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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...
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...
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.
Palin VP mentions stoke her popularity

...2 spot on Sen. John McCain's presidential ticket. But there's an undeniable national buzz surrounding the first-term governor, seen by many Republicans both within Alaska and outside the state as a fresh, new face to represent the party's...
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...
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...
Seven Palin aides to testify in probe

...for the past several months and could hurt John McCain in the final weeks of the presidential race. Palin, a first-term governor, is the focus of a legislative investigation into her firing of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan a year...
Is McCain-Palin turning into Palin-McCain?

...Sarah leaves liberals spinning," cried another. In the short time since McCain spirited the 44-year-old first-term governor out of Alaska and onto a national stage as his running mate, Palin has become an instant celebrity. And since...
Palin sticks to script on campaign trail

...week. More than 40 million people tuned in last week to listen to the speech from Palin, the 44-year-old first-term governor whom McCain announced as his surprise vice presidential pick just days before. Since then, that basic script...


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