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the residents of alaska would have to ratify such a measure. unless you want a federal crisis on our hands.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | October 15, 2008 3:22 PM

Charles, normally I love your mind but this is idiotic seventeen different ways. Not to mention cold up!

Posted by hillpagan | October 15, 2008 3:25 PM

Maybe we should split the difference and sell Palin's supporters to China.

Posted by Mike in Renton | October 15, 2008 3:29 PM

Wouldn't it be, you know, not that great for the U.S. if China were to have territories and military bases that much closer? And who knows what would happen to the poor Polar bears.

Posted by lily | October 15, 2008 3:32 PM

I'm sure this is a bit tongue-in-cheek but that's still a terrible idea. We're barely able to hold off our own government from raping ANWR. Think of what the Chinese would do to it. Jesus Christ, that's terrible to imagine.

Posted by Sir Learnsalot | October 15, 2008 3:34 PM

I think it's just one of Charles' misguided ideas to get rid of something that he finds unpleasant in his mind. The natural resource loss alone is boggling.

You think the Uighur are treated poorly in China? How do you think the Inuits would feel about this?

And in case anyone has forgotten his complete disdain for any and all people from Alaska...

Posted by P to the J | October 15, 2008 3:39 PM

The Russians thought it was a good idea to get rid of Alaska, too, and they dumped it off on us. People thought it was crazy for the US to buy that land.

Then gold was discovered there.

Posted by Greg | October 15, 2008 4:03 PM

wow - bad idea on all front. the gov't would rather declare bankruptcy

Posted by andy | October 15, 2008 4:04 PM

From an interested third party whose country already got screwed the first time Alaska was sold ("Where's the property line? Why, it's wherever the new owner says it is, neighbour!") I cannot get behind this idea. Sell 'em California:, when the big one hits and it slides into the Pacific, you won't be out anything.

Posted by chasman | October 15, 2008 4:12 PM

You do realize Pailin does not own Alaska, she is not their permanent leader. Someday she will be a footnote and someone else with far more credibility will be gov.
Also, Alaska is not always cold just like Canada is not always snow and igloos.
Get real.

Posted by -B- | October 15, 2008 4:39 PM

har de har.

fuck that noise - alaska kicks ass. the only problem is alaskans.

Posted by max solomon | October 15, 2008 4:43 PM

A China that wasn't holding a gazillion dollars of our notes would be a hell of a lot more dangerous than a China that is.

Posted by Fnarf | October 15, 2008 5:17 PM

Charles, usually i just chringe and move on when i accidentally read your pretentious- yet attemping to be funny- bullshit... nevermind. get fired already.

Posted by Patrick | October 15, 2008 7:46 PM

alaska should belong to canada. Anyone ever been to hyder? Crazy redneck americans have no business being in our lush forests, enticing grizzlies to "viewing areas" so fat tourists can take pictures and accustom the bears to humans.

Posted by ams | October 16, 2008 4:54 AM

This is the worst idea in the history of the country.
Charles has clearly never played Risk.

Posted by dirge | October 16, 2008 10:51 AM

being FROM Alaska
and currently LIVING in Alaska
I'd rather not be sold to China..
not all Alaskans are for Palin.
I'm not. at all.. keep her our Governor.. not everyone's VP

Posted by Robyn | October 17, 2008 3:31 PM

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