A term for Detroit coined by former president Franklin Roosevelt during the second World War to describe the transition of the Ford Motor Company's production from cars to tanks.
A reference to Scottsdale's "upper-crusty" atmosphere.
1. Schlitz was the beer that made Milwaukee famous for...beer. It's now sold in bottles with something more similar to the original formula sold back in the 70s. Schlitz had since cheapened its formula and lost its cult following. Hopefully it's not too late for a comeback!
2. Known as the "beer that made Milwaukee famous", Schlitz beer was brewed in Milwaukee since 1849. After being one of the most popular beers for many years, Schlitz fell out of favor in the 1980's, but is now making a sort of comeback as a retro, nostalgic brand.
Sarah Palin was the Wasilla mayor from 1996 to 2002. She was elected governor of Alaska in 2006 and has been wildly popular in her first term with about an 85% approval rating. She was recently selected by John McCain as his Vice-Presidential candidate in the 2008 election. She has since energized the conservative base, as Palin is both fiscally and socially conservative. The other side, however, has pointed out Palin's lack of experience--especially in foreign policy--as well as several questionable moves as mayor of Wasilla and governor of Alaska. Included in those alleged scandals are "Troopergate", in which Palin is accused of wrongly fire the Alaska head of safety, as well as a controversial butting of heads with the Wasilla librarian over book-banning policy. Palin claims no wrongdoing in both cases.
Palin is a native of Idaho, but has lived the majority of her life in Alaska.