Good Times in Alaska


The post-Palin Alaska GOP seems to be a in a wild west sort of way …

From the Alaska Dispatch

With the Alaska GOP set to meet Monday evening to decide the fate of party chairwoman Debbie Brown of Kasilof, she has seized the Republican headquarters in Anchorage and is threatening to arrest anyone who tries to enter the building.

“In order to protect the assets of the Alaska Republican Party, the office located at 1001 West Fireweed Lane in Anchorage has been temporarily closed and the locks changed,” she said in an email sent to various Alaska Republicans early Monday. “No one is to enter the premises without permission from the State Chairman. Any unauthorized attempt to enter the premises will be met by the authorities.”

The Alaska Republican Party’s assets are at the moment rather limited. The headquarters building borders on being a dump, and most of the party funds have been transferred to the control of the Capital City Republicans in Juneau [3], the state capital, for safe keeping.

The current drama seems to be fall out from the Paul-ite takeover of the party which apparently came about partly with the connivance of Joe Miller, the crazy person who successfully beat Lisa Murkowski in the 2010 GOP primary only to be defeated by her in a write in candidacy in the same year.


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