Sarah Palin

‘By 2016 Chris Christie will have a solid raft of achievements that he can sell to the American people—he is a president biding his time’

‘Why do grown men in the Tea Party dress up as George Washington?’

A new feminist force on Twitter attempts to attack the sexism in the media that most female political candidates face

The rise of conservative feminism in the US shows that gender doesn’t determine political affiliation

Among those not blessed with an ounce of [political] common sense, last year saw heady enthusiasm for the long-term political prospects of Alaskan Governor and Republican vice-residential candidate, Sarah Palin. Part of her bizarre appeal — for her world view was scarcely coherent — was the impression of a huntin’ fishin’ shootin’ kind of ‘gal’ who could ‘field dress a moose’. US TV gun lobby adverts usually include someone like that: a camouflaged Charlene who can use a crossbow as well as Charlie and Chuck.

Governor Palin may be inexperienced but she owes her huge popularity in Alaska to getting things done