AP INVESTIGATION: Palin pipeline terms curbed bids – Yahoo! News:
“Gov. Sarah Palin’s signature accomplishment — a contract to build a 1,715-mile pipeline to bring natural gas from Alaska to the Lower 48 — emerged from a flawed bidding process that narrowed the field to a company with ties to her administration”
(Via Yahoo! News.)
The closer you look, the less mavericky she gets. Palin is more politician than maverick.