December 21, 2007
Palin strikes a pose in Vogue
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Sarah Palin, you're a superstar, yes, that's what you are. The Alaska governor, a Republican, is moving from appearances in Newsweek to a photo spread in the fashion magazine Vogue , writes the Anchorage Daily News . Palin and her family posed for photographers in her own home, but she says she stuck to her Alaska roots. "At first they had me in a bunch of furs," she told the newspaper. "Yeah, I have furs on my wall, but I don't wear furs. I had to show them my bunny boots and my North Face clothing."
D'oh! That deer may not be a deer. Delaware Fish and Wildlife agents are using robotic deer decoys to snare poachers, explains the The (Wilmington) News-Journal . The fur-clad contraptions even have reflectors in their eyes, to give them a more life-like appearance. "A dead deer's eyes don't shine," one agent told the paper.
Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons (R) is getting lumps of charcoal for Christmas this year - 186 pounds of it, reports the Deseret Morning News . Utah residents mailed Gibbons cards and coal to protest his support of a coal-fired plant along the Nevada-Utah border.
The first presidential primary winner is New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D), according to Yankee Magazine . The publication named Richardson's recipe for biscochitos - the New Mexican state cookie - as the best in its New Hampshire Primary Cookie Contest. Richardson's secret? He took the recipe from Lupe Jackson, his chef at the executive residence, Richardson said in a release . Former GOP governors Mike Huckabee of Arkansas and Mitt Romney of Massachusetts took second and third place, respectively. U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R) won 93 percent of the online "popular" vote for his wife's apricot coconut balls.
Minnesota moms may see more of their families on Mother's Day, if one lawmaker gets his way. State Sen. Satveer Chaudhary (D) wants state wildlife officials to start the fishing season a week earlier, so it doesn't start the same weekend as Mother's Day, writes the St. Paul Pioneer Press . He said the change would benefit both mothers and resorts.