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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...
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...
Empire editorial: Alaska better off without Sarah Palin 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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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