It did insult a lot of Alaskans. As the left likes to point out we're a small state and everyone knows everybody. It's not hard to find out what's okay and what isn't, and we'll gladly inform the outsiders.
And again, it's not the fact that he mispronounced a random town. Wasilla has been on the lips of every newscaster and journalist in the political realm for well over a week before he went and said it incorrectly. It was a putdown, pure and simple. Especially to those of us in South Central Alaska.
And I don't believe that democracy is bad, I wouldn't like it any other way. I like having a say in what goes on, and having my own opinions and thoughts. And having what little say I do about what goes on in my home state and town. and not having to rely on a 'grade curve'.
My apologies to how Medusa was spelled, not sure why my s key got away from me.