In the USA, typical Republicans approve of Sarah Palin because
1. like them, she seems to know very little about the world economy or foreign affairs
2. like them, she is a particular type of born-again evangelical.
But, do they like her alleged dishonesty?
Famous Vice president Spiro Agnew at NASA. In 1973, Agnew was under investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Baltimore, Maryland, on charges of extortion, tax fraud, bribery, and conspiracy.
Andrew Sullivan, in The Sunday Times, 5 October 2008 (Behind the lipstick, the pitbull vanishes Andrew Sullivan ), wrote:
1. Palin told one interviewer that she asked her daughters for permission to accept McCain’s veep offer; she told another that she had accepted the offer immediately and unblinkingly without asking anyone. The first version was, it turned out, a lie.
2. She insisted back in Wasilla that she did not fire the police chief. When the reporter called the cop to check, he read a termination letter, signed by Palin, over the telephone.
3. Despite her claim to Couric, Palin has not met any trade missions from Russia.
4. She did not oppose the “bridge to nowhere” in Alaska; she lobbied for it.
5. She said she sold a state aeroplane on eBay. She did not.
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6. She claimed her Teleprompter failed in her convention speech. It did not.
7. She said Alaska’s state scientists had concluded that polar bears were in no danger. A journalist’s legal request to review the report showed that she had lied and the scientists had indeed said the bear was endangered.
8. Palin said Alaska provided “nearly 20% of the US domestic supply of energy”. It does not.
9. The gas pipeline she touts as her main “mission accomplished” has not broken ground and may never do so.
10. She says she took a pay cut as mayor of Wasilla. She did not.
Sarah Palin - friend of the oil companies and extreme conservatives.
Palin believes global warming is not manmade 
In May 2008, Palin objected to the decision of Dirk Kempthorne, the Republican United States Secretary of the Interior, to list polar bears as an endangered species.
She threatened a lawsuit to stop the listing amid fears that it would hurt oil and gas development in the bears' habitat off Alaska's northern and northwestern coasts. .
2. Palin has stated that creationism does not need to be part of the school curriculum. .
3. She supported a non-binding referendum for a constitutional amendment to deny benefits to homosexual couples.