Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
I see that the billionaire bastard Koch brothers are using their front group Freedom Works to try to save their faithful servant Rep. Jeff Flake from impending defeat by pumping PAC money into the Arizona Senate race. I keep seeing this ad on news sites and political blogs.
"Rock Solid." Why does this sound familiar? Oh yeah, remember this blast from the past? (October 2009). Rep. Flake's survivalist vacation in the tropics: Diary and photos:
For seven days this past summer, Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) survived on
an uninhabited tropical island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
He had been planning the trip for more than two years, describing it as a chance to “test [his] outdoor survival skills.”
Subsisting entirely on coconuts and fish he speared himself, the 46-year-old father of five made fire from dry branches, purified his own water and slept in a hammock on the beach. He also kept a daily diary and shot dozens of pictures, which were recently obtained by The Hill.
While Flake didn’t talk to a volleyball, like the character Tom Hanks
played in “Castaway,” he numbered more than 100 hermit crabs and grew
fond of at least a couple of them.
Excerpts from the 23-page journal are printed below and the entire text is available here.
As for the photos, there is at least one that could go viral on the Internet. The photo, apparently taken via a tripod, reveals a bare-chested Flake on the beach at sunset.
And from the Daily Beast in October 2009.
Flake will have plenty of time for tropical vacations after November 6.