----I would never have guessed that Alaska and hockey would come back so quickly to the top of the news after the flight of fancy from yesterday.
Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin, John McCain's just announced running mate, calls herself a "hockey mom."
She also has a hockey-like nickname, "Sarah Barracuda," which she earned as a point guard on her Alaska high school champion basketball team. Her hobbies are moose hunting, ice fishing, and snowmobiling. She is a lifetime member of the NRA, and her favorite meal is moose stew.
Review: Kaylene Johnson's "Sarah: How a Hockey Mom Turned Alaska's Political Establishment Upside Down" --
On June 8th, after finishing several hours of internet research, I posted a long essay (with many photographs) entitled Would Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin be a grand slam as McCain's Veep? I'm not claiming any causal relationship, mind you, but consider the following events since then (in addition to my own short follow-up post on June 18th) ...
Palin probably has a harder slap shot than Bush or even Joe Biden.
The RangerPundit now has Sarah Palin's #2 hockey jersey for the NY Rangers ready to go. Lace'em up lady.