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Hi everybody I'm David has been thanks for joining us kicking off tonight -- last the political pace setter who would've thought.
Until recently Alaska's been known for its wilderness and -- faces but not for trend setting in politics.
But then that Sarah -- Exploded on the national political scene.
And ever since we began -- notice one of the most fascinating political dramas in American history.
This is a drama that is just about to enter a super climax.
As a -- a political insiders -- dominated the state for generations are losing out.
To the people's will.
Really become kind of a metaphor for what is happening nationwide -- political -- are crumbling state by state by state.
Sarah Palin started the ball rolling which he took on one of the godfathers of the Alaska machine Frank Murkowski.
In the 2006.
Gubernatorial campaign -- Murkowski.
Two Republican senator for twenty years the junior senators working under the wing of the late senator Ted -- and Stevens and Murkowski ran this state and very close cooperation with oil interest making some very questionable deals.
When Murkowski became governor 2002.
He put Sarah Palin -- -- commission that oversees oil and gas drilling in the state but.
If he thought -- on could be bought out he was wrong wasn't long before Palin had been pushed.
Shove threaten offered bribes so many times if she just couldn't take it anymore.
She ran for governor against Murkowski exposing indeed -- all the -- Wheeling and dealing was going on.
They all denied it of course but Sarah had the evidence and she was not about to be pushed around she had the guts to stick to -- guns of course she won.
But political machines don't die easily and now the daughter of the man that -- -- defeated for governor senator Lisa Murkowski.
Is running neck and neck with a reformer named Joseph Miller it is a nail biter.
But by taking on the establishment mr.
Miller is facing some of the same kind of headwinds that Sarah Palin felt for years ago.
As governor -- and explain last night on scoreboard.
And then -- -- -- put me on the outs of bad Republican Party appear in Alaska the machine of the Republican Party that still in place today Joseph Miller is gonna happen.
Can deal with that machine to.
So he's also gonna have to deal with a mainstream media that would love to tear him down as a lightweight.
But that's kind of hard to do against the guy who graduated from West -- fought and was decorated in Iraq.
Graduated from Yale Law School and work as a district and the federal prosecutor this guy is a heavyweight in character and experience.
He's up to the same challenge -- carried Sarah Palin --
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