Sarah Palin's Wasilla book signing had a few rules. "Per Todd Palin", three of us were banned. "Public servants" in their police uniforms at a "public event" in a "public building" had a list of citizens not allowed in.
Apparently "Real Alaskans" aren't allowed near an "author" who once asked a librarian if she'd ban books. Oh, the irony...or is it ion-ry...either way, Alaska bloggers such as myself have been Palibanned from book signings.
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.
Palin expects no one to wonder why in the world she would step down from the governorship, which is the only platform from which she can claim any political legitimacy. And we're not supposed to speculate? Come now.
We're supposed to believe that overall participation decreased by 11%. This historic election both nationally and for Alaska had the lowest Alaska turnout for a presidential race ever!?! Something stinks.