Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sarah Palin: Wasilla Celebrity

In another Sarah Palin story, Associated Press writer Becky Bohrer has written "All-things-Palin still reigns in Alaska:"

Anyone who doubts Sarah Palin's celebrity need only talk to Lyn Carden.

As head of the Chamber of Commerce in Wasilla, Alaska, Carden tends to be the front line for tourists wanting to see Palin, perhaps even grab a cup of coffee at her house. And she has heard it all.

When Palin makes news, or carries a snazzy purse women want to buy, Carden invariably gets a call, or a flurry of calls. Some callers have left credit card information, hoping to get that purse. Others send fan mail or money for Palin's political action committee.

There are those too who just stop in, hoping for directions to her house, which they do not get, or eager to learn as much as they can about Wasilla's most famous resident. Many snap photos of themselves with Palin's cardboard cutout. ...

... She also is among the most well-known but polarizing political figures in America, revered by supporters as a God-fearing Everywoman who fights for what she believes in, and derided by critics as a political lightweight and quitter.

"There's no gray area," Carden said. ...

The story continues with a description of John Coale's trip with Sarah and Todd Palin to a Boston pastry shop. John Coale is Greta Van Susteren's husband.

At the end of the story, we're told, "Associated Press reporter Mark Thiessen contributed to this report from Wasilla, Alaska." This post's photo was found at another version of Bohrer's story.


Joie Vouet said...

Hmmm. Mark Thiessen is/was in Wasilla?

womanwithsardinecan said...

I have the weirdest urge to visit Wasilla again. Haven't been there in years. If I ever visit my Alaska sisters again, it just might be worth the trip to go lurk in Wasilla, make fun of Palinites at Walmart, say hi to Sadie, take obnoxious pictures in front of the Palin Compound, and generally raise anti-Palin hell at the bars. What's the worst that can happen? I get thrown in jail for pulling Jessica Beehive's hair in a bar? It would be worth it for the snickers. Okay, forget Alaska cruises, let's go for the hair-pulling, Walmart snickering good time in Wasilla, the trash capitol of the world!! A vacation to remember!

Trig Is Cute said...

You're quite the conspiracy theorist aren't you Joie Vouet. Never checking your facts before dropping your poop trails. What a blunt tool you are and I'm not talking about honesty here either.


Mark Thiessen appointed AP's Alaska news editor

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Mark Thiessen, day supervisor of The Associated Press' Salt Lake City bureau, has been named the AP's news editor for Alaska.

The appointment was announced Aug. 15 by Larry Campbell, chief of bureau for Alaska.


AP stories, along with the photos that accompany them, can be obtained from Reruns are also available from the Service Desk at 877-836-9477. The supervisor in Anchorage is Mark Thiessen, 907-272-7549. The West Regional Desk can be reached at 602-417-2400.

Move along Joie Vouet. There's nothing to see here.

Joie Vouet said...

Trig is Cute, Where do you see a conspiracy theory? I don't.

Joie Vouet said...

Goodnight, all.

Don't let the dearth of Palin news get you down.