Sarah Palin has made the Smithsonian 100 Most Significant Americans list. Her place is among First Women. Notably absent from the list of most significant presidents: Barack Obama.
Sarah Palin is the first woman to be governor of the State of Alaska. She is the first woman to be a GOP VP candidate. She is also one of the first women to be a sportscaster. See Accomplishments for the complete list of all she has done and continues to do.
Smithsonian took great pains to reduce or eliminate bias in compiling their list. The method involves a lot of high-level math and algorithms similar to what Google uses to rank web pages. The math considers gravitas, celebrity “and a means of correcting for the ‘decay’ in historical reputation that comes with the passage of time.”
Governor Palin was named among the top women:
To read about why Sarah Palin – and the other 99 people – made the list, you will need to buy a print copy of the Smithsonian 100.
Smithsonian 100 is not the first such list Sarah Palin has made. In 2010, she made the Time Magazine’s list of 100 Most Influential People in the World. She was honored at a gala at the Rose Theater in New York City.