First impressions are important, and I'm not impressed at all. Trying to find information on Palin:
Former beauty queen;
Former HS basketball star;
Member of Feminists for Life;
Began political career in 1990 as city councilwoman and then mayor of Wasilla, population 9,700;
Became governor of AK starting in 2007 (less than two years experience);
Embroiled in state personnel controvery concerning her brother-in-law:
Since taking office, Palin herself has become the subject of a legislative probe involving a personnel case. The investigation centers on her dismissal of the state's public safety commissioner, Walt Monegan.
Palin fired Monegan on July 11, saying she wanted to take the department in a new direction. Monegan then alleged that he had been pressured to fire state trooper Mike Wooten, who was married to Palin's sister and was involved in a contentious divorce, according to the Anchorage Daily News.
Palin has denied any wrongdoing. The state Legislature voted on July 28 to hire an independent investigator to probe whether Palin, her family or members of her administration had pressured Monegan to fire Wooten, according to the Daily News.
Again, NOT IMPRESSED.