Alaskans get a check every year called the Permanent Fund(PFD). Its basically an oil revenue share. The PFD amount was supposed to announce yesterday, but it didn't. The gov always makes the announcement and I had assumed that would be forgone given the circumstances. This is my guess. If Palin can legally do it, she will do it on a semi-national stage. Not making a big deal of it, but just saying, excuse me I need to record something for Alaska. She steps aside and pulls out a big check for $3300 and talks about the surplus rebate she passed and the PFD. That is a story the national media cannot ignore. $3300 for every Alaskan and $1200 of that she is directly responsible for. That would throw water on the negative press and get things moving in the right direction. Just by the fact that it didn't announce yesterday, I'm sure McCain's people are working on something along these lines. If the Permanent fund division will let them do it, its a homerun. We'll see.