Alaskan Poet, Musician, And Firefighter Dewey Whetsell Praises Sarah Palin

Dewey Whetsell a longtime commercial fisherman, veteran fire fighter and fire chief, jazz musician, and poet from Alaska penned a very nice retort to all of those who would say Sarah Palin isn’t the real deal, a true leader.

Those who follow Alaska politics know these stories well, but the rest of America should understand this as well.

You can check out Dewey Whetsell’s website here, the man has a very interesting life’s story.

Here is Dewey’s letter:


“The last 45 of my 66 years I’ve spent in a commercial fishing town in Alaska. I understand Alaska politics but never understood national politics well until this last year. Here’s the breaking point: Neither side of the Palin controversy gets It’s not about persona, style, rhetoric, its about doing things. Even Palin supporters never mention the things that I’m about to mention here.

1- Democrats forget when Palin was the Darling of the Democrats, because as soon as Palin took the Governors office away from a fellow Republican and tough SOB, Frank Murkowski, she tore into the Republicans Corrupt Bastards Club (CBC) and sent them packing. Many of them are now residing in State housing and wearing orange jump suits. The Democrats reacted by skipping around the yard, throwing confetti and singing la la la la (well, you know how they are). Name another governor in this country that has ever done anything similar. But while you’re thinking, I’ll continue.

2- Now with the CBC gone, there were fewer Alaskan politicians to protect the huge, giant oil companies here. So, she constructed and enacted a new system of splitting the oil profits called ACES. Exxon (the biggest corporation in the world) protested and Sarah told them don’t let the door hit you in the stern on your way out. They stayed, and Alaska residents went from being merely wealthy to being filthy rich. Of course the other huge international oil companies meekly fell in line. Again, give me the name of any other governor in the country that has done anything similar.

3- The other thing she did when she walked into the governors office is she got the list of State requests for federal funding for projects, known as pork. She went through the list, took 85% of them and placed them in the when-hell-freezes-over stack. She let locals know that if we need something built, well pay for it ourselves. Maybe she figured she could use the money she got from selling the previous governors jet because it was extravagant. Maybe she could use the money she saved by dismissing the governor’s cook (remarking that she could cook for her own family), giving back the State vehicle issued to her, maintaining that she already had a car, and dismissing her State provided security force (never mentioning, I imagine, that she’s packing heat herself). I’m still waiting to hear the names of those other governors.

4- Now, even with her much-ridiculed gosh and golly mannerism, she also managed to put together a totally new approach to getting a natural gas pipeline built which will be the biggest private construction project in the history of North America. No one else could do it although they tried. If that doesn’t impress you, then you’re trying too hard to be unimpressed while watching her do things like this while baking up a batch of brownies with her other hand.

5- For 30 years, Exxon held a lease to do exploratory drilling at a place called Point Thompson. They made excuses the entire time why they couldn’t start drilling. In truth they were holding it like an investment. No governor for 30 years could make them get started. This summer, she told them she was revoking their lease and kicking them out. They protested and threatened court action. She shrugged and reminded them that she knew the way to the court house. Alaska won again.

6- President Obama wants the nation to be on 25% renewable resources for electricity by 2025. Sarah went to the legislature and submitted her plan for Alaska to be at 50% renewables by 2025. We are already at 25%. I can give you more specifics about things done, as opposed to style and persona . Everybody wants to be cool, sound cool, look cool. But that’s just a cover-up. I’m still waiting to hear from liberals the names of other governors who can match what mine has done in two and a half years. I wont be holding my breath.

By the way, she was content to to return to AK after the national election and go to work, but the haters wouldn’t let her. Now these adolescent screechers are obviously not scuba divers. And no one ever told them what happens when you continually jab and pester a barracuda. Without warning, it will spin around and tear your face off. Shoulda known better.

As we have been saying for a long time, Sarah Palin was an incredibly effective Governor, and a true servant of the people. The kind of woman who isn’t afraid of whatever challenge that faces her. As she has shown in the past few weeks, she is more than ready to take on big government, like she has big oil. And if Sarah Palin could tame Exxon-Mobil, I’m sure she will make quick work of D.C.!

BTW, even though she has given Exxon-Mobil absolute fits, they were more than happy to sign on as a partner in the Trans-Canada natural gas pipeline, her crowning achievement as Governor, that Dewey mentions in his letter.

People, like myself, who have followed Sarah for some time, understand the greatness of this woman. Sarah Palin is an American leader who has what is sorely needed today: The ability to get things done, good things for the people.


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13 responses to “Alaskan Poet, Musician, And Firefighter Dewey Whetsell Praises Sarah Palin

  1. I would be very proud to have Sarah Palin as our next President!

  2. Johnny Goodrich

    I voted for her as V.P. believing and knowing that she is needed in D.C., is the right person for the job and I would vote for her for President! She will rebuild what Obama has torn down and make it too strong to be torn down when she left – after her two terms in office.

  3. Barb Bates Kelleher

    Please, Sarah, save our country. Run for President. We “the People” will elect you and follow you to the ultimate truth. It is not too late to save our country, but we need someone honest and hard-working like you at the helm. I don’t beg often, but I’m begging now. Please lead us back to an America we can all be proud of. I will commit fully to your campaign just run in 2012!

  4. Jasper Gurney

    I also voted for her in 2008. She was the only person that made me feel like she was on the same page as myself and others. So YES run for President in 2012 and give our country back to the people. We need someone that we ALL can be proud of. Make this the America that we The People and my granddaughter can be pround of and not the welfare state it is heading to.

  5. Trae Kayce

    I’ve always said we need common sense in public office. I understand Palin’s actions and policies, she does not have to be perfect to be effective. I would vote for her or anyone that has her common sense. More like her please!

  6. Suzanne Ryker

    I support Sarah and her ideas for America. Let me know what I can do. Our number one problem during the last election was biased media ….or are they being black-mailed and intimated in some way? Are Glen Beck and Sean Hannity -and a few others – the only ones able to keep us informed?

  7. heshtesh

    This women is just so what America needs.

  8. SarahI’d be proud to have you as our countrys president ! ! You have the comonsence to do most of the right things for America and ask for help or advice to do the rest good for our country ! ! God Bless you and the USA.

  9. Canary

    I support Sarah Palin. A true female leader, someone who has been through so much and yet was always coming triumphantly. She trusts in God. I trust her. It’s simple.

  10. Debra

    I am definitely a supporter of Sarah for President. I will vote for her if she runs in 2012 and beyond. she can help us get back on track and stay focused. Palin for President!!!

  11. Be strong and of good courage Sarah…

  12. J.NormanSayles

    Governor Sarah Palin is the only woman for whom I would vote for President, and over most men in the pool of possible candidates. She is so rare a person that the feminists are afraid of her; neither bull nor pussycat. She has proven executive experience, of which Obama had not one day before taking occupancy of the White House. Alaska does not produce fools. They do not survive in the natural setting of our Northern-most State.

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