Tuesday, August 24, 2010
I have had quite a few people inquire as to why I haven’t been blogging as regularly as I used to. For the past five months, I have had the honor of helping my good friend, Eddie Burke in his run for lieutenant governor of the great state of Alaska. I first got to know Eddie about a year and a half ago via Twitter. At the time, Eddie was the host of The Eddie Burke Show and the number one talk radio host in the state. I will never forget when he asked if I would be a regular guest on his program. It was truly memorable to be known as his Southern California Co-Host. Eddie has done so much for me that when he asked me to help out with his campaign and be his press secretary, I felt honored to help him in any way I could. For the past five months, I have worked closely with Eddie and his family in his quest to become Alaska’s next lieutenant governor. It was during this time that I saw just how sincere and dedicated Eddie was in for his love for Alaska and the Alaskan people. As a proud conservative, Eddie has made it no secret that Alaska has so much to offer the state he has called home for over three decades.
Eddie has run his grassroots campaign with sheer grit and determination. He knows that Alaska is a plentiful, resource-rich state that has so much to offer the rest of the United States. Eddie knows Alaskans want their families to prosper and have fulfilling lives because he wants the same for his family. Eddie’s wife, children and grandchildren are the most important people in his life. I know this to be a fact. After spending a great amount of time with the Burke family, I found them to be the most genuine, down-to-earth bunch you will ever meet. They welcomed me into their home like I was one of their own. In today’s society, this doesn’t happen very often. It is no secret that Eddie is not the richest candidate in the running, but he is the most honest. Eddie is not afraid to speak the truth even when the truth may hurt a little bit, and I find this so refreshing. Too often candidates are taught to tell voters only the things they want to hear, and I know Mead Treadwell and Jay Ramras have been taught this. Both of Eddie’s opponents have tried to sugarcoat the issues in order to make themselves look good in the eyes of voters. As the only conservative candidate in the race, Eddie has never had to sugarcoat anything, for he knows voters only want the truth. I am proud to stand by him today as Alaskans head to the polls. When the polls close, and the votes are tallied, I will continue to stand by my friend because he is the individual who gave me my start and believed in me. Thank you, Eddie, for all you have done for the conservative cause. Thank you for standing up for Alaska and America. Thank you for having the cajones to speak out honestly on the issues that concern average Americans like me. And finally, thank you for being Papa Burke!!!
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