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  •  asdf (1+ / 0-)
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    I couldn't imagine Palin resigning the governorship to run for the Senate at this point.  She has a lot she wants to do, and if she is interested in a Senate seat I think she needs to hold the office down longer to make a case for herself.

    •  I don't disagree (0+ / 0-)

      I just think she would be the only Republican that would stand a chance against Begich if Stevens resigns.

      •  asdf (1+ / 0-)
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        I've only been in Alaska for about a year, and I live in Southeast, so I've actually learned everything I know about Begich right here on dkos.  But I'm excited for the election; politics up here is completely different, on a state level, than anything I've experienced elsewhere, and this will be the first statewide election I get to see unfold.  I'm sure it will be an interesting race.  

        I've been continually amazed at the local and state politics here.  So many major issues are brought to the forefront just by living in Alaska.  My local city assembly politics represent a solid engagement with issues that don't even exist in most places in the midwest(where I'm from), and hardly have any discussion, at least not at a serious level, in national politics.  Alaskans are extremely conversant on the themes of environment, development, economy (largely issues of managing oil revenue), diversity, education, infrastructure, just to name a few; largely because, if some decision is made in town, not only is it debated at length in the pages of the local paper and in town meetings, once a given project or ballot issue is enacted in such small communities as we have up here, its effects and consequences are immediately visible in your vicinity.  Not to say that everything happening up here is to my liking, but I do like the atmosphere of the politics, the fact that so many take part, and how pell-mell a local assembly can be.  

        On any given issue, if I turn on the radio for the live broadcast of the assembly meeting, I can often here the testimony of a fisherman, a businessman, representatives of NOAA and/or the forest service, an oil company, a cruise line, some crazy lady who just reads passages from the bible that are mysteriously inapplicable, one of my neighbors, etc.  It's great fun.  

        So, I guess I'm saying, I can't wait for a statewide, national election!  (Although I do think it will be toned down quite a bit from what goes on locally).

    •  I have read that Palin (0+ / 0-)

      has young children and prefers to raise them in Alaska.

      A Republican is a person who says we need to rebuild Iraq but not New Orleans. - Temple Stark

      by Christopher Walker on Wed Feb 27, 2008 at 10:32:02 AM PST

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