Her strong opposition to abortion, belief in creationism, and description of the Iraq war as 'a task from God' have polarised public opinion. The divide between Palin's supporters and opponents manifests itself in the lyrics of the many YouTube songs directed at her.
In "The Ballad of Sarah Palin", set to the tune of Davey Crocket, Mason Storm sings along to his guitar 'Sarah, Sarah Palin. Queen of the Alaskan Frontier' over a montage of her pictures. "A card carrying member of the N.R.A. disagree with her, and she'll blow your ass away..... Alaska's Governor is a Hockey Mom, Sarah soon will make history, as the first gun totin", nut job, female V.P.," the Telegraph quoted Storm as continuing.
Thus far 120,000 people have viewed the video. Another video set to the Katy Perry pop song, "I picked a girl", has footage of Palin-lookalike with a baby strapped to her back and holding a rifle. The track has been viewed by about 300,000 viewers to date.
The singer, who calls himself Bam Bam KaBoosh, says: "Most didn't even know her name/ It doesn't matter/ Hates Choice and all those pesky Gays/ umm...Like Hillary But Better/ Has a Vag and Boobs/ Baby we can"t lose/ We"re Going all the way." In 'Me and Sarah Palin', seemingly a message of support, the singer Ellie Maybe says: "She's got pretty eyes behind those silly glasses/ She kick all your asses."
YouTube lyricists have also drawn some inspiration from Palins' hunting prowess: Sarah Palin Song Moose Shootin' Blues parodies her pride at her small-town background with the refrain "I got the moose shooting, beauty pageant, trophy wife, hockey mom blues."