Alaska Governor Update
New Dittman, local, but reputable pollster, Poll out this week. Republican Sarah Palin holding a 49 to 37 lead over Democrat Tony Knowles.
The Democrat/Union meme is Alaska doesn't need a governor who needs "on the job training." Sarah has some vulnerability here, since Wasilla, an Anchorage suburb, where she was mayor is just a bit different from the State. But Knowles' only experience was mayor of Anchorage before he became Governor.
The other side of Knowles' experience as Governor was the fact that Alaska began diving towards Mississippi during his eight years and completely missed the 'Nineties economically. The question is whether Sarah with her emphasis on a positive campaign will really go after that, but if she doesn't, there are plenty of others who will.
The "October Surprise" that I have so dreaded hasn't materialised; fingers crossed. So far, so good.