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Palin at the 2010 Time 100 Gala
9th Governor of Alaska
In office December 4, 2006 – July 26, 2009 Lieutenant Preceded by Succeeded by Sean Parnell Frank Murkowski Sean Parnell
Chairperson of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
In office February 19, 2003 – January 23, 2004 Governor Frank Murkowski
Preceded by Succeeded by
Camille Oechsli Taylor John K. Norman
5th[dubious – discuss] Mayor of Wasilla
In office October 14, 1996 – October 14, 2002 Preceded by Succeeded by John Stein Dianne M. Keller
Member of the Wasilla City Council from Seat E
In office October 19, 1992 – October 14, 1996 Preceded by Succeeded by Dorothy Smith Colleen Cottle
February 11, 1964(age 47) Sandpoint, Idaho, U.S.
Nationality Ethnicity Political party Spouse(s) Children
American English, Irish and German Republican Todd Palin (m. August 29, 1988) Track (b. 1989) Bristol (b. 1990) Willow (b. 1994) Piper (b. 2001) Trig (b. 2008)
University of Hawaii at Hilo Hawaii Pacific College North Idaho College Matanuska-Susitna College University of Idaho - (B.S., 1987)
Local news sportscaster Commercial fisherman Politician Author Political commentator
McCain–Palin campaign, 2008 Governorship of Alaska, 2006–2009 Early political career of Sarah Palin, 1992–2005 Political positions · Electoral history Public image · Saturday Night Live parodies Resignation of Sarah Palin Going Rogue: An American Life Sarah Palin's Alaska
Sarah Louise Palin (pronounced /ˈpeɪlɨn/
(née Heath; born February 11, 1964) is an American
politician and commentator. She was the youngest person and the first woman elected Governor of Alaska, an office she held from December 2006 until resigning in July 2009. In the 2008 presidential election, she was the Republican Party nominee for Vice President, becoming the first Alaskan on the national ticket of a major party and the first Republican woman nominated for the vice-presidency. She has subsequently associated herself with the Tea Party movement, endorsing and campaigning for several candidates in the 2010 midterm elections, and is a possible candidate in the 2012 presidential election. Her book Going Rogue has sold more than two million copies. Since January 2010, she has also provided political commentary for Fox News, and hosted a television show, Sarah Palin's Alaska.
1 Early life and career 2 Early political career
2.1 City council 2.2 Mayor of Wasilla
2.2.1 First term 2.2.2 Second term
2.3 State-level politics
3 Governor of Alaska
3.1 Budget, spending, and federal funds
3.1.1 Gubernatorial expenditures 3.1.2 Federal funding 3.1.3 Bridge to Nowhere
3.2 Gas pipeline
and Sarah "Sally" (née Sheeran).6 Resignation 4 2008 vice-presidential campaign 5 After the 2008 election ○ ○ ○ ○ • • 5.1 Going Rogue and America by Heart 5.1 Legislative investigation 3.3 "Pink Elephant" Movement and 2010 endorsements 5.2 Tea Party Movement 5. a school secretary.1 Health Care 7. She is the third of four children (three daughters.. and is of English.3 Education 7.○ ○ 3. and Molly.4 Guns 7. Irish and German descent.4. . Palin's siblings are Chuck Jr. with comparisons 3. Heather.5 Environment 7. "Chuck" Heath. one son) born to Charles R.3 Predator control 3.2 Marriage 7.4 Public Safety Commissioner dismissal 3.4. Idaho.6 Foreign Policy 8 Public image 9 Bibliography 10 References 11 External links Early life and career Palin was born in Sandpoint. a science teacher and track coach.5 Job approval ratings.4.4 Possible 2012 presidential campaign 6 Personal life 7 Political positions ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ • • • • 7.2 Branchflower Report 3.3 Alaska Personnel Board investigation and report ○ ○ • • 3.
she helped in her husband's commercial fishing business. Palin played flute in the junior high band. sparing her parents the expense of a big wedding. 1988. Mayor of Wasilla Motivated by concerns that revenue from a new Wasilla sales tax would not be spent wisely. winning by 413 votes to 185. Palin has remained a Republican. she worked as a sportscaster for KTUU-TV and KTVA-TV in Anchorage. Shortly after arriving in Hawaii. fulfilling an early ambition. a community college in Coeur d'Alene. then attended Wasilla High School where she was the head of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She finished third in the Miss Alaska pageant. then to Eagle River when she was about five years old. and received her bachelor's degree in communications with an emphasis in journalismin 1987. Palin returned to the University of Idaho in the spring of 1986. and attended Matanuska-Susitna College in Alaska in the fall of 1985. earning the nickname "Sarah Barracuda" for her competitive streak. for the spring and fall semesters of 1983. and receiving both the Miss Congeniality award and a college scholarship. first registering as such in 1982. Alaska. her opponent Stein has said that . and as a sports reporter for the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman. During her senior year. After graduating from high school. On August 29. (In June 2008. She ran for reelection in 1995. she was co-captain and point guard of the basketball team that won the 1982 Alaska state championship. After the marriage. and a member of the girls' basketball and cross country running teams. she eloped with her high school sweetheart Todd Palin.) In 1984. the Alumni Association of NIC gave her its Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. when Palin was a few months old. She transferred to North Idaho College.  playing flute in the talent portion of the contest.Throughout her tenure on the city council and the rest of her political career. defeating incumbent mayor John Stein 651 to 440 votes. She attended the University of Idaho in Moscow in the fall of 1984 and spring of 1985. and finally to Wasilla when she was eight. The family moved from Idaho to Skagway. Palin won the Miss Wasilla beauty pageant. Palin enrolled at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Palin switched to Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu for a semester in the fall of 1982. Palin ran for mayor of Wasilla in 1996. Her biographer has described her campaign as targeting wasteful spending and high taxes. Early political career Main articles: Early political career of Sarah Palin and Electoral history of Sarah Palin City council Palin was elected to the Wasilla City Council in 1992 winning 530 votes to 310. After graduating.
 Shortly after taking office in October 1996. Palin asked library director Mary Ellen Emmons if she would object to the removal of a book from the library if people were picketing to have the book removed. but the state Republican Party took the unprecedented step of running advertisements for Palin. She created the position of city administrator. She was elected president of the Alaska Conference of Mayorsin 1999. even a political one. and increased funding to the Police Department. . holding that the police chief served at the discretion of the mayor.  Using municipal bonds. and librarian. she shrank the local museum's budget and deterred talk of a new library and city hall. although by mid-1998 this was reversed by the city council. The election was nonpartisan. Palin eliminated the position of museum director and asked for updated resumes and resignation letters from "city department heads who had been loyal to Stein. Palin said she fired Police Chief Irl Stambaugh because he did not fully support her efforts to govern the city. Emmons responded that she would." Ultimately. and others as well. She temporarily required department heads to get her approval before talking to reporters. At the same time. public works director. Palin stated this request was to find out their intentions and whether they supported her. In October 1996. no attempt was made to remove books from the library during Palin's tenure as mayor. Stambaugh filed a lawsuit alleging wrongful termination and violation of his free speech rights." including the police chief.Palin introduced abortion. and could be terminated for nearly any reason. Palin ran for re-election against Stein in 1999 and won. and term limits as campaign issues. and reduced her own $68. First term During her first year in office. had been been discussing many issues with her staff that were "both rhetorical and realistic in nature. gun rights. finance director. Once a week. saying that they first needed to become acquainted with her administration's policies. Palin cut property taxes by 75% and eliminated personal property and business inventory taxes. and ordered Stambaugh to pay Palin's legal fees.000 salary by 10%. The judge dismissed Stambaugh's lawsuit. Palin explained that she not been proposing censorship but instead. In 2002. picked up the phone and asked: "How's the city doing?" Using income generated by a 2% sales tax that had been approved by Wasilla voters in October 1992. She also oversaw new bike paths and procured funding for storm-water treatment to protect freshwater resources. she pulled out a name. she completed the second of the two consecutive three-year terms she was allowed to serve by the city charter. 909 votes to 292. she made improvements to the roads and sewers. Palin kept a jar with the names of Wasilla residents on her desk.
she campaigned throughout the state for the Republican governor-lieutenant governor ticket of Frank Murkowski and Loren Leman.5 million for street projects.. State Representative Lisa Murkowski. Palin also joined with nearby communities in hiring the Anchorage-based lobbying firm of Robertson.S.. Murkowski resigned from his long-held U.[clarification needed] State-level politics In 2002.5% sales tax increase and $14.000 shoppers per day to Wasilla. $5. In 2008. coming in second to Loren Leman in a five-way Republican primary. Palin proposed and promoted the construction of a municipal sports center to be financed by a 0. and $900.Following her defeat. Wasilla's current mayor credited Palin's 75 percent property tax cuts and infrastructure improvements with bringing "big-box stores" and 50. Palin was said to be on the "short list" of possible appointees to Murkowski's U. Voters approved the measure by a 20 vote margin and the Wasilla Multi-Use Sports Complex was built on time and under budget.000 for a youth shelter." At the conclusion of Palin's tenure as mayor in 2002.9 million for a transportation hub. as his successor in the Senate. Monagle & Eastaugh to lobby for federal funds.Wasilla City Hall Location of Wasilla. the city spent an additional $1. the city had about 6.300 residents. A local gun store owner said Palin made the town "more of a community . Murkowski and Leman won. However.7 million bond issue. Palin ran for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor. and $3 million for water improvement projects." A city council member defended the spending increases as being caused by the city's growth during that time. The city's long-term debt grew from about $1 million to $25 million due to $15 million for the sports complex. Alaska Second term During her second term as mayor.000 for sewer repairs. Senate seat. $1. including $500. The firm secured nearly $8 million in earmarks for the Wasilla city government.3 million because of an eminent domain lawsuit caused by the failure to obtain clear title to the property before beginning construction. .S. Senate seat in December 2002 to assume the governorship. It's no longer a little strip town that you can blow through in a heartbeat. but Murkowski ultimately appointed his daughter. The Wall Street Journal characterized the project as a "financial mess.
a former Alaskan Attorney General.S. running on a clean-government platform. July 24. and the first not to be inaugurated in Juneau (she chose to have the ceremony . Palin was outspent but victorious. From 2003 to June 2005. who was then fined $12. Senator?" Governor of Alaska Main article: Governorship of Sarah Palin Palin visits soldiers of the Alaska National Guard. had a financial conflict of interest in negotiating a coal exporting trade agreement. 2007. Palin resigned in January 2004 and put her protests against Ruedrich's "lack of ethics" into the public arena by filing a public complaint against Ruedrich.9%.In 2004. Palin said. statehood.. at the age of 42. By November 2003 she was filing non-public ethics complaints with the state attorney general and the governor against a fellow commission member. She became Alaska's first female governor. the youngest governor in Alaskan history. and in February 2003. Although she had little background in the area. Her running mate was State Senator Sean Parnell.3% to 40. she said she wanted to learn more about the oil industry. Inc. and leaking confidential information to oil industry insiders. Renkes also resigned his post. defeating former Democratic governor Tony Knowles by a margin of 48. and was named chair of the commission and ethics supervisor.000. Palin told the Anchorage Daily News that she had decided not to run for the U." a 527 group designed to provide political training for Republican women in Alaska. Randy Ruedrich.S. she accepted an appointment to the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. Palin defeated incumbent Governor Frank Murkowski in the Republican gubernatorial primary. which oversees Alaska's oil and gas fields for safety and efficiency. "How could I be the team mom if I was a U. In 2006. Senate that year against the Republican incumbent Lisa Murkowski because her teenage son opposed it. In the November election. He was forced to resign in November 2003.S. the state's first governor to have been born after Alaska achieved U. She also joined with Democratic legislator Eric Croft in complaining that Gregg Renkes. Palin had observed Ruedrich doing Party business on the state's time. a former petroleum engineer and the current chair of the state Republican Party.Governor Murkowski offered a number of other jobs to Palin. Palin served as one of three directors of "Ted Stevens Excellence in Public Service. and.
 Palin declared that top priorities of her administration would be resource development. Polls taken in 2007 showed her with 93% and 89% popularity among all voters. spending." Palin promoted oil and natural gas resource development in Alaska.  which led some media outlets to call her "the most popular governor in America. Palin obtained a passport and in 2007 traveled for the first time outside of North America on a trip to Kuwait. and for most of her term was very popular with Alaska voters. she endorsed Sean Parnell's bid to unseat the state's longtime at-large U." and declaring that she remained determined to clean up Alaska politics. 2006. and transportation and infrastructure development. Don Young." A poll taken in late September 2008 after Palin was named to the national Republican ticket showed her popularity in Alaska at 68%. she held a joint news conference with Stevens. she visited injured soldiers in Germany. July 2007 . Budget. Representative.S. including drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Her first legislative action after taking office was to push for a bipartisan ethics reform bill. There she visited the Khabari Alawazem Crossing at the Kuwait–Iraq border and met with members of the Alaska National Guard at several bases. and she publicly challenged then-Senator Ted Stevens to come clean about the federal investigation into his financial dealings. public health and safety. She signed the resulting legislation in July 2007.held in Fairbanks instead). In 2006. and federal funds Palin in Germany. Palin frequently broke with the state Republican establishment. For example.6% negative. described by The Washington Post as intended to "make clear she had not abandoned him politically. Proposals to drill for oil in ANWR have been the subject of a national debate. She took office on December 4. Shortly before his July 2008 indictment. calling it a "first step. On her return trip. education and workforce development. A poll taken in May 2009 showed Palin's popularity among Alaskans was at 54% positive and 41. She had championed ethics reform throughout her election campaign.
the commission dropped the recommendation. and the plane was later sold for $2. Frank Murkowski. because we cannot and must not rely so heavily on federal government [funding]. placing the definition of 'state business' with the party extending the invitation. While there is no sales tax or income tax in Alaska. In December 2008. the State of Alaska. state revenues doubled to $10 billion in 2008. a purchase made by the Murkowski administration for $2. totaling $197 . despite this. and that "many of the hundreds of invitations Palin receives include requests for her to bring her family. she used her veto power to make the second-largest cuts of the construction budget in state history. Federal funding In her State of the State address on January 17." Alaska's federal congressional representatives cut back on pork-barrel project requests during Palin's time as governor.7 million in 2005 against the wishes of the legislature. requesting nearly $750 million in special federal spending over a period of two years.In June 2007. She also chose not to use the former governor's private chef." In February 2009. The $237 million in cuts represented over 300 local projects. For the 2009 budget.951).  Republicans and Democrats have criticized Palin for taking the per diem and $43. 2008. state officials said she was permitted to claim a $58 per diem travel allowance. Palin stated that she would not accept the pay raise. an Alaska state commission recommended increasing the Governor's annual salary from $125. which she took (a total of $16. Palin followed through on a campaign promise to sell the Westwind II jet. decided that per diems paid to state employees for stays in their own homes will be treated as taxable income and will be included in employees' gross income on their W-2 forms. but the sale fell through. Palin vetoed $286 million. In response.6 billion operating budget into law. and to reimbursement for hotels. choosing instead to drive about 50 miles to her home in Wasilla. At the same time. which she did not.490 in travel expenses for the times her family accompanied her on state business. Palin signed a record $6. Since the office in Anchorage is 565 miles from Juneau. cutting or reducing funding for 350 projects from the FY09 capital budget.1 million through a private brokerage firm. Palin gave a list of 31 proposed federal earmarks or requests for funding.000 to $150. and reduced the construction budget to $1. Palin herself had ordered the review of the tax policy.000. in 2008 Alaska was still the largest per-capita recipient of federal earmarks.6 billion. Palin declared that the people of Alaska "can and must continue to develop our economy. the jet was listed on eBay. that her gubernatorial expenses are 80% below those of her predecessor. reversing a policy that had treated the payments as legitimate business expenses under the Internal Revenue Code. In August 2007. while she worked there. Gubernatorial expenditures Palin lived in Juneau during the legislative session and lived in Wasilla and worked out of offices in Anchorage the rest of the year. In 2008. In response. Palin's staffers said that these practices were in line with state policy.
million. on that bridge to nowhere. as a vice-presidential candidate... Because Gravina Island. Congress passed a $442-million earmark for constructing two Alaska bridges as part of an omnibus spending bill. saying she would "not allow the spinmeisters to turn this project . Palin has stated that her decreasing support for federal funding was a source of friction between her and the state's congressional delegation. has a population of 50. since she had expressed support for the spending project and kept the . The Gravina Island Bridge received nationwide attention as a symbol of pork-barrel spending. saying that Congress had "little interest in spending any more money" due to what she called "inaccurate portrayals of the projects. who said that the claim was false and a betrayal of Palin's previous support for their community. but no thanks. into something that's so negative. Palin characterized her position as having told Congress "thanks." As governor." Alaska chose not to return the $442 million in federal transportation funds. following news reports that the bridge would cost $233 million in Federal funds. the bridge became known nationally as the "Bridge to Nowhere. Palin ran for governor with a "build-the-bridge" plank in her platform." Following an outcry by the public and some members of the U. to Alaska Senator Ted Stevens. Senate. Bridge to Nowhere Main article: Gravina Island Bridge In 2005. Some critics complained that this statement was misleading. In 2006. Palin requested less in federal funding each year than her predecessor Frank Murkowski requested in his last year. the ZIP code for the area is 99901. Congress eliminated the bridge earmark from the spending bill but gave the allotted funds to Alaska as part of its general transportation fund. the site of the Ketchikan airport. In 2008.S." This angered some Alaskans in Ketchikan. before Palin was elected governor. Palin holds up a t-shirt reading "Nowhere Alaska 99901" while visiting Ketchikanduring her Gubernatorial campaign in 2006." Palin criticized the use of the word "nowhere" as insulting to local residents and urged speedy work on building the infrastructure "while our congressional delegation is in a strong position to assist. Palin canceled the Gravina Island Bridge in September 2007.
 It is estimated that the project will cost $26 billion. but also noted that the state was still considering cheaper designs to complete the bridge project. her husband. Colberg. Wildlife activists sued the state." Palin attorney Thomas Van Flein said that the "last straw" was Monegan's planned trip to Washington. and a state judge declared the bounty illegal on the basis that a bounty would have to be offered by the Board of Game and not by the Department of Fish and Game. such as not being "a team player on budgeting issues" and "egregious rogue behavior. Palin signed a bill authorizing the State of Alaska to award TransCanada Pipelines — the sole bidder to meet the state's requirements — a license to build and operate a pipeline to transport natural gas from the North Slope to the Continental United States through Canada. and Wooten . D. and that in any case. in five areas of Alaska.  Newsweek described the project as "the principal achievement of Sarah Palin's term as Alaska's governor..Federal money after the project was canceled. citing performance-related issues. the road would open up the surrounding lands for development. Palin supported a 2003 Alaska Department of Fish and Game policy allowing the hunting of wolves from the air as part of a predator control program intended to increase moose and cariboupopulations for subsistence-food gatherers and other hunters. In March 2007. to offset fuel costs. 2008. built with $25 million in Federal transportation funds set aside as part of the original bridge project. and her staff. Palin's office announced that a bounty of $150 per wolf would be paid to the 180 volunteer pilots and gunners. State biologists wanted 382 to 664 wolves to be killed by the end of the predator-control season in April 2007. Gas pipeline See also: Alaska gas pipeline In August 2008. 607 wolves had been killed in the prior four years. to fire Palin’s ex-brother-in-law. Predator control See also: Governorship of Sarah Palin#Environment In 2007. Monegan stated that he learned an internal investigation had found all but two of the allegations to be unsubstantiated. multimillion-dollar sexual assault initiative the governor hadn't yet approved. Public Safety Commissioner dismissal Main article: Alaska Public Safety Commissioner dismissal Palin dismissed Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan on July 11. A spokesman for Alaska's Department of Transportation made a statement that it was within Palin's power to cancel the road project. seeking to have Wooten officially disciplined. to continue.C." The pipeline faces legal challenges from Canadian First Nations. Palin was also criticized for allowing construction of a 3mile access road. The governor also pledged $500 million in seed money to support the project. At one point Sarah and Todd Palin hired a private investigator to gather information. Alaska State Trooper Mike Wooten. including State Attorney General Talis J. Wooten was involved in a child custody battle with Palin’s sister after a bitter divorce that included an alleged death threat against Palin's father. to seek funding for a new.  Monegan said that he had resisted persistent pressure from Palin.
" she said. He told the Palins that there was nothing he could do because the matter was closed. The Personnel Board's three . state senator Lyman Hoffman. "Many of these inquiries were completely appropriate. to review the Monegan dismissal. complained to a trooper that Wooten had not been fired. I can't deal about him with you. Stephen Branchflower." Monegan said. She placed an aide on paid leave due to a tape-recorded phone conversation that she deemed improper." Palin was chosen as John McCain's running mate. "I do now have to tell Alaskans that such pressure could have been perceived to exist. in February 2007 during the legislative session in Juneau. whom Palin had appointed to replace Monegan as public safety commissioner.  Palin stated on July 17 that Monegan was not pressured to fire Wooten. nor dismissed for not doing so. Monegan said that he didn't get any severance package from the state. saying that the state Personnel Board had jurisdiction over ethics issues. "As we were walking down the stairs in the capitol building she wanted to talk to me about her former brother-in-law." added Todd Palin. the former Kenai chief of police. 2008 the Alaska Legislature hired an investigator. in which the aide. Palin said. resigned July 25 following disclosure of a 2005 sexual harassment complaint and letter of reprimand against him.'" Palin said there was "absolutely no pressure ever put on Commissioner Monegan to hire or fire anybody.had been disciplined for the others — an illegal moose killing and the tasering of his 11-year-old stepson (the child 'reportedly' asked to be tasered). Palin asked the legislature to drop its investigation. However. Kopp." Chuck Kopp. the serial nature of the contacts could be perceived as some kind of pressure.  Monegan said the subject of Wooten came up when he invited Palin to a birthday party for his cousin. I did not abuse my office powers. he later asserted that the dispute over Wooten was a major reason for his firing. received a $10. And I don't know how to be more blunt and candid and honest. Several weeks after the start of what the media referred to as "troopergate. I need to keep you at arm's length with this. To tell you that no pressure was ever put on anybody to fire anybody. On September 1. 'Ma'am. When contacted by the press for comment. The atmosphere was bipartisan and Palin pledged to cooperate. but they wanted to know whether her action had been motivated by anger at Monegan for not firing Wooten. Legislators stated that Palin had the legal authority to fire Monegan." "Never putting any pressure on him. Monegan first acknowledged pressure to fire Wooten but said that he could not be certain that his own firing was connected to that issue.000 state severance package after he resigned following just two weeks on the job. although I have only now become aware of it. Legislative investigation On August 1. Wooten remained employed as a state trooper. She said. that's a good idea. at any time. presumably at my direction. On August 13 she acknowledged that a half dozen members of her administration had made more than two dozen calls on the matter to various state officials. 'OK. but to tell you that truth. appearing to act on her behalf. "I said.
Palin did a conference call interview with various Alaskan reporters. I’m very.members were first appointed by Palin’s predecessor. Todd Palin and several state employees refused to honor subpoenas.] to continue to contact subordinate state employees in an effort to find some way to get Trooper Wooten fired. "Well. . Palin gave three hours of depositions with the Personnel Board in St. Peterson. said that it was an attempt to "smear the governor by innuendo.. 2008. Any hint of any kind of unethical activity there. Branchflower Report On October 10. Palin's job approval rating ranged from a high of 93% in May 2007 to 54% in May 2009. Palin's appointee as Alaska's Attorney General.." but that Palin abused her power as governor and violated the state's Executive Branch Ethics Act when her office pressured Monegan to fire Wooten. Thomas Van Flein. as an investigator. and seven of the witnesses. The report further stated that the Branchflower Report used the wrong statute in reaching its conclusions. the Anchorage law firm of Clapp. Very pleased to be cleared of any of that. Van Flein." The report also said that Palin "permitted Todd Palin to use the Governor's office [. Louis. the validity of which were disputed by Talis Colberg. Job approval ratings. Missouri. In November 2006. On September 15." One of Palin's attorneys. misconstrued the available evidence and did not consider or obtain all of the material evidence required to properly reach findings in the matter.. not including Todd Palin. Palin's attorneys responded. The report stated that "Governor Palin knowingly permitted a situation to continue where impermissible pressure was placed on several subordinates to advance a personal agenda. the State of Alaska Personnel Board reported that there was no probable cause to believe Palin or any other state official had violated state ethical standards. The Personnel Board retained independent counsel Timothy Petumenos. in which investigator Stephen Branchflower found that firing Monegan "was a proper and lawful exercise of her constitutional and statutory authority. 2008. On October 2." Later that day. to wit: to get Trooper Michael Wooten fired. On November 3." On October 11. On October 24. where she stated. the month before Palin took office. and Palin reappointed one member in 2008. a Democrat.. a court rejected Colberg's challenge to the subpoenas. with comparisons As governor of Alaska. Tiemessen & Thorsness filed arguments of "no probable cause" with the Personnel Board on behalf of Palin. eventually testified. without endorsing. On September 19. condemning the Branchflower Report as "misleading and wrong on the law." Alaska Personnel Board investigation and report The bipartisan State of Alaska Personnel Board reviewed the matter at Palin's own request. the Alaska Legislative Council unanimously voted to release. Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski’s job approval rating was 19%.  the Branchflower Report. very pleased to be cleared of any legal wrongdoing.
Steve Beshear (KY) 47%. 2007 83% 11% Ivan Moore Research April 10. governors: Bob Riley (AL) 54%. Chet Culver (IA) 42%. Kathleen Sebelius (KS) 46%. 2007 89% Not reported Ivan Moore Research October 19–21. Ted Kulongoski (OR) 40%. 2009 59. 2008 80% Not reported Hays Research Group July 30. 2008 63% 37% Rasmussen Reports March 24–25. Bill Richardson (NM) 46%. SurveyUSA reported job approval ratings for the following U. 2008 64% 14% Rasmussen Reports September 20–22. .6% Hays Research June 14–18. 2009). 2008 73% 7% Rasmussen Reports May 17. Tim Pawlenty (MN) 46%.Date Approval Disapproval Pollster May 15.8% 34.9% Hays Research May 4–5. and Jim Doyle (WI) 35%. Arnold Schwarzenegger (CA) 25%. (Polls taken April 24 – 26. 2008 69% 9% Rasmussen Reports July 24–25. 2009 54% 41. Christine Gregoire(WA) 40%. Tim Kaine (VA) 50%. 2007 93% Not reported Dittman Research May 30. 2008 68% Not reported Ivan Moore Research October 7.S. David Paterson (NY) 25%. 2009 56% 35% Global Strategy Group In April 2009. Jay Nixon (MO) 56%.
2008 Palin addresses the 2008 Republican National Convention in Saint Paul. On July 3.5 million) to address "frivolous" ethics complaints filed against her. the taxpayers were paying for Sarah to go to work every day and defend herself. . Palin announced that she would not run for re-election in the 2010 Alaska gubernatorial election and would resign before the end of July. In December 2010. Palin stated that both she and the state had been expending an "insane" amount of time and money ($2. "These include allowing for the state to pay legal costs for officials cleared of ethics violations. In her announcement. (and) allowing for a family member of the governor or lieutenant governor to travel at state cost in certain circumstances .000 people gathered at Pioneer Park inFairbanks to watch Palin cede her office to Sean Parnell. and that her decision not to seek reelection would make her a lame duck governor. 2008 See also: Republican Party (United States) vice presidential candidates. new rules governing Alaska executive branch ethics. took effect. ." Palin and her husband Todd had personally incurred more than $500. stemming from Sarah Palin's tenure as governor.000 in legal fees defending against ethics charges brought against her as governor. Essentially. 2009. 2009. Palin transferred the office of governor to Sean Parnell in Fairbanks on July 26. Minnesota . A Palin aide said Palin was "no longer able to do the job she had been elected to do.Resignation Main article: Resignation of Sarah Palin An estimated 5." 2008 vice-presidential campaign Main article: John McCain presidential campaign.
Palin delivered a 40-minute acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention that was wellreceived and watched by more than 40 million people. policy positions. Palin is the first Alaskan and the second woman to run on a major U.S. Some of them. On September 3." Palin was the only prospective running mate who had a face-to-face interview with McCain to discuss joining the ticket that week. Since Palin was largely unknown outside Alaska before her selection by McCain. and speculation had centered on other candidates. The following day. he had previously met Palin at the National Governors Association meeting in Washington in February 2008 and had come away "extraordinarily impressed. U.Several conservative commentators met Palin in the summer of 2007. Palin's selection was a surprise to many because a main criticism he had of Obama was his lack of experience. discussed potential vice presidential picks with the consensus settling around Palin. and 40% believed Palin to be ready for the Presidency. she visited McCain's vacation home near Sedona. On September 1. such as Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty. and former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge. later urged McCain to pick Palin as his vice presidential running mate. 2008 during a general strategy meeting. According to Jill Hazelbaker. Nonetheless. A Rasmussen poll taken immediately after the Convention found that 51% of Americans believed that the media was "trying to hurt" Palin with negative coverage. her personal life.S. former Massachusetts GovernorMitt Romney. party ticket. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. Steve Schmidt and a few other senior advisers to the McCain Campaign. while her status as an unknown on the national scene would also be a positive factor. Ohio. Palin announced that her daughter Bristol was pregnant and that she would marry the father. On August 24. 2008. During this period. such as Bill Kristol. Timothy Noah of Slate magazine predicted that Palin's acceptance speech would be "wildly overpraised" and might end speculation that she was unqualified for the job of vice president because the press had been beating her up for "various trivial shortcomings" and had lowered the expectations for her speech. Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut. some Republicans felt that Palin was being unfairly attacked by the media. McCain announced that he had chosen Palin as his running mate. a spokeswoman for McCain. 2008. arguing that her presence on the ticket would provide a boost in enthusiasm among the Religious Right wing of the Republican party. Arizona. and political record drew intense media scrutiny. On August 27. the strategists advised McCain of their conclusions and he personally called Palin who was at the Alaska State Fair. . where she was offered the position of vice-presidential candidate. Levi Johnston. in Dayton. On August 29.
her poll numbers declined. Illinois Senator Barack Obama. Palin stepped up her attacks on the Democratic candidate for President.000 of campaign contributions on clothing. was widely criticized. Newsweek and Time put Palin on their magazine covers. Prior to her appearance. questioned the McCain campaign's strategy of sheltering Palin from unscripted encounters with the press. they felt that Biden had won the debate. Palin explained her new aggressiveness. At the end of the campaign. After McCain announced Palin as his running mate. hair styling. Palin and some media outlets blamed gender bias for the controversy. as some of the media alleged that McCain's campaign was restricting press access to Palin by allowing only three one-on-one interviews and no press conferences with her. and . controversy erupted over alleged differences between Palin's positions as a gubernatorial candidate and her position as a vice-presidential candidate. she had been parodied several times by Tina Fey. "There does come a time when you have to take the gloves off and that time is right now. Polling from CNN. Other conservatives remained ardent in their support for Palin. Campaign spokespersons stated the clothing would be going to charity after the election. In his concession speech McCain thanked Palin. At a fundraising event. with Charles Gibson of ABC News. Republicans expressed concern that she was becoming a political liability. some Republicans. Her interview five days later with Fox News' Sean Hannitywent more smoothly and focused on many of the same questions from Gibson's interview.The Palins and McCains in Fairfax." Palin said that her first amendment right to "call Obama out on his associations" was threatened by "attacks by the mainstream media. Fox and CBS found that while Palin exceeded most voters' expectations. with Katie Couric ofCBS News. Some Republicans suggested that Palin's performance in the interviews would improve public perceptions of her debate performance by lowering expectations. Virginia. calling her "one of the best campaigners I've ever seen." Palin appeared on Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update" segment on October 18. Palin's performance in her third interview. The election took place on November 4. Louis. Palin returned the clothes to the RNC. met with mixed reviews. Following this interview. In the weeks leading up to the election. and some conservative commentators called for Palin to resign from the Presidential ticket. Palin was also the subject of amateur parodies posted on YouTube. Palin's first major interview. During the campaign. accusing the columnists of elitism. Palin reportedly prepared intensively for the October 2 vice-presidential debate with Democratic vicepresidential nominee Joe Biden at Washington University in St. saying. Controversy arose after it was reported that the Republican National Committee (RNC) spent $150. including Mitt Romney and Bill Kristol. September 2008. Upon returning to the campaign trail after her debate preparation. who was noted for her physical resemblance to the candidate. and Obama was projected as the winner at 11:00 PM EST. and makeup for Palin and her family in September 2008.
2009. commenting on Barack Obama that he would be her president and that she would assist in any way to bring progress to the nation without abandoning her conservative views. supports candidates for federal and state office. A legal defense fund was set up to help Palin challenge ethics complaints. Palin announced her intention to campaign "on behalf of candidates who believe in the right things. The show was produced by Mark Bennett. Two guests that she was shown to have interviewed claimed to have never met her. Palin's defense fund was ruled illegal and will have to pay back $386. told Palin that there was no tradition of Election Night speeches by running mates.  After the 2008 election Rallying with Saxby Chambliss inSavannah. Palin appealed to McCain. Palin also has secured a segment on Fox News. On December 8. On January 27." While aides were preparing the teleprompter for McCain's speech. they found a concession speech written for Palin by George W. who agreed with his staff. but was used in Palin's segment. 2010. it was reported that SarahPAC and Palin's personal credit card information were compromised through cyber attacks. Palin's team believed the attack was executed . which describes itself as an advocate of energy independence. Bush speechwriter Matthew Scully.000." It was reported that SarahPAC had raised nearly $1. December 2008 Palin was the first guest on commentator Glenn Beck's Fox News television show on January 19. Following her resignation as Governor. Palin started a show to be aired on TLC called Sarah Palin's Alaska. and that she would not be speaking. 2009. Guests LL Cool J and Toby Keithstated that footage shown on the segment was actually taken from another interview with someone else. SarahPAC. regardless of their party label or affiliation.000 by mid-July 2009. In June 2010. Palin formed the political action committee. The organization. Steve Schmidt and Mark Salter.000.an impressive new voice in our party for reform and the principles that have always been our greatest strength. Two members of McCain's staff. and it had collected approximately $250. Georgia. Palin subsequently set up a new defense fund.856 it collected in donations because it used Palin's position as governor to raise money for her personal gain. In March 2010.
Palin appeared as the keynote speaker at the inaugural Tea Party convention in Nashville. including a widely publicized interview on November 16. The subtitle. the founder of Tea Party Nation. Going Rogue and America by Heart Main article: Going Rogue: An American Life In November 2009. Faith.000. Tennessee.000 copies sold the first day. with her family accompanying her. She made a number of media appearances as well. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. 2009 with Oprah Winfrey. the social networking site that sponsored the convention. titled America by Heart: Reflections on Family. "Pink Elephant" Movement and 2010 endorsements .byAnonymous during Operation Payback. The report was met with skepticism in the blogosphere. and for "apologizing for America” in speeches in other countries. Palin released her memoir. Palin said Obama was weak on the war on terror for allowing the so-called Christmas bomber to board a plane headed for the United States. including her resignation as Governor of Alaska. Palin traveled to 11 states in a bus. did not confirm the amount paid to Palin saying he was contractually obligated not to speak about it. Going Rogue: An American Life. 2010. Palin said she took the title from the phrase 'gone rogue' used by McCain staffers to describe her behavior when she spoke her mind on the issues during the campaign. Palin on the campaign trail in 2008 Tea Party Movement On February 6. Judson Phillips. "An American Life." She criticized Obama for rising deficits. sermons and literature as well as portraits of people Palin admires. Palin said the Tea Party movement is "the future of politics in America. and Flag. Its bestseller rankings were comparable to memoirs by Bill Clinton. The book contains excerpts from Palin's favorite speeches. Less than two weeks after its release. including some she met in rural America on her first book tour. Palin’s speaking fee was reported to be $100. in which she details her private and political career." mirrors the title of President Ronald Reagan's 1990 autobiography. In November 2010 HarperCollins released Palin's second book.  Palin's email had been hacked once before in 2008. sales of the book exceeded the one million mark. which some in the Tea Party movement criticized as being too high for fiscal conservatives to pay. to promote the book. with 300.
Ryan Rudominer. Senator was identified as a possible pivotal moment in Miller's upset of the incumbent Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski. O'Donnell defeated Castle in the September 14 primary for Joe Biden's former Senate seat in Delaware." She set about endorsing a number of female GOP candidates. Personal life .In the middle of 2010. Her endorsement helped Georgia Gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel to take the lead in the campaign for the Republican nomination. 7-6 for House endorsements. and 6-3 in endorsements of gubernatorial candidates Palin's endorsement of Joe Miller in the August 24 Alaska primary election for U. and was "having that discussion with my family. Possible 2012 presidential campaign Palin's high profile in the 2008 presidential campaign fueled speculation that she will run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012." In the months ahead of the November 2010 elections. and criticized the "lamestream media" for focusing attention on her personal life. a pro-life political advocacy group and political action committee that supports pro-life women in politics. On February 6. in which she coined the term "mama grizzly. Her O'Donnell endorsement further increased tensions between Palin and the Republican establishment: leading conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer described the endorsement as "reckless and irresponsible". Palin selectively endorsed Republican candidates. party strategist Karl Rove argued that her endorsement may have cost the GOP the Delaware Senate seat.S. Palin has endorsed several female candidates nationally. Christine O'Donnell's prospects of upsetting establishment Republican candidate Mike Castle "changed overnight" due to Palin's endorsement. In terms of success. a spokesman for the House Democratic campaign operation has called her involvement in various U. 2010. when Fox News asked her if she would be running for president in 2012.  Palin's influence over the primaries nonetheless further increased speculation that she would seek to be the party's nominee for President in 2012. House campaigns a "great thing across the board. andJonathan Chait identifying Palin as the front-runner. Palin confirmed that she was considering running for the Presidency. and beginning in November 2008. with political pundits Paul Mirengoff.  According to Politico. though ultimately Handel lost the primary. "I would be willing to if I believe that it's right for the country. According to Daily Beast reporter Shushannah Walshe. Anthony List." She spoke at a May 2010 fundraiser for the Susan B. she replied. Palin flagged the launch of a new "Pink Elephant Movement." She added. and was a significant fundraising asset to those she campaigned for during the primary season. there was an active "Draft Palin" movement. Senate. and commentators including Politico's Ben Smith posited that Palin's support of O'Donnell contributed to dashing Republican hopes of regaining control of the U. Palin was 7-2 for Senate endorsements." In November 2010. David Frum. Anthony List.S." She stated she realised her level of experience could cause problems with winning the nomination. "I won't close the door that perhaps could be open for me in the future.S. Palin's criteria for endorsing candidates was whether they had the support of the Tea Party movement and the support of the Susan B.
 Palin has one grandchild. He and his unit deployed to Iraq in September 2008 for 12 months. she attends the Juneau Christian Center. who was born to her eldest daughter Bristol.S. and Piper (born 2001). Trig. When in Juneau. a spokesperson for the McCain campaign told CNN that Palin "doesn't consider herself Pentecostal" and has "deep religious convictions. Marriage .  Palin's youngest child. a boy named Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston. saying it would lead to rationing of health care by a bureaucracy. From left to right: Todd. Her husband Todd worked for the British oil company BP as an oil-field production operator. Palin then switched to the Wasilla Bible Church because. Health Care Palin opposed the 2010 health care reform package." This legislation is thePatient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Army on September 11. Willow (born 1994). a Pentecostal church. and was subsequently assigned to an infantry brigade. which she described using the term "death panels. Palin supports repeal of portions of the act. Later." Political positions Main article: Political positions of Sarah Palin Palin has been a registered Republican since 1982." and supports defunding it. as modified by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. Palin was born into a Roman Catholic family. 2008. retiring in 2009." The Palins have five children: sons Track (born 1989) and Trig Paxson Van (born 2008). which she attended until 2002. in 2008." After the Republican National Convention. she preferred the children's ministries offered there. was prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome. Piper. Track enlisted in the U. 2007. Palin characterizes the act as an "unfunded mandate. Palin describes herself as a "hockey mom. and daughtersBristol Sheeran Marie (born 1990). her family joined the Wasilla Assembly of God. Willow. and owns a commercial fishing business. she said. August 29.Palin family members at the announcement of her vice-presidential selection. Bristol and Trig. Palin described herself in an interview as a "Biblebelieving Christian.
 abortion including in cases of rape and incest. Palin interprets the Second Amendment as including the right to handgun possession.  but agrees that "man's activities certainly can be contributing to the issue" and that action should be taken. Referring to Iran's threat to Israel.. She is opposed to cap-andtrade proposals. and opposes bans on semi-automatic assault weapons. When commenting on the Gulf Coast oil disaster Palin said." Foreign Policy Palin is a strong supporter of Israel. and land-based drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Palin believes evolution "should be taught as an accepted principle" and said that her belief in God's role in Earth's creation "is not part of the state policy or a local curriculum in a school district. Palin has acknowledged that "Simply waiting for low-carbon-emitting renewable capacity to be large enough will mean that it will be too late to meet the mitigation goals.'" She said. such as the American Clean Energy and Security Act." Palin asked supporters to read an article by Thomas Sowell which criticized Obama for having BP pay to an escrow fund. Education Palin supports sex education in public schools that encourage abstinence along with contraception. . Palin opposes same-sex marriage. She supports discussion of creationism during lessons on evolution in public schools. She supports capital punishment. Palin has expressed skepticism about the causes of global warming. drill now. and embryonic stem cell research. a bill still pending in the Senate. Palin said Obama would be reelected if "he played the war card." Guns A Life Member of the National Rifle Association (NRA). "I repeat the slogan 'drill here. Science should be taught in science class. Environment Palin supports off-shore drilling.that will be required [for carbon dioxide] under most credible climate-change models. and supports gun safety education for youth. "I want our country to be able to trust the oil industry. and parental consent for female minors seeking an abortion.
and her perceived lack of experience. her image came under close media scrutiny. A plurality of the television audience rated Biden's performance higher at the 2008 vice-presidential debate. Palin's experience in foreign and domestic politics came under criticism among conservatives as well as liberals following her nomination.  particularly with regard to her religious perspective on public life. 33% said Palin was not. her socially conservative views. Palin supported the Bush Administration's policies in Iraq. which I would like him to do. maintaining a strong defensive posture by increasing the defense budget. Public image Main article: Public image of Sarah Palin Prior to the 2008 Republican National Convention. Palin supported the surge strategy in Iraq. and. others have said that Palin is a "friend of Big Oil" due to her advocacy of oil exploration and development including drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife ." Following the Convention. military operations in Pakistan. She supports the de-nuclearization of North Korea. She believes Islam and democracy can co-exist. One month after McCain announced Palin as his running mate. During her campaign to become vice president. and again when she raised taxes on oil companies as governor. and 29% had no opinion. Media outlets repeated Palin's statement that she "stood up to Big Oil" when she resigned after 11 months as the head of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. the United States should meet its treaty obligations. This was "the lowest vote of confidence in a running mate since the elder George Bush chose then-Indiana senator Dan Quayle to join his ticket in 1988.Say he decided to declare war on Iran or decided really come out and do whatever he could to support Israel. At the same time. Palin became more popular than John McCain among Republicans. she was viewed both more favorably and unfavorably among voters than her opponent. She supports free trade and wants to work with China to reduce American debt and improve the human rights and political freedom of its citizens. the use of additional ground forces in Afghanistan. due to abuses she witnessed involving other Republican commissioners and their ties to energy companies and energy lobbyists. in general."Palin supports preemptive military action in the face of an imminent threat. She supports strengthening America's alliance with Japan. a Gallup poll found that most voters were unfamiliar with Sarah Palin. 39% said Palin was ready to serve as president if needed. and affirms that if Russia invaded a NATO member." On foreign policy. but is concerned that "dependence on foreign energy" may be obstructing efforts to "have an exit plan in place. Delaware Senator Joe Biden. In turn. Palin supports NATO membership for Ukraine and Georgia. On foreign policy. and supports U.S.
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