Far from being the “rogue” she and her sycophants claim she is, Sarah Palin is just another Right Wing, follow the party line, disagree with everything Obama, FOOL.
Recently asked about the President’s returning the name of of Mt. McKinley to its original Denali, Palin said:
“The name of the national park was changed to Denali some years ago, so I thought that was good enough. We could keep McKinley as the highest peak on the North American continent. We could keep that name McKinley. Blah, blah, blah …”
As you could have guessed, Palin has referred to the mountain as Denali herself, such as in her 1/2 term “I quit” speech:
… I say it is the best road trip in America soaring through nature’s finest show. Denali, the great one, soaring under the midnight sun…
(She must have learned the word soaring that week.) She “blacktracked” when all of her fellow RWNJs started faux outraging because hey, attention is attention. Even the perpetually pregnant abstinence queen, publicity whore after her Mother’s own heart, got some media coverage from it. Again I ask: Could we stop making stupid people famous?
So while the name Denali is extremely important to the NATIVE PEOPLE of Alaska, Palin ditches them for the greater promise of publicity. She couldn’t very well have gone against the tide of all the Conservatives spouting off about it; that would mean giving President Obama credit for something, and she might lose her party creds.
Instead, she opted to dis the native people of her home state for a little more attention; the woman has no allegiance to anything now except publicity and money. But the renaming of the mountain to its original name means quite a lot to the state’s indigenous people, as one Alaskan wrote in the Guardian:
We are happy that Denali will now officially be known by the Koyukon Athabascan name that it has held for centuries. Using traditional place names is one more way to celebrate and perpetuate our Alaska Native cultures.
Sarah Palin couldn’t care less about her state’s culture. She could have done the right thing by Alaskans, but she sold out. “Rouge” my ass.