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Alaska Governor Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin and the Eastwood/Obama 'Empty Chair'

Matt Zencey | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Matt Zencey

Even before she quit, legislators of both parties complained Palin was not sufficiently engaged in the normal day-to-day work a governor does with the legislature. You might say legislators complained about her "empty chair" style of leadership.

"If You Know What I Mean": The Crony Capitalism of Sarah Palin

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

Over the past several months, former Alaska governor and Fox News commentator Sarah Palin has been making a variety of references to "crony capitalism." And yet, she engaged in "crony capitalism" for much of her political career in Alaska, as both mayor and governor.

Bonnie and Clyde? Secret Emails Reveal that Palin and Romney Went Rogue Together in 2006

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

Sarah Palin is now busting Mitt Romney's chops whenever she can for not having sufficient "conservative instincts". But during Palin's successful 2006 gubernatorial campaign in Alaska, both Palin's and Romney's political ambitions converged.

View From Alaska on Sarah Palin Decision Not to Run for GOP Nomination

AlaskaDispatch.com | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics
AlaskaDispatch.com

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin announced Wednesday in a statement that she's not running for president. By not running, Palin said she would be "unsh...

Dick Cheney Questions Why Sarah Palin Resigned As Governor

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

Former Vice President Dick Cheney shared his thoughts on Sarah Palin as a vice presidential candidate and questioned her reasons for leaving her posit...

Sarah Palin E-mails: Uneventful Final Batch Released

AlaskaDispatch.com | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics
AlaskaDispatch.com

The state of Alaska released the last emails in the most recent Sarah Palin message dump Wednesday, concluding one of media history's most anti-climatic moments.

Search Sarah Palin's Inbox

Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

This past Friday the Alaska government released over 24,000 of Sarah Palin's emails from the period when she served as Alaska's governor. Shortly ...

What To Expect from a Palin Presidential Campaign

AlaskaDispatch.com | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics
AlaskaDispatch.com

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- At long last, the professional predictors have awoken to what Sarah Palin's fans have been saying all along: that she's looking a...

'Blind Allegiance To Sarah Palin': Former Aide's Tell-All Says She Was After The Money

AP | BECKY BOHRER | Posted 07.23.2011 | Books

JUNEAU, Alaska — A former member of Sarah Palin's inner circle has written a scathing tell-all, saying Palin was ready to quit as governor month...

Now Comes the Good Sarah Palin

AlaskaDispatch.com | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics
AlaskaDispatch.com

Finally a major publication comes along with a lengthy analysis on the Good Sarah. It's about time. There were reasons Alaskans adored their Gov. Pali...

Sarah Palin's Hometown Newspaper Declares Resurrection 'Miracle'

AlaskaDispatch.com | Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics
AlaskaDispatch.com

Once there were some standards for miracles. The hierarchy of a church, often the Catholic Church, investigated what events had taken place, and event...

From Union Wife to Union Buster

AlaskaDispatch.com | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics
AlaskaDispatch.com

Few things political can be much more confounding than self-labeled "common-sense conservative" Sarah Palin standing in front of a Wisconsin crowd to ...

Does Sarah Palin Support Gay Rights?

AlaskaDispatch.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
AlaskaDispatch.com

Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska, is still mum on her 2012 intentions, but her support of a gay conservative group's inclusion at the nation...

Alaska Democrats wary of changing Palin's oil tax

AlaskaDispatch.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
AlaskaDispatch.com

Juneau, Alaska -- House Democrats say they are hopeful that a large-diameter natural gas pipeline is not just a pipe dream anymore and that real progr...

Alaska Dispatch sues for release of U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller's records

AlaskaDispatch.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
AlaskaDispatch.com

Alaska Dispatch sued the Fairbanks North Star Borough on Monday for the release of U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller's employment records. The suit com...

The Guy Sarah Palin Fired Was a Trailblazer, Too

Tom Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Davis

A meeting with Walt Monegan, before he attracted national attention due to his connection to Palin, showed he is an inspirational man concerned about people with mental disorders.

In Alaska's Republican Primary, a Tight Race Gets Tighter

AlaskaDispatch.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
AlaskaDispatch.com

Tea Party Express leaders say they are "ecstatic" about the lead Fairbanks candidate Joe Miller has established over incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski in ...

Sarah Palin Ethics Violation: Nine Months Later, No Decision

Anchorage Daily News | SEAN COCKERHAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The state ethics board still hasn't taken action on its investigator's finding nine months ago that Sarah Palin's legal defense fund likely violated t...

Sarah Palin Demands Hardball Regulations and a Takeover of BP

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Yes, seriously. Sarah Palin is in favor of the federal government planting its gigantic boot on the throats of energy companies. She put it in writing.

What Sarah Palin Wants

Phil Perrier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phil Perrier

The Kardashians look like Ozzie and Harriet compared to the Palins. It's perfect, a horribly dysfunctional, morally bankrupt, greedy, fame-obsessed, Christian conservative family, with guns! Sign me up!

My Review of Sarah Palin's New Book Going Rogue Without Actually Having Read It

Beth Armogida | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Beth Armogida

If anything, Going Rogue shows how a woman from a small town in Alaska can go from burning books to writing them.

How Sarah Palin and Tea Partiers Are Blowing Up the GOP

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

When extremists are a (vocal) minority, reasonable Republicans and independents come out of the woodwork. And the spoils go to the Democrats, who look comparatively sane.

What I Like (And Hate) About Sarah Palin

April Daniels Hussar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
April Daniels Hussar

There's so much not to like about Sarah Palin ... why do I find myself admiring her?

Memo to Sarah Palin: Four Reasons Why You Will Never be in Teddy's League

Jacqueline Caster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacqueline Caster

While Senator Kennedy was a man who may have been less than perfect, he never blamed others for his flaws and errors in judgment.

Breaking: Paula Abdul Announces Alaska Gubernatorial Run

Mark Morford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Morford

Abdul quickly announced she is offering a new, generous gift to all humanity: She will soon be running for governor of Alaska.