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CampDem Donating Member (364 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 02:04 PM
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48. I don't believe that Palin was leaking fluid before she got to Wasilla and was induced
Palin came up with this embellishment to pander to a very diverse population here. I have worked at local hospitals up here for years. It is very, very common for doctors and nurses to speak with people over the phone and make recommendations. Telemedicine is widely done. Our state is friggin huge people, and many cities have no roads to them. Juneau, our state capitol for one. Anchorage (and Wasilla) are the center for medical emergencies and have the Alaska Native Medical Center, which provides health care for everyone in the Southcentral region, which is larger than many smaller states down south. People jump on planes and fly to Anchorage or Fairbanks all the time for medical care in conditions that would shock people. The only alternative is to build state of the art hospitals in every village in the state, which would bankrupt us. The result of this is a political and cultural climate where you grin and bear it. You brag about the plane ride and how fucked up it was. You brag about how tough you are and top your neighbor. Half the state's population up here are Native villages, some of which are not modern at all. Some natives believe that whites and those in big cities are wimpy and coddled by modern amenities. They do not have plumbing, much less high tech medical facilities.
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