The nomination of Alaska's first female governor to the GOP ticket raised eyebrows Friday as a Washington insider picked the ultimate legal outsider. Unlike others touted as top VP contenders until almost the moment the choice was announced, Sarah Palin did not attend law school. The former journalist, mayor and Miss Alaska Beauty Pageant finalist has made friends as well as enemies in the legal community on issues ranging from natural gas production, gun control and Alaskan government to family scandals.
Republican Veep Nominee Is No Stranger to Legal Conflict
The American Lawyer
September 2, 2008