One thing Alaska governor turned John McCain's running mate Sarah Palin might consider in her campaign strategy: showing off her state fair's cabbage entries. She was actually supposed to make a cameo at the Alaska State Fair's 11th Annual Giant Cabbage Weigh-off this afternoon, but apparently she's too busy. Making speeches in Dayton, Ohio. Go figure.
All week, giant cabbage growers have been sweating—so many things could go wrong! Slug invasion, heavy rains, hailstorms, soil maggots, and most realistically, a dining experience for rabbits and porcupines. Even yanking the beast from the ground is a concern. There is a science to unearthing veggies!
Three years ago, Scott Robb woke up to find his entry's "glistening beach ball-size head" had burst just four days before weigh-in time. At 100 pounds, it was supposed to win too. According to official cabbage weigh-in rules, the entry must be in "good physical condition" so bursting meant automatic disqualification. Good luck to all entries this year.
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