Today and tomorrow, I'm helping out at the Alaska Democrats' State Fair booth. Last year, I was there a lot, both during the fair and before it.
Tomorrow is the anniversary of the worst political decision of Sen. John McCain's career. I spent the weekend after his decision at the fair, fielding hour after hour of phone calls from out-of-state reporters.
Tomorrow morning is the Alaska State Fair Parade. It begins at 11:00. It is an off-year for political campaigning, but there are a lot of local elections coming up in the Mat-Su Valley. I'll be marching at 11:00 with the Democrats.
Here are a couple of pictures I took this evening, at the fair:
Bumper stickers at the Mat-Su Republican Women's booth:
The big t-shirt booth. Last year they sold thousands of McCain-Palin t-shirts. This year they have no Palin t-shirts. I asked the booth's owner why that is the case, as there are hundreds of Palin t-shirt designs out there. She said that Palin is polarizing, even in the Valley; that Palin is history; and that I was the first person to even ask about her. Hmmmm...
This is as close as I could find to a t-shirt design that might have a Palin theme: