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Anchorage Daily News opinion: Palin's record as governor

Now that Sarah Palin has burst onto the national scene, Americans may be wondering:

As governor of Alaska, what kind of leader has she been?

In our view, Sarah Palin has been very effective -- surprisingly so, considering her previous leadership experience was as mayor of a town with about 6,000 people.

Gov. Palin is not the kind of leader who gets bogged down in minutia and works 100-hours a week. Instead, she uses her charisma and a simple, clear vision to mobilize mass support for her agenda, then leaves the details and heavy lifting to others.

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