In case you wanted to read about Palin in Alaska:
And this part is for AmyH (who clearly just isn't doing enough with her extensive experience with cows):
WASILLA, Alaska — Gov. Sarah Palin lives by the maxim that all politics is local, not to mention personal.
So when there was a vacancy at the top of the State Division of
Agriculture, she appointed a high school classmate, Franci Havemeister,
to the $95,000-a-year directorship. A former real estate agent, Ms.
Havemeister cited her childhood love of cows as a qualification for
running the roughly $2 million agency.