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Is Palin Bailin'?

Whether she deserves it or not, Sarah Palin has attracted extremes in media coverage, which helped establish her reputation as a divisive figure [July 20]. Thank you for the most balanced profile I have seen since Palin hit the media spotlight. Greg Tilley, ASHBURN, VA.

Nice cover, and Palin looks great in relaxed clothing. I'm just wondering, Is that Russia behind her? Cindi Olson, MINNEAPOLIS

Putting aside questions raised about Palin's intellectual capacities and odd sense of self-importance, it was inappropriate to feature her on TIME's cover for one key reason: while running for national public office, she...

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