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”.