Lawmakers reject Palin’s choices- Palin’s choices withdraw


Lawmakers reject Ross as AG in historic vote

The Legislature voted 35-23 today to reject the confirmation of Wayne Anthony Ross, Gov. Palin's pick for attorney general. It is believed to be the first time that a state agency head has failed to be confirmed.

Senate vacancy flap entangles Ross

Alaska Politics blog: Ross denies telling legislators to ignore legalities



Palin nominee for vacant Senate seat withdraws name

Joe Nelson, one of three people, some say it is an illegal attempt to have her way. These individuals were chosen by Gov. Palin to fill the empty Juneau Senate seat. That isn't her position to do so. Mr Nelson has withdrawn his name from consideration. The other two that Palin nominated were both rejected previously.


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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. JBodine
    Apr 16, 2009 @ 19:56:00

    "That isn't her position to do so". Well then;
    Article 2
    § 4. Vacancies
    A vacancy in the legislature shall be filled for the unexpired term as provided by law. If no provision is made, the governor shall fill the vacancy by appointment.


  2. xango_xango
    Apr 17, 2009 @ 08:58:00

    I frankly could care less about the Juneau seat vacancy now that Ross
    has failed to be confirmed. The House and Senate votes prove that
    there is some Statesmanship and Leadership left in the
    legislature. It certainly felt good to this Alaskan to see her
    kicked to the curb on this appointment. TGIF –


  3. Syrin from Wasilla
    Apr 17, 2009 @ 09:26:00

    I agree with you Xango. However, there is a blinded ignorance with many legislators …..
    Wayne Anthony Ross shocked many lawmakers, and everyone else when he blurted of this asinine and revealing statement:

    “It seems to me the most important thing that can be done by the Senate is not argue with legal or illegal but to appoint somebody to represent Juneau,” he said.

    What is so hard with the concept that the AG doesn't have the place to speak about REPRESENTATION for constituents, as many are saying. He should ONLY be concerned with whether something is legal or illegal. Get reid of the main problem which is Sarah Palin's trickle down incompetence and corruption and let the people vote for the AG


  4. Madonna
    Apr 17, 2009 @ 12:24:00

    'Tis a sad week for Palin. But then again, isn't every week a bad one for Palin? Poor thing.


  5. JBodine
    Apr 17, 2009 @ 15:02:00

    You know what is so cool about this, the legislature will be adjorning and the AG post will not be filled. HA HA, Guess Governor Palin will have to use the recess appointment and appoint WAR. Will be temp but he sure could have fun in the interim.


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    Aug 07, 2013 @ 00:17:31

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    • Syrin
      Aug 08, 2013 @ 21:01:27

      Thank you for your comment.. I appreciate the idea! This whole thing is a side business for me.. Which topics are you interested in covering, faith, politics or both? I am curious to why you posted under this story from 2009. What’s your thoughts on Sarah Palin?


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