Here’s the EyeOnPalin link.
And today Governor Palin tries to defend herself in her own precious fashion.
In a statement released through the governor’s office, Palin called the ad, paid for by Defenders of Wildlife, “reprehensible and hypocritical.”
“The ad campaign by this extreme fringe group, as Alaskans have witnessed over the last several years, distorts the facts about Alaska’s wildlife management programs,” Palin said. “These audacious fundraising attempts misrepresent what goes on in Alaska, and I encourage people to learn the facts about Alaska’s positive record of managing wildlife for abundance.”
“Shame on the Defenders of Wildlife for twisting the truth in an effort to raise funds from innocent and hard-pressed Americans struggling with these rough economic times,” she continued.
The following is a statement from the President of Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, Rodger Schlickeisen, in response to Governor Palin’s statement about www.eyeonpalin.org and the campaign to end aerial killing of wolves in Alaska.
“As always, what you get in response from Governor Palin when she is challenged is not a rational defense of what she’s doing, but rather name calling and a very transparent attempt at spin control. But then again, since there is no defense for her aerial wolf slaughter program, there really isn’t much else she could do.
“Governor Palin speaks of ‘science’ supporting her aerial killing program, but in spite of numerous requests her administration has never produced any scientific justification. Her state agencies have not carefully monitored predator populations and have not even provided evidence that the aerial killing is accomplishing their own stated objectives. Literally hundreds of wildlife scientists have repeatedly condemned her program and she has not once provided any evidence to refute their charges that what she is doing is unscientific.
“And if the Governor is so concerned about making sure Alaskans living at the margin have enough to eat, as her statement claims, why then does she force Alaska subsistence hunters to compete with other resident and out-of-state hunters for the supposedly scarce meat in the killing areas? Also, why has she consistently opposed adoption of ‘rural preference’, which would give subsistence hunters priority access to moose and caribou over sport hunters?
“Deception and deflection are all that that Governor Palin has ever offered in place of justification for her aerial killing program. By calling us ‘extremists’ she is suggesting that our opposition to her policies is out of step with the way the majority of Americans view her brutal, unethical wildlife slaughter. But it is she that is the extremist in this case and she knows it.”