October 29th, 2008
01:13 PM ET
14 years ago

Alaska's First Dude appears in Mainers' mailboxes

(CNN)– Weeks after Todd Palin hit the campaign trail solo in Maine, stumping for the Republican presidential ticket, the husband of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, is being featured in a campaign mailing there.

In the mailing, paid for and authorized by Maine’s Republican Party, Alaska's First Dude — a four-time Iron Dog Snowmobile Champion — tells rural voters Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's "extreme environmental policies" could have a major impact on snowmobilers.

"Could this be the last winter to ride in our National Parks? This election will decide," the ad warns.

The mailing also hits the Sierra Club, an endorser of the Illinois senator, for its position against snowmobiles in national parks. The environmental organization argues snowmobiles are "loud and obnoxious" and pollute the environment.

"John McCain and Sarah Palin have long been advocates to protect our environment with practical standards—allowing Americans to continue enjoying outdoor recreational activities," the flier declares.

If the Republicans win the presiential race, "Snowmobiles will have a strong voice in the White House," says the mailing.

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soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Karen Hoover

    From the ridiculous to the sublime...it is sad what some issues in this campaign have deteriorated to.

    October 29, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  2. GinaFace

    Talk about a niche market. Must be nice to have fancy toys and expensive habits. America!: if you vote for Big O, the dude will have to find a new pastime (not cool). So be cool, because who knows what ethical problems or secessionist gangs he may get caught up with if left to his own devices!! Something about idle hands and the devil...

    October 30, 2008 01:07 am at 1:07 am |