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Stress Relief for Post-Campaign Sarah Palin PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr Jeff Bailey   
Thursday, 20 November 2008 15:53
Sarah Palin continues to be the front page lead on the main Alaskan newspaper. The heading this morning is Back at work, Palin vents a bit over campaign criticism. The pressure and stress will continue.
by DrJeffBailey


Sarah Palin continues to be the front page lead on the main Alaskan newspaper. The heading this morning is Back at work, Palin vents a bit over campaign criticism. The pressure and stress will continue.

November 4 Election Day was a big day for Sarah Palin and just before this time I wrote an article about how she would handle stress if she became Vice-President. I reported on the research of Cary Cooper on stress management and politicians. Within six months politicians were reporting elevated levels of stress.

The research on stress for politicians provides the usual behavioral indicators. Sleep loss, poor appetite, and eating and drinking too much are typical responses. But loss of motivation must be another worrying symptom of political stress.

Adapting to the role of Governor on her return after a failed election campaign nationally will provide additional stresses and challenges. She doesn't have to deal with all the new issues that might occur at the national level - that is true. But she does have to pick up the reins of governorship of Alaska.

Sarah impressed many people with her energy and enthusiasm as a campaigner. Part of her role was to be a critic of the Democrats, a role that might create additional stress for her in trying to win back a non-partisan form of government in Alaska.

She has to confront many unresolved issues in Alaska on her return. Today's newspaper highlights the different legal interpretations of the Troopergate issue. Other issues raised in her campaign absence, for example, ethics issues, private websites, her husband's role in government, and travel expenses for her children will be explored in the media.

Everyone loves to cut down tall poppies and we will see significant post-campaign criticism that will add to Sarah stress levels and credibility. Her response to unnamed staffers' criticisms of her is already occurring. She indicated that the comment on Africa as a continent was taken out of context. He said that she responded to requests to purchase clothes and said that all she ever asked for was a can of soft drink.

It will be interesting to see who tries to scapegoat Sarah Palin in the weeks to come. There has to be continuing interest in her because of the constant calls for Sarah as president in 2012. A strong sense of purpose and clear values, together with obvious family support, will be her best defense against critical onslaughts. She is going to need a great deal of assistance to manage and reduce the inevitable stress on her return to Alaska.

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