Sam Jones, creative director of the Freedom Trail Foundation in Boston, says that while Sarah Palin had some of the facts correct last week, she wrongly attributed them to Paul Revere and misinterpreted their significance.
While Sarah Palin gets the spotlight, she's not the only big political story out of the northernmost state. Alaska's Ted Stevens, the Senate's longest serving Republican in office, faces prosecution for major corruption charges. He is also in a tight election fight for his Senate seat against Anchorage mayor Mark Begich.
Polls suggest that this young governor is energizing a wing of women voters who might otherwise stay home or vote Democratic this election. The Takeaway examines how Palin plays with women voters and how gender factors into campaign politics this year.
With the embrace of Sarah Palin, rising popularity of Katie Couric, and the success of Rachel Maddow, all things female are en vogue. But, this seems to be something that happens every 4 years, only to be forgotten and shelved until the next election.
Forty-four years ago, Maine Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith was the first woman nominated by either of the major parties for president. A lot has changed since 1964 (the year Sarah Palin was born), but some things haven't changed at all.
Tonight, Alaska governor Sarah Palin takes on Delaware Senator Joe Biden in a highly anticipated vice-presidential debate. As an Alaskan journalist and ex-Palin employee, Larry Persily has had many opportunities to witness her technique.
Just weeks ago, Palin Syrah was a modestly popular organic Chilean wine. Then came the announcement that a very popular Alaska Governor named Sarah Palin was John McCain's pick for running mate. And Palin Syrah was suddenly not-so-popular.