analytical Essay
1586 words
1586 words

“She stands up for what’s right, and she doesn’t let anyone tell her to sit down. […] She’s fought oil companies and party bosses and do-nothing bureaucrats, and anyone who put their interests before the interests of the people she swore an oath to serve…My friends and fellow Americans, I am very pleased and very privileged to introduce to you the next vice president of the United States – Governor Sarah Palin of the great state of Alaska!” (Palin 226) This quote, taken directly from John McCain’s vice presidential announcement speech discusses only a few of the reasons why Sarah Palin was selected as the Republican nominee for Vice President in the 2008 Presidential election. While history did not turn out quite like McCain’s speech enthusiastically predicts, the principles and actions exemplified by Palin are both admirable and are worthy of political success. However, in today’s society, Sarah Palin is portrayed as unintelligent, unaccomplished and essentially unsuccessful. As defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary, success is a favored or desired outcome; that being said, this writer questions how society has the basis to deem someone unsuccessful merely on the result of a failed political election. After reading Sarah Palin’s autobiography, Going Rogue, this writer has arrived at the conclusion that Sarah Palin’ political career should be considered successful, regardless of the result of the 2008 Presidential election. Sarah Palin is a successful politician because she remained true to her values and principles despite continuous attacks on her character and morals. The following essay will examine Sarah Palin’s life and political career, with an emphasis on her successes, achievements and accomplishments.
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...especially true in Alaska. Joshua Green, of The Atlantic, states “During a week spent traveling there recently, I learned that Palin occupies a place in the minds of most Alaskans roughly like that of an ex-spouse from a stormy marriage: she’s a distant bad memory, and questions about her seem vaguely unwelcome. […] Alaska has moved on.” (Green) This quote essentially labels Palin as an unsuccessful politician; if the population of Alaska virtually would like to dismiss the idea and essence of Palin from their minds completely, it shows how she is characterized as unsuccessful in the eyes of her former constituents. This writer is reasonably convinced that this recent dismissal of Palin as an unsuccessful politician only occurred after the national election; Palin had many notable achievements in each of her political offices held in Alaska’s governmental system.

In this essay, the author

  • Concludes that sarah palin's political career should be considered successful regardless of the 2008 presidential election.
  • Explains that sarah palin, born sarah louise heath, was a member of the school's pep band and the girls' basketball team, the wasilla warriors.
  • Explains that palin's family was not particularly partisan or political. she became a registered republican at the age of 18 and ran for the wasilla city council in 1992.
  • Analyzes how palin decided that wasilla needed new leadership after serving six years on the city council. she promised new energy, cuts to property taxes, and laissez-faire principles.
  • Explains that palin was the first female and youngest governor ever elected in alaskan history.
  • Analyzes how sarah palin's unconventional political style helped her spread her message while sticking to her personal principles and morals.
  • Analyzes how alaskans dismiss sarah palin as an unsuccessful politician because she's a distant bad memory and questions about her seem vaguely unwelcome.
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