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Palin as Prototype? Sarah Palin's Career in the Context of Political Women in the Frontier West
1Bard College at Simon’s Rock
Citation Information: The Forum. Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages –, ISSN (Online) 1540-8884, DOI: 10.2202/1540-8884.1369, July 2010
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Sarah Palins public image to date has been one of novelty and inconsistency. Yet her political career is anything but novel. Her political decisions, career history, and public pronouncements have firm roots in a particular model of women in politics in the frontier west. This article examines the parallels, comparing Palins political career with those of other political women of the west. The research draws on personal interviews with over fifty women elected officials, on the literature related to women in politics, and on the history of political women in the American west.