I haven't done a portrait in like forever - was good practice since I'm rusty. I did this for Op-Ed, where the assignment was to create a portrait of Sarah Palin after the vice-presidential debates. I caught the last part of it and the impression I got was this really perky, super shiny cheerleader who even managed to throw out a "cheer" or in her words "shoutout to the third graders!" She kept winking at the audience/camera talking with a perma-smile. I guess she just has a lot of vice-presidential spirit.