“The Hell with Sarah Palin,”

From www.themudflats.net

There is a high level of anxiety because the Y1 district could close to fishing at any time. According to Fish & Game, 75% of the kings this year have already made it upriver from here, so any chance of making money off them is slim to none again this year. Kings go for over $5 a pound, chums go for 50 cents. You can see why fishermen are not in a good mood. With only a 4 hour opening tonight for chums the fishermen that make their living from the sea, which is nearly every family in town, are going to only be able to catch just a small amount of fish. And that’s assuming there will be fish there tonight. There could be no fish.”

These people get pissed when I tell them what Moller said about 50% having their quota.

“The Hell with Sarah Palin,” said one angry resident.

In addition to these troubles, residents who were financially strapped and looking to get paid for recent work done to assist wtih flood cleanup, didn’t get the checks they were promised from the government. Several residents were supposed to have been paid Friday, and needed money for gas to catch the fish opening tonight. They were told the checks hadn’t been deposited until late Friday and wouldn’t be ready until today. Hours ago they learned that the checks have not been deposited yet.

Zaki goes on,

Three people told me they can’t fish because they don’t have money to retrieve boat parts at the Post Office. They can’t make money because they are commercial fishermen and with the fishery closed to commercial fishing, can’t get a loan until it opens.

Frustrations are running high, and village residents are fearful of what the coming winter will bring. It is only a couple months away, and every fish that swims past, and every check that doesn’t come, and every Seattle factory trawler that dumps its salmon bycatch overboard dead, brings Emmonak one step closer to collapse.

Meanwhile, from Palin's Blackberry:

AKGovSarahPalin John also met w/CNN reporter while in Emmonak & shared welcomed GOOD NEWS of region…as a result, highly unlikely interview will air : ) about 3 hours ago from TwitterBerry


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  1. Madonna
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 07:38:00

    Despite her disastrous performance in the 2008 election, Sarah Palin is still the sexiest brand in Republican politics, with a lucrative book contract for her story. But what Alaska’s charismatic governor wants the public to know about herself doesn’t always jibe with reality. As John McCain’s top campaign officials talk more candidly than ever before about the meltdown of his vice-presidential pick, the author tracks the signs—political and personal—that Palin was big trouble, and checks the forecast for her future.
    VANITY FAIR (August 2009): It Came From Wasilla.


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