The Place where Everybody Knows Palin

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WASILLA, AK - The tiny town of Wasilla, Alaska has officially been placed on the map.

A slew of reporters from around the world descended upon the town of about 7,000 as soon as the state's governor, Sarah Palin, was selected to be Sen. John McCain's vice presidential nominee.

And everybody in the tiny town is talking.

"We're excited about all the attention," said one resident. "It's fun!"

Journalists from Italy, Japan and almost every state in the Union have spent a day or two driving down AK-1, past the majestic mountains and winding rivers and streams.

To visit Wasilla means that you have driven past the "Welcome to Wasilla" sign by the lake, stopped at one of the many mocha houses to get a mocha breve or a "skinny moose." It also means that you've eaten some beer-battered halibut at the very popular Windbreak Hotel Café & Bar.

Everyone in Wasilla "knows" Palin. If they don't know her - they know someone who does. And, they're more than happy to stop and tell you about her.

Click on the play button above to hear from two people who worked with Palin. One worked with Palin in Wasilla. The other in Anchorage.

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