Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Quick hit...

Or more precisely, "Quick Hits..."


Last night, after  the State of the Union speech, I posted the text of the speech here

Perhaps illustrating this president's broad appeal, not only did the post get hits from readers all over the country - Maine, Texas, Oregon, D.C. (of course!), California, Florida, and pretty much every state in between - it received hits from *all* over the world.

Some of the countries of origin for the ISPs of world readers -

Pakistan


Ghana

Indonesia

Saudi Arabia

Nigeria

Thailand

Cambodia

Canada

Kenya

Belgium

Korea

Slovenia
Germany

Austria

U.S. State Department (not a non-US reader per se, but still an interesting hit )

Hong Kong

Commission Europeenne (not a country, but still interesting)

Italy

Singapore

India

United Arab Emirates

Israel

Australia

Philippines

France

Monaco

Zambia

Palestinian Territory


Still, while it was gratifying to see the world's interest in what our President had to say, one of the U.S.-based hits was the most intriguing. 

At 12:45 a.m. (Arizona time), a reader, using the internet service provider Matanuska Telephone Association, found this blog.

That reader's location?


Wasilla, Alaska. 


I don't know that Wasilla's most famous resident was the reader, but since her "reality" TV show was recently cancelled and she doesn't have a day job since she quit on Alaskans almost a year-and-a-half ago, she now has the time for a little late night 'net surfing.

Just sayin'...  :)

2 comments:

Thane Eichenauer said...

Alaska isn't the only state whose governor quit two years into her term.

As for not having a day job, it seems that Sarah Palin manages to occupy her time pretty well by appearing on Fox News on a regular basis. Don't they pay her?

cpmaz said...

Thane, your example is a fine one, except for the fact that Janet Napolitano has served as a US Attorney, Arizona Attorney General, and 1 1/2 terms as Governor of Arizona. She resigned that office to take a higher level job, serving as US Secretary of Homeland Security (say what you want about the agency, and we might actually be in some agreement on that, but it still qualifies as public service.

On the other hand, Sarah Palin served one term on a small town city council, one term as mayor of that town, part of a term as chair of Alaska's Oil and Gas Conservation Commission for a little over a year before she resigned that position. She was then Alaska's governor for approximately 2 1/2 years, before resigning from that position.

She left public service in order to find a lucrative career as a public speaker and TV talking head.

Yeah, there's a lot of equivalence between Napolitano and Palin. Really.

{If you can't tell, that last sentence is sarcasm.}