Behind the Landscape on Alaska's Politics & Culture

Palin’s run for U.S. Senate would be a big win for Alaska and a “shoo-in” win for her chance on a bid for the U.S. Presidency.

Palin is the only senatorial candidate that can beat Democrat U.S. Senator Mark Begich.

AK INSIDER has it that soon after Begich heard Palin may run for his Senate seat, the blasting of Palin immediately began through his campaign network and fundraising apparatus. This is the first time from last years start of Begich’s campaign blitz for reelection that he singled out an attack on a specific individual; possible or already declared candidate.

Begich has broadsided Palin in the dark alleys of political circles, before she has even committed to run. Begich does not want to compete with Palin.

Forget Lt. Gov. and U.S. Senatorial candidate Mead Treadwell; forget “Computer” Joe Miller. To date, Begich has not squandered campaign funds to attack any Republican contender until Palin came along.

Republican moderate and Randy Ruedrich Republican party member Treadwell has limited  support from Alaskan conservatives and Independents.  Begich does not have to pull out all the stops to campaign against self-destructive “Computer” Joe. His failed 2010 General campaign against Independent write-in candidate Lisa Murkowski smoked “Computer Joe” is evidence enough.comp-fraud

By Miller changing his campaign staff from a highly successful Primary campaign to attorneys and amateurs with no political campaign experience during the General election indicates poor judgment; acting on emotions.

Miller not “taking-a-stand” approach against the Ruedrich Party establishment and Republican radio talk-show hosts Dan Fagan and inexperienced local grease-monkey Dave Stieren during the Primary; Lisa was able to make a strong  comeback in the General. Miller was biting at the snake’s tail and not the head.  

Besides the Ruedrich Republican radio talk show hosts who wanted center stage for their ratings; were whole-hearted supporters of Lisa; in-bed with the incumbent powerful Republican from the beginning. As the talk radio show hosts chummed around in bars with Lisa’s campaign staff; Miller retreated from the fight and threw his staff under the bus when Lisa’s hoods blackmailed the campaign.

Now, Treadwell as a long-time established Ruedrich Republican donor to Party candidates for many years enters politics to carry the State Seal as LT Gov. He is no threat to Democrats, not aggressive, is considered a RINO by today’s standards, has an easy pointless job being the Lt Gov. The Lt Gov.’s position can take no stand politically or managerial. In this state Lt. Governor is a pointless position and is only suitable for fragile politicians.

Possible Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s strategy however, takes the Arkansas resident to New York, becoming a resident of the State, immediately campaigns for U.S. Senator and wins. Clinton showed she could win a national office even if it meant going to another state, but significantly it gave Hillary a Washington D.C. lawmaker background for her political resume. 

Sarah Palin needs the U.S. Senate position in Alaska to gain experience and be on equal grounds for a potential U.S. Presidential race in 2016.

JoeMiller+SarahPalin JoinsSenateCandidateAK INSIDER poses an interesting question. Sarah Palin was a stanch supporter of U.S. Senate candidate “Computer” Joe Miller for U.S. Senate. Almost certainly Palin was not aware of his felonious frolicking with  government computers before running for the U.S. Senate. Why would Palin think of running against her favorite candidate at this time? 

Maybe “Computer Joe” does not have what it takes to be a fighter; stand by his own team and others whom supported him in the past; or simply he cannot be honest and up front with the public; all traits Palin does not possess.

About the Author

Chief Editor
Paul Bauer has served in various positions on Anchorage community boards, commissions and councils in and out of elected office with over a decade of business management experience after serving 22 years of national service. His background includes living in and visiting many diverse communities around the United States, Europe with small excursions to the Pacific that had him working with culturally diverse groups of people most of his life. As an Assembly Member he was one Member that voted against Mayor Mark Begich's costly budget increase; the largest spending budgets in the city's history; raising awareness to get a public discussion on illegal immigration in the city and removing the city's "Sanctuary City" status; bringing public awareness of the Mayor's lavish spending and his conflict of interest with his family's gift shop on the “E Street” road improvement project.


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