I'm with the mule. I looked at Palin's wikipedia site again and found this:
"In 1984, Palin won the Miss Wasilla Pageant, then finished second in the Miss Alaska pageant, at which she won a college scholarship and the "Miss Congeniality" award. Palin admits to smoking marijuana as a youth, during the time when possession was legal in Alaska, though she says she did not enjoy it.
Palin attended Hawaii Pacific in Honolulu for a semester in 1982, majoring in Business Administration. She transferred in 1983 to North Idaho College. In 1987, Palin received a Bachelor of Science degree in communications-journalism from the University of Idaho, where she also minored in political science."
I'm thinking she "did not enjoy it", so she decided to go to college in Hawaii, for ......? what was the reason again?
I drove around California in my VW van for a week with another Miss Alaska contestant when I was a young, '82 or '83?, showing her the state and some college options. Truly, Alaskans don't enjoy inhaling one bit!
[This message has been edited by Chad (edited 9/4/2008).]