Politics Is a Local Sport in Alaska

Sarah Palin’s new book, “Going Rogue: An American Life” was reviewed in The New York Times Arts Section on Monday, November 16, 2009. In her book, Ms. Palin states “…we (in Alaska) don’t have big-league professional sports teams or many celebrities and so regard politics as a local sport.”

Big leagues or major leagues are the best in a particular sport. For example, the recent winner of the baseball World Series is the New York Yankees. A person who is famous or a business that is prominent is big-league. Minor leagues are not as important as major leagues.

The question is Sarah going to continue to be “big-league”? Being a vice-presidential candidate for the U.S., as she was in the 2008 election, is big-league, but if she fades from prominence she may become minor league.


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