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Sarah : how a hockey mom turned Alaska's political establishment upside down

Author: Kaylene Johnson-Sullivan
Publisher: Kenmore, WA : Epicenter Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Sarah Palin, then 39, a hockey mom and former mayor of Wasilla, thought her dream of making a difference in the male-dominated realm of Alaska politics was over in 2004 when she clashed with the state chairman of her Republican party and fell out of favor with Gov. Frank Murkowski over issues related to ethics and openness in government. Yet, the former high school basketball star and one-time TV journalist could  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Sarah Palin; Sarah Palin; Sarah Palin; Sarah Palin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kaylene Johnson-Sullivan
ISBN: 0979047080 9780979047084 9780980082562 0980082560
OCLC Number: 192056280
Description: 159 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Growing up Sarah --
Heaven & hoops --
Something about Sarah --
Sarah takes on city hall --
Playing in the big leagues --
Pit bull in lipstick --
Frank Murkowski's downfall --
A family decision --
A simple promise --
Election 2006 --
For such a time as this.
Responsibility: Kaylene Johnson.
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Sarah Palin, then 39, a hockey mom and former mayor of Wasilla, thought her dream of making a difference in the male-dominated realm of Alaska politics was over in 2004 when she clashed with the state chairman of her Republican party and fell out of favor with Gov. Frank Murkowski over issues related to ethics and openness in government. Yet, the former high school basketball star and one-time TV journalist could not shake the feeling that she was destined for something bigger. Two years later, she became a long-shot candidate for governor, promising openness and a higher ethical standard. Then, fate intervened. Her populist reform message suddenly became front-page news when a major political scandal rocked Alaska politics. Alaskans began listening to her. And they liked what they heard.

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