Bright, shiny objects: Party with Ann Coulter; Begich’s plea for attention



With all that has happened on the “Hillary Health front” this week, what does Ann Coulter have to say about the Clinton track record of lies and deceit?

Let’s ask her ourselves! Author, lawyer, and political lightning rod Ann Coulter will be in Anchorage for a speaking engagement on Sept. 17 at the Egan Center in Anchorage. Tickets are going fast at Ticketmaster.

coulterAn after-party  VIP reception with Ms. Coulter is where Alaskans can actually meet her, and at the same time help fund the operations of the Alaska Republican Party.

There are only 100 tickets available for the VIP party. Those tickets are here.

Coulter will have copies of her latest book, In Trump We Trust, available for purchase, and she’ll inscribe it for you. But wait! There’s more! You can also have your photo taken with her, which would be the social media throwdown of the year among your friends.

It’s a small crowd, so an opportunity to visit with her one-on-one. See you there.

Coulter is a frequent guest on many TV shows, including Hannity, Piers Morgan, Red Eye, HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Fox & Friends, Dr. Drew, Entertainment tonight, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Hannity, and The O’Reilly Factor.


Word is that Gov. Bill Walker has paid $50,000 for his 15-minute speaking opportunity at the CWC World LNG & Gas Series: Asia Pacific Summit.  We think it’s more likely that the $50,000 is the sponsorship that includes 15 minutes at the podium and the beverage break being sponsored by Alaska Gasline Development Corporation. The pay-to-play trip by Walker and entourage is set for Sept. 20-23.


Mark Begich is thinking about running as a write-in candidate against Lisa Murkowski. By  thinking, he means he is polling to see what everyone else is thinking.

Liz Raines, reporter at KTVA, had the good sense to call Begich and let him put the rumor on the record, which he did:

“That decision I can make as, you know, as the time permits, but you know, the election isn’t until November,” Begich told her.

Is it a cry for help or a plea for attention?

“Mark Begich can never be taken for granted because he has a knack for staying two steps ahead of the truth,” said longtime political consultant Art Hackney. “He ran for U.S. Senate on a record as Anchorage mayor that only caught up with him after he was elected.”

Hackney added, “In this case, his record as U.S. senator has already caught up to him and he will have a hard time making the case that returning him to the Senate would be anything but a disaster for Alaska.”

“This is self-immolation,” said Frank McQueary, communication chair of the Alaska Republican Party. “Mark Begich, the guy who brought us Obamacare, the guy who is Obama’s handmaiden, has such a visceral hatred of Lisa Murkowski that he’s ready to throw himself upon the fire.”

As for Joe Miller, McQueary said, “He doesn’t the capacity any longer to raise the kind of money he needs to mount an effective campaign. At this point, the only one who might contribute cash to him would be Mark Begich.”


The featured speaker at the end-of-summer Salad Luncheon for Capital City Republican Women is John Moller, former rural advisor for Gov. Sean Parnell, and Kathy Hosford of Skagway.

The event is noon-1:30, Sept. 17, [contact for location: [email protected]] in Juneau. Moller and Hosford will discuss what it was like to be a delegate at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this summer.