Saturday, August 30, 2008

Why Wasilla May Seem Familiar To You

Longtime readers of this blog recall that Miles and I honeymooned in Alaska in March 2007. After Friday's shocker pick of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as John McCain's running mate, much has been made of the years she spent as mayor of Wasilla, a town with a population smaller than most New York City blocks.

That town name, despite, its obscurity, might've sounded familiar to some of you and you've been trying to recall why. Well, here's an extremely amusing refresher:

Yes! That wacky mattress salesman was one of Gov. Palin's few constituents! Here's a different version:

What a great dance, huh?

While we're on the Palin topic, the minute McCain picked her I said to Miles, "Oh, the editorial cartoonists are going to have a field day with this." And, indeed, Daryl Cagle's Professional Cartoonists Index came through as always with a growing round-up. Many were funny, this one from a cartoonist for the Calgary Sun was probably beyond the pale:

Take a look for yourself at several of them here.


twallack said...

This is hilarious. But it looks like this company has a bunch of stores in Alaska and Washington state -- not just Wasilla -- so I wouldn't assume the happy dancer is from Palin's home town.