Its oil-driven economy is less flush, for one. The governor’s harsh rhetoric while on the national stump, too, has eroded her support at home.
High prices led to a $3,269 state payout for each resident. But rural areas slumped on $9.20-a-gallon gas.
With Gov. Sarah Palin’s sudden elevation to the GOP ticket, the world tries to fathom the 49th state – its sourdoughs and cheechakos, boomers and greenies. A moon at noon?
The GOP's surprise vice-presidential nominee brings a fresh face to the '08 race.