...Obama voters were uninformed of actual facts. The item about the coal industry was withheld from publication by a west coast newspaper but eventually became known to a small number of people via the internet. The 'seeing Russia from my house' item was never said by the candidate, but by a figure on a comedy tv show. I myself, owner of this blog, would have answered the question incorrectly as well. I did not know until Dec. 8, 2008 (after the election) that Governor Palin had not made the statement.