Palin emerges as a definite renegade regarding the party’s long-standing ties to large oil and gas firms.
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John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin for the No. 2 slot on the 2008 Republican ticket helped him regain his “maverick” tag, elevated the little-known governor of a distant state to GOP stardom and ignited his race for the White House by galvanizing conservatives.
Days after being picked by John McCain as his vice presidential running mate in August 2008, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin faced a drumbeat of ethics questions about her firing of her state police chief earlier that summer.
Sarah Palin billed Alaska taxpayers more than $17,000 for travel expenses when she stayed in her own home during her term as governor in Juneau.
The specter of excessive influence by Big Oil has been Sarah Palin’s chief political target and godsend for years, a populist theme ideally suited to a state that gets four-fifths of its revenues from that industry.
The spotlight on Sarah Palin has often extended to her family, whose constant presence at her side during her vice presidential campaign reinforced her family-oriented image but also provided fodder for tabloids and investigative journalists.
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