Just got back from: Kwigillingok
Tomorrow headed to: Tuntutuliak
Traveling in: Very small planes
Been up since: 5 AM
Reading: Consider The Lobster
Listening to: The Submarines; Frightened Rabbit; Legal Lad's Quick and Dirty Tips for a More Lawful Life Podcasts
Reason why my cab driver failed the written motorcycle test yesterday: The book the Bethel DMV gave him to study from was from 1992.
 But not quite to the extent that this guy does: "[S]he really is kinda hot. Basically, I want to have sex with her on my Barack Obama sheets while my wife reads aloud from the Constitution. (My wife is cool with this if I promise to "first wipe off Palin's tranny makeup." I married well.)" Indeed he did.
Karl Rove touts Sarah Palin's experience as the mayor of a town of 9,000 after previously deriding potential Dem VP choice Tim Kaine's lack of experience (specifically citing his time as the mayor of Richmond, VA (pop 200,000)). Bill O'Riley says Bristol's pregnancy is private matter and we shouldn't judge. But when Jamie Lynn Spears announced her own teen pregnancy, who did Bill O. blame? The parents; He called them "pinheads." Dick Morris complains about sexist treatment of Sarah, but has repeatedly made sexist comments about Hillary. Just watch:
Somehow, I'm on former Lieutenant Governor of Alaska Loren Leman's  e-mail list.  I received a message this morning titled "Remembering Sarah" from his personal e-mail account (somewhat surprisingly, he's a gmail man). Here is the text (emphasis added):
Since the announcement last Friday that Senator John McCain has chosen Governor Sarah Palin to be his running mate, the interest in and attacks on her and her family have been relentless. This continues, even after her major address on Wednesday evening.
Perhaps I am in a unique position to somewhat understand what she is going through. I am a veteran of six campaign cycles--all tough. Sarah Palin and I competed for the same office in 2002 in a spirited campaign. Although I didn't vote for her that year, she earned my respect. Out of those experiences what I believe was so important was our agreement to maintain our friendship, even though competing. We did so and remain friends today.
Any campaign is tough--especially one for Vice President of the United States. Sarah Palin's personal and family challenges are immense. I have concluded we should be spending less time talking about her--and more time praying for her. Please join Carolyn and me in praying for Governor Palin that God will give her wisdom and courage to stand strong--and be a good example to our country.
former Lieutenant Governor, Alaska
How much time do you think he spent analyzing the situation before reaching that conclusion? What qualifies him as an authority on when talking should stop and praying should commence? These are the questions I want answers to. But much like Sarah's speech last night, (more on that later) Loren's message was light on facts and heavy on playing to sympathies. Until I hear some good reasons from him, I'm going to continue to talk about her and not pray. To that end, for those of you still curious about Sarah's home town Wasilla, check out my friend Alex's video essay on Slate.
 He always freaked me out. Mainly because of his giant head, but also the fact that all he cared about during his term as lite gov was creating faith-based initiatives (FBCI), otherwise known as "ways to use public money to support religious groups."
 I think I know how. As part of my job requires making sure that the State of Alaska does not violate the Establishment Clause, I paid close attention to the State's FBCI plan that Leman spearheaded and I signed up for the e-newsletter. Methinks Mr. Leman appropriated that e-mail list upon leaving office. I think that calls for a special investigation as well.