By Robert Barnes and Michael D. Shear
Washington Post Staff Writers
Friday, August 29, 2008; 12:49 PM
Palin Will Be the First Woman Nominated to the Ticket by the Republican Party
Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain selects Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his running mate. Palin, originally from Idaho, was elected the first female governor of Alaska in 2006 after defeating incumbent Frank Murkowski in the Republican primary and former Gov. Tony Knowles in the general election.
DAYTON, Ohio, Aug. 29 — Republican presumptive presidential nominee John McCain announced today that he has chosen first-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, saying she has an “outstanding reputation for standing up to special interests and entrenched bureaucracies.”
Protecting polar bears gets in way of drilling for oil, says governor
Tim Reid in Washington
May 23, 2008
The polar bear should be removed from the endangered species list because its protected status will hamper drilling for oil and gas in Alaska, the state’s Republican Governor has demanded.
Sarah Palin is suing the Bush Administration over its decision last week to place the animal under the protection of the Endangered Species Act, claiming that climate models predicting the continued loss of sea ice – the main habitat of polar bears – are unreliable.