posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 01:30 AM
reply to post by doomsauce
You're both technically right.. But it IS misleading to say she is the Governor of the largest state in the Union if that is meant to mean she is
somehow a better VP candidate because of the size of the state alone. Governor's of some of the much smaller states probably have much tougher jobs
than Palin does..
I live in Fairbanks, Alaska. I have for 8 yrs.
Alaska is very beautiful, pristine, and enigmatic. But population densities are basically nothing save for half a dozen small cities and some of the
larger fishing towns. The total population of Alaska is scattered throughout this extremely huge state. And when you consider population vs. land
mass, this place is basically a barren wilderness with a few oases' of civilization. Even though I live in one of the largest cities in Alaska, I
can easily drive for a half hour to an hour and be alone with nature with NO humans for miles in any direction. Alaska is wilderness.. Anchorage and
it's surrounding towns (like Wasilla), that area is the only bustling, extremely urban area in the entire state that somewhat resembles mid-sized
cities in the lower 48.. But Anchorage is, technically, miniscule compared to cities like Seattle or Portland.
We do have the largest state but that isn't really saying a whole lot about Sarah Palin's ability to lead the country as Vice president or even
president when compared to governors of smaller states of whom probably have MUCH MUCH more they have to deal with from day to day..