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Governor Sarah Palin: a different image

By Mark S. McGrew

Why all the mis-statements and vicious lies about Alaska’s Governor Sarah Palin? Why do the major newscasters show polls looking like McCain/Palin are neck and neck with Obama/Biden? Major newscasters use polls based on 700 people polled, or 1,000 people polled and in one case, less than 200 people were polled. There is no way such a small list can reflect a public opinion. I think it is fraudulent to suggest that it can.

The day after the Palin-Biden debate, major network polls were showing again, a neck and neck rating, from small polls. But, DrudgeReport.com, with millions of readers ran a poll that over 550,000 readers responded to. The results, in the morning, when only 60,000 people had voted, showed Palin at 70% against Biden’s 28%. That same figure stayed the same all day long, until over 550,000 people had voted: Palin 70% vs Biden 28%.

That figure seems a more accurate portrayal of informed people. Especially when you compare it with Governor Palin’s 84% approval rating in her home State.

Why is Governor Palin so popular? It’s not her “home style” image. It’s not her looks or her winning personality or her old beauty pageants.

It is solely due to the fact that she respects and obeys her State Constitution and she respects and obeys the US Constitution. She respects and obeys the majority will of the citizens of Alaska and does what they want, not what powerful politicians or businesspeople want.

Exxon has owned some oil leases on Alaska’s North Slope for over 30 years, without developing them. Oil leases are good for 10 years and they expire, unless oil or gas is produced, and then the leases are valid as long as the production continues. Exxon has not produced any oil or gas from those leases in the entire 30 years they have controlled them. Year after year, they have filed a plan to drill and produce, but never followed through.

The State of Alaska, under Governor Palin, decided enough was enough and cancelled Exxon’s rights to those leases this past spring. Exxon was using that land as a giant storage vault for oil that they knew to be there. Their inactivity deprived Alaska of income. Which in turn, deprived the citizens of Alaska of income and services. Exxon was not doing any favors for the citizens of Alaska by simply filing development plans for 30 years, so Alaska kicked them out.

The right to bid on and control oil and gas leases in Alaska is open to any person who is eighteen years old or older. Alaska’s Constitution specifies that the policy of the State of Alaska is to “encourage the development of its resources by making them available for maximum use”.

Allowing Exxon to control those leases, without exploiting them, was in violation of the Alaskan Constitution. Exxon is still fighting in the courts to get those leases back and just may succeed.

A few years ago, after a State of the Union speech by President William J. Clinton, a man and a lady politician gave a summation after the address. The lady said, on national television, “We are not going to do things the Constitutional way anymore. We’re going to do things the practical way.” Amazingly, very few people watching “heard” what she said. It was just too bizarre to comprehend.

Television, radio talk shows, movies, newspapers, news reporters, our police, courts, teachers, professors and politicians have gone to great lengths to make the American public believe that Constitutional Rights are “just something you see on television”. I think quite a few of the “authorities” actually believe that.

Sarah Palin respects and obeys the Constitutions of both Alaska and The United States of America. This is why she is so vilified by the media liars and anti-American politicians.

When she was the Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, she attended a meeting along with a few Republican party members of Alaska. After she spoke, one of the men, Richard Wagner, told a good friend, “She should run for Governor.” His friend kind of rejected the idea as she was

“only a small town Mayor”. But, he saw more of her and the more he saw, the more he liked. In time, they did launch her candidacy for Governor and she won. She won because of her staunch position to let the citizens of her State decide what the State should or should not do. Alaska was no longer under 100% control of the major oil companies and other corporations. The State had been retuned to the citizens who live there. What kind of a person would hate the people who did that?

Richard Wagner and his friends are some of the very few individuals, out of thousands, who have bid on oil and gas leases and actually made a decent return. They knew first hand, with 40 years experience, just how difficult it was to buck the major oil companies. Forty years of trying, taught them just how difficult it was to deal with the State of Alaska officials and employees, many of whom were major oil company loyalists and ex-employees of oil companies. They were working overtime to stifle competition from private citizens, who were legally trying to get a fair share of the incredible oil wealth of Alaska. They fought long and hard to deprive Alaskan citizens of the right to provide a decent life for their families.

Sarah Palin entered and changed the attitude and policies of her employees to give the little guys a chance. That is only one small reason why 84% of Alaskans respect her. And it is also the reason why 16% do not. In their minds, she robbed the rich to give to the poor. But she,

and Rick Wagner’s friends, and most people in Alaska had only seen the rich robbing from the poor. And they set about to change that old feudal system. And they did.

What if Sarah Palin were to win this Vice Presidential election and take her place in the new administration? What if she were to demand that our Constitution be respected and enforced? What if she demanded that libel and slander laws be enforced? What if she were to demand that all newscasters and radio talk show hosts stop lying? What if she were to demand that decency laws be enforced on movie makers and television show producers? What if she were to demand and enforce honesty in government? What if she were to enforce honesty in local governments?

We are ruled and educated by liars. What if they were to disappear?

These are the people who object to Sarah Palin. They would at the least, be out of a job, because all they know how to do is lie. At the best, they would all be put in prison for a long long time. This is why they do not want her in any position where she can change their ways.

Sarah Palin is a serious threat to the evil entities that are in control now. She is a threat to their jobs and their way of life. They stand to lose their homes and their private bank accounts.

24,000 lobbyists, just in Washington D.C. would be out of work. A lobbyist is someone who pays government officials and employees to either make a law for their benefit, or to eliminate a law that is not to their benefit. Most people call this bribery. Somehow, this system of lawmaking became acceptable and legal in the United States. If each lobbyist, doles out only $10,000 a year, each Senator and each Congressman would pocket about $400,000 a year in legal bribes. They very well may lose that source of fraudulent income with Palin running loose.

The evil doers stand a good chance of losing their freedom as well.

Sarah Palin says time after time, it never changes, “I do what the people want me to do”.

Governor Palin says, “Drill baby drill”. Why does she keep saying that?

Because the citizens of Alaska want that to happen. Why do the citizens of Alaska want to destroy their pristine wilderness with dirty nasty drilling operations?

Because, Alaska has some of the strongest environmental protection laws in the world. A person can travel all over, in and out, across the tundra of the North Slope oil fields. That person can lay his lunch on top of any pipeline and not worry about getting oil on it. That person can sit down next to or under pipeline joints and not worry about staining his pants with oil. The North Slope is CLEAN.

Caribou, Polar Bear and other wildlife populations have grown since developing Prudhoe Bay. Sarah Palin, and the people of Alaska advocate killing wolves and bears. That is because their population has grown to a point that these dangerous predators are hurting people and livestock. The predator population has to be thinned out to protect people, livestock and other wild animals.

All States control predators. She is respecting the will of the people.

Why else would citizens of Alaska want to Drill baby drill? Because it is insane not to.

A hundred miles north of Fairbanks, population 50,000 or so, are two underground natural structures that may contain 500 million barrels of oil, each.

A responsible oil producer, lacking unbridled greed and simply wanting to make a fair dollar and pass his discoveries on to the society that allowed him to make some serious money, may do something like this:

He can take three wells, costing $8 million each and send 3,000 barrels per day to the local refinery in Fairbanks. He can have the oil refined into gasoline and sell his gasoline for $1.25 a gallon to every resident and tourist in Fairbanks. The 3,000 barrels per day will supply gasoline at that price and there are still more products that can be extracted and sold from that crude oil. One barrel of oil produces, according to Chevron Oil Company, 19.4 gallons of gasoline. It costs about $20 to find oil and get it to the refinery. Selling at $1.25, the producer will earn $24 per barrel, with $4 profit which would pay for the three wells in 10 years or less.

The barrel of oil will also produce, home heating and diesel fuel 10.5 gallons, 4.1 gallons of kerosene jet fuel, 2.2 gallons of coke, 1.1 gallons of residual fuel oil, 1.5 gallons of liquefied refinery gases, 1.8 gallons of still gas, 1.4 gallons of asphalt and road oil, 1.1 gallons of raw material for petrochemicals, .4 gallons of lubricants, .2 gallons of kerosene and .4 gallons of other products that can be sold for cash.

That 42 gallons in a barrel of oil produces 44.7 gallons of sellable product, which will give the producer another $20-50 for each barrel of oil. The profit then would be $24 to $54 on each barrel, for 3,000 barrels a day, making $26,000,000 to $60,000,000 a year. Half of that will go to expenses. Those two lonely oil fields, if produced, can supply Fairbanks for Nine Hundred Years. Those two oil fields, which are small by Alaska standards, could supply $1.25 a gallon gasoline and heating fuel for all the people of Alaska for 100 years or more.

This is why Alaskans say, “Drill baby drill”. And this is why Sarah Palin strives to obey their will. That one lone man, producing oil in Alaska can give the entire State of Alaska gasoline for $1.25 and still make himself a fortune. And if he could also afford to give Alaskans $1.25 heating fuel, Alaskans would have the God given opportunity to prosper like no other State in America.

Sarah Palin wants to increase the income of her fellow citizens. Her enemies want to decrease their income. With all the oil in Alaska, Alaskans pay the highest gasoline rate in the country. If someone did offer gasoline and heating fuel at $1.25 a gallon, the average family would be able to add $200 to $500 into their family’s budget each month. Fishing and crabbing boats could save $30,000 on a six week catch. Her enemies want that money to go to Golden Parachutes for major oil company executives.

An average oil well on the North Slope of Alaska produces 3,000 barrels of oil per day. There are over 600 oil wells on the North Slope. Just 12 of those wells could produce gasoline and heating fuel for $1.25 a gallon for every citizen of Alaska.

Jobs would be created, food would be cheaper, Alaskan Salmon would be cheaper, ALL Alaskan products would be cheaper to the world wide buyers. Citizens would not have to work two jobs and have their wives work full time. They would have the time and the finances to raise their kids to be good, loyal, productive Americans, respectful of all nations on Earth. The Native people of Alaska would be able to live the kind of life they want and not have to leave their ancestral homes and migrate to the foreign culture of cities, as they are doing now.

Sarah Palin is about people. She is not about politics or corporations. She is a reflection of what the people in her State want. Isn’t this what all people on Earth want?

Why is this person demonized? There has been no proof of wrong doing provided. Newscasters and writers provide only an onslaught of unsubstantiated accusations and insults, using a well planned list of adjectives backed up with a Thesaurus. If politicians and newscasters have to lie to the public to keep us from voting for her, they are enemies of the people and enemies of our United States Constitution. They have no legal right and no business trying to persuade people who to vote for. They are “Election Tampering” certainly, with any law breaking being ignored.

The major problem in America now is that the policing authorities are out eating donuts.

What if Sarah Palin were to make them do their jobs?

People lie out of fear or because they want something that they can not get any other way.

Obviously, if the media and the politicians are lying about Sarah Palin, they have a reason. And it’s not because of her personality, or her wardrobe, or her normal family or her so called “inexperience”.

They lie about her and spread false rumors because they are afraid of her or because they want something they can not get any other way.

What if Sarah Palin were to be elected and her President were to become incapacitated?

This could be a very dangerous scenario for her enemies. Her enemies are our enemies.

Would the people of the world suffer because of her beliefs and methods?

Yes, some would suffer. But which ones?

Mark McGrew has been active in the Alaska oil business for over 20 years. His website is at MincOil.com or you may email him at McGrewMX@aol.com

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