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45. Yes, and not in a good way.
I keep telling myself that not all Alaskans exploit their environment and the animals entrusted to them, that they're not all uneducated ignorant rednecks...

But then I read Palin has an 80% approval rating. So maybe 80% of them are.
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  -Has your opinion of Alaska changed since Sarah Palin entered the race? undeterred  Oct-18-08 12:17 PM   #0 
  - Appears to be alot like Alabama. n/t  ingac70   Oct-18-08 12:18 PM   #1 
  - Yes, mouth-breathers who can see their breath  mitchum   Oct-18-08 01:14 PM   #39 
  - Alaska. Arkansas with polar bears.  obiwan   Oct-19-08 01:29 AM   #67 
  - Everything I knew about Alaska I learned from Northern Exposure.  rcrush   Oct-18-08 12:19 PM   #2 
  - It has only reinforced a feeling I've had since dealing with a co-worker  LSparkle   Oct-18-08 12:19 PM   #3 
  - No, as I've been there twice and this does not surprise me.  Ferret Mike   Oct-19-08 01:48 AM   #72 
  - yes and not in a good way  Beaverhausen   Oct-18-08 12:19 PM   #4 
  - yes.  antifaschits   Oct-18-08 12:19 PM   #5 
  - No... it is beautiful country  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-18-08 12:19 PM   #6 
  - When you say "Northwest", you mean New Hampshire, right? n/t  demokatgurrl   Oct-18-08 01:22 PM   #43 
     - No, Washington and Oregon  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-18-08 11:41 PM   #56 
        - The difference is endemic corruption  depakid   Oct-19-08 05:28 AM   #81 
  - no, i figured it was loaded with libertarian types.  chimpsrsmarter   Oct-18-08 12:20 PM   #7 
  - Actually, I think BETTER of them...  Bicoastal   Oct-18-08 12:22 PM   #8 
  - We are only angry that Wasillans  Blue_In_AK   Oct-18-08 12:23 PM   #9 
  - I saw a news show about the corruption in the Alaska  undeterred   Oct-18-08 12:30 PM   #15 
  - That's very true.  Blue_In_AK   Oct-18-08 12:34 PM   #19 
  - I have really appreciated your posts Blue_In_AK  JetCityLiberal   Oct-18-08 01:08 PM   #35 
  - When I thought of Alaska  TomClash   Oct-18-08 12:24 PM   #10 
  - Yeah, it has. And I visited there a few years ago. Nice place. Didn't  Liberal_in_LA   Oct-18-08 12:24 PM   #11 
  - Not at all. We get a lot of back and forth here in Montana.  John Q. Citizen   Oct-18-08 12:25 PM   #12 
  - Is she swaying voters there?  sandnsea   Oct-18-08 12:43 PM   #26 
     - My long time Repo voting neighbor can't stand Palin. She says she's crazy a n d  John Q. Citizen   Oct-18-08 01:09 PM   #36 
  - I had no idea there were secessionists  undeterred   Oct-18-08 12:25 PM   #13 
  - You are making gross generalizations based on data selected for you  John Q. Citizen   Oct-18-08 12:42 PM   #25 
  - well, I loved those guys on Northern Exposure  JitterbugPerfume   Oct-18-08 12:27 PM   #14 
  - How about "Men in Trees" ?  undeterred   Oct-18-08 12:32 PM   #16 
     - I like those guys too!  JitterbugPerfume   Oct-18-08 12:33 PM   #17 
  - Not a single bit.  cherokeeprogressive   Oct-18-08 12:33 PM   #18 
  - No, it sounds like they also have a lot of really good people up there  Quixote1818   Oct-18-08 12:36 PM   #20 
  - Don't think I want to visit now  goclark   Oct-18-08 12:36 PM   #21 
  - I've always thought it was way too cold for me - Psycho Sarah just confirms it.  polichick   Oct-18-08 12:37 PM   #22 
  - It has changed my view of Alaska  Top Cat   Oct-18-08 12:40 PM   #23 
  - Well, I have family up there...  JBear   Oct-18-08 12:41 PM   #24 
  - Yep. It surprises me that people call Alaska a state.  Balbus   Oct-18-08 12:43 PM   #27 
  - And you wonder why there are secessionists here??  Blue_In_AK   Oct-18-08 01:33 PM   #47 
  - I don't blame Alaskans, at the time of the primaries she was running against corruption  LynneSin   Oct-18-08 12:44 PM   #28 
  - A good number of these responses make me sick at heart-  Mother Of Four   Oct-18-08 12:44 PM   #29 
  - Nope, still big, still cold, still has the same percentage of whack jobs as the lower 48.  11 Bravo   Oct-18-08 12:45 PM   #30 
  - Not at all. But I lived there for six years, and it's very apparent that most non-Alaskans haven't  scarletwoman   Oct-18-08 12:46 PM   #31 
  - Thank you for posting that. It hasn't changed for me either, lived there 6+yrs too.  uppityperson   Oct-19-08 12:59 AM   #62 
     - Thanks! Interesting that we both did about 6 years up there.  scarletwoman   Oct-19-08 01:44 AM   #71 
        - Yes, back on the road system, able to see family faster is nice.  uppityperson   Oct-19-08 12:26 PM   #83 
  - I like what I've read about..  stillcool47   Oct-18-08 12:53 PM   #32 
  - Not really...  nomaco-10   Oct-18-08 01:02 PM   #33 
  - The Only Alaskan I Know is COMPLETELY UNLIKE Sarah Palin  AndyTiedye   Oct-18-08 01:06 PM   #34 
  - I've only known one Alaskan, and he was exactly like Palin,  mycritters2   Oct-18-08 01:10 PM   #37 
  - Worse than the south; filled with incurious and violent rednecks AND cold  mitchum   Oct-18-08 01:12 PM   #38 
  - You betcha. nt  indie_ana_500   Oct-18-08 01:19 PM   #40 
  - I think one problem with the "get government off my back" folks is that  TOJ   Oct-18-08 01:21 PM   #41 
  - Sarah Palin actually helped show me an admirable side of Alaska.  Chloroplast   Oct-18-08 01:21 PM   #42 
  - It's Louisiana with snow  BlueDogDemocratNH   Oct-18-08 01:25 PM   #44 
  - Yes, and not in a good way.  Ino   Oct-18-08 01:27 PM   #45 
  - I will wait until after the election to make up my mind on the mind of Alaskans  olegramps   Oct-18-08 01:29 PM   #46 
  -'s still a wonderous place.  Ragazz68   Oct-18-08 01:36 PM   #48 
  - Nope  mr1956   Oct-18-08 01:40 PM   #49 
  - Yes, and not for the better. Which is unfortunate, as I'm sure the majority of  LynnTheDem   Oct-18-08 01:42 PM   #50 
  - Not really  lucabrasi   Oct-18-08 01:51 PM   #51 
  - Yeah, but I don't want to stereotype.  vanderRock   Oct-18-08 01:54 PM   #52 
  - I don't mind stereotyping sometimes  POAS   Oct-18-08 01:58 PM   #53 
  - At first, but once Anne Kilkenny and Mudflats came on the ...  Teacher in SC   Oct-18-08 02:06 PM   #54 
  - Yes Palin and the gal from America's Next Top Model  Truth Hurts A Lot   Oct-18-08 02:07 PM   #55 
  - Low education, superstitious, hypermacho, fearful,  bluedawg12   Oct-18-08 11:49 PM   #57 
  - I've learned a great deal about Alaska since Palin entered the race.  political_Dem   Oct-19-08 12:17 AM   #58 
  - Living in Juneau, there are a lot of NA and Filipinos also.  uppityperson   Oct-19-08 01:04 AM   #64 
     - Thank you for telling me that. I appreciate it.  political_Dem   Oct-19-08 01:09 AM   #65 
  - I've been there. It's awesome.  VoodooGuru   Oct-19-08 12:20 AM   #59 
  - I was surprised to find Alaska being worse than the South! Very Red!  Bryn   Oct-19-08 12:21 AM   #60 
  - Sadly...yes  Roxy66   Oct-19-08 12:56 AM   #61 
  - I didn't mean to start something negative about Alaska  undeterred   Oct-19-08 01:03 AM   #63 
  - I thought less of AK when she entered, but then I went there and I think  petronius   Oct-19-08 01:16 AM   #66 
  - No because it's fucking stupid to judge a state based on the personality of one random politician  WildEyedLiberal   Oct-19-08 01:34 AM   #68 
  - Yes. I've Added It  Forrest Greene   Oct-19-08 01:37 AM   #69 
  - I for one have been surprised to find so many fine Alaskans protesting Palin...  Blackhatjack   Oct-19-08 01:44 AM   #70 
  - No  Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin   Oct-19-08 01:53 AM   #73 
  - yes, it's a silly state living off oil and federal pork  Essene   Oct-19-08 02:04 AM   #74 
  - No, but it will change if Begich wins the senate race  Awsi Dooger   Oct-19-08 02:24 AM   #75 
  - Unfortunately, yes.  Democat   Oct-19-08 02:44 AM   #76 
  - NO.  KsStorm   Oct-19-08 02:50 AM   #77 
  - Unfortunately it gives me a negative image of AK and I feel bad for the  esuna   Oct-19-08 02:54 AM   #78 
  - Of course not, that's absurd.  AZBlue   Oct-19-08 02:55 AM   #79 
  - Not at all. It's just about what I'd expect ...  krkaufman   Oct-19-08 03:44 AM   #80 
  - not one bit.  comtec   Oct-19-08 06:02 AM   #82 

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