Old Town Ale House isn’t just any old dive bar. Often compared to New York City’s McSorley’s, this is a flavor of its unique ambience:
Sister Sarah’s nude portrait could be the most honest ever, considering the Empress of the Tundra is riding her presidential ambitions with no clothes. As Palin arch-enemy Lisa Murkowski said in her moment of greater historical political import than anything Sister Sara has done — winning the Alaska senate seat as a write-in candidate:Behind the bar is such track-lit fandango as a stuffed bear playing a trumpet, a Maltese Falcon, giant wooden gorilla head, Japanese mask, photographs of former owners Arthur and Beatrice Klug, lewd paintings, and portraits of Old Town Ale House regulars from the early 70's up until the present day. In his Cezanne-like French Impressionistic style, fellow regular Bruce Elliott is responsible for this artwork—over 125 portraits in all—the rest of which can be found hanging throughout the room. Correction: Bruce Elliott is no longer a regular. He now owns the pub along with his wife Tobin Mitchell.
Ouch. Please, oh please run, Sarah.“I just do not think that she has those leadership qualities, that intellectual curiosity that allows for building good and great policies. You know, she was my governor for two years. And I don't think that she enjoyed governing. I want somebody that goes to bed at night and wakes up in the morning thinking about how we're going to deal with our national security issues, how we're going to deal with our economy, how we're going to deal with providing better education or peace in the Middle East.”