From Sam Tanenhaus' New Yorker review of Sarah Palin's memoir, as well as another book about the former governor:
Palin, though notoriously ill-travelled outside the United States, did journey far to the first of the four colleges she attended, in Hawaii. She and a friend who went with her lasted only one semester. “Hawaii was a little too perfect,” Palin writes. “Perpetual sunshine isn’t necessarily conducive to serious academics for eighteen-year-old Alaska girls.” Perhaps not. But Palin’s father, Chuck Heath, gave a different account to [Scott] Conroy and [Shushannah] Walshe [authors of 'Sarah From Alaska']. According to him, the presence of so many Asians and Pacific Islanders made her uncomfortable: “They were a minority type thing and it wasn’t glamorous, so she came home.”
For president of the modern world's first multiracial superpower, you might pick a native of Hawaii, the most multicultural state. For president of those who can't or won't adapt to America's multiracial reality, you might pick a kindred spirit, the "talking hair-do" mascot of the Tea Partiers.
New Republic's Isaac Chotiner asks, "Why has this gotten absolutely no media attention?" Good question.