Marion McKeone: Palin plots an unlikely comeback after years in Alaskan wilderness

She shot to fame as John McCain’s folksy running mate in the 2008 US presidential election. Now Sarah Palin is ready for her close-up again – even if large swathes of her own party are left unmoved by the prospect of her return to the political fray

Sarah Palin: the former US vice-presidential candidate is aiming to take the Alaskan congressional seat that was recently vacated due to the death of Don Young. Picture: Getty