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Alaska's Governor Is Tough, Young — and a Woman

Sarah Palin made history in November when she was elected governor of Alaska.

Palin is the first woman to win the office, and, at the age of 42, will be the youngest governor in the state's history.

She's also a moose-burger-eating, snow-mobile-riding maverick who's not afraid to take on fellow Republicans she disagrees with.

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Elizabeth Arnold
Elizabeth Arnold is a freelance reporter for NPR. From 2000 - 2004, she was an NPR national correspondent, covering America's public lands with a focus on the environment, politics, economics, and culture.
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