I found this local Op-Ed piece quite informative. A refreshing Alaskan perspective from someone who has done their homework (hint: take note MSM).
To check to see if my research was valid, I decided to ask the opinion of two longtime friends – both politically astute people I trust. One was the executive assistant to a Republican Alaskan governor, and the other was a Democratic Alaskan governor.
The executive assistant is now a lobbyist. He says that Gov. Palin hates lobbyists – not a bad thing in my opinion. Further, because she has strong principles, she has an aversion to deal-making. This attitude, my friend says, is unpopular with the “good ol’ boys” in the Alaska Legislature – again, not an awful dilemma.