Vice-presidential trivia quiz: Where did Sarah Palin eat Thanksgiving dinner in 1986?
Trivial (though unexpected) answer: Worcester!
Yes, the central-Mass city that time keeps forgetting at last has bragging rights that should put it on the map for good. That floundering bastion of journalistic excellence, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, has uncovered the fact that longtime Palin best-bud Marie Carter once took the would-be Second Lady (then known as Sarah Heath) to her boyfriend's family home, on Oneida Avenue in the Heart of the Commonwealth, for holiday turkey and ham prepared by one Mrs. Lee M. Smith.
For far more details and vague memories of that long-ago feast than anyone could possibly want to know, see the full T&G feature.
And yes, the Smiths report that even before her hook-up with Dude Palin, Ms. Heath was "just folks."
Dang it, indeed.