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Sarah Palin Needed in Alaska to Shoot Campylobacter Cranes Pooping on Peas

I would like to give a "shout-out" to our gun-totting, Caribou Barbie, Governor from our somewhat neighboring state (they can see Russia – we can only see Canada) that she is needed back North with gun in hand.  The Anchorage Daily News reported that federal public health officials have confirmed a link between peas grown on a Palmer farm this summer with a bacterial outbreak that made 99 people sick.  Laboratory findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta determined that the outbreak of Campylobacter diarrhea can be traced to eating uncooked peas that came from a field frequented by sandhill cranes.  Droppings from the cranes most likely contaminated the peas, said Dr. Tracie Gardner, an epidemiologist with the Alaska Division of Public Health.  These cranes have clearly been "palin’ around with terrorists" and need to be shot.  I’ll "betcha" you can shoot them from a plane.