"Mark, you recently said, 'Alaskans pick who they want based on what’s good for Alaska.' Couldn’t agree more, Mark, which is why many hope to see great changes for our great state following the upcoming 2014 election. In the meantime, we suppose we’ll see much more playing of the ol' Washington political game using those inside D.C. reporters each time you have to distract from yet another bad vote for Alaska in the U.S. Senate. It cheers us up and gives us good opportunity to remind Alaskans just how loyal to the Obama agenda you have been."
"I know she doesn't spend a lot of time in Alaska," Begich said. "I go back to Alaska a lot. I spend a lot of time in Alaska, and I don't see her. She'll have to figure that out."
Few in Alaska, Democrat or Republican, expect Palin to jump into the race.