UPDATE: This story has officially hit the mainstream media. The Anchorage Daily News has it up on their website, where it is currently a front page story.
The following blurb is from an article posted today by John Gizzi of Human Events. He caught up with Gov. Palin at the National Governors Association's Centennial Meeting, and she said that she wants Senator McCain make the trek to ANWR! This move has been suggested by numerous national media outlets both as a way for McCain to seize the energy issue and an opportunity to "test drive" Gov. Palin as a running mate, and I am elated to see the governor trying to make it happen. Let's hope that the McCain campaign pounces on this phenomenal opportunity.
Palin Says "Come to ANWR"
Philadelphia, Penn.--With John McCain still adamant in his opposition to oil exploration in the Arctic Natural Wildlife Reserve (ANWR), the governor of Alaska yesterday called on the soon-to-be Republican nominee for President to come to her state and see for himself the proposed site for drilling.
"I'm asking him to come up and see ANWR," Republican Gov. Sarah Palin told me Saturday during the centennial meeting of the National Governors Association here. As to her discussions so far with McCain, Palin said "We agreed to disagree."
But, she quickly added, "I am encourged with his evolved thinking on offshore drilling and I think he might come along on ANWR if he sees our 2000 acres for himself."