The Washington Times - September 5, 2008, 01:39AM

Wasilla, AK, is known for more than having a mayor who is now at the top of the Republican presidential ticket.

The town of roughly 10,000 once boasted current state governor and vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin as its mayor. But the hockey mom’s hometown also has been the home of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race: a contest that pits dog teams and their musher against each other in a more than 1,150 mile race across the tough Alaska terrain.
The race ceremonially starts in Anchorage and until recent years would restart in Wasilla.  But via the Anchorage Daily News, that hasn’t happened much recently.
Still, pundits can draw any metaphor they want about Mrs. Palin and the political lessons that can be gleaned from such a grueling race. Or just take it as a fun fact … your choice.
Gary Emerling, reporter, The Washington Times