Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Which means Alaskans will be enjoying turkey with friends and family. It also means many will be sharing the infamous video of then Governor Sarah Palin giving an interview, right after pardoning a turkey, with a turkey being slaughtered in the background. It has become known as Turkeygate! Today is the 10 year anniversary. Jeff Landfield spoke with Scott Jensen, the man who was behind the camera, about what happened on this day 10 years ago. Scott also gives some awesome background on his coverage of Palin when she was governor and after she was chosen as McCain's VP nominee. Here is the link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HEFmFOlSaQ
Jeff was joined by Jack Ferguson. Jack is a well known lobbyist in Washington D.C. Jack was the chief of staff for both Congressman Don Young and Senator Ted Stevens. We discuss his history in politics and in D.C., how Washington has changed over the years, and some great stories about Don Young.
Jeff was joined by retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Margaret Stock. This is her second time on the Landmine podcast. Margaret is an immigration attorney and expert on immigration law. They discuss the recent suggestion of ending birthright citizenship through an executive order by President Trump, the history of the 14th Amendment, a very interesting immigration law regarding Alaska, and other immigration issues.
Jeff was joined by Congressman Don Young. He has been Congressman for all of Alaska since 1973. Young is the currently the Dean of the House, the longest serving member of Congress. He has served under 9 presidents. They discuss his history in Congress including stories about Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Congressman Charlie Wilson, and more. They also talk about some of his previous opponents. His stories are incredible.
Jeff was joined by Clint Campion. Clint is the former District Attorney for Anchorage. They talk about his history of working in the military as a JAG officer and how that brought him to Alaska, as well as his time as the DA and how he has since gone into private practice. They also discuss his involvement in opposing Ballot Measure 1, known as Stand for Salmon.