A pretty staggering poll reveals that even Alaskans believe, by 43 to 37 percent, that Joe Biden has the better background and experience to be vice-president, and by 44 to 32 percent, that Biden is better prepared to handle an unexpected international crisis. They prefer Palin on energy and Wall Street reform. But not by much. If this is how Alaskans feel, what about the rest of the country?
"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it. They are repulsed by it."