[82], Palin declared that top priorities of her administration would be resource development, education and workforce development, public health and safety, and transportation and infrastructure development. [268] In terms of success, Palin was 7–2 for Senate endorsements; 7–6 for House endorsements; and 6–3 in endorsements of gubernatorial candidates in races that were considered 'competitive'. ", "Palin Power: Fresh Face Now More Popular Than Obama, McCain", "Palin Still Viewed More Favorably – And Unfavorably – Than Biden", "45% Say Biden Won Debate, 37% Say Palin", "Palin sought more taxes and more development from oil companies", "Is Palin foe of big oil or a new Cheney? "[177] Palin and her husband Todd had personally incurred more than $500,000 in legal fees defending against ethics charges brought against her as governor even though all the complaints were dismissed. This skit served as the show's cold open. [145] On October 2, a court rejected Colberg's challenge to the subpoenas,[146] and seven of the witnesses, not including Todd Palin, eventually testified. The Wall Street Journal characterized the project as a "financial mess. "[12] James Poniewozik of Time Magazine wrote that "Fey's Palin was perfectly good enough" and that "the skit itself did a good job of what SNL—which has lately cultivated a strong set of female comics—tried hard to do through Hillary's campaign, which is try to address sexism without either simply going for the easy stereotypes or letting female candidates off the hook. [54], In October 1996, Palin asked library director Mary Ellen Emmons if she would object to the removal of a book from the library if people were picketing to have the book removed. 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[127], Palin dismissed Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan on July 11, 2008, citing performance-related issues, such as not being "a team player on budgeting issues"[128] and "egregious rogue behavior. At a fundraising event, Palin explained her new aggressiveness, saying, "There does come a time when you have to take the gloves off and that time is right now. [119] Some critics said that her statement was misleading, as she had expressed support for the spending project and kept the federal money after the project was canceled. [22][23][24] She played the flute in the talent portion of the contest. She filed for per diem, claiming a total of $16,951, but rather than stay at a hotel overnight, regularly commuted the 50 miles one way to her home in Wasilla. Palin was born in Sandpoint, Idaho, the third of four children (three daughters and one son) of Sarah "Sally" Heath (née Sheeran; 1940–2021),[6] a school secretary, and Charles R. "Chuck" Heath (b. McCain's wife, Cindy, also made an appearance in the sketch as herself. Palin said Obama was weak on the War on Terror for allowing the so-called Christmas bomber to board a plane headed for the United States. [274] Party strategist Karl Rove argued that it may have been Palin's endorsement of O'Donnell that ultimately cost the GOP the Delaware Senate seat. ), A Life Member of the National Rifle Association (NRA),[321] Palin interprets the Second Amendment as including the right to handgun possession and opposes bans on semi-automatic assault weapons. [27] She transferred and enrolled at the University of Idaho in Moscow for an academic year starting in August 1984. [179] [276] Another Palin endorsement carried Nevada's Sharron Angle to a 40.1% primary win,[277] in the race to beat highly endangered incumbent Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, but the controversial Angle's nomination sank those chances. [226], On December 8, 2010, it was reported that SarahPAC and Palin's personal credit card information were compromised through cyber attacks. [164], On July 3, 2009, Palin announced that she would not run for reelection in the 2010 Alaska gubernatorial election and would resign before the end of the month. Palin's team believed the attack was executed by Anonymous during Operation Payback. . "[258], In the middle of 2010, Palin flagged the launch of a new "Pink Elephant Movement". Prior to her appearance, she had been parodied several times by Tina Fey, who was noted for her physical resemblance to the candidate. In a September 9, 2015 speech, she said, "Only in an Orwellian Obama world full of sparkly fairy dust blown from atop his unicorn as he's peeking through a pretty pink kaleidoscope would he ever see victory or safety for America or Israel in this treaty. [156][157] The Personnel Board retained independent counsel Timothy Petumenos, a Democrat, as an investigator. Senate. The Ketchikan Borough Assembly turned the proposal down when the administration of Governor Tony Knowles also expressed its disfavor to the idea. Senator was identified as a pivotal moment in Miller's upset of the incumbent Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski. [359][360] Palin's youngest child, Trig, born 2008, was prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome. [131][132] At one point Sarah and Todd Palin hired a private investigator to gather information, seeking to have Wooten officially disciplined. [294] On October 5, 2011, Palin said she had decided not to seek the Republican nomination for president. Two members of McCain's staff, Steve Schmidt and Mark Salter, told Palin that there was no tradition of Election Night speeches by running mates, and that she would not be speaking. The dialogue leads the audience to think that it was supposed to be another appearance by Fey and that Seth Meyers wasn't aware of the change, but Samberg convinces Meyers to finish his part. After weeks of rumors, Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin arrived on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” to meet her TV twin, Tina Fey.. Palin … [155] On September 15, the Anchorage law firm of Clapp, Peterson, Van Flein, Tiemessen & Thorsness filed arguments of "no probable cause" with the Personnel Board on behalf of Palin. [5], Viewers began to speculate who would play Palin on SNL during the run up to the November 4 presidential election. Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, and former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge. Two days after Tina Fey reprised her impersonation of Sarah Palin on “Saturday Night ” the former Republican vice-presidential candidate … [269] Palin's endorsement of Joe Miller in the August 24 Alaska primary election for U.S. [369] Palin then switched to the Wasilla Bible Church. [331] Speaking at a 2009 Department of Interior hearing, Palin acknowledged that "many believe" a global effort to reduce greenhouse gases is needed. After Palin's memoir, Going Rogue: An American Life, achieved best-seller status through pre-orders,[27] Fey announced she would resume impersonating the former Governor despite having "retired" the act months previously. The sketch comedy television show Saturday Night Live aired several critically acclaimed sketches parodying then Alaskan Governor and vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin in the lead-up to the 2008 United States presidential election. [97], Both Republicans and Democrats criticized Palin for taking the per diem, as well as an additional $43,490 in travel expenses on occasions when her family accompanied her on state business. [319] Palin believes evolution "should be taught as an accepted principle" and said that her belief in God's role in Earth's creation "is not part of the state policy or a local curriculum in a school district. [251][252][253] The book contains excerpts from Palin's favorite speeches, sermons and literature as well as portraits of people Palin admires, including some she met in rural America on her first book tour. Fey, a former cast member and head writer of SNL, has been pulling double duty with her regular SNL impersonations as Sarah Palin. "[332] After the election and the Climategate scandal, Palin spoke at a 2010 California logging conference calling studies supporting global climate change as "snake oil science". [186] On August 29, in Dayton, Ohio, McCain announced he had chosen Palin as his running mate,[186] making her the first Alaskan and the second woman to run on a major U.S. party ticket. [211], The election took place on November 4, and Obama was projected as the winner at 11:00 PM EST. [270][271] After losing the Republican Party primary to Miller, Murkowski ran as a write-in candidate, defeating both Miller and Democrat Scott McAdams in the general election, winning with a plurality. [283][284], Beginning in November 2008, following Palin's high profile in the presidential campaign, an active "Draft Palin" movement started. [303] A few days later, Ryan overwhelmingly defeated Nehlen in the Republican primary, taking over 84 percent of the vote. "Beauty queen who beat Sarah Palin in Miss Alaska aims for political career". Polls taken in 2007 showed her with 93% and 89% popularity among all voters. Fiorina thought the sketch was "disrespectful in the extreme" and "sexist. starring her husband Todd Palin (Jason Sudeikis) and Are You Smarter than a Half-Term Governor? However, the city spent an additional $1.3 million because of an eminent domain lawsuit caused by the city's failure to obtain clear title to the property before beginning construction. "[330] She opposed cap-and-trade proposals contained in the yet to be defeated ACES energy bill. "[335], On foreign policy, Palin supported the George W. Bush administration's policies in Iraq, but was concerned that "dependence on foreign energy" may be obstructing efforts to "have an exit plan in place". [18], After graduating from high school in 1982, Palin enrolled at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. To connect the island with Ketchikan, it was originally planned that the federal government spend $175 million on building a bridge to the island, and another $75 million to connect it to the power grid with an electrical intertie. [272] According to The Daily Beast reporter Shushannah Walshe, Christine O'Donnell's unlikely prospects of upsetting establishment Republican candidate Mike Castle "changed overnight" due to Palin's endorsement. From skewering Sarah Palin to handing us Liz Lemon on 30 Rock, here are 10 of the SNL legend’s most hilarious moments The 50 best comedians A gift for frothing neurosis … comedian Tina Fey. [246] Less than two weeks after its release, sales of the book exceeded the one million mark, with 300,000 copies sold the first day. On July 27, 2014, Palin launched an online news network called the Sarah Palin Channel, which was closed on July 4, 2015. [158] On November 3, 2008, the State of Alaska Personnel Board reported that there was no probable cause to believe that Palin or any other state official had violated state ethical standards. This made her only the second U.S. She signed the resulting legislation in July 2007, calling it a "first step" and declaring that she remained determined to clean up Alaska politics. [94] Poehler and Fey are featured in a fictional speech playing New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin, respectively. [237] In the 2010 cycle it raised $5.6 million, spending $4.3 million, however only $509,000 went to candidates or political or party committees. And I don't know how to be more blunt and candid and honest, but to tell you that truth. That sketch featured Palin being interviewed by Katie Couric (Amy Poehler), and parodied an interview which took place between Palin and Couric which aired days before the sketch's broadcast. [27][342], Prior to the 2008 Republican National Convention, a Gallup poll found that a majority of voters were unfamiliar with Sarah Palin. [89] On her return journey she visited injured soldiers in Germany. [267] According to Politico, Palin's criteria for endorsing candidates was whether they had the support of the Tea Party movement and the support of the Susan B. Anthony List. [257] She told the crowd, "The Tea Party movement is bigger than any one person and is not about any one candidate. "These include allowing for the state to pay legal costs for officials cleared of ethics violations; (and) allowing for a family member of the governor or lieutenant governor to travel at state cost in certain circumstances ..."[179], Several conservative commentators met Palin in the summer of 2007. [214][215][216] A 2010 study in the journal Electoral Studies found that "her campaign performance cost McCain just under 2% of the final vote share. [202][203], Upon returning to the campaign trail after her debate preparation, Palin stepped up her attacks on the Democratic candidate for president, Illinois Senator Barack Obama. A source close to Palin said, "Attacks inside Alaska and largely invisible to the national media had paralyzed her administration [and] she was no longer able to do the job she had been elected to do. [92], In 2008, Palin vetoed $286 million, cutting or reducing funding for 350 projects from the FY09 capital budget. [299], In January 2016 Palin announced her endorsement of Donald Trump. [124][126] On August 26, 2008, Alaskans voted against ending the state's predator control program. Palin endorsed several female candidates nationally. [23] Alec Baldwin and Mark Wahlberg also appeared in that sketch as themselves. "[18], In a series of interviews, Palin made some "flubs" leading her to joke that "[she] was just trying to give Tina Fey more material." "[123] The pipeline also faces legal challenges from Canadian First Nations. On March 11, 2012, on the episode hosted by Jonah Hill, Palin was impersonated by Andy Samberg in the Weekend Update segment. Tina Fey returned to Saturday Night Live to reprise her widely hailed impersonation of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. [22], Palin herself appeared on the October 18, 2008 episode, along with Fey in the cold opening, and in the Weekend Update segment. For most of her term, she was very popular with Alaska voters. [91] At the same time, she used her veto power to make the second-largest cuts of the capital budget in state history. [304], In June 2017, Palin filed a defamation lawsuit against The New York Times for an editorial accusing Palin of "political incitement" in the run-up to the 2011 shooting of Democratic congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, claiming a link to an advertisement from Palin's political action committee—which showed stylized crosshairs against the congressional districts held by 20 Democrats, including Giffords. [18] She became Alaska's first female governor and, at the age of 42, the youngest governor in Alaskan history. The host was Ann Hathaway, who gave a strong opening … Proposals to drill for oil in ANWR have catalyzed national debate. McCain disagrees", "Palin Opens Up On Controversial Issues: VP Candidate Speaks Frankly With Katie Couric About Feminism, Homosexuality, Abortion And The Environment", "US gun control: What is the NRA and why is it so powerful? [349], One month after McCain announced Palin as his running mate, she was viewed both more favorably and unfavorably among voters than her Democratic opponent, Delaware Senator Joe Biden. [7], The first sketch, "A Nonpartisan Message from Governor Sarah Palin & Senator Hillary Clinton," aired during the thirty-fourth season premiere of SNL on September 13, 2008. "[13] The Huffington Post's reviewer wrote that "Fey bears a striking resemblance to Palin and nailed the candidate's distinctive accent. On September 13, 2008, Tina Fey appeared in a comedy skit, "A Nonpartisan Message from Governor Sarah Palin & Senator Hillary Clinton," on Saturday Night Live as Sarah Palin, alongside Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton. [333][334] Referring to Iran's threat to Israel, Palin said Obama would be reelected if "he played the war card. [65] Following her defeat, she campaigned throughout the state for the nominated Republican governor-lieutenant governor ticket of Frank Murkowski and Leman. Queen Latifah also appeared in the skit as moderator Gwen Ifill. [31], In January 2016, following Palin's real-life endorsement of Donald Trump, Fey returned to the role to parody the speech given by Palin in Iowa that endorsed Trump. "[11] Annie Wu of TV Squad thought that Fey's "impression wasn't perfect but it was more accurate than Amy Poehler's Hillary Clinton, which [she] still find[s] incredibly off." Sarah Palin lost the election, but she's a winner to a connoisseur of quotations. [308] Subsequently, Rakoff ordered a jury trial in the libel suit. Sarah Palin Tells Karl Rove Where To Go... Palin blog: Coons would have beaten Castle, The Nevada plan: Reintroduce Reid – Manu Raju, "Lord Help Us, Palin Is Running For President", "Sarah Palin fires up Tea Party faithful and hints at 2012 run", "Sarah Palin finally says she is considering White House bid", "I'm very excited to be in India: Sarah Palin", "Sarah Palin tours India and Israel to get to grips with foreign policy", "India's Sarah Palin Hour – India Real Time", "ABC15 talks to Sarah Palin at Sky Harbor", "Sarah Palin buys a luxury house in north Scottsdale? [198] Following this interview, some Republicans, including Mitt Romney and Bill Kristol, questioned the McCain campaign's strategy of sheltering Palin from unscripted encounters with the press. Elizabeth Stamatina Fey was born in 1970 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, just west of Philadelphia, to Xenobia "Jeanne" (Xenakes), a brokerage employee, and Donald Henry Fey, who wrote grant proposals for universities. [18][19][20], In 1984, Palin won the Miss Wasilla beauty pageant;[21] she finished third (as second runner-up) in the Miss Alaska pageant, where she won the title of "Miss Congeniality". [101], In December 2008, an Alaska state commission recommended increasing the governor's annual salary from $125,000 to $150,000. [115][116] A spokesman for Alaska's Department of Transportation said that it had been within Palin's power to cancel the road project, but noted the state was considering cheaper designs to complete the bridge project, and that in any case, the road would open up the surrounding lands for development. Wu added that "the mugging for the camera was absolutely hilarious. In the November election Palin was outspent but victorious, defeating former Democratic governor Tony Knowles by a margin of 48.3% to 41.0%. [323], Palin supports off-shore drilling, and land-based drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. [280] Palin said that she would not accept the pay raise. As the Republican nominee for Vice President of the United States in the 2008 election alongside Arizona Senator John McCain, she was the first Republican female vice presidential nominee and the second female vice presidential nominee of a major party, after Geraldine Ferraro in 1984. Its bestseller rankings were comparable to memoirs by Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. [56], Palin said she fired Police Chief Irl Stambaugh because he did not fully support her efforts to govern the city. Her book Going Rogue has sold more than two million copies. The sketches featured former cast member Tina Fey, who returned as a guest star to portray Palin. [98][99] Palin's staffers responded that these practices were in line with state policy, that her gubernatorial expenses were 80% below those of her predecessor Murkowski,[98] and that "many of the hundreds of invitations Palin receives include requests for her to bring her family, placing the definition of 'state business' with the party extending the invitation. She made a number of media appearances as well, including a widely publicized interview on November 16, 2009, with Oprah Winfrey. 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"[234] It was reported that SarahPAC had raised nearly $1,000,000. [66] Palin resigned in January 2004 and put her protests against Ruedrich's "lack of ethics" into the public arena[18][66] by filing a public complaint against Ruedrich,[70] who was then fined $12,000. Her first legislative action after taking office was to push for a bipartisan ethics reform bill. [208] Palin and some media outlets blamed gender bias for the controversy. 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Since her resignation as governor, she has endorsed and campaigned for the Tea Party movement as well as several candidates in multiple election cycles, prominently including Donald Trump for president in 2016. The sketch quickly became NBC 's most-watched viral video , with 5.7 million views by the following Wednesday. [103], In her State of the State address on January 17, 2008, Palin declared that the people of Alaska "can and must continue to develop our economy, because we cannot and must not rely so heavily on federal government [funding]. Circuit Court of Appeals at New York reinstated Palin's suit, ruling that U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff erred when he held an evidentiary hearing on the newspaper's motion to dismiss. [3][4] Fey had decided she would play Palin after her daughter saw a picture of the Alaskan governor and mistook Palin for her mother. [123], In 2007, Palin supported a 2003 Alaska Department of Fish and Game policy allowing the hunting of wolves from the air as part of a predator control program intended to increase moose and caribou populations for subsistence-food gatherers and other hunters. [350] A plurality of the television audience rated Biden's performance higher at the 2008 vice-presidential debate. [137], On August 13, she acknowledged that a half dozen members of her administration had made more than two dozen calls on the matter to various state officials. "[184] Palin was the only prospective running mate who had a face-to-face interview with McCain to discuss joining the ticket that week. She took office on December 4, 2006. [231] The organization, which describes itself as an advocate of energy independence,[232] supports candidates for federal and state office. Sarah Louise Palin (/ˈpeɪlɪn/ (listen); née Heath; born February 11, 1964) is an American politician, commentator, author, and reality television personality, who served as the ninth governor of Alaska from 2006 until her resignation in 2009. [373][374], Sarah Palin succession and navigation boxes, Alaska Personnel Board investigation and report, "Pink Elephant" movement and 2010 endorsements, 2012 election cycle and candidacy speculation, 2014 Alaska gubernatorial election endorsement, CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (. [183] According to Jill Hazelbaker, a spokeswoman for McCain, he had previously met Palin at the National Governors Association meeting in Washington in February 2008 and had come away "extraordinarily impressed. [74] Essentially, the taxpayers were paying for Sarah to go to work every day and defend herself. "[114] Despite the demise of the bridge proposal, Palin spent $26 million in transportation funding for the planned 3-mile access road on the island that ultimately served little use. [247][248][249], Palin traveled to 11 states in a bus, with her family accompanying her, to promote the book. [95], Palin lived in Juneau during the legislative session, and lived in Wasilla and worked out of offices in Anchorage the rest of the year. [149] The report stated that "Governor Palin knowingly permitted a situation to continue where impermissible pressure was placed on several subordinates to advance a personal agenda, to wit: to get Trooper Michael Wooten fired. [140] The atmosphere was bipartisan and Palin pledged to cooperate. During her campaign to become vice president, 39% said Palin was ready to serve as president if needed, 33% said Palin was not, and 29% had no opinion. [206] In the weeks leading up to the election, Palin was also the subject of amateur parodies posted on YouTube. [235][236] In June 2010, Palin's defense fund was ruled illegal and was required to pay back $386,856 it collected in donations because it used Palin's position as governor to raise money for her personal gain. [8] Fey, the series' former head writer and repertory player, made her third appearance on the series since officially leaving SNL in 2006 to work on 30 Rock, a series which she created. The sketch was well received by critics. She returned to the mainland, enrolling at North Idaho College, a community college in Coeur d'Alene, for the spring and fall semesters of 1983. She attended Wasilla High School, where she was head of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes[16] and a member of the girls' basketball and cross-country running teams. Her mother is Greek, born in Piraeus, while her father had German, Northern Irish, and English ancestry. The firm secured nearly $8 million in earmarks for the Wasilla city government,[63] including $500,000 for a youth shelter, $1.9 million for a transportation hub, and $900,000 for sewer repairs. [185] Nonetheless, Palin's selection was a surprise to many because a main criticism he had of Obama was his lack of experience, and speculation had centered on other candidates, such as Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, U.S. "[71][80] A poll taken in late September 2008, after Palin was named to the national Republican ticket, showed her popularity in Alaska at 68%. Saturday night, Tina Fey returned to the American sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live to reprise her widely hailed impersonation of Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. [66][68][69] By November 2003, she was filing nonpublic ethics complaints with the state attorney general and the governor against a fellow commission member, Randy Ruedrich, a former petroleum engineer and at the time the chair of the state Republican Party. [297] Walker and Mallott made the repeal of the tax cuts a centerpiece of their campaign. "[55] No attempt was made to remove books from the library during Palin's tenure as mayor. There she visited the Khabari Alawazem Crossing at the Kuwait–Iraq border, and met with members of the Alaska National Guard at several bases. Guests LL Cool J and Toby Keith stated that footage shown on the segment was actually taken from another interview with someone else, but was used in Palin's segment. [20], Due to the popularity of the sketch and Fey's impression of Palin, Fey reprised her role during the September 27, 2008 episode. Their campaign U.S. District Court for the controversy Alaska through that... '' the Republican ran! 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