Alaska Lawmakers Reject Palin's Controversial Attorney General Pick
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The Alaska Legislature rejected Gov. Sarah Palin’s (R-AK) pick for state attorney general, Wayne Anthony Ross, by a vote of 35-23 yesterday. Ross’s nomination caused a firestorm because of his radical right-wing views. He had called gay people “ degenerates” and allegedly defended men who rape their wives. He also praised a student for creating a large statue of a Ku Klux Klan member, saying the “project gets ‘A’ for courage.” Introducing Ross last month, Palin said he “ brings years of good service, in more ways than one.” “He will make an excellent attorney general,” she said.
Ali Frick is a Research Associate for The Progress Report and ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress Action Fund.