Sunday, November 2, 2008

No Alaska Natives for McCain??

Another note on Alaska and the campaigns - there has been a a very active Native organization within the Obama campaign, First Alaskans for Obama. They are accessible, communicative and enthusiastic. After interviewing several members of the Obama organization, a news reporter called the local McCain campaign office twice, two weeks apart to talk to someone with their office from the Alaska Native community. Response to first call - a return call telling saying that info on Native issues is on the national website, and no, there is no organization of Alaska Natives working on the McCain campaign in Alaska.
Second call - after leaving a message, the campaign staffer who returned the call wanted to know what questions the reporter wanted to ask. The staffer never did call back with the name of someone who the reporter could contact. Just a note.... to take note of....