The one thing I am noticing most about her is that she is confident and does not waiver. Gibson is probably doing her a favor by asking these tough questions. The more he tries to maker her look bad, the more the public will love her.
Palin has been able to avoid any gaffes. When Gibson asks her about Bush, she managed to avoid criticizing Bush, while also making it clear that this would not be a 3rd term, by saying: "New leadership provides opportunity to do things better."
She did well tonight. Tomorrow, it's domestic issues. Stay tuned.