John McCain’s choice for Vice President, Alaska’s first-term Governor, Sarah Palin, was daring, audacious, novel, disturbing to some Democrats, and – most likely – very, very lame. As August unfolds into September and October, the national spotlight will now inspect Alaska politics more closely than ever. The upcoming corruption trial of Sen. Ted Stevens is already due to bring more scrutiny toward our politics, but the little-known “Branchflower Investigation” into Palin’s firing of her top cop, will now also become a national story.