About two hours after Palin’s speech Saturday, hundreds of people protesting the policies of Palin lined a busy Anchorage street, waving signs and chanting “Obama!”
In addition to Obama supporters, the protesters included those who don’t agree with Palin’s positions against abortion, her support for the Iraq war and other issues. One woman held a sign that read, “I’m Bail’in on Palin!” Another said, “Pro Woman, Anti-Palin.” Another read, “What About Healthcare?”
“We’re not alone. A lot of people are worried about the nomination of Sarah Palin,” said rally organizer Angie Doroff, 46, as cars drove by honking their horns in support.
A Daily Kos diarist has pictures and more information on the women who organized the rally.
Despite overcast skies and a forecast for rain, there was a rally here today. Oh man, was there! In fact, it was by most accounts the largest protest rally in the history of Alaska. The Anchorage Daily News wrote that the rally drew an “estimated” 1500 people. Let me be clear: the organizers used a hand-clicker and counted at least 1,483 Alaskans, mostly women, who showed up to say that Sarah Palin does not speak for them.