Parnell to Palin:
Conoco/BP/Newsminer have dominated things so entirely that people actually are thankful for the different perspective. It’s almost as if they’ve been cowed into not saying what they really want to because they haven’t been armed with good arguments.
I’ll bet I had 8-10 separate conversations with people who cautiously looked over my shoulder to make sure the Conoco and BP reps didn’t hear them say how. thankful they are that someone is speaking up, and how thankful they are for your leadership. Then, I was out in the car, checking my Blackberry, when a woman walked over and thanked me for standing up “for the little people” because they had been “taking a licking in their town.”
It was a good day and I let the Chamber crowd know that it wasn’t true you weren’t talking with Conoco. That you spoke with Bowles last week in Jnu and two weeks before that from Allc, etc. I could see a few stunned faces (positive). That’s the report …. I’ll be in Juneau Wed/Thurs. See ya soon.