As a resident of the lower 48, I’d like to say a HUGE thank you to the wonderful women of Alaska who organized the massive protest against Sarah Palin in Anchorage today,
“The midday protest outside a city library drew a crowd in the high hundreds — perhaps surging past a thousand – from the city’s relatively liberal environs, who seemed very happy to see one another and be reminded that they are not alone.
“The whole thing grew out of frustration,” said Charla Sterne, one of the organizers, who like several people at the rally declined to say where they worked (several said they were state employees and feared retribution). “Last week this was just ten women sitting around talking about this perception that all of Alaska supports Sarah Palin. We apparently hit a nerve and started a movement,” Sterne said.
A sense of festival obtained. There was a woman in a polar bear suit representing “Polar Bear Moms Say: No Palin.” Drivers on 36th Avenue saw a little girl waving a sign “Don’t Ban My Books.” “
Not surprisingly, there were righteous slogans galore, here are a few of my faves:
- Jesus Was a Community Organizer
- Palin: Thanks But No Thanks
- Smearing Alaska’s Good Name One Scandal @ a Time
- Candidate To Nowhere
- Rape Kits Should Be Free
- Barbies for War
- Sarah Palin: So Far Right She’s Wrong
- Coat Hangers for McCain
- Sarah Palin, Undoing 150 Years of American Feminism
- Hockey Mama For Obama
- McPalin Out of My Uterus
The organizers have been subjected to threats and harassment, particularly after KBYR talk radio host Eddie Burke let loose this hate-spew on his program,
“They’re a bunch of socialist maggots, that’s what I’m going to call them — socialist maggots, that’s what they are, a bunch of socialist baby-killing maggots.”
“And even though Eddie Burke did not tell his listeners to make threatening calls, according to Anchorage Police Department Lt. Paul Honeman, Burke did instigate the harassment.”
Burke is not facing any type of punishment at this point.”
Perhaps a few emails might change that….
Anchorage Police Department
Anchorage Mayor’s Office
Finally, I am soooo jealous, Women Against Sarah Palin put up a blog asking women to send in their thoughts about Sarah Palin–they have gotten a whopping 120,000 responses! Click the link, let’s make that a million.