Following the nomination, her public image came under close media scrutiny,   particularly regarding her religious perspective on public life, her socially conservative views, and a perceived lack of experience. Palin's experience in foreign and domestic politics came under criticism among conservatives as well as liberals following her nomination. This was "the lowest vote of confidence in a running mate since the elder George Bush chose then-Indiana senator Dan Quayle to join his ticket in Republicans cited her tenure in executive office, high popularity, past focus on ethics and energy issues, her personal life, as well as her command of the Alaska National Guard and Alaska's proximity to foreign countries among reasons for the choice of Sarah Palin. Criticism focused on her limited foreign policy experience and work on major policy issues and claims of low amount of actual responsibility as well as alleged misconduct during her time in office. Her readiness to step in should the president be incapacitated was also questioned. Sarah Palin cited Alaska's proximity to Russia and her dealings with foreign trade delegations as showing her the importance of foreign policy. Subsequently, a survey found likely voters were divided on whether Palin had the personality and leadership qualities a president should have. A plurality of the television audience rated Biden's performance higher at the vice-presidential debate. Environmental organizations, including the Center for Biological Diversity , the Sierra Club Alaska, and Greenpeace strongly opposed Palin's positions on issues of energy and environment and criticized Palin for her skepticism regarding humans as the cause of global warming and her administration's positions on wildlife, including the attempt to have the federal designation of the polar bear as a threatened species removed.
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Former Alaska Gov. Brewer and Palin blamed President Barack Obama for the state law cracking down on illegal immigration, saying the measure is Arizona's attempt to enforce immigration laws because the federal government won't do it. Sarah Palin flashes a thumbs up towards her husband, Todd, as she begins to address a crowd during a stop of the Tea Party Express on Boston Common in Boston, Wednesday, April 14, In this photo taken Wednesday, Nov. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin gives a thumbs up during her resignation speech during a ceremony in Fairbanks, Alaska, Sunday, July 26, , where Gov. Sarah Palin stepped down and turned over power to Lt.
By now you have surely heard of Sarah Palin. If it wasn't because of her reproductive escapades or her daughter Bristol's, then maybe you heard her name mentioned a time or two as McCain's choice for VP? I know, she was inescapable this weekend. As the media is wont to do, and is their job, news sources both high and low brow have been digging up old pics of the former beauty queen. We have everything from her college t-shirt proudly proclaiming her possession of breasts : to pregnancy shots from the '80s: to the smile-n-wave political standards:.
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