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August 29 2008 Alaska Newsletter

Dear Readers,

I was surprised to read in the newspaper this morning that our governor, Sarah Palin, is McCain’s pick for a running mate. Of course, I wasn’t the only one who was surprised. I’m not sure what I think, at this point. Lack of experience, true, but she does have integrity and a stubborn streak, both of which would be welcome traits in Washington politics. On the other hand, when her name was tossed around months ago as a VP possibility, she said she wasn’t interested. What has changed?

In any event, there will be a lot of search for information on Palin in the next few weeks. As far as I know, there is only one book available at the present time, which I’ve reviewed in this week’s article. It’s not the greatest writing, but it does provide the facts in a straightforward manner. If you want an easy-to-read overview of Palin’s brief political career, it’s a good place to start.

Meanwhile, fall is definitely here. The cottonwood and birch are turning yellow as fireweed and high-bush cranberry leaves take on a reddish hue. We haven’t had the first frost yet, but I’m sure it’s not too far away.

Have a great week.



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Book Review - Sarah
Now that John McCain has announced Alaska governor Sarah Palin as his running mate, there will be lots of people looking for information. Kaylene Johnson’s biography will be able to “fill in the blanks” for many people.

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Kimi Ross, Alaska Editor

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