin did not issue a Juneteenth Proclamation in 2007.

    Gov. Palin still refuses to meet with African-American leaders of the Ministers Alliance to discuss job opportunities for African-Americans during the building of the Alaskan pipeline. Again, in my opinion, if elected to the White House, most likely her actions toward African-Americans will not change. Let African-American leaders in Alaska tell their own story about Gov. Palin. I have spoken to several of them and remain quite concerned about what I am hearing.

    Juneteenth is America’s 2nd Independence Day celebration. 29 states and the District of Columbia recognize Juneteenth as a state holiday or state holiday observance, as well as the Congress of the United States.

    Together we will see Juneteenth become a national holiday in America!

    We will be waiting for your apology. Your race baiting is not appreciated.

    Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.
    National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign
    National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF)
    National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC)

  2. Don't hold your breath, Doc!
    These people (From the Gov., to the right-wing radio/blog kooks, to the FauxNews couch potatoes!) are open/closet racists.

  3. I'm not sure if this doc is for real but if he/she is they are terribly confused.
    If you think Carl is going to apologize don't hold your breath. Carl is a member of the American Nazi Party.