I have skimmed the NYT hit piece on Palin. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/14/us/politics/14palin.html?_r=1&hp=&pagewanted=all&oref=sloginIt makes Palin out to be some sort of sinister bloodthirsty despot with the First Dude her main henchman. This all is done between feedings of course. If Stevens and Murkowski embody Alaskan politics, we would expect some house cleaning at the changing of the guards. For a second I wonder what we are getting ourselves into, then–snapping back to reality–I consider the source (NYT) and the motive (to destroy). Would that these people would descend upon Chicago with the same energy and resources. Turn a few stones over and see what you find.