. . . Alaska legislators -- Republicans as well as Democrats -- plan to ask Washington for most if not all of the $930 million in federal stimulus money due the state despite grandstanding by Governor Sarah Palin.
Palin, pandering to the almighty conservative base in the Lower 48, had announced that she was refusing about $300 million of the dough, including money earmarked for education, much of it for schools in poor communities like Wasilla with dropouts like daughter Bristol and for special-needs children like son Trig.