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Palin a 'formidable force,' McCain says

...Party." Some longtime Republicans privately expressed worry at the time about the choice of a little-known first-term governor. Even President George W. Bush was dismissive at first, according to a former Bush administration speechwriter...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101209/sta_503858203.shtml
Legislators blame Palin for deteriorating relationship

...rely. In the previous two years, Democrats provided crucial support for ethics and tax reforms, helping the first-term governor win big victories. After a bitterly partisan fall campaign, Democrats have been largely silent about the governor...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041209/loc_428496963.shtml
Empire editorial: Alaska better off without Sarah Palin

...by her decision to quit midstream. We say good for her, however, because it's been nearly a year since the first-term governor has acted like she actually wanted the job. Still unknown, however, is why Palin is calling it quits, though...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070509/opi_459496145.shtml
State's political past not free of corruption

...the Sheffield case for 10 days prior to the rules panel, declaring that there was not enough evidence that the first-term governor had committed an impeachable offense.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090306/sta_20060903008.shtml
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UPDATE: Palin parents surprised by VP nomination

...the assistant director of the U.S. Mint. Those plans went out the window with the announcement that Palin, a first-term governor, social conservative and new mother, had been thrust into the national spotlight by McCain. "Holy cow. I'm...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082908/loc_325035771.shtml
Palin's popularity tumbles among Alaskans

...than that. For Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, though, that represents a hefty drop. Since John McCain tapped the first-term governor to be his vice-presidential running mate, Palin's sky-high home-state approval ratings have come down...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100108/sta_338964293.shtml
Palin wows convention crowd

...McCain," cheered wildly. Palin confronted criticism head on about whether, as a former small-town mayor and first-term governor, she had enough experience to become president if the need arose. "I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090408/sta_328511816.shtml
Palin touches familiar territory in first stops

...quirk. It's a shared hobby. More than 600,000 Coloradans have fishing or hunting licenses. In naming the first-term governor as his running mate, McCain, an Arizona senator, gave Republicans an all-Western ticket in a year when Nevada...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091508/sta_332515546.shtml
Empire editorial: Palin's nomination good for Alaska

...she's talking about. That's a tall order for a self-described hockey mom, former small-town mayor and first-term governor who critics claim has minuscule knowledge of national affairs and even less knowledge of world affairs. For Palin...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/083108/opi_325767918.shtml
Palin assigned foreign policy tutors for debate

...pretend to be a foreign policy expert, but neither is she somebody who hasn't thought about the issues." As a first-term governor, Palin has not delved into foreign policy in great detail and she has only made passing references to the subject...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090508/sta_328880904.shtml

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