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McCain VP running mate Gov. Sarah Palin is the “first movement evangelical to ever occupy a place on a GOP ticket” since conservative evangelicals entered the political fray in force in the 1980s, says scholar Mark Silk on his blog Spiritual Politics. And all the evangelicals (or at least their self-appointed spokesmen) say: Amen. The […]

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    Reliable sources close to Palin have recently said that her decision to influence voters to vote against a return to state protection of its salmon fishery and the largest industry contributing to the state’s economy was in part due to her desire to take advantage of the willingness of mining interests to support her further political aspirations “if you can give us what we need”. Namely the financial benefit of continued relaxed regulation against pollution of salmon spawning waters and potential drinking water in Alaska initiated by the Murkowski administration. Governor Palin has been under consideration for some time as a potential candidate for Vice President on the Republican ticket, and mining money is interested in helping with the achievement of that goal, having little use for environmental regulation and protection and the related expense of compliance with such requirements. Understandably, the potential of a highly placed and able political ally in the White House is extremely attractive, especially one indebted to them. Her response was to “take off her Governor’s hat” and utilize the media to encourage voters to vote against the repair of vital regulations for safeguarding salmon spawning and potential drinking water. Governor Palin’s “stand against corruption” has been useful in producing other spinoffs which are potentially very beneficial to the mining industry, one of which has been enthusiastic and unhesitating cooperation in the corruption investigation of Senator Ted Stevens, who has been a very vocal opponent of the Pebble Project, and whose “removal from the process” would further pave the way for such projects in the future.
    Coming forward was “a requirement of conscience, especially in light of the Governor’s apparent betrayal of her highly visible stand against corruption and desire to promote clean political practices” these sources said, calling such actions “at the very least unethical, and possibly illegal”. They went on to say that thousands of Alaskans economically dependent on the salmon fishery have expressed their concern and the belief that they have been “betrayed” and “sold out”.