Something rather interesting was noticed in the new book "Alaska 50", I'll let Dan Fagan introduce us to this story:
Love him or hate him, it is undeniable Ted Stevens has done more than anyone in history to contribute to the development of Alaska.
But you wouldn't know it by reading the book, "Alaska 50, Celebrating Alaska's 50th Anniversary of Statehood." This slickly produced, impressive, 210-page publication all but ignores Ted Stevens.
But Stevens' name appears in the book only twice. It briefly mentions his early political career and how it led to a Senate seat. That's it. Nothing more.
A Senator who has served Alaska 40 years only makes it into a history book on his state twice.
So who's considered historic enough to be mentioned repeatedly?
While the Belle of Wasilla's picture appears several times in this history book, the man voted Alaskan of the Century is nowhere to be found. Palin appears with her hair up, her hair down, in a pants suit, dress, and yes, even Carhartts.
And while Stevens' name only appears twice in the 210 pages, Palin's name is featured too many times to count.
So, could it merely be coincidence, orrrrrr?
The Alaska Statehood Celebration Commission is responsible for the content of the book.
But Palin had her young sidekick, Ivy Fry, fire Phillips as volunteer chair of the commission.
The governor then put her best friend and now state employee Kris Perry in charge. The commission now stacked with Perry and other Palinbots went to work rewriting history.
So at least in Dan Fagan's point of view (and probably in reality too), Palin allies glorified her 21 month term as Governor, and ignored Ted Stevens' 40 year run as Senator.
Sure, Ted is not necessarily a popular person around here. But, it seems like that Palin Wikipedia story is pretty much reflective of the sort of ship she would run if given serious power.