Meet Sarah Palin

John McCain's choice for vice president will introduce herself to the nation at the RNC

Foreign policy

• Palin doesn't have much experience here. She visited troops in Iraq last year, and her eldest son, Track, is set to be deployed there on September 11.

Energy

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin beat out Minnesota's Tim Pawlenty for the VP nod
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin beat out Minnesota's Tim Pawlenty for the VP nod

• She recently appointed an energy czar to help map the state's energy future. The plan includes both renewable energy and fossil fuels, including coal, oil, and gas. She's taken on petroleum producers over a gasline, a petroleum-profits tax, and inactive leases. She recently passed a rebate that will give $1,200 to most citizens to offset higher energy costs in Alaska.

Krestia DeGeorge is the editor of the Anchorage Press. He can be reached at krestia.degeorge@anchoragepress.com

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