A New Holstein native says she can see Sarah Palin from her backyard. Linda Klapperich is in Wisconsin visiting this week, but lives in Alaska where she taught for more than 20 years. She and the Alaskan Governor and one-time Vice Presidential candidate are neighbors. Klapperich says Palin has stuck to her convictions despite the trials and tribulations she's been through.
"She's a wonderful, down to earth person that just really continues to speak from the heart and who really really wants to do what's best for Alaska, what's best for the country and ultimately too, what's best for her family," says Klapperich.
The women met when Palin was running for mayor in Wasilla, Alaska. Klapperich says Palin has been the victim of some mean-spirited attacks. She continues to support Palin even though the governor is stepping down from her job. "She felt that sometimes you have to pass the ball in order to win the game," says Klapperich
Reflecting on one famous statement Palin made in her VP run, Klapperich says she too can see Russia from her backyard; with a strong pair of binoculars.