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SNL has repeatedly featured sketches belittling the Alaska governor. "[19] Palin later remarked that she should appear on SNL to spoof a series of American Express commercials which featured Tina Fey. 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. . [74] Essentially, the taxpayers were paying for Sarah to go to work every day and defend herself. ", "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? [322] She supports gun safety education for youth. A number of Ketchikan residents said that the claim was false and a betrayal of Palin's previous support for their community. McCain's wife, Cindy, also made an appearance in the sketch as herself. "[205], Palin appeared on Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update" segment on October 18. On March 11, 2012, on the episode hosted by Jonah Hill, Palin was impersonated by Andy Samberg in the Weekend Update segment. In 2003, after an unsuccessful run for lieutenant governor, she was appointed chair of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, responsible for overseeing the state's oil and gas fields for safety and efficiency. [312] She also opposes abortion, including in cases of rape, incest, and embryonic stem cell research, but supports it if the mother's life is in jeopardy. [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. [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. [35], In August 1988, she eloped with Todd Palin, her high school sweetheart. [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. Representative. [305][306] The Times later issued a correction, stating that "no such link was established" between the advertisement and the shooting, and clarifying that what was depicted in the crosshairs in the ads were "electoral districts, not individual Democratic lawmakers." 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. [22], Palin herself appeared on the October 18, 2008 episode, along with Fey in the cold opening, and in the Weekend Update segment. 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[181], On August 24, 2008, during a general strategy meeting, Steve Schmidt, and a few other senior advisers to the McCain campaign, discussed potential vice presidential picks with the consensus settling around Palin. [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. [29] Fey hosted SNL in May 2011 while pregnant. [121] Newsweek described the project as "the principal achievement of Sarah Palin's term as Alaska's governor. [206] In the weeks leading up to the election, Palin was also the subject of amateur parodies posted on YouTube. "[128][139], Chuck Kopp, whom Palin had appointed to replace Monegan as public safety commissioner, received a $10,000 state severance package after he resigned following just two weeks on the job. [130], Monegan said that he had resisted persistent pressure from Palin, her husband, and her staff, including state Attorney General Talis J. Colberg, to fire Palin's ex-brother-in-law, Alaska State Trooper Mike Wooten; Wooten was involved in a child custody battle with Palin's sister after a bitter divorce that included an alleged death threat against Palin's father. 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. [108], In 2002, it was proposed that a for-profit prison corporation, Cornell Corrections, build a prison on the island. [367], Todd filed for divorce from Sarah on August 29, 2019, citing "incompatibility of temperament". [42] Her biographer described her campaign as targeting wasteful spending and high taxes;[18] her opponent, Stein, said that Palin introduced abortion, gun rights, and term limits as campaign issues. [352][353] In turn, others have said that Palin is a "friend of Big Oil" due to her advocacy for oil exploration and development including for drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and for the de-listing of the polar bear as an endangered species. It's a life-changing decision. . [38][39] Throughout her tenure on the city council and the rest of her political career, Palin has been a Republican since registering in 1982. "[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. On October 24, Palin gave three hours of depositions with the Personnel Board in St. Louis, Missouri. "[174] Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell became governor on July 26, 2009 in an inaugural ceremony in Fairbanks, upon Palin's resignation taking effect. [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. They begin and end with the criminals who commit them", equating the accusations of her role in the shooting to a "blood libel". [308] Subsequently, Rakoff ordered a jury trial in the libel suit. [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. Palin said that she would not accept the pay raise. Palin appealed to McCain, who agreed with his staff. [372] The divorce was finalized on March 23, 2020. [49], Soon after taking office in October 1996, Palin eliminated the position of museum director. Tina Fey, Writer: 30 Rock. [46], Using revenue generated by a 2% sales tax, which had been approved by Wasilla voters in October 1992,[47][48] Palin cut property taxes by 75% and eliminated personal property and business inventory taxes. '"[325] She said, "I want our country to be able to trust the oil industry. She addressed a large enthusiastic crowd. [40], Concerned that revenue from a new Wasilla sales tax would not be spent wisely,[41] Palin ran for mayor of Wasilla in 1996, defeating incumbent mayor John Stein[36] 651 to 440 votes. [222] Two guests that she was shown to have interviewed claimed to have never met her. Through the course of the message, Palin tries to present herself as the candidate for the job, and Clinton gets progressively more and more disgusted at Palin's sudden rise to fame as John McCain's running mate, despite her background. [213], Political scientists have debated the impact that Palin had on the outcome of the 2008 presidential election. [30], Fey and Poehler co-hosted SNL in December 2015, and performed as Palin and Clinton in yet another sketch. [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. [128], On August 1, 2008, the Alaska Legislature hired an investigator, Stephen Branchflower, to review the Monegan dismissal. [17] However, Carly Fiorina, a spokeswoman for the John McCain campaign argued that the sketch portrayed Hillary Clinton as "very substantive," but Fiorina thought, in the case of Sarah Palin, that she was portrayed as "totally superficial." "[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." The provisions and earmarks [109] were negotiated by Alaska's Rep. Don Young, who chaired the House Transportation Committee and were supported by the Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Alaska's Senator Stevens. For most of her term, she was very popular with Alaska voters. [80] The Anchorage Daily News and The Weekly Standard called her "the most popular governor in America. [6] On September 13, 2008, NBC announced that Fey would appear in the thirty-fourth-season premiere. "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. Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, and former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge. [59], During her second term as mayor, Palin proposed and promoted the construction of a municipal sports center to be financed by a 0.5%[43] sales tax increase and $14.7 million bond issue. 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"I said, 'Ma'am, I need to keep you at arm's length with this. The host was Ann Hathaway, who gave a strong opening … The Times wrote that the error did not "undercut or weaken the argument of the piece. [307], Palin's lawsuit was dismissed by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in August 2017. [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. "[330] She opposed cap-and-trade proposals contained in the yet to be defeated ACES energy bill. Senator, and then-governor, Frank Murkowski. 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. [43] The election was nonpartisan, though the state Republican Party ran advertisements for Palin. 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Despite this, for the 2009 state budget, Palin gave a list of 31 proposed federal earmarks or requests for funding, totaling $197 million, to Alaska's senior U.S. [21] In the sketch, Fey quoted near verbatim one of Palin's answers from the actual interview and mimed Palin's gestures. In the November election Palin was outspent but victorious, defeating former Democratic governor Tony Knowles by a margin of 48.3% to 41.0%. [238], In the wake of the January 8, 2011 shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Palin faced criticism for her SarahPAC website's inclusion of a political graphic that included a crosshair[239] over Giffords's district. In the sketch, McCain poked fun at himself and his campaign, as well as Barack Obama's purchase of airtime on several major networks earlier in the week. [81] A poll taken in May 2009 indicated Palin's popularity among Alaskans had declined to 54% positive and 41.6% negative. 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