Palin Wanted to Campaign in Michigan

Sarah Palin was loath to cede Michigan to the Obama campaign last year and pressed McCain aides for weeks to let her go to the state, according to an excerpt of Sarah From Alaska. "If there's any time, Todd and I would love a quick return to Michigan—we'd tour the plants, etc.," she wrote in an email. "I hate to see us leave Michigan." According to the book, Palin's feelings about Michigan were so strong, in fact, that McCain campaign manager Rick Davis attempted to order Secret Service agents to prevent the candidate from traveling there against orders—because Palin had concocted a plan for a rogue midnight visit, perhaps with Leno or Letterman.