Eddie Burke should be proud that he was a real Alaskan to have a set big enough to stand up for Sarah Palin on his radio show while the wussies in the state were out on the ledge because they couldn't stomach a little DNC inspired media smear. Courage and a positive vision is the key to success in this country. The fact that Burke didn't fold like a lawn chair when Palin was being smeared by the media tells me he's the right candidate for Lt. Governor.
The Alaska Dispatch got his communique. They should be so lucky to even have gotten that. Anyone who knows the Alaska Dispatch knows it's nothing more than a liberal hack site. Burke is "too busy with the campaign" seems to me to be a more polite way of saying he's more interested in talking to credible media outlets.
No one would expect Eddie Burke to even put the Alaska Dispatch on his toilet paper roller, nevermind talk to a liberal PDS afflicted hit site whose lack of intellectual integrity glares in such a lame statement as "We're hoping that by that last line he doesn't mean that if elected lieutenant governor he will quit halfway through his term to write an autobiography and take a gig with Fox News."
With that said, let me straighten them out about Sarah Palin's resignation.
Ultimately, the filings of frivolous ethics complaints were the key component which caused Palin to resign her governship. The strategy was to personally bankrupt Palin and politically tie her hands as governor by tying up state time and resources. Palin smartly short circuited a process that would have left her state financially gridlocked and herself financially bankrupt.
The local media in Alaska were no less complicit than the national media in the smear campaign against Sarah Palin leading up to the resignation. The Alaska Dispatch knows full well why Palin resigned. There's no need to play dumb and ask Eddie. A quick peruse of the site will tell you they are nothing but a Palin smear operation with a smattering of articles about other news, mostly all tilting to the left.
The Alaska Dispatch was founded by Amanda Coyne who remains a contributor. Gary P. Jackson on Free Republic points out:
Thinking about Coyne, made me think of her husband, and his ties with the Anchorage Daily News, which itself has turned into nothing more than a house organ for the Obama administration.