Sarah Palin is going to Auburn, NY state, for the first Founders Day celebration on June 6. Alaska and Auburn are linked through William H. Seward, who lived much of his adult life in Auburn and was secretary of state under Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. Seward negotiated the deal with Russia in which the U.S. bought Alaska on March 30, 1867, for $7.2 million.
The other link is Meg Stapleton, who hails from Auburn. Her father, lawyer T. David Stapleton, sits on the board of the Seward House in Auburn, and wrote the invitation on behalf of the city and the Seward House.
The date has no historical significance for Auburn or Alaska. Alaska became a state in January 1959; Seward Day, an Alaskan state holiday, falls on the last Monday in March.
If you're hoping to get a glimpse of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin when she visits Auburn on Saturday, you're in luck. There will be plenty of viewing and photo ops.
The parade: First, snare a spot along the route of the Founders Day parade, which starts at Fulton and Genesee streets at 11 a.m. Palin is riding in the parade, and she'll be in some easy-to-spot wheels -- a 1959 Cadillac, the year of Alaska statehood. Bill Heary, of King Ferry, will be her driver. Palin will be in the first group of elected officials at the front of the parade.
It's easy to spot Sarah Palin: look for red shoes.
Will she favour her Franco Sarto red patent leather with cork soles? They go REALLY well with a mini-skirted black suit! But she has already given them a shout-out when she introduced the guy who will educate America, Michael Reagan... you know, the one who thinks the solution to the Middle East crisis is to insert a hand-grenades up the butts of babies...
Maybe she'll give a shout-out to another pair of red shoes. We know she won't be wearing the Naughty Monkeys, they're soooo last year!
In case Sarah wears one of her peep-toe black numbers, people could look for the tattooed lips instead.
I doubt Artict Cat have a summer line, but perhaps they have t-shirts with their logo, that would be very nice and appropriate.
Maybe another of Todd's sponsors could provide some cool attire with a large logo for the governor. It would be silly not to cash in on the governor's celebrity status, when there are so many photo-ops, specially now that we know that it's "totally" ethical for her to advertise her husband's sponsors!