• Going Rogue: An American Life
  • Going Rogue: An American Life
  • Going Rogue: An American Life
ISBN: 0061939897
EAN13: 9780061939891
Language: English
Release Date: Nov 17, 2009
Pages: 432
Dimensions: 1.5" H x 8.7" L x 6.2" W
Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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On September 3, 2008 Alaska Governor Sarah Palin gave a speech at the Republican National Convention that electrified the nation and instantly made her one of the most recognizable women in the world.

As chief executive of America′s largest state, she had built a record as a reformer who cast aside politics-as-usual and pushed through changes other politicians only talked about: Energy independence. Ethics reform. And the biggest private sector infrastructure project in U.S. history. While revitalizing public school funding and ensuring the state met its responsibilities to seniors and Alaska Native populations, Palin also beat the political good ol′ boys club at their own game and brought Big Oil to heel.

Like her GOP running mate, John McCain, Palin wasn′t a packaged and over-produced candidate. She was a Main Street American woman: a working mom, wife of a blue collar union man, and mother of five children, the eldest of whom was serving his country in a yearlong deployment in Iraq and the youngest, an infant with special needs. Palin′s hometown story touched a populist nerve, rallying hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans to the GOP ticket.

But as the campaign unfolded, Palin became a lightning rod for both praise and criticism. Supporters called her refreshing, honest, a kitchen-table public servant they felt would Read More chevron_right

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