Sarah Palin, the Governor of Alaska, is no Hillary Clinton. John McCain's newly announced running mate, is apparently both inexperienced and quite conservative compared with McCain himself. Given the age factor in this election, Sarah may well be just a heartbeat away from being the most powerful person in the world in a short time.
There are already questions about her environmental credentials. According to North Coast Voices:
Greenpeace is less than impressed by Republican presidential candidate John McCain choosing the very conservative Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin, as his vice-presidential running mate. McCain's VP is an anthropomorphic climate change sceptic?
Wikipedia has an updated entry. Interesting times we live in.