Kristy tells me that weird accent Sarah Palin has is because during the Depression a bunch of Minnesotans were transplanted up there to Wasilla. Though to me she seems more Wisconsin in spirit than Minnesotan; Minnesotans are more mind your own business. Palin, that is, with her slap-in-the-back ways. Very Lambeau Field, I would imagine. Kristy is more New Yorko-Orleanian.