Sarah Palin is Petty and Vindictive

So just when I thought Sarah Palin was a different kind of politician. One who was smart and genuinely interested in making the world a better place, along comes these New York Times reporters who went to Alaska and started talking to people. Here's an example of what they heard
But an examination of her swift rise and record as mayor of Wasilla and then governor finds that her visceral style and penchant for attacking critics — she sometimes calls local opponents “haters” — contrasts with her carefully crafted public image. Throughout her political career, she has pursued vendettas, fired officials who crossed her and sometimes blurred the line between government and personal grievance, according to a review of public records and interviews with 60 Republican and Democratic legislators and local officials.
Maybe poor Sarah just wants to be liked. She was, after all, a beauty queen. One who lost to a black person.