Alaska is not a microcosm of America because it is so very different in terms of envoronment, population, and philosophy than any other state in the union. You can call New York City or LA or even Durango, Co a microcosm of America because of the diversity of the people and the relative temperate environment, but Alaska? I've never been there, but I can't imagine that people who live half the year in darkness and the other half in daylight represent the same mentality as the rest of America.
Fairbanks or Juneau, simply by virtue of being cities, might be a microcosm of America, but the majority of Alaska is remote and the people manage their daily lives around that environment. I have a couple friends who recently moved here from Alaska and their description of the lifestyle there is very foreign to mine.
And I disagree Dana- Romney would've been a scarier choice.
Originally Posted by TimberTroll
I think she's hesitant to mention any specific new source because she doesn't know how the media will spin it. Do you really think the governor of Alaska doesn't know the name of a single news outlet?
Why isn't Alaska a microcosm of America?