Alaska in the news today!!
Front page news today pivoting around a small town in Alaska called Wasilla. Wasilla Alaska is a place with special memories for me and several family members and old friends still reside there.
The news is all about Alaska governor Sara Palin, a rebel, an outsider, a convention-bucker and the Republican nominee for Vice President. Holy shit!
She's a highly popular governor in Alaska, the place I was raised in. McCain was brilliant to choose her, I must say. Even die-hard liberals like me are questioning what to do. I don't agree with several of her political views, yet this woman has not been afraid (at her own risk) to expose corruption, take on some big dogs and basically do what she believes is best no matter the consequences. That's rare in politics. She seems more libertarian than anything really.
I just got off the phone with my sister Heidi, who works at a lovely coffee shop owned by some of our childhood friends called Pandemonium. Apparently the media has descended upon Wasilla already and there is quite a hubub at the cafe. Total mayhem.
They've been interviewing people at the cafe of course (Heidi used to go to church with Sara but she declined to tell that to interviewers because she wanted to stick to non-personal stuff) so if you're watching CNN tonight you just might see a radical unschooling Mum talking about the topic!!:)
It's all rather strange because Wasilla is such a small town and people just don't know much about Alaska anyway. It will be interesting to watch this all unfold.