By Elizabeth Hawkes

When Governor Sarah Palin was thrust onto the national stage as Senator John McCain’s running mate in 2008, the media had put their spin on her and inevitably misrepresented her to the American public. It’s not outlandish for the media to consistently put their spin on people but they have never treated anyone worse than Sarah Palin.

Many haters of Sarah Palin became such because they watched CBS, NBC and even ABC which left little room to appreciate the true Sarah Palin; a regular average American caring about her future and her kids future. Fortunately, she decided to run for city council to make a difference in her community and what an enormous difference she made.

She then quickly realized that the current mayor had no vision for the prosperity of her town of Wasilla, so she set her sights on the Mayor’s office and won by a good margin. After all, the former Mayor was really one of those establishment people – the same back-room-deal-kind-of-guys that we see in our Congress and White House today.

As Mayor, she cut her pay dramatically but, staying true to his character, the former Mayor accused her of just trying to put herself in a smaller tax bracket. Governor Palin set the record straight, in her Going Rogue book, by explaining that it was just to save the tax payers money.

She also appreciated the fact that her town needed to increase the business sector, so she cut property taxes and the businesses came. Furthermore, the networks of roads withinAlaska were either in disrepair or nonexistent so she wisely invested in well engineered roads to improve transportation infrastructure making Wasilla the booming town of Alaska. Many towns still have an airport for transport and Governor Palin uses her own plane that sits on the lake where she lives.

Following her successful tenure as Mayor, Gov. Palin became the Oil & Gas Commissioner of the largest state in North America,Alaska. True to her form, she turned in the Chairman of the Republican Party because he was very corrupt – another one of those back-room-deals and doors-shut-to-the-public kind of guys.

Riding her wave of success, Sarah Palin then ran for Governor, beat-out the incumbent Republican and savedAlaska from being one of the most corrupt state governments in the country.

In her first year alone, she reduced spending by 85%. She accomplished this by removing budgetary earmarks sent down by the state house and senate. She cut $600 to $800 million dollars in spending during a surplus. She also signed an ethics bill the would end back room deals and corruption inside the state government.

For 35 years,Alaska was paying Exxon to drill in Northern Alaska but not a drop of oil ran through those pipe lines. Again, Governor Palin stepped in and demanded that they begin drilling or be kicked out. An Exxon representative tried intimidating Governor Palin with acrimonious in-your-face posturing and threatened her with politics as usual “you have no idea what you are messing with” remarks. Once again, Governor Palin didn’t back down and met his piercing gaze with a rebuttal “no, you don’t know what you are getting into” comment. Even after Exxon threatened to file a lawsuit, Governor Palin said: “I know my way to the courthouse”.

So they went to court and for the first time in 35 years they started drilling!

Governor Sarah Palin signed and approved the largest energy bill in the history of America allowing an oil pipeline fromAlaskathrough Canada into the Midwest.

Even after all her accomplishments, many people in 2008 were still ignorant of her 93% approval rating in a state that was ranked 2nd in economic growth. Alaskaflourished with a $12 billion surplus that came from taxing the oil companies.

Governor Sarah Palin didn’t support Cap and Trade or the Bridge to No Where. She was in charge of 25,000 people and the most powerful person in the state as a provision of the Alaska State Constitution.

How could anyone wonder as to why she was picked for Vice President in 2008 after reviewing the facts of her record then denied to the American people by the Lame Stream Media? 

After the 2008 election, Governor Sarah Palin returned to her belovedAlaskato make good on her outstanding campaign promises. But it was not to be. The haters were creeping in through the seams and would not leave her alone.

There were hundreds of lawsuits from frivolous ethics complaints which were unlawful in themselves. They were costing the state ofAlaskamillions and thus hurting the economy.

Governor Palin made the altruistic sacrifice of resigning from her elected position to once again save the tax payers money just like she had done when she began her political career.

Governor Palin is not a quitter, as maligned by the lying and biased media, but instead, is a defender of her state’s constituents. She stepped down and allowed Alaskato get back to work regardless of the cost to her own re-election or income.