If you needed any more confirmation that the woman knows next to nothing, read up on her dismissal of fruit fly research.
It is shocking just how little Sarah Palin knows: all one has to do to appreciate the tremendous importance of model organisms like the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster), yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), and the earthworm (Caenorhabditis elegans) is go look up the table of contents of any major scientific publication like Genetics or Genome Research; without the study of such organisms, what we know about the workings of our own bodies would not be a fraction of what it is today, and what is more, most of the research which has brought us this knowledge has been of an (gasp!) international nature. For John McCain to foist an empty-headed, power-hungry Christian fundamentalist unable to appreciate any of this upon the world as his next-in-line is all the proof one needs that he isn't fit for the office for which he is running.
Now, as for the topic of what science needs cutting, I'd put manned space "research" [sic] as top of my own personal list of tax dollars being literally burnt up for no good purpose - if I had my way, the Space Shuttle and the ISS would both be cancelled, with just a small portion of the money saved sufficient to see through the construction of the Superconducting Super Collider killed by shortsighted congressmen of the Sarah Palin stripe so many years ago. Lest anyone think I'm just being eccentric, let me point out that Nobel Prize recepient Steven Weinberg said much the same thing only a year ago; the problem is that scientifically worthless space theatrics capture the inner sci-fi fan within the hearts of America's ignorant masses in a way that far more important fundamental research they can't understand never will, and while Weinberg is too prominent and too politically savvy to say as much, I have no problem laying this out on the table.