Those who have worked with Sarah Palin in Alaskan politics—Democrats and Republicans alike—are split on the governor's leadership style. While most praise her bold, tough approach, they also point out her lack of follow-through and seeming disinterest in the details of governing, and her inability to work with those who disagree, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Few dispute that Palin's push put Alaska on the road to cleaning up its politics, but the ethics proposal she drafted after taking office "had to be beefed up substantially with very basic additions," a state representative says. Others note that Palin's governing style is to stifle dissent and criticism rather than hear all sides of an issue. (Read more Sarah Palin stories.)