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Today hundreds of Alaskans converged at the Park Strip in downtown Anchorage, Alaska to protest Governor Sarah Palin's absence from the state and her lack of the transparency she promised in her campaign for governor.

The ad-hoc group Alaskans for Truth held a rally today in downtown Anchorage to tell the world that Alaskans are angry with their governor - Governor Sarah Palin - for abandoning her responsibilities in their state for the Vice-Presidential campaign trail. Palin had promised that she would still run the state while campaigning, however, she has been missing in action ever since.

During her gubernatorial campaign, Palin also promised to be transparent in her dealings as governor and now she has allowed the McCain campaign to not only intercept her business dealings in Alaska but to also interfere with the investigation into Palin's possible wrongdoing in the Troopergate investigations.

Bolstered by the unexpected success of the Alaska Women Reject Palin rally of a few weeks back, the crowd today was large, vocal and once again peaceful. Progressive radio talk show personality Shannyn Moore was one of a number of speakers at the rally as was Alaskan poet, songwriter and activist Libby Roderick who led the crowd in song.

Alaskans for Truth Rally, Anchorage

Alaskans for Truth Rally, Anchorage

Alaskans for Truth Rally, Anchorage

Alaskans for Truth Rally, Anchorage

Alaskans for Truth Rally, Anchorage

Alaskans for Truth Rally, Anchorage

Alaskans for Truth Rally, Anchorage

Alaskans for Truth Rally, Anchorage

Alaskans for Truth Rally, Anchorage

Alaskans for Truth Rally, Anchorage

Additional photographs can be found at my Flickr page.

Originally posted to alizasherman on Sat Sep 27, 2008 at 05:02 PM PDT.

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