Two rallies were held in Anchorage on Saturday: one featuring Sarah Palin and another protesting her nomination as vice president. The Anchorage Daily News reported about 1,500 people at each event, including about 100 pro-Palin people at the protest, many egged on by a hate radio show host who called the organizers "socialist baby-killing maggots." Who knew that Zeb Bell has a twin in the far North?
Here's a photo of the Palin protest from Mudflats, the go-to source for progressive Alaskan coverage of the Sarah Palin saga. Read a report on both events and see more photos here. In addition, here's the Anchorage Daily News' coverage of the anti-Palin rally and the VP nominee's appearance.
It's certainly interesting that in Alaska, where Palin is supposedly wildly popular, a rally protesting her position on the VP ticket drew at least as many people as a rally featuring Palin herself. But then, as one Alaskan told the Anchorage newspaper, "This election is too important be left to the smears, trivial issues and lies McCain and Palin are trying to make it into. The myth (that) either McCain or Palin are mavericks, bringing reform and fresh air into Washington, it's nonsense."