Palin is a Maverick
Posted by rightwinger on September 4, 2008
Her term as governor began on a combative note. The state had been rocked by raids by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents of legislators’ offices around the state in 2006, as part of a probe into influence-peddling by oil-field contractor VECO Corp.
The new Republican governor appeared at a news conference with the former leader of the Democratic minority in the Senate to unveil an “Ethics White Paper” calling for a clampdown on questionable dealings by lawmakers.
“I and others were completely taken aback,” recalls Lyda Green, a fellow Republican and senator from the governor’s hometown in Wasilla. “It was a strange thing to do on the first day she got here, and a lot of us thought it was just kind of a slap in the face.”