The Anchorage Daily News discovered why Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is the perfect person to be the next Dick Cheney: She can look you in eye and tell you black is white. Especially when there's oil involved.
Brandishing dogged reporting skills and wonderfully insightful, entertaining writing, Alaska bloggers turned the 49th state (and a very, very red one, at that) into a hotbed for plugged-in citizen journalism.
Sarah Palin spent the last day of the year emailing the Associated Press and the Anchorage Daily News and calling People magazine to counter the impression that Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston are high school drop-outs.
At the end of the day, there was a huge stack of petition sheets signed, over a dozen newly registered voters, a ton of news coverage, and more than 1500 Alaskans who had their say. We want our Governor held accountable.