If you’re Governor Sarah Palin, the answer is: Shooting at it with a rifle!
The Republican nominee for V.P. — and quickly displacing Gozer The Gozarian as the most despised being in this dimension — successfully defeated an initiative on August 26th that would have banned hunting wolves from airplanes for sport.
Palin organized a campaign, funded with $400K in state money, to defeat Measure 2; using the tired old BS that the rest of the lower-48 don’t “understand rural Alaska.” Exiled Online said it best:
“Alaska isn’t really very hard to understand. It consists of a minority that loves the wilderness and an overwhelmingly Republican majority that wants to squeeze all the cash it can get out of the state before the oil dries up, the fish die out, and the wildlife disappears. Nowhere else does the Republican formula of manipulating the suckers by playing on their silly hatreds and even sillier vanities play out more clearly than in Alaska.”
Jeesh. How has it come to pass that I’d rather have four more years of Dick Cheney?
Read more on this issue over at Exiled Online.