Saturday, August 30, 2008

Gov. Palin is Alaska's Joan of Arc!

Post-gazzette reports:

Ms. Palin, 44, has been the Joan of Arc of Alaska politics, charging into battle against long odds on such big local issues as oil taxes and construction of a natural gas pipeline -- only to see her opposition crumble.

Days after her 2006 primary victory, an FBI investigation into political corruption involving the oil industry and Republican legislators burst into view, with surprise raids of legislative offices. As criminal indictments and convictions followed, Ms. Palin's outsider status helped her maintain consistently sky-high approval ratings.

Though fearless in choosing the difficult outsider's path in politics, she remains relatively untested as a campaigner, a politician and as a two-year governor.