One Man's Alaska

Sarah Palin resigns

July 4, 2009

I usually try to keep politics out of this blog, but wow, I didn't see this coming: Sarah Palin resigns as Governor of Alaska. Generally citing the media pressure, ongoing investigations, and cost of these investigations to herself and to the state of Alaska, she is resigning by the end of the month, and turning control over to Lt. Governor Sean Parnell.

I have a good idea of what she's feeling, as I'm sure most Alaskans do, but I don't want to get into too much of that here and now. Maybe the easiest thing to say is that the attitude in Alaska really is very different than that of the Lower 48 ... hmmm, I'll just stop there for now. :)

In other news, if you've never taken off or landed on a floatplane, Lake Lucille is a great place to do this. I took a floatplane out of Anchorage one time, landed on Lake Lucille, floated over to the Best Western for a short break, and then took off again, and I have to tell you, the feeling off taking off from a lake on a plane is terrific.

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