Live Updates from Wasilla
Laura McGann is twittering live from a press conference with Sarah Palin’s successor as mayor of Wasilla, Dianne Keller. First, a little background on Keller: when Palin was completing her term as mayor in 2002, she backed Keller to replace her over her husband’s stepmother, Faye Palin, who supports abortion rights. Keller’s term as mayor has not been without controversy; she barely survived a vote of no confidence after she refused to heed the city council’s 4-2 vote asking her to resign, following a scandal in which Keller allegedly violated city policy by unfairly favoring a local developer over the competition. She’s also the Chair for the Statewide Moose Safety & Rebuilding Task Force, in case you were wondering.
Here’s what Laura’s telling us:
Gearing up for a press conference with the mayor. Only four other reporters here. (5:31 PM EST)
City of Wasilla site got 686k hits on Friday. (5:42)
City council members are not full time. (5:55) (Palin served on the council from 1992-1996.)
Press conference over. (6:05)
Evidently, it wasn’t terribly eventful. But what do you expect, when the biggest story on the front page of Wasilla’s top newspaper is about a thwarted piglet theft?