Politics & Government

August 29, 2008

Sarah Palin draws both praise and derision in Alaska

Gov. Sarah 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. Her outsider status has helped her maintain consistently sky-high approval ratings, despite wide-ranging corruption investigations. Her favorite meal: moosemeat stew after a day of snowmachining.

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