As the political community turned desperate for any clues about the potential running mate of Republican Presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speculation moved toward several dark horse candidates including Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the so-called "hockey mom" credited with reforms of her tiny, out-of-the-way state.
I don't think anyone can rightfully call Alaska a "tiny" state. Out-of-the-way, sure, but at 656k square miles (4x California, 2.4x Texas), it certainly isn't "tiny".
Undoubtedly they probably meant to imply the population of the state was tiny; however, I think their bias shows through, as DDN tries to belittle the state of Alaska, and therefore Sarah Palin's experience.