Sarah Palin was appointed chair of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (responsible for overseeing the state's oil and gas fields), then she became the youngest person and the first woman to be elected Governor of Alaska, then the first Woman on the Republican National Ticket when she was appointed VP candidate for John McCain. She has endorsed and campaigned for the Tea Party movement (a pro-constitutionalist conservative faction). Her book Going Rogue has sold more than two million copies.
|She’s so dumb, she said, “you can see Russia from my house"
|That was Tina Fey. When asked in an interview about foreign policy experience and the proximity of Russia to Alaska, Palin replied, “they’re our next-door neighbors, and you can see Russia from an island in Alaska”. (Which is true). She went on to explain that she had just negotiated the largest ever Native American, Alaskan and Canadian oil treaties, which gave her far more successful foreign policy experience than Obama or Joe Biden had.