much has been said about barack obama's globalized upbringing and his sousing in chicago city politics. but what about his contender? no, i don't mean mccain. think more moose-hunting, gun-loving, hockey-mom-cum-vicepresidential-candidate. slate treats us to a lovely journey through dame sarah palin's hometown (and even sheds light on the great architectural feats of her term as mayor there). not to be missed.