But in the first major race of her career — the 1996 campaign for mayor of her hometown, Wasilla — Palin was a far more conventional politician. In fact, according to some who were involved in that fight, Palin was a highly polarizing political figure who brought partisan politics and hot-button social issues like abortion and gun control into a mayoral race that had traditionally been contested like a friendly intramural contest among neighbors.Enough of this! Let's move beyond hating each other. Let's be brothers and sisters again! OBAMA!
Palin Divisive in Wasilla
More divisive politics. Even in a mayoral race! Dividing a country is bad enough, but dividing a town is downright dangerous.