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Sarah Palin


In office
December 4, 2006 – July 26, 2009
Lieutenant Sean Parnell
Preceded by Frank Murkowski
Succeeded by Sean Parnell

In office
2003–2004
Preceded by Camille Oechsli Taylor[1]
Succeeded by John K. Norman[1]

In office
1996–2002
Preceded by John Stein
Succeeded by Dianne M. Keller

Member of the
Wasilla, Alaska City Council
In office
1992–1996
Preceded by Dorothy Smith
Succeeded by Colleen Cottle

Born February 11, 1964 (1964-02-11) (age 46)[2]
Sandpoint, Idaho, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Todd Palin (m. 1988)
Children Track (b. 1989)
Bristol (b. 1990)
Willow (b. 1994)
Piper (b. 2001)
Trig (b. 2008)[3]
Residence Wasilla, Alaska
Alma mater Hawaii Pacific University
North Idaho College
Matanuska-Susitna College[4]
University of Idaho - (B.S., 1987)[5]
Occupation Local news sportscasting
Commercial fishing
Politician
Author
Speaker
Political commentator[6]
Religion Non-denominational Christian[7][8]
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.Sarah Louise Palin (pronounced /ˈpeɪlɨn/  ( listen); née Heath; born February 11, 1964) is an American politician, author, speaker, and political commentator who served as the Governor of Alaska from 2006 until she resigned in 2009.^ Sarah Palin: the Roseanne Barr of American politics.
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^ Sarah Louise Palin (; née Heath ; born February 11, 1964) is an American politician, author and political commentator who served as the 11th Governor of Alaska from 2006 until her resignation in 2009.
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^ AKA Sarah Heath Born: 11-Feb-1964 Birthplace: Sandpoint, ID .

She was the Republican nominee for Vice President of the United States in 2008.
.Palin was a member of the Wasilla, Alaska City Council from 1992 to 1996, and the city's mayor from 1996 to 2002. After an unsuccessful campaign for Lieutenant Governor of Alaska in 2002, she chaired the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission from 2003 until she resigned in 2004. In November 2006 she became the youngest person and the first woman ever elected Governor of Alaska.^ She is the youngest and first female governor of Alaska.
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^ City council member.
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^ In 1996 she was elected mayor of Wasilla.
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[9]
.In August 2008 Republican presidential candidate John McCain chose Palin as his running mate in that year's presidential election, making her the second female and the first Alaskan on the national ticket of a major party, as well as the first female vice-presidential nominee of the Republican Party.^ Shortly after Republican presidential nominee John McCain tapped Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate , it put Palin and her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska , on the map.
  • Wasilla, Alaska Real Estate and Sarah Palin’s House | Zillow Blog - Real Estate Market Stats, Celebrity Real Estate, and Zillow News 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.zillow.com [Source type: General]

^ John McCain has chosen Sarah Palin as his running mate because of her limitations, not her accomplishments.
  • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ McCain and his running mate Mada "X".
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.On July 3, 2009, Palin announced she would not seek reelection as governor and that she was resigning effective July 26, 2009, eighteen months before the completion of her term.^ King also revisited comments he made this past July, when he was puzzled by Palin's resignation as Governor of Alaska.

^ As Vanessa blogged last month , Bill Kristol was claiming McCain would pick Palin -- and that would prove that Republicans are "much more open to strong women."
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^ SJ, what did Saint Sarah, the America hating successionist loser, do before a bank of microphones and cameras on 3 July 2009 (full text available on YouTube)?
  • Fox's Newest Star, Sarah Palin, May Be a Bit Dim 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

.She cited ethics complaints that had been filed following her selection as running mate to John McCain as one of the reasons for her resignation, saying the resulting investigations had affected her ability to govern the state.^ Was McCain confusing running mate with potential mate?
  • McCain picks Alaska governor Sarah Palin for VP slot | The Bilerico Project 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.bilerico.com [Source type: General]

^ No one has to run a city or state government.
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^ That doesn't affect their ability to govern.
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[10][11][12][13]
.In November 2009 her autobiography Going Rogue: An American Life was released and it quickly became a best-seller.^ Sarah Palin ends book tour at Alaska air bases Dec 13 2009 2:28PM Sarah Palin has returned to Alaska to end her national "Going Rogue" book tour in her home state.
  • Sarah Palin News | KXNet.com Bismarck Mandan North Dakota 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.kxnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Matt Taibbi has the best review so far of Going Rogue: “Sarah Palin–WWE Star.” [...
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^ Graymalkin wrote: Nancy Pelosi: A Biography (Hardcover) Amazon.com Sales Rank: #800,441 in Books Going Rogue: An American Life (Hardcover) Amazon.com Sales Rank: #1 in Books Still not connecting with me, but you know this had to hurt them: Hardcover Nonfiction Top 5 at a Glance 1.
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.In January 2010 Palin began providing political commentary to the Fox News Channel under a multi-year contract.^ FOX News would not have offered Palin a multi year, multi million dollar contract.
  • Sarah Palin to give keynote speech at Las Vegas convention - Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 | 4:48 p.m. - Las Vegas Sun 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.lasvegassun.com [Source type: General]

^ Then, on January 1, 2010, Alaska is allowed (forced, if necessary) to secede from the Union to form an independent queendom with Sarah Palin as Queen Mother.
  • EzraKlein Archive | The American Prospect 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.prospect.org [Source type: General]

^ Update: It isn’t only Fox News that is inciting threats: Sarah Palin blamed by the US Secret Service over death threats against Barack Obama .
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[14]
Speculation that she will run for the Republican Party presidential nomination in 2012 began prior to the defeat of the McCain–Palin ticket in 2008.[15][16] In February 2010 she stated she would not close the door on the possibility, and would run, "if I believe that that is the right thing to do for our country and for the Palin family."[17][18]

Early life and career

.Palin was born in Sandpoint, Idaho, the third of four children of Charles "Chuck" Heath, a science teacher and track coach, and Sarah "Sally" Heath (née Sheeran), a school secretary.^ Palin was born as Sarah Louise Heath in Sandpoint, Idaho, the daughter of Charles and Sally (Sheeran) Heath.
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^ Sarah Louise Palin (nee Heath) was born Feb., 1964, in Sandpoint, Idaho.
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^ Charles R. Heath, a science teacher and track coach."
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.The family moved to Alaska when she was an infant.^ Her family moved to Alaska when Sarah was an infant.
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^ Her family moved to Alaska when she was an infant.
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[19] .She played flute in the junior high band, then attended Wasilla High School where she was the head of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes,[8] and a member of the girls' basketball and cross country running teams.^ In this pic, Sarah Palin is playing basketball in high school.
  • Sarah Palin Pictures - A gallery of photos, pics, images 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.popcrunch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ She attended Wasilla High School where she played point guard on the state champion basketball team.
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^ I was captain of the debate team in high school.
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[19] .During her senior year, she was co-captain and point guard of the basketball team that won the Alaska state championship, earning the nickname "Sarah Barracuda" for her competitive streak.^ Palin was the point guard and captain for the Wasilla High School Warriors, in Wasilla, Alaska, when they won the Alaska small-school basketball championship in 1982; she earned the nickname "Sarah Barracuda" because of her intense play.
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^ Every personal choice she has ever made, from playing point guard on her high school basketball team, to entering the Miss Alaska beauty pageant, to running for Mayor of Wassilla, is about to come under relentless scrutiny.
  • How Will Sarah Palin Vaccinate Her Son Trig? - AGE OF AUTISM 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.ageofautism.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sarah Palin ends book tour at Alaska air bases Dec 13 2009 2:28PM Sarah Palin has returned to Alaska to end her national "Going Rogue" book tour in her home state.
  • Sarah Palin News | KXNet.com Bismarck Mandan North Dakota 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.kxnet.com [Source type: General]

[20][21][22]
.In 1984, she won the Miss Wasilla pageant.^ In the Wasilla pageant, she played the flute and also won Miss Congeniality.
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^ In 1984, Palin was second-place in the Miss Alaska beauty pageant after winning the Miss Wasilla contest earlier that year, winning a scholarship to help pay her way through college.
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^ Here she is as Miss Wasilla 1984: News reports indicate that the crowd in Dayton, Ohio responded enthusiastically to references to Palin as an athlete.
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[23][24] .She finished third in the Miss Alaska pageant,[25][26] playing flute in the talent portion of the contest,[27] and receiving the Miss Congeniality award and a college scholarship.^ In the Wasilla pageant, she played the flute and also won Miss Congeniality.
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^ Every personal choice she has ever made, from playing point guard on her high school basketball team, to entering the Miss Alaska beauty pageant, to running for Mayor of Wassilla, is about to come under relentless scrutiny.
  • How Will Sarah Palin Vaccinate Her Son Trig? - AGE OF AUTISM 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.ageofautism.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 1984, Palin was second-place in the Miss Alaska beauty pageant after winning the Miss Wasilla contest earlier that year, winning a scholarship to help pay her way through college.
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[20]
.She attended Hawaii Pacific University in the fall of 1982 and North Idaho College in the spring and fall of 1983.[28] (In June 2008, the Alumni Association of North Idaho College gave her its Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award).^ Sarah Palin attended five colleges in six years before graduating from the University of Idaho in 1987 with a degree in journalism.
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^ Bill Ayers is currently on the faculty of the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, holding the title of Distinguished Professor.
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^ High School: Wasilla High School, Wasilla, AK (1982) University: BA Journalism, University of Idaho (1987) .

[29] She attended the University of Idaho in the fall of 1984 and spring of 1985, and attended Matanuska-Susitna College in the fall of 1985. She returned to the University of Idaho in the spring of 1986, receiving her bachelor's degree in communications with an emphasis in journalism from there in 1987.[4][28][30][31]
.After graduating, she worked as a sportscaster for KTUU-TV and KTVA-TV in Anchorage,[32][33] and as a sports reporter for the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman,[34][35] fulfilling an early ambition.^ She worked briefly as a sports reporter in Anchorage.
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^ Late Update : Reporter Andrew Wellner from the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman just appeared on CNN after attending Palin's press conference.

^ The incident forced the Mat-Su Borough School District, which includes Palin’s hometown of Wasilla, to cancel school for a day, according to the local paper the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman.
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[36]
In 1988, she eloped with her high school sweetheart Todd Palin,[37] to spare her parents the expense of a "big white wedding."[38][39] After the marriage, she helped in her husband’s commercial fishing business.[40]

Early political career

Throughout her tenure on the city council and the rest of her political career, Palin has remained a Republican, first registering as a Republican in 1982.[41]

Wasilla city council

Palin was elected to the Wasilla City Council in 1992 winning 530 votes to 310.[42][43] She ran for reelection in 1995, winning by 413 votes to 185,[44]

Mayor of Wasilla

.Motivated by concerns that revenue from a new Wasilla sales tax would not be spent wisely,[37] Palin ran for mayor of Wasilla in 1996, defeating incumbent mayor John Stein[45] 651 to 440 votes.^ In 1996 she was elected mayor of Wasilla.
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^ (Oct 2006) Would support a seasonal sales tax, but no income tax.
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^ Here she is as Miss Wasilla 1984: News reports indicate that the crowd in Dayton, Ohio responded enthusiastically to references to Palin as an athlete.
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[46] .Her biographer has described her campaign as targeting wasteful spending and high taxes;[20] her opponent Stein has said that Palin introduced abortion, gun rights, and term limits as campaign issues.^ But that got her elected: abortion, gun rights, term limits and the religious born-again thing.
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

^ September 1, 2008 7:23 PM · Direct link 295 · Dr Amnonymous said think if Obama's campaign or someone else runs a feminist attack on Palin .
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Taylor Griffin, a McCain campaign spokesman, said that when Palin became mayor in 1996, “she faced a system that was broken.
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[47] .The election was nonpartisan, but the state Republican Party took the unprecedented step of running advertisements for Palin.^ The state Republican Party, never involved before because city elections are nonpartisan, ran advertisements on Ms. Palin’s behalf.
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

^ After McCain's defeat in the 2008 election, there has been much speculation of Palin running for president in 2012.
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^ Tell them that Palin is a REAL conservative Republican with an enthusiastic following that represents the heart and soul of the party, and should therefore represent the Republican party in 2012 as the presidential nominee!
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[47] .Palin ran for re-election against Stein in 1999 and won, 909 votes to 292.[48] She served the maximum two consecutive terms[49] (1996–2002) that were permitted by the Wasilla Municipal Code.^ She was elected mayor in 1996, and served two 3-year terms.
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^ In fact, most women voted against Palin in the last election.
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^ I won’t be voteing for Ms. Palin in any capacity.
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[49] She was elected president of the Alaska Conference of Mayors[50] in 1999.[51]

First term

.During her first year in office, Palin kept a jar with the names of Wasilla residents on her desk.^ The grass-roots effort to get Palin on the ticket had been gaining ground since the beginning of the year when she first started gaining attention from the party faithful.
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^ When Palin is not dashing off to her office in Juneau, AK , she resides with her husband, Todd, and five children in a single-family home located on Lake Lucille, in Wasilla.
  • Wasilla, Alaska Real Estate and Sarah Palin’s House | Zillow Blog - Real Estate Market Stats, Celebrity Real Estate, and Zillow News 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.zillow.com [Source type: General]

^ I just noticed in Palin's bio that she first entered politics in 1992, the so-called Year of Women.
  • Draft Sarah Palin For Vice President: How to beat Joe Biden 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC palinforvp.blogspot.com [Source type: News]

.Once a week, she pulled a name from it and picked up the phone; she would ask: "How's the city doing?"^ That would be great if the media can pick this up.
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^ So, yes, I would ask how she proposes to balance five children with the demands of the Vice Presidency - that is not sexist, it's PRO-family.
  • Sarah Palin: the importance of being earnest - Megan McArdle 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC meganmcardle.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I have no question as to how she would match up against Biden.
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[52] .Using income generated by a 2% sales tax that had been approved by Wasilla voters in October 1992,[53] Palin cut property taxes by 75% and eliminated personal property and business inventory taxes.^ (Aug 2008) As mayor, cut property taxes & increased sales tax.
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^ As Mayor and CEO of the booming city of Wasilla, my team invited investment and encouraged business growth by eliminating small business inventory taxes, eliminated personal property taxes, reduced real property tax mill levies every year I was in office, reduced fees, and built the infrastructure our businesses needed to grow and prosper.
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^ (Oct 2006) Would support a seasonal sales tax, but no income tax.
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[45][54] Using municipal bonds, she made improvements to the roads and sewers, and increased funding to the Police Department.[47] She also oversaw new bike paths and procured funding for storm-water treatment to protect freshwater resources.[45] .At the same time, the city reduced spending on the town museum and stopped construction of a new library and city hall.^ Three times in recent years, the Arizona senator’s lists of ‘objectionable’ pork spending have included earmarks requested by his new running mate.
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^ In the Tri-City news (British Columbia): ...She might be the kind of gal you would spend the day with...

^ My daughter has lived in Europe for 12 years and is usually only in the US at Christmas so she doesn’t ever spend time watching the news.
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[45]
.Shortly after taking office in October 1996, Palin eliminated the position of museum director[55] and asked for updated resumes and resignation letters from "city department heads who had been loyal to Stein,"[56] including the police chief, public works director, finance director, and librarian.^ After she resigned, she exposed the state Republican party's chairman, Randy Ruedrich, one of her fellow Oil & Gas commissioners, who was accused of doing work for the party on public time, and supplying a lobbyist with a sensitive e-mail.
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^ In March and April 2005, the University of Connecticut's Department of Public Policy surveyed 300 journalists nationwide -- 120 who worked in the television industry and 180 who worked at newspapers and asked for whom they voted in the 2004 presidential election.
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^ Shortly after taking office, Palin rescinded an appointment by Murkowski of his former chief of staff Jim Clark to the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority, one of thirty-five appointments made by Murkowski in the last hour of his administration that she reversed.
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[57] .Palin stated this request was to find out their intentions and whether they supported her.^ But Palin's seemingly bright future was clouded in late July when the state legislature voted to hire an independent investigator to find out whether she tried to have a state official fire her ex-brother-in-law from his job as a state trooper.
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^ The key question we have to really answer in the next few years, then, is how far Palin's disproportionate support among the hard right can really get her, and whether she can expand from there.

^ First, is the belated McCain vetting team, that landed yesterday, presumably to fan out across the state, talking to Republican party officials, Palin insiders, and critics, to do some fact finding, damage control, and bargaining.
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[57] .She temporarily required department heads to get her approval before talking to reporters, saying that they first needed to become acquainted with her administration's policies.^ If they run out before you get to the head of the line, sux to be you.
  • RonRosenbaum.com » How Sarah Palin Rope-a-Doped All-Too-Many Liberals 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Maybe its early yet, but what I’m saying is – if they don’t bond in this first year.
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^ Palin talked about her son, Track, an infantryman in the U.S. Army: When he turned 18 right before he enlisted, he had to get his first tattoo.
  • Sarah Palin's 9 Most Disturbing Beliefs | | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

[57] .She created the position of city administrator,[47] and reduced her own $68,000 salary by 10%, although by mid-1998 this was reversed by the city council.^ Can anyone think of any (Democratic) women mayors of mid-size (> 683,000) cities?
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^ She spent about $10,000 of her own money to receive the full course of treatment and follow-up.
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^ Palin kept her campaign promises, reducing her own salary, as well as reducing property taxes 60%.
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[58]
In Oct. .28, 1996, Palin asked then library director, Mary Ellen Emmons, how she would respond to censorship, even if people protested the library.^ Palin is asking people to pray for a pipeline – pray for a pipeline.
  • Behold! The McCain Palin “Truth Squad!” « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In this video, while responding to a reporter who asks about her post-election plans, Palin talks about how she wants to "promote a local business" and do something that won't "invite criticism."
  • The PETA Files | Turkey Pardon Fail, Starring Sarah Palin 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC blog.peta.org [Source type: General]

^ Palin Asked City Librarian About Censoring Books, Insisted It Was “Rhetorical.” In 1996, according to the Frontiersman, Wasilla’s library director Mary Ellen “Emmons said Palin asked her outright if she could live with censorship of library books.” Emmons said, “This is different than a normal book-selection procedure or a book-challenge policy…She was asking me how I would deal with her saying a book can’t be in the library.” Palin said in response, “Many issues were discussed, both rhetorical and realistic in nature.” [Frontiersman, 12/18/96] Contracts Wasilla .
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[59] .Emmons responded by saying that she would fight anyone who tried to dictate what books can go on the library shelves and that it would definitely be a problem the ACLU would take on.^ Take that as you will, but that's what we would say.
  • Sarah Palin's 9 Most Disturbing Beliefs | | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ You say you believe in "choice", but inevitably you excoriate anyone who claims to beleive in feminism and wants to "choose" to give birth to live babies.
  • Sarah Palin and Feminists for Life | Election 2008 | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Anyone who says that she is more qualified than Obama has a bright red tongue from drinking waaaaay too much GOP kool-aid.
  • EzraKlein Archive | The American Prospect 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.prospect.org [Source type: General]

[59] In early December, Palin spoke publicly about the issue, using it as an example of a discussion she had with her department heads,[59] stating that "many issues were discussed, both rhetorical and realistic in nature."[59] No books were removed and no attempt was made to remove books from the library during Palin's tenure as mayor.[60][61]
.Palin said she fired Police Chief Irl Stambaugh because he did not fully support her efforts to govern the city.^ As Wasilla mayor, Palin reportedly fired the police chief and attempted to fire the librarian , because she did not feel that she had their "full support in [her] efforts to govern the city of Wasilla."

^ The reason I don’t want Palin to get much support is because I don’t want Obama in the White House 8 years!
  • race42008.com » Blog Archive » Sarah Palin Launches SarahPAC 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC race42008.com [Source type: General]

^ Palin will only support McCain's policies not only because she's a veep candidate adhering totally to the principal, but because her endeavors have been basically those of a hockey mom and should continue to be so..."
  • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

[62] .John Cramer, the city administrator at the time, told Newsweek that Staumbaugh, who backed Palin's opponent openly in the 1996 race, showed the new mayor little deference.^ Thanks to Palin, McCain is back in the race.
  • Sarah Palin Pictures - A gallery of photos, pics, images 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.popcrunch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Sunday news shows will be all-Palin, all of the time.
  • Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bailey, who had been suspended by Palin with pay for his actions, today backed out of his deposition .

.Cramer said that at a meeting of town officials, Staumbaugh told Palin, "Little lady, if you think you have our respect, you don't.^ Quick, what do you think of Sarah Palin?
  • Sarah Palin 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ I don’t think you quite understand me.
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » Awww: Palin’s a grandma 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC hotair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Sheesh, don't you respect her religion?
  • EzraKlein Archive | The American Prospect 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.prospect.org [Source type: General]

You have to earn it."[63]
.Stambaugh filed a lawsuit alleging wrongful termination, violation of his contract, and gender discrimination.^ Linda in Ohio (04:23:28) : If the McCain campaign is so sure that the Enquirer story is wrong, why are they “threatening” to file a lawsuit?
  • Destination Alaska. They’re Heee-eere. « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

.The federal judge said in the decision that the police chief serves at the discretion of the mayor, and can be terminated for nearly any reason, even a political one, and dismissed Stambaugh's lawsuit[64] ordering Stambaugh to pay Palin's legal fees.^ For one reason or another, as shows up in SP”s bridge, people will spend other’s money on things that they themselves will not pay taxes for.
  • Behold! The McCain Palin “Truth Squad!” « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ted Stevens, whose corruption conviction was dismissed this week by a federal judge.

^ (Which is still in eminent domain litigation due to Palin getting the cart before the horse thus costing extra millions in legal fees).
  • race42008.com » Blog Archive » Sarah Palin Launches SarahPAC 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC race42008.com [Source type: General]

Wasilla City Hall
 
Location of Wasilla, Alaska

Second term

.During her second term as mayor, Palin proposed and promoted the construction of a municipal sports center to be financed by a 0.5%[47] sales tax increase and $14.7  million bond issue.^ (Aug 2008) As mayor, cut property taxes & increased sales tax.
  • Sarah Palin on the Issues 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.ontheissues.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She decided to resign when Palin was elected as mayor for a second term.
  • Sarah Palin Pictures - A gallery of photos, pics, images 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.popcrunch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In her second term as mayor, she pushed for a half-cent raise in the local sales tax to pay for a $15 million sports complex.
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

[65] .Voters approved the measure by a 20 vote margin and the Wasilla Multi-Use Sports Complex was built on time and under budget.^ She pushed a multi-million dollar sports complex that is barely used.
  • Sarah Palin's 9 Most Disturbing Beliefs | | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ As Wasilla mayor, she cut corners to get her home built and received free unclaimed assistance and materials from companies given contracts to build the Wasilla sports complex–a project that left the community deeply in debt.
  • Sarah Palin, WWE Star - Matt Taibbi - Taibblog - True/Slant 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC trueslant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In her past life she was queen of pork and left Wasilla 20 mil in debt for a sports complex.
  • race42008.com » Blog Archive » Sarah Palin Launches SarahPAC 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC race42008.com [Source type: General]

.However, the city spent an additional $1.3 million because of an eminent domain lawsuit caused by the failure to obtain clear title to the property before beginning construction.^ (Which is still in eminent domain litigation due to Palin getting the cart before the horse thus costing extra millions in legal fees).
  • race42008.com » Blog Archive » Sarah Palin Launches SarahPAC 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC race42008.com [Source type: General]

[65] .The city's long-term debt grew from about $1 million to $25 million due to $15 million for the sports complex, $5.5 million for street projects, and $3 million for water improvement projects.^ As Wasilla mayor, she cut corners to get her home built and received free unclaimed assistance and materials from companies given contracts to build the Wasilla sports complex–a project that left the community deeply in debt.
  • Sarah Palin, WWE Star - Matt Taibbi - Taibblog - True/Slant 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC trueslant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In her past life she was queen of pork and left Wasilla 20 mil in debt for a sports complex.
  • race42008.com » Blog Archive » Sarah Palin Launches SarahPAC 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC race42008.com [Source type: General]

^ According to Politico , Palin then "racked up nearly $20 million in long-term debt as mayor of the tiny town of Wasilla -- that amounts to $3,000 per resident."
  • Sarah Palin's 9 Most Disturbing Beliefs | | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

.The Wall Street Journal characterized the project as a "financial mess".[65] A city council member defended the spending increases as being caused by the city's growth during that time.^ And here's the Wall Street Journal version .
  • Brad Warthen's Blog: Sarah Palin 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC blogs.thestate.com [Source type: General]

^ So it is that Sarah Palin's got to be grateful for his op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal this morning, headlined " Yes, Palin Did Stop That Bridge ."
  • Brad Warthen's Blog: Sarah Palin 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC blogs.thestate.com [Source type: General]

^ It was Carney who first convinced Palin to run for city council in 1992 -- a fact confirmed by another source who was active in Wasilla politics during the period.

[66]
.Palin also joined with nearby communities in hiring the Anchorage-based lobbying firm of Robertson, Monagle & Eastaugh to lobby for federal funds.^ Silver is a member of the Anchorage-based law firm of Robertson, Monacle, and Eastaugh, which the Post describes as having "close ties" to Stevens, and Alaska Congressman Don Young, who's under federal investigation for allegedly taking bribes .

^ Alaska State Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Hollis French told TPMmuckraker that Palin has hired Thomas Van Flein, an Anchorage attorney at the law firm of Clapp, Peterson, Van Flein, Tiemessen & Thorsness.

^ Palin also began annual trips to Washington to lobby for federal money for specific initiatives, including rail projects and a mental health center.
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

.The firm secured nearly $8 million in earmarks for the Wasilla city government,[67] including $500,000 for a youth shelter, $1.9 million for a transportation hub, and $900,000 for sewer repairs.^ So that $500 million figure has nothing to do with earmarks.

^ Maybe she should have given the profits to the 8,000 people in her hometown, considering she mismanaged Wasilla so badly it ended up $20 million in debt.
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

^ She won the popular vote in nearly all demographic categories, including women, Alaska Natives, small business owners, city, and rural dwellers.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

[68]
.In 2008, Wasilla's current mayor credited Palin's 75 percent property tax cuts and infrastructure improvements with bringing "big-box stores" and 50,000 shoppers per day to Wasilla.^ As Mayor and CEO of the booming city of Wasilla, my team invited investment and encouraged business growth by eliminating small business inventory taxes, eliminated personal property taxes, reduced real property tax mill levies every year I was in office, reduced fees, and built the infrastructure our businesses needed to grow and prosper.
  • The Issue Sarah Palin Must Address: I Want to See Her Naked | Cracked.com 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Are your speaking appearances bringing in $100,000 per appearance yet?
  • Sarah Palin to give keynote speech at Las Vegas convention - Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 | 4:48 p.m. - Las Vegas Sun 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.lasvegassun.com [Source type: General]

^ Palin has sought $197 million worth of earmarks for 2009, down about 25 percent from the $256 million she sought in the 2008 budget year.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

[42] .A local gun store owner said Palin made the town "more of a community ...^ The attendants' statements would be more damning to Palin if she was supposed to be as big as the AK Lege pics and they said they didn't even know she was pregnant.
  • Palin's Deceptions: More Photoshop Fun! 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.palindeception.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "As far as experience goes, Gov. Palin has made more command decisions in a week than Barack Obama has made in the last two years."
  • McCain picks Alaska governor Sarah Palin for VP slot | The Bilerico Project 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.bilerico.com [Source type: General]

^ As far as experience goes, Gov. Palin has made more command decisions in a week than Barack Obama has made in the last two years.
  • McCain picks Alaska governor Sarah Palin for VP slot | The Bilerico Project 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.bilerico.com [Source type: General]

.It's no longer a little strip town that you can blow through in a heartbeat."^ So, I will no longer respond to you.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Barack broke his promise on campaign finance and bought himself a job in the White House so you can stop dissing Sarah now...she's no longer a threat!
  • Is Sarah Palin snubbing Oprah Winfrey? - The Oprah blog 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you google a little you’ll find the answer is that there is no increased incidence of Down’s with incest.
  • Destination Alaska. They’re Heee-eere. « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

[42] .At the conclusion of Palin's tenure as mayor in 2002, the city had about 6,300 residents.^ Shortly after becoming mayor, former city officials and Wasilla residents said, Ms. Palin approached the town librarian about the possibility of banning some books, though she never followed through and it was unclear which books or passages were in question.
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

^ She stood on the city council and was mayor of a town of around 7500 people, and has been governor of Alaska for only about a year.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ While Sarah Palin was serving as the Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, the city charged victims of sexual assault between $300 and $1200 for their own rape kits.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

[69]

State level politics

.In 2002, Palin ran for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor, coming in second to Loren Leman in a five-way Republican primary.^ HRC's statement on Sarah Palin: “We should all be proud of Governor Sarah Palin’s historic nomination, and I congratulate her and Senator McCain,” she says.
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Politicians are different animals than us common folk, but what does it say about Sarah Palin that her family comes second to her ambition?
  • Sarah Palin: the importance of being earnest - Megan McArdle 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC meganmcardle.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Shortly after Republican presidential nominee John McCain tapped Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate , it put Palin and her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska , on the map.
  • Wasilla, Alaska Real Estate and Sarah Palin’s House | Zillow Blog - Real Estate Market Stats, Celebrity Real Estate, and Zillow News 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.zillow.com [Source type: General]

[70] .Following her defeat, she campaigned throughout the state for the Republican governor-lieutenant governor ticket of Frank Murkowski and Loren Leman.^ An Alaskan Republican (12:30:33) : I am a school teacher in the state of AK. It is nice to know that my governor supports what we are trying to do.
  • Destination Alaska. They’re Heee-eere. « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In February, the state lieutenant governor certified the ballot measure, which will be voted on in August 2008.
  • Behold! The McCain Palin “Truth Squad!” « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ After an unsuccessful campaign for Lieutenant Governor of Alaska in 2002, she chaired the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission from 2003 until her resignation in 2004.
  • Sarah Palin 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

[71] .Murkowski and Lehman won, Murkowski resigned from his long-held U.S. Senate seat in December 2002 to assume the governorship.^ From my seat on the couch she won because she held her own while being toe to toe with a 36 year veteran of political bloviating of the highest order.
  • Sarah Palin : Post Politics: Political News and Views in Tennessee 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC politics.nashvillepost.com [Source type: General]

^ After Frank Murkowski resigned from his long-held U.S. Senate seat in mid-term to become governor, Palin interviewed to be his possible successor.
  • Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Pontificating about how long he's been in the Senate won't impress anyone.
  • Draft Sarah Palin For Vice President: How to beat Joe Biden 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC palinforvp.blogspot.com [Source type: News]

.Palin was said to be on the "short list" of possible appointees to Murkowski's U.S. Senate seat,[71] however, Governor Murkowski appointed his daughter, State Representative Lisa Murkowski, as his successor in the Senate.^ Instead, Murkowski appointed his daughter, then-Alaska State Representative Lisa Murkowski.
  • Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After Frank Murkowski resigned from his long-held U.S. Senate seat in mid-term to become governor, Palin interviewed to be his possible successor.
  • Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The volatile issue of teaching creation science in public schools popped up in the Alaska governor's race this week when Republican Sarah Palin said she thinks creationism should be taught alongside evolution in the state's public classrooms.
  • McCain picks Alaska governor Sarah Palin for VP slot | The Bilerico Project 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.bilerico.com [Source type: General]

[72]
.Governor Murkowski offered a number of other jobs to Palin, and in February 2003, she accepted an appointment to the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission which oversees Alaska's oil and gas fields for safely and efficiency.^ After an unsuccessful campaign for Lieutenant Governor of Alaska in 2002, she chaired the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission from 2003 until her resignation in 2004.
  • Sarah Palin 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ After an unsuccessful campaign for Lieutenant Governor of Alaska in 2002, she chaired the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission from 2003 to 2004.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Sarah Louise Palin (; née Heath ; born February 11, 1964) is an American politician, author and political commentator who served as the 11th Governor of Alaska from 2006 until her resignation in 2009.
  • Sarah Palin 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

[71] .Although she had little background in the area, she said she wanted to learn more about the oil industry, and was named chair of the commission and ethics supervisor.^ Learn more about what it takes to be a Giant » .
  • Sarah Palin 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ I recommend reading dogemperor on talk2action.org or dKos to learn more about the bewildering array of groups involved in the dominionist movement.
  • Behold! The McCain Palin “Truth Squad!” « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We wouldn't want you to back down, but it would be helpful if there was no name-calling...more on that, soon.
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

[1][71][73] .By November 2003 she was filing non-public ethics complaints with the state attorney general and the governor against a fellow commission member, Randy Ruedrich, who was a former petroleum engineer and the current chair of the state Republican Party.^ The ethics act clearly states that complaints, when filed, are to be confidential.
  • Why Is Sarah Palin Paying Hundreds of Thousands If She Isn't Hiding Something? - by IdeaScale 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC opengov.ideascale.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The volatile issue of teaching creation science in public schools popped up in the Alaska governor's race this week when Republican Sarah Palin said she thinks creationism should be taught alongside evolution in the state's public classrooms.
  • McCain picks Alaska governor Sarah Palin for VP slot | The Bilerico Project 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.bilerico.com [Source type: General]

^ In a complaint filed last night to the Alaska Attorney General, Palin's lawyer suggested that Palin would not be made available for her deposition unless the investigation was taken out of the hands of the legislature and handed over to the state personnel board, who's three members are appointed by the governor.

[71] .Palin had observed Ruedrich doing Party business on the state's time, and leaking confidential information to oil industry insiders.^ After she resigned, she exposed the state Republican party's chairman, Randy Ruedrich, one of her fellow Oil & Gas commissioners, who was accused of doing work for the party on public time, and supplying a lobbyist with a sensitive e-mail.
  • Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ NOTE: Palin was not Governor of the State at this time and this transpired BEFORE her primary campaign against GOP competitor, Andrew Halcro.
  • Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Doing offical state business using a Yahoo address wasn’t too smart.
  • Behold! The McCain Palin “Truth Squad!” « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

.He was forced to resign in November 2003.[71] Palin resigned in January 2004 and put her protests against Ruedrich's "lack of ethics" into the public arena[20][71] by filing a public complaint against Ruedrich,[74] who was then fined $12,000. She also joined with Democratic legislator Eric Croft[75] in complaining that Gregg Renkes, a former Alaskan Attorney General,[76] had a financial conflict of interest in negotiating a coal exporting trade agreement.^ Both Ruedrich and Renkes ultimately resigned their posts, and Ruedrich paid a $12,000 fine.

^ She also filed a formal complaint against Attorney General Gregg Renkes for having investments in an energy company that stood to benefit from a state trade deal.

^ Palin filed formal complaints against both Ruedrich and former Alaska Attorney General Gregg Renkes, who both resigned; Ruedrich paid a record $12,000 fine.
  • Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[77][78] .Renkes also resigned his post.^ Both Ruedrich and Renkes ultimately resigned their posts, and Ruedrich paid a $12,000 fine.

[20][73]
.From 2003 to June 2005, Palin served as one of three directors of "Ted Stevens Excellence in Public Service, Inc.," a 527 group designed to provide political training for Republican women in Alaska.^ Palin's name is listed on 2003 incorporation papers of the "Ted Stevens Excellence in Public Service, Inc.," a 527 group that could raise unlimited funds from corporate donors.

^ She served as one of three directors until June 2005, when her name was replaced on state filings.

^ The group was designed to serve as a political boot camp for Republican women in the state.

[79] .In 2004, Palin told the Anchorage Daily News that she had decided not to run for the U.S. Senate that year against the Republican incumbent Lisa Murkowski because her teenage son opposed it.^ (I refer you to the Anchorage Daily News .
  • Sarah Palin: the importance of being earnest - Megan McArdle 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC meganmcardle.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ According to the Anchorage Daily News , Palin stated , "Teach both.
  • Sarah Palin's 9 Most Disturbing Beliefs | | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ (Anchorage Daily News site) .
  • Sarah Palin: the importance of being earnest - Megan McArdle 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC meganmcardle.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

.Palin said, "How could I be the team mom if I was a U.S. Senator?"^ That was never true, and the candidacies of Senator Clinton and Governor Palin are proof that women can and do diverge on how to address the most important questions facing our society.
  • Sarah Palin and Feminists for Life | Election 2008 | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Your post really revealed to me how one could be a Palin supporter at all.
  • Z on TV: The Sarah Palin interviews: Shill, baby, shill - Sun critic David Zurawik writes about the business, culture and craziness of television - baltimoresun.com 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ Of course unless you are super rich and then I could see how you would be fighting for McCain/Palin.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

[80]

Governor of Alaska

Palin visits soldiers of the Alaska National Guard, July 24, 2007.
.In 2006, running on a clean-government platform, Palin defeated incumbent Governor Frank Murkowski in the Republican gubernatorial primary.^ Murkowski in the Republican gubernatorial primary.
  • Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (Sep 2008) Trounced incumbent governor in 2006 on platform of reform.
  • Sarah Palin on the Issues 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.ontheissues.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 2006, Palin, running on a clean-government campaign, executed an upset victory over then-Gov.
  • Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[81][82] .Her running mate was State Senator Sean Parnell.^ A community leader (hmm), a state senator, and 1 year US Senator (1 of 100 no decision making needed) prior to running for President...now that is "real" experience.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Three times in recent years, the Arizona senator’s lists of ‘objectionable’ pork spending have included earmarks requested by his new running mate.
  • Destination Alaska. They’re Heee-eere. « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They stated, in no uncertain terms, that if McCain had chosen a different running mate, they would probably have voted differently.
  • Fox's Newest Star, Sarah Palin, May Be a Bit Dim 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

.In the November election, Palin was outspent but victorious, defeating former Democratic governor Tony Knowles by a margin of 48.3% to 40.9%.^ Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin.
  • Fox's Newest Star, Sarah Palin, May Be a Bit Dim 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ Despite the lack of support from party leaders and being outspent by her Democratic opponent, she went on to win the general election in November 2006, defeating former Governor Tony Knowles.
  • Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (The former black VA gubernatorial Democratic candidate who had a lead on all polls but easily lost the VA election) .
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

[20] .She became Alaska's first female governor, at the age of 42, the youngest governor in Alaskan history,[83] the state's first governor to have been born after Alaska achieved U.S. statehood, and the first not to be inaugurated in Juneau (she chose to have the ceremony held in Fairbanks instead).^ She is the youngest and first female governor of Alaska.
  • Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She was also the first Alaskan governor not to be inaugurated in Juneau, instead choosing to hold her inauguration ceremony in Fairbanks.
  • Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Palin is the first female governor of Alaska and the youngest person elected governor of that state.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

.She took office on December 4, 2006, and for most of her term was very popular with Alaska voters.^ She took office on December 4, 2006.
  • Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hints for SJ: Who is the guv of Alaska right now, although not elected to that office in 2006?
  • Fox's Newest Star, Sarah Palin, May Be a Bit Dim 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ Did 62% of all of the special needs children in Alaska stop having needs once Gov. Palin took office?
  • Destination Alaska. They’re Heee-eere. « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

Polls taken in 2007 showed her with 93% and 89% popularity among all voters,[84] which led some media outlets to call her "the most popular governor in America."[75][84] A poll taken in late September 2008 after Palin was named to the national Republican ticket showed her popularity in Alaska at 68%.[85] .A poll taken in May 2009 showed Palin's popularity among Alaskans was at 54% positive and 41.6% negative.^ Login or register to reply Re: Glenn Beck Gets Emotional Over Sarah Palin Wed, 01/21/2009 - 15:41 — gogetem Bingo!
  • Glenn Beck Gets Emotional Over Sarah Palin | Crooks and Liars 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC crooksandliars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Polls amongst Republicans show that 64% want Palin to run for president in 2012.
  • News Corpse » Sarah Palin 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.newscorpse.com [Source type: General]

^ The left is terrified of her that is why the Move On crowd tries to diminish anything positive about Sarah Palin into a negative vile hatred.
  • Sarah Palin Pictures - A gallery of photos, pics, images 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.popcrunch.com [Source type: Original source]

[86]
.Palin declared that top priorities of her administration would be resource development, education and workforce development, public health and safety, and transportation and infrastructure development.^ Palin said in 2006 that education, public safety, and transportation would be three cornerstones of her administration.
  • Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We may have our problems, and under the current State administration the performance of our public schools may be lacking; but, we actually have one of the most educated populations in the country.
  • Palin's Deceptions: More Photoshop Fun! 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.palindeception.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "People in the administration made contact with the Department of Public Safety to deal with the worker's compensation file," he said.
  • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

[83] She had championed ethics reform throughout her election campaign. .Her first legislative action after taking office was to push for a bipartisan ethics reform bill.^ Highlights of Governor Palin's tenure include a successful push for an ethics bill, and also shelving pork-barrel projects supported by fellow Republicans.
  • Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Insurance reform and tort reform but the reforms we want are not inj any bill that the Dems are pushing through congress.
  • RonRosenbaum.com » How Sarah Palin Rope-a-Doped All-Too-Many Liberals 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ While I’d like more progressive action to take place during his tenure in office – the sooner the better – I’m not ready to count him out before year 1 ends.
  • Sarah Palin, WWE Star - Matt Taibbi - Taibblog - True/Slant 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC trueslant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.She signed the resulting legislation in July 2007, calling it a "first step", and declaring that she remained determined to clean up Alaska politics.^ Monegan's secretary told Branchflower that she received a call in December 2006 from a Palin aide, asking to set up a meeting between Monegan and "the First Gentleman."

^ The woman who once called on the press to "quit makin' things up" took it a step further yesterday by allegedly banning four members of the media from a book event in Wasilla, Alaska.

^ Justin Gardner Politics Sarah Palin quits Alaska Called-out Comment Yesterday “ If pundits are wrong there are no conseqences so you can forget that.
  • Sarah Palin, WWE Star - Matt Taibbi - Taibblog - True/Slant 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC trueslant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[87]
Palin tries out the Engagement Skills Trainer, July 24, 2007.
.Palin frequently broke with the state Republican establishment.^ Palin was the Republican Party's vice-presidential nominee for the 2008 United States presidential election, on the ticket with Senator John McCain.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA) Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA) now appears to be in a public feud with Sarah Palin, after he broke with other Republicans by calling for the United States to take action on global warming -- and specifically criticized Palin.

^ I am also seeing more and more signs that establishment Republicans are far less than thrilled about Palin.
  • Behold! The McCain Palin “Truth Squad!” « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

[88][89] .For example, she endorsed Sean Parnell's bid to unseat the state's longtime at-large U.S. Representative, Don Young,[90] and she publicly challenged then-Senator Ted Stevens to come clean about the federal investigation into his financial dealings.^ Palin is really a Republican after Rove's heart - she's a product of the party that produced the indicted Ted Stevens and ethically tarred Don Young, and she's embroiled in a Troopergate scandal of her own, with state investigators looking at serious allegations that Palin abused her office by pressuring the state Public Safety Commissioner to fire "an Alaska state trooper involved in a rough divorce from Palin's sister."
  • McCain picks Alaska governor Sarah Palin for VP slot | The Bilerico Project 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.bilerico.com [Source type: General]

^ Please don't attempt to lecture this old lady on what a young woman must deal with.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Did he talk about the "fringes" who don't represent America?
  • Glenn Beck Gets Emotional Over Sarah Palin | Crooks and Liars 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC crooksandliars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Shortly before his July 2008 indictment, she held a joint news conference with Stevens, described by The Washington Post as intended to "make clear she had not abandoned him politically."[79]
.Palin promoted oil and natural gas resource development in Alaska, including drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).^ (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge)(Nov 2006) Provide stability in regulations for developers.
  • Sarah Palin and Feminists for Life | Election 2008 | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Palin is in favor of offshore drilling and drilling in the ecologically sensitive Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Sarah Palin's 9 Most Disturbing Beliefs | | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Favors opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas production.
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

.Proposals to drill for oil in ANWR have been the subject of a national debate.^ She is a champion for big oil and supports drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and everywhere else .
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

[91]
.In 2006, Palin obtained a passport[92] and in 2007 traveled for the first time outside of North America on a trip to Kuwait.^ The opportunity to vote for someone who is outside of Washington, her own person vs. Palin is a women is all the better - its time.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This isn't the first time that events have appeared to contradict Palin's story about her role in Trooper-Gate.

^ My sister who is usually apolitical gave to the Obama campaign for the first time after Palin’s speech.
  • Behold! The McCain Palin “Truth Squad!” « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

.There she visited the Khabari Alawazem Crossing at the Kuwait–Iraq border and met with members of the Alaska National Guard at several bases.^ (Aug 2008) Visited Alaska National Guard troops in Kuwait.
  • Sarah Palin on the Issues 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.ontheissues.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As the Governor of ALaska, she negotiates with Russia on fishing rights, works with the Canadian goverment on issues,is the Commander of the AL National Guard.
  • Sarah Palin and Feminists for Life | Election 2008 | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Permalink And don't forget who is the CIC of the National Guard in Alaska.

[93] .On her return trip to the U.S., she visited injured soldiers in Germany.^ (Sep 2008) Visiting injured soldiers in Germany was trip of a lifetime.
  • Sarah Palin on the Issues 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.ontheissues.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[94]

Budget, spending, and federal funds

Palin in Germany, July 2007
.In June 2007, Palin signed a record $6.6 billion operating budget into law.^ Meanwhile, Todd Palin continued to collect evidence against his former brother-in-law and lobbied for his dismissal, records and interviews show.
  • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ Further, the file name of the firefighter image is “Palin FFD 06-7 1.jpg”…my guess is it was taken in June of 2007.
  • Destination Alaska. They’re Heee-eere. « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Annual budget for 2007, which preceded Gov. Palin was $8,265,300.
  • Destination Alaska. They’re Heee-eere. « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

[95] .At the same time, she used her veto power to make the second-largest cuts of the construction budget in state history.^ This is a dynamic woman who Governed a major state and at the same time is raising a large family which she, as a rule puts before anything political.
  • Fox's Newest Star, Sarah Palin, May Be a Bit Dim 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ Remember, it’s burning this whole time, consuming energy and making it smaller every second.
  • Sarah Palin Pictures - A gallery of photos, pics, images 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.popcrunch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ She's running as an anti-tax crusader, and she did make deep cuts to Alaska's budget.
  • Sarah Palin's 9 Most Disturbing Beliefs | | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

.The $237 million in cuts represented over 300 local projects, and reduced the construction budget to $1.6 billion.^ Then we’re going to cut $300 million from Medicare by cutting administrative costs (why didn’t we Republicans think of this????
  • RonRosenbaum.com » How Sarah Palin Rope-a-Doped All-Too-Many Liberals 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It asserts that Palin "vetoed nearly half a billion dollars in wasteful spending and cut earmark requests by hundreds of millions of dollars."

[96] .In 2008, Palin vetoed $286 million, cutting or reducing funding for 350 projects from the FY09 capital budget.^ (Sep 2008) Alienated legislators by line-item-vetoing their projects.
  • Sarah Palin on the Issues 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.ontheissues.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I guess drilling even when it won't help is better than working on renewable energy sources, as Palin also vetoed money for a wind energy project .
  • Sarah Palin's 9 Most Disturbing Beliefs | | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Palin has sought $197 million worth of earmarks for 2009, down about 25 percent from the $256 million she sought in the 2008 budget year.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

[97]
.Palin followed through on a campaign promise to sell the Westwind II jet, a purchase made by the Murkowski administration for $2.7 million in 2005 against the wishes of the legislature.^ Shortly after taking office, Palin rescinded an appointment by Murkowski of his former chief of staff Jim Clark to the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority, one of thirty-five appointments made by Murkowski in the last hour of his administration that she reversed.
  • Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ NOTE: Palin was not Governor of the State at this time and this transpired BEFORE her primary campaign against GOP competitor, Andrew Halcro.
  • Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I continue to be amazed at the comparisons in experience (as if they actually relate), as well as the arrogance of McCain’s campaign railing against the media for the vetting of Palin.
  • Destination Alaska. They’re Heee-eere. « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

[98] .In August 2007, the jet was listed on eBay, but the sale fell through, and the plane was later sold for $2.1 million through a private brokerage firm.^ I sold the plane on Ebay.
  • Palin's Deceptions: More Photoshop Fun! 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.palindeception.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Oh yeah, the “eBay plane” was sold to trophy hunters & corp media doesn’t mention this please pass along.
  • Behold! The McCain Palin “Truth Squad!” « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You state...Palin has claimed that she put the governor's jet on the Internet auction site eBay, and McCain has said it was sold at a profit.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

[99]

Gubernatorial expenditures

.Palin lived in Juneau during the legislative session and lived in Wasilla and worked out of offices in Anchorage the rest of the year.^ For community service, he did construction work on the Wasilla Bible Church that the Palin family attends in Wasilla.
  • race42008.com » Blog Archive » Sarah Palin Launches SarahPAC 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC race42008.com [Source type: General]

^ Check it out, it has some meat in it about Sarah Palin’s political career in Wasilla.
  • Destination Alaska. They’re Heee-eere. « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Her oldest son, Track, lived in Portage during most of his senior year in high school.
  • Destination Alaska. They’re Heee-eere. « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

.Since the office in Anchorage is far from Juneau, while she worked there, state officials said she was permitted to claim a $58 per diem travel allowance, which she took (a total of $16,951), and to reimbursement for hotels, which she did not, choosing instead to drive about 50 miles to her home in Wasilla.^ Remember when he said there were 57 states in the U.S.?

^ She claimed per diem for staying in a hotel in Juneau when in fact she was working from home.
  • Why Is Sarah Palin Paying Hundreds of Thousands If She Isn't Hiding Something? - by IdeaScale 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC opengov.ideascale.com [Source type: Original source]

^ All Sarah did, which was why she was chosen, was get the far right Christians/Republican base out to vote, or they probably would have stayed home, since they didn't like McCain.
  • Fox's Newest Star, Sarah Palin, May Be a Bit Dim 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

[100] .She also chose not to use the former governor's private chef.^ McCain also chose a former governor...

[101] .Republicans and Democrats have criticized Palin for taking the per diem and $43,490 in travel expenses for the times her family accompanied her on state business.^ I too am a Democrat that will be voting Republican this time around.
  • Sarah Palin Pictures - A gallery of photos, pics, images 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.popcrunch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Palin charged the state a per diem for working on Nov.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ She wrote some form of "Lodging -- own residence" or "Lodging -- Wasilla residence" more than 30 times at the same time she took a per diem, according to the reports.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

[102][103] In response, the governor's staffers said that these practices were in line with state policy, that Palin's gubernatorial expenses are 80% below those of her predecessor, Frank Murkowski,[102] and that "many of the hundreds of invitations Palin receives include requests for her to bring her family, placing the definition of 'state business' with the party extending the invitation."[100] In February 2009, the State of Alaska, reversing a policy that had treated the payments as legitimate business expenses under the Internal Revenue Code, decided that per diems paid to state employees for stays in their own homes will be treated as taxable income and will be included in employees' gross income on their W-2 forms.[104] Palin herself had ordered the review of the tax policy.[105]
.In December 2008, an Alaska state commission recommended increasing the Governor's annual salary from $125,000 to $150,000. Palin stated that she would not accept the pay raise.^ The volatile issue of teaching creation science in public schools popped up in the Alaska governor's race this week when Republican Sarah Palin said she thinks creationism should be taught alongside evolution in the state's public classrooms.
  • McCain picks Alaska governor Sarah Palin for VP slot | The Bilerico Project 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.bilerico.com [Source type: General]

^ August 29, 2008 10:39 PM [ 0 + It's definitely a condescending ploy, but I'm guessig it has more to do with the one thing Palin is known for--forcing a small tax increase on the oil companies in Alaska--than her gender.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Before I became governor of the great state of Alaska -- (cheers, applause) -- I was mayor of my hometown.
  • Sarah Palin GOP convention speech. Transcript. - Lynn Sweet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: Original source]

[106] In response, the commission dropped the recommendation.[107]

Federal funding

In her State of the State address on January 17, 2008, Palin declared that the people of Alaska "can and must continue to develop our economy, because we cannot and must not rely so heavily on federal government [funding]."[108] Alaska's federal congressional representatives cut back on pork-barrel project requests during Palin's time as governor; despite this, in 2008 Alaska was still the largest per-capita recipient of federal earmarks, requesting nearly $750 million in special federal spending over a period of two years.[109]
.While there is no sales tax or income tax in Alaska, state revenues doubled to $10 billion in 2008. For the 2009 budget, Palin gave a list of 31 proposed federal earmarks or requests for funding, totaling $197 million, to Alaska Senator Ted Stevens.^ Palin has sought $197 million worth of earmarks for 2009, down about 25 percent from the $256 million she sought in the 2008 budget year.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You stated..."Palin has sought $197 million worth of earmarks for 2009, down about 25 percent from the $256 million she sought in the 2008 budget year.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ She worked to enlarge Wasilla's Wal-Mart and build a sports center (that went over budget in an eminent domain dispute), and she hired a Washington lobbyist, directed a political fundraising committee for the state's senior U.S. senator, Republican Ted Stevens, now under indictment for corruption, and steered $22 million in federal aid to her town.
  • Sarah Palin's 9 Most Disturbing Beliefs | | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

[110][111] .Palin’s decreasing support for federal funding was a source of friction between her and the state's congressional delegation; Palin requested less in federal funding each year than her predecessor Frank Murkowski requested in his last year.^ "Obama has less experience than Palin.
  • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ Obama has less experience than Palin.
  • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ That latter claim refers to requests for pork made by the state to its congressional delegation, which did go down under Palin as compared to her predecessor as governor, Republican Frank Murkowski.

[112]

Bridge to Nowhere

.In 2005, before Palin was elected governor, Congress passed a $442-million earmark for constructing two Alaska bridges as part of an omnibus spending bill.^ She was elected Governor of Alaska in November 2006.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Sarah Palin was Governor Alaska at the time.
  • Fox's Newest Star, Sarah Palin, May Be a Bit Dim 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin.
  • Fox's Newest Star, Sarah Palin, May Be a Bit Dim 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

.The Gravina Island Bridge received nationwide attention as a symbol of pork-barrel spending, following news reports that the bridge would cost $233 million in Federal funds.^ (Jul 2008) Supports state funding for Gravina Island bridge.
  • Sarah Palin on the Issues 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.ontheissues.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Three times in recent years, the Arizona senator’s lists of ‘objectionable’ pork spending have included earmarks requested by his new running mate.
  • Destination Alaska. They’re Heee-eere. « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And she was very much for the bridge to nowhere when it was Federally funded--when that source of funding was cut off, she very conveniently declared her opposition to it.
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

.Because Gravina Island, the site of the Ketchikan airport, has a population of 50, the bridge became known nationally as the "Bridge to Nowhere". Following an outcry by the public and some members of the US Senate, Congress eliminated the bridge earmark from the spending bill but gave the allotted funds to Alaska as part of its general transportation fund.^ (Jul 2008) Supports state funding for Gravina Island bridge.
  • Sarah Palin on the Issues 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.ontheissues.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While Palin notes she rejected plans to build a $398 million bridge from Ketchikan to an island with 50 residents and an airport, that opposition came only after the plan was ridiculed nationally as a "Bridge to Nowhere."
  • Sarah Palin's 9 Most Disturbing Beliefs | | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Straining to show new dedication to lower spending, House and Senate negotiators took the rare step of eliminating a requirement that $442 million be spent to build the two bridges, spans that became cemented in the national consciousness as “bridges to nowhere” because of the remote territory and small populations involved.
  • Behold! The McCain Palin “Truth Squad!” « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

[113]
Palin holds up a t-shirt reading "Nowhere Alaska 99901" while visiting Ketchikan during her Gubernatorial campaign in 2006; the ZIP code for the area is 99901.
.In 2006, Palin ran for governor with a "build-the-bridge" plank in her platform,[114] saying she would "not allow the spinmeisters to turn this project ...^ Example: if a young girl is gang raped when walking in a park, or is attacked by her father – and impregnated – Sarah Palin would be opposed to allowing that child having an abortion.
  • Sarah Palin Pictures - A gallery of photos, pics, images 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.popcrunch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some say Republican Vice Presidential nominee, Governor Sarah Palin, has been subjected to unfair media attention.
  • Behold! The McCain Palin “Truth Squad!” « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ OHIO JOE Says: January 27th, 2009 at 7:16 pm “Romney ran on an irrelevant platform in the ‘08 primaries.
  • race42008.com » Blog Archive » Sarah Palin Launches SarahPAC 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC race42008.com [Source type: General]

into something that's so negative."[115] Palin criticized the use of the word "nowhere" as insulting to local residents[114][116] and urged speedy work on building the infrastructure "while our congressional delegation is in a strong position to assist."[116]
.As governor, Palin canceled the Gravina Island Bridge in September 2007, saying that Congress had "little interest in spending any more money" due to what she called "inaccurate portrayals of the projects."^ Congress spends too much money.
  • Sarah Palin GOP convention speech. Transcript. - Lynn Sweet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I have more to say but I will let the Palin Posse defend her a little before I say more.
  • Z on TV: The Sarah Palin interviews: Shill, baby, shill - Sun critic David Zurawik writes about the business, culture and craziness of television - baltimoresun.com 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ Highlights of Governor Palin's tenure include a successful push for an ethics bill, and also shelving pork-barrel projects supported by fellow Republicans.
  • Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[117] Alaska chose not to return the $442 million in federal transportation funds.[118]
.In 2008, as a vice-presidential candidate, Palin characterized her position as having told Congress "thanks, but no thanks, on that bridge to nowhere."^ I told Congress `Thanks but no thanks on that bridge to nowhere,’ ” Palin reported to the crowd in Dayton, Ohio.
  • Brad Warthen's Blog: Sarah Palin 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC blogs.thestate.com [Source type: General]

^ She said no to that ridiculous Bridge to Nowhere.
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I told the Congress "thanks, but no thanks" on that bridge to nowhere.
  • Sarah Palin GOP convention speech. Transcript. - Lynn Sweet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: Original source]

.This angered some Alaskans in Ketchikan, who said that the claim was false and a betrayal of Palin's previous support for their community.^ We already know that Sarah Palin's husband Todd is a union member who is not affiliated with the Republican Party, and that Sarah once supported Pat Buchanan the renegade conservative.
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some gays support Palin and like her a lot .

^ I think it’s funny how Palin supporters just KNOW that the runor is false.
  • race42008.com » Blog Archive » Sarah Palin Launches SarahPAC 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC race42008.com [Source type: General]

[118] .Some critics complained that this statement was misleading, since she had expressed support for the spending project and kept the Federal money after the project was canceled.^ Since IQ is weakly related to early childhood nutrition, it'd be better to spend money there.
  • Fox's Newest Star, Sarah Palin, May Be a Bit Dim 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ Palin also began annual trips to Washington to lobby for federal money for specific initiatives, including rail projects and a mental health center.
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So although she did not allocate any money to the bridge, she HAD been fine with it until it was clear that federal support was not forthcoming.
  • Washington File: McCain's gamble on Sarah Palin 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.cbc.ca [Source type: General]

[119] .Palin was also criticized for allowing construction of a 3-mile access road, built with $25 million in Federal transportation funds set aside as part of the original bridge project, to continue.^ Palin has sought $197 million worth of earmarks for 2009, down about 25 percent from the $256 million she sought in the 2008 budget year.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And she was very much for the bridge to nowhere when it was Federally funded--when that source of funding was cut off, she very conveniently declared her opposition to it.
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The judge even threatened to curb Palin’s sister’s child custody rights if family criticism of Wooten continued.” .
  • Behold! The McCain Palin “Truth Squad!” « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

.A spokesman for Alaska's Department of Transportation made a statement that it was within Palin's power to cancel the road project, but also noted that the state was still considering cheaper designs to complete the bridge project, and that in any case, the road would open up the surrounding lands for development.^ Palin has done it Alaska after a couple of months in power.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As part of the cover-up, Palin quickly transferred Bristol to another high school and made her move in with Sarah’s sister Heather 25 miles away!
  • Behold! The McCain Palin “Truth Squad!” « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Retracting past statements , the chair of the secessionist Alaska Independence Party told TPMmuckraker that they were mistaken in stating that Sarah Palin was once a member of their party -- but that her husband Todd, was.

[120][121]

Gas pipeline

.In August 2008, Palin signed a bill authorizing the State of Alaska to award TransCanada Pipelines—the sole bidder to meet the state's requirements—a license to build and operate a pipeline to transport natural gas from the North Slope to the Continental United States through Canada.^ (Aug 2008) Commercialize Alaskas North Slope natural gas.
  • Sarah Palin on the Issues 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.ontheissues.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sarah Palin: August 2008 .

^ (Jan 2008) Submitted legislation to build natural AGIA gas pipeline.
  • Sarah Palin on the Issues 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.ontheissues.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[122] .The governor also pledged $500 million in seed money to support the project.^ Highlights of Governor Palin's tenure include a successful push for an ethics bill, and also shelving pork-barrel projects supported by fellow Republicans.
  • Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They still gave Alaska the money for it ($500 million I think) - so WHERE did it get spent?

^ Romney will find it difficult to compete with that, even if he drops another $50 million of his own money to buy support.
  • race42008.com » Blog Archive » Sarah Palin Launches SarahPAC 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC race42008.com [Source type: General]

[123] It is estimated that the project will cost $26 billion.[122] Newsweek described the project as "the principal achievement of Sarah Palin's term as Alaska's governor."[124] The pipeline faces legal challenges from Canadian First Nations.[124]

Predator control

.In 2007, Palin supported a 2003 Alaska Department of Fish and Game policy allowing the hunting of wolves from the air as part of a predator control program intended to increase moose and caribou populations for subsistence-food gatherers and other hunters.^ (Jan 2008) Wolf predator control is important for subsistence hunters.
  • Sarah Palin on the Issues 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.ontheissues.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Then, on January 1, 2010, Alaska is allowed (forced, if necessary) to secede from the Union to form an independent queendom with Sarah Palin as Queen Mother.
  • EzraKlein Archive | The American Prospect 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.prospect.org [Source type: General]

^ Also according to Sarah Palin aerial hunting is just a predator control tactic, but according to a University of Alaska conservationist there is no threat from wolfes towards the populations of caribou or bears and has research to back that up.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

[125][126] .In March 2007, Palin's office announced that a bounty of $150 per wolf would be paid to the 180 volunteer pilots and gunners, to offset fuel costs, in five areas of Alaska.^ Alaska Gov. Palin (R) announced she was pregnant.
  • Sarah Palin and Feminists for Life | Election 2008 | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ In January 2007, Palin's husband, Todd, a commercial fisherman, oil company worker and champion snowmobile racer who was now first gentleman of Alaska, invited Monegan to the governor's office.
  • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ During an interview at the National Governors Association conference in 2007, she told a Free Press reporter that her son went back to Alaska in March to graduate with his class.” .
  • Destination Alaska. They’re Heee-eere. « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

.Six-hundred-and-seven wolves had been killed in the prior four years.^ Gee Frank, I guess that would be the male who had been Lt. Governor of the same state for the prior four years.
  • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

.State biologists wanted 382 to 664 wolves killed by the end of the predator-control season in April 2007. Wildlife activists sued the state, and a state judge declared the bounty illegal on the basis that a bounty would have to be offered by the Board of Game and not by the Department of Fish and Game.^ As governor, I insisted on competition and basic fairness to end their control of our state and return it to the people.
  • Sarah Palin GOP convention speech. Transcript. - Lynn Sweet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If he really wanted to pull a surprise, he would have fashioned a time machine and gone back to John Kerry's offer of the vice presidency and taken it.
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

^ (Oct 2006) Department of Fish and Game is under-funded.
  • Sarah Palin on the Issues 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.ontheissues.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[125][127]

Public Safety Commissioner dismissal

Palin dismissed Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan on July 11, 2008, citing performance-related issues, such as not being "a team player on budgeting issues"[128] and "egregious rogue behavior."[129] Palin attorney Thomas Van Flein said that the "last straw" was Monegan's planned trip to Washington, D.C., to seek funding for a new, multimillion-dollar sexual assault initiative the governor hadn't yet approved.[130] .Monegan said that he had resisted persistent pressure from the Governor, her husband, and her staff, including State Attorney General Talis Colberg, to fire Palin’s ex-brother-in-law, Alaska State Trooper Mike Wooten; Wooten was involved in a child custody battle with Palin’s sister after a bitter divorce that included an alleged death threat against Palin's father.^ Colberg said he called after Todd Palin asked him about "the process" for when state troopers make death threats against the first family.
  • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ Sarah Palin's sister Molly married a guy named Mike Wooten who is an Alaska State Trooper.
  • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ Attorney General Talis Colberg and Palin's husband, Todd, also contacted Monegan about the trooper."
  • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

[131][132] .At one point Sarah and Todd Palin hired a private investigator to get Wooten disciplined.^ Sarah Palin, where does one start.
  • Sarah Palin Pictures - A gallery of photos, pics, images 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.popcrunch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Because Sarah Palin made the decision to keep the Down's baby a selling point ?
  • Sarah Palin: the importance of being earnest - Megan McArdle 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC meganmcardle.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Sarah Palin, your name would be: Axe Diesel Palin Who knows, Axe Diesel Palin you just might be president one day!
  • Poli Tsk Tsk Tsk: Sarah Palin Baby Name Generator 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC politsk.blogspot.com [Source type: News]

[133] .Monegan stated that he learned an internal investigation had found all but two of the allegations to be unsubstantiated, and Wooten had been disciplined for the others—an illegal moose killing and the tasering of an 11-year-old (the child asked to be Tasered).^ Among other subjects, Wooten talks about Tasering his 11-year old stepson.

^ "Monegan never told the governor or Todd Palin that Wooten had been disciplined over complaints brought by the family that included tasering his stepson, illegally shooting a moose and telling others that Heath would 'eat a f***ing lead bullet' if he helped his daughter get an attorney for the divorce."

^ There were no investigative reporters sent to Chicago; no “fact checkers” poring over two books; no effort to investigate allegations or associations; no effort to objectively analyze qualifications.
  • http://www.charliedanielssoapbox.com/view_topic.php?id=8705&forum_id=12 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.charliedanielssoapbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[132] .He told the Palins that there was nothing he could do because the matter was closed.^ Monegan did and later told Todd there was nothing he could do because the matter was closed.
  • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ Allegations of politicization of the probe's legislative overseer, Hollis French (D), have surfaced after French told reporters they could expect an "October surprise" with the investigation's report on Palin.

^ McCain chose Sarah Palin because, for the most part, she is (was ) an empty slate that they could fill with whatever they chose.
  • Sarah Palin 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

[134] .When contacted by the press for comment, Monegan first acknowledged pressure to fire Wooten but said that he could not be certain that his own firing was connected to that issue;[132] he later asserted that the dispute over Wooten was a major reason for his firing.^ She pressured Monegan to fire Wooten and then lied about it to the public.
  • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ Palin has admitted that the call could be interpreted as pressure to fire state trooper Mike Wooten, who was locked in a child-custody battle with Palin's sister.
  • McCain picks Alaska governor Sarah Palin for VP slot | The Bilerico Project 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.bilerico.com [Source type: General]

^ Once Monegan does a national TV interview about the emails he received from Palin pressuring him to fire Wooten, it's over!
  • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

[135] .Palin stated on July 17 that Monegan was not pressured to fire Wooten, nor dismissed for not doing so.^ Palin at first claimed that her administration did not put pressure on Monegan to fire Wooten.

^ She pressured Monegan to fire Wooten and then lied about it to the public.
  • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ The case centers on claims by Monegan that he was fired by Sarah Palin for refusing to fire Wooten -- a trooper who had undergone a messy divorce from Palin's sister and had become embroiled in a bitter dispute with Palin's family.

[128][134]
.Monegan said the subject of Wooten came up when he invited Palin to a birthday party for his cousin, state senator Lyman Hoffman, in February 2007 during the legislative session in Juneau.^ The volatile issue of teaching creation science in public schools popped up in the Alaska governor's race this week when Republican Sarah Palin said she thinks creationism should be taught alongside evolution in the state's public classrooms.
  • McCain picks Alaska governor Sarah Palin for VP slot | The Bilerico Project 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.bilerico.com [Source type: General]

^ Palin's husband, Todd, met with Monegan and presented a dossier of information about Wooten, who was going through a bitter custody battle with Palin's sister, Molly.
  • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ Mitt Romney's name didn't come up AT ALL. I think, and I've said this for a while now, it's down to Ridge and Palin.
  • Draft Sarah Palin For Vice President: How to beat Joe Biden 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC palinforvp.blogspot.com [Source type: News]

."As we were walking down the stairs in the capitol building she wanted to talk to me about her former brother-in-law," Monegan said.^ McCain wants to talk about experience?
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - McCain names Sarah Palin as surprise VP choice « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ Instead, people want to talk about jobs, the economy, healthcare and other issues meaningful to them.
  • McCain promises NASA money | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine 16 September 2009 3:12 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You talk about it, I know you want it..then prove to the world you got the balls to and kill each other!
  • Sarah Palin Pictures - A gallery of photos, pics, images 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.popcrunch.com [Source type: Original source]

."I said, 'Ma'am, I need to keep you at arm's length with this.^ You have the right to keep and bear arms, but that places no obligations on anyone else to prvide you with a handgun or shoulder weapon.
  • RonRosenbaum.com » How Sarah Palin Rope-a-Doped All-Too-Many Liberals 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As you said she signed on to same-sex benefits because they ARE people who need them.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

.I can't deal about him with you."^ KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3 ) You can get pissed about him never serving time, but that’s the way the legal system works.
  • Sarah Palin, WWE Star - Matt Taibbi - Taibblog - True/Slant 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC trueslant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And if you think about who is likely being targeted by this pick, it's probably safe to say we are not dealing with an especially well-informed or rational segment of the populace.

^ Is this the classy skinny who belittles you (but like a dog you lick him, only to be shoved away over and over again) and attacks people like heath, that you are talking about?: .
  • Open Thread : IntentBlog 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.intentblog.com [Source type: General]

[136] "She said, 'OK, that's a good idea.' "[132]
.Palin said there was "absolutely no pressure ever put on Commissioner Monegan to hire or fire anybody, at any time.^ Palin at first claimed that her administration did not put pressure on Monegan to fire Wooten.

^ Former Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan, whose firing is at the center of Trooper-Gate, says the Sarah Palin lied in her interview with ABC when she told Charlie Gibson that she dismissed Monegan based on poor job performance and said she "never pressured him to hire or fire anybody."

^ Walt Monegan, the former Alaska public safety commissioner, told ABC News today: "I think there are some questions now that, coming to light about how transparent and how honest she wants to be," Monegan said.

.I did not abuse my office powers.^ The report said those contacts amounted to an abuse of power and a violation of the state's ethics laws, which prohibit using public office for personal benefit.
  • Why Is Sarah Palin Paying Hundreds of Thousands If She Isn't Hiding Something? - by IdeaScale 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC opengov.ideascale.com [Source type: Original source]

^ ABUSE OF POWER IN OFFICE, THE STORY SURROUNDING HER DAUGHERS PREGNANCY AND MUCH MORE ......
  • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

.And I don't know how to be more blunt and candid and honest, but to tell you that truth.^ You know, don't be afraid of information.
  • McCain picks Alaska governor Sarah Palin for VP slot | The Bilerico Project 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.bilerico.com [Source type: General]

^ You don’t know the circumstances of his life.
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » Awww: Palin’s a grandma 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC hotair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You know, don't be afraid of information."
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

.To tell you that no pressure was ever put on anybody to fire anybody."^ OH no wait, why ask Iragies or the Vietnamese or the world what they really think of you when you like to tell yourselves what they think of you hhmmm?
  • Sarah Palin Pictures - A gallery of photos, pics, images 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.popcrunch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Says: January 27th, 2009 at 10:27 pm 185/ No, but you can tell who’s ego’s are trying to fill the circus tents.
  • race42008.com » Blog Archive » Sarah Palin Launches SarahPAC 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC race42008.com [Source type: General]

^ You say you are confident of having enough for an indictment, so let the lawyers apply the screws and put some pressure on Sarah to come clean.
  • Palin's Deceptions: More Photoshop Fun! 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.palindeception.com [Source type: Original source]

."Never putting any pressure on him," added Todd Palin.^ Colberg said he called after Todd Palin asked him about "the process" for when state troopers make death threats against the first family.
  • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ Once Monegan does a national TV interview about the emails he received from Palin pressuring him to fire Wooten, it's over!
  • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ They added that Todd Palin, the governor's husband, was the source of information for Bailey, and that the information came from Wooten's divorce proceedings.

[137] .But on August 13 she acknowledged that a half dozen members of her administration had made more than two dozen calls on the matter to various state officials.^ Someone of course has to come along eventually and clean it all up: someone maybe with a little more experience than a former half-term governor of our most northerly state.
  • Sarah Palin : Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.chroniclesmagazine.org [Source type: General]

^ Palin initially denied that she or anyone in her administration had ever pressured Monegan to fire the trooper, but this summer acknowledged more than a half a dozen contacts over the matter, including one phone call from a Palin administration official to a state police lieutenant.
  • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ August 29, 2008 2:25 PM [ 0 + The irony of this present VP situation is that Joe Biden is more of a feminist than Palin.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

."I do now have to tell Alaskans that such pressure could have been perceived to exist, although I have only now become aware of it," she said.^ "I do now have to tell Alaskans that such pressure could have been perceived to exist although I have only now become aware of it," Palin said.
  • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ As Alaskans, we could not be more proud of our Sarah, whether or not she becomes our next Vice President.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Douglass is known to have said, "You have seen how a man became a slave; now you will see how a slave becomes a man."
  • Sarah Palin GOP convention speech. Transcript. - Lynn Sweet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: Original source]

[134][136][138] .Palin said, "Many of these inquiries were completely appropriate.^ How many times does it have to be pointed out to these columnists: Palin and Obama have comparable resumes.

^ By withholding these emails, Sarah Palin has broken on her promise of being open, honest and transparent,” McLeod said in a statement.
  • Behold! The McCain Palin “Truth Squad!” « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Many have said, Sarah Palin is a breath of fresh air.
  • Sarah Palin 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

.However, the serial nature of the contacts could be perceived as some kind of pressure, presumably at my direction."^ Forgive me, I wasn’t trying to spread anything… my break at work ended before I could conclude “this is weak tea” or some other British equivalent.
  • Sadly, No! » Wanker 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sadlyno.com [Source type: News]

^ "I do now have to tell Alaskans that such pressure could have been perceived to exist although I have only now become aware of it," Palin said.
  • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ This is a certified gold star lens, which means it's the best of its kind on Squidoo (or shows some serious potential for getting there!
  • Sarah Palin 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

[128][139]
.Chuck Kopp, who Palin had appointed to replace Monegan as public safety commissioner, received a $10,000 state severance package after he resigned following just two weeks on the job.^ Later it was uncovered that he received a $10,000 severance package for his two weeks on the job from Palin.
  • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ Palin has admitted that the call could be interpreted as pressure to fire state trooper Mike Wooten, who was locked in a child-custody battle with Palin's sister.
  • McCain picks Alaska governor Sarah Palin for VP slot | The Bilerico Project 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.bilerico.com [Source type: General]

^ Monegan's eventual replacement as Public Safety Commissioner, Charles Kopp, testified that Palin aide Frank Bailey later called him and told him the administration was thinking about replacing Monegan as commissioner.

.Kopp, the former Kenai chief of police, resigned July 25 following disclosure of a 2005 sexual harassment complaint and letter of reprimand against him.^ And as we already knew , Kopp served just two weeks in the job, before resigning after news reports surfaced showing that he had been reprimanded in connection with a past sexual harassment complaint.

^ When Monegan asked Kopp whether there was anything in Kopp's background that Monegan should be aware of before hiring him, Kopp revealed that, as Kenai police chief, he had been reprimanded over a sexual harassment allegation, though he maintained that it was bogus.

^ He received a letter of reprimand and was reassigned after sexual harrassment allegations by a former coworker who didn't like all the unwanted kissing and hugging in the office.
  • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

.Monegan said that he didn't get any severance package from the state.^ She originally said that her administration didn't exert pressure on Monegan to fire Wooten, but had to backtrack after evidence emerged that contradicted that stance.

^ Monegan also said, as he has before , that he believes he was fired because of his reluctance to fire Mike Wooten, a state trooper who was embroiled in a bitter dispute with Palin's family.

^ Obama: U.S., Allies, Discussing Sanctions Against Iran At a press conference in South Korea, President Obama said that the United States and allies could have a package of sanctions against Iran "within weeks."

[128]

Legislative investigation

.On August 1, 2008 the Alaska Legislature hired an investigator, Stephen Branchflower, to review the Monegan dismissal.^ When the legislature announced that it would hire an independent investigator, Stephen Branchflower, to look into charges that the governor had wrongfully terminated Monegan, Palin revealed that she had already requested that Colberg conduct his own parallel investigation.

^ August 26, 2008 11:26 AM Wasilla, Alaska said...
  • Draft Sarah Palin For Vice President: How to beat Joe Biden 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC palinforvp.blogspot.com [Source type: News]

^ In July, the legislature hired an independent investigator to look into charges Palin unfairly fired a state trooper.
  • Washington File: McCain's gamble on Sarah Palin 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.cbc.ca [Source type: General]

.Legislators stated that Palin had the legal authority to fire Monegan, but they wanted to know whether her action had been motivated by anger at Monegan for not firing Wooten.^ We want to know how they live their stated ethics.
  • Palin's Deceptions: More Photoshop Fun! 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.palindeception.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Now the DSCC wants to know -- will Palin do it again?

^ Palin has admitted that the call could be interpreted as pressure to fire state trooper Mike Wooten, who was locked in a child-custody battle with Palin's sister.
  • McCain picks Alaska governor Sarah Palin for VP slot | The Bilerico Project 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.bilerico.com [Source type: General]

[140][141] .The atmosphere was bipartisan and Palin pledged to cooperate.^ Palin had initially pledged her cooperation with the probe.

^ Palin, of course, had originally pledged her office's full cooperation in the probe.

^ When Trooper-Gate first broke, Palin pledged full cooperation.

[140][141][142] .Wooten remained employed as a state trooper.^ Palin has admitted that the call could be interpreted as pressure to fire state trooper Mike Wooten, who was locked in a child-custody battle with Palin's sister.
  • McCain picks Alaska governor Sarah Palin for VP slot | The Bilerico Project 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.bilerico.com [Source type: General]

^ Sarah Palin's sister Molly married a guy named Mike Wooten who is an Alaska State Trooper.
  • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ In 2005, complaints were filed against Wooten to the state troopers which resulted in an internal investigation of Wooten.

[133] .She placed an aide on paid leave due to one tape-recorded phone conversation that she deemed improper, in which the aide appeared to be acting on her behalf and complained to a trooper that Wooten had not been fired.^ Palin has admitted that the call could be interpreted as pressure to fire state trooper Mike Wooten, who was locked in a child-custody battle with Palin's sister.
  • McCain picks Alaska governor Sarah Palin for VP slot | The Bilerico Project 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.bilerico.com [Source type: General]

^ As for the seven witnesses who cancelled their depositions last week, we already knew that one of those seven was Frank Bailey, the Palin aide who was heard in a recorded phone conversation telling a trooper official that Palin was wondering why Trooper Mike Wooten -- the figure at the center of the case -- still had a job.

^ Branchflower also has access to the cell phone records of Frank Bailey, the Palin aide who earlier this year was recorded pressuring a trooper official about Mike Wooten.

[143]
.Several weeks after the start of what the media referred to as "troopergate", Palin was chosen as John McCain's running mate.^ Is Sarah Palin a good choice for McCain's running mate?
  • Sarah Palin 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ John McCain has chosen Sarah Palin as his running mate because of her limitations, not her accomplishments.
  • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ McCain and his running mate Mada "X".
  • Draft Sarah Palin For Vice President: How to beat Joe Biden 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC palinforvp.blogspot.com [Source type: News]

[141] .On September 1, Palin asked the legislature to drop its investigation, saying that the state Personnel Board had jurisdiction over ethics issues.^ The three members of the Personnel Board are appointed by Palin, and she cooperated with the investigation.

^ Van Flein also asked the legislature to drop its own investigation, contending that only the personnel board has jurisdiction over ethics.

^ Her lawyer, Thomas Van Flein, argued in a letter to the independent investigator Steve Branchflower that the case should not be even be handled by the legislature, but rather by the state personnel board -- whose members are appointed by the governor -- since it is "statutorily mandated" to handle ethics complaints.

[144] .The Personnel Board's three members were first appointed by Palin’s predecessor, and Palin reappointed one member in 2008.[145] On September 19, the Governor's husband and several state employees refused to honor subpoenas, the validity of which were disputed by Talis Colberg, Palin's appointee as Alaska's Attorney General.^ September 8, 2008 at 19:48 .
  • Sadly, No! » Wanker 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sadlyno.com [Source type: News]

^ September 8, 2008 at 19:52 .
  • Sadly, No! » Wanker 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sadlyno.com [Source type: News]

^ The three members of the Personnel Board are appointed by Palin, and she cooperated with the investigation.

[146] .On October 2, a court rejected Colberg's challenge to the subpoenas,[147] and seven of the witnesses, not including Todd Palin, eventually testified.^ Colberg said he called after Todd Palin asked him about "the process" for when state troopers make death threats against the first family.
  • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ And Todd Palin has had multiple violations, including drunk driving.
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Attorney General Talis Colberg and Palin's husband, Todd, also contacted Monegan about the trooper."
  • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

[148]

Branchflower Report

.On October 10, 2008, the Alaska Legislative Council unanimously voted to release, without endorsing,[149] the Branchflower Report, in which investigator Stephen Branchflower found that firing Monegan "was a proper and lawful exercise of her constitutional and statutory authority," but that Palin abused her power as governor and violated the state's Executive Branch Ethics Act when her office pressured Monegan to fire Wooten.^ If Palin's daughter was 16 when she had sex, by Alaska state law, that is statutory rape.
  • Sarah Palin: the importance of being earnest - Megan McArdle 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC meganmcardle.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ October 11, 2008, 10:39AM .

^ Without investigative reporting, any democracy is doomed.
  • Behold! The McCain Palin “Truth Squad!” « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

[150] .The report stated that "Governor Palin knowingly permitted a situation to continue where impermissible pressure was placed on several subordinates to advance a personal agenda, to wit: to get Trooper Michael Wooten fired."^ "Governor Palin knowingly permitted a situation to continue where impermissible pressure was placed on several subordinates in order to advance a personal agenda, to wit: To get Trooper Michael Wooten fired.''

^ "Governor Palin has stated publically that she and her family feared Trooper Wooten.

^ But in the report, Branchflower disposes of that argument: Assuming that Trooper Wooten was ever inclined to attack Governor Palin or a family member, logic dictates that getting him fired would accomplish nothing to eliminate the potential for harm to her or her family.

[151] .The report also said that Palin "permitted Todd Palin to use the Governor's office [...] to continue to contact subordinate state employees in an effort to find some way to get Trooper Wooten fired."^ She knowingly, as that term is defined in the above statutes, permitted Todd Palin to use the Governor's office and the resources of the Governor's office, including access to state employees, to continue to contact subordinate state employees, in an effort to find some way to get Trooper Wooten fired."

^ "Governor Palin has stated publically that she and her family feared Trooper Wooten.

^ But in the report, Branchflower disposes of that argument: Assuming that Trooper Wooten was ever inclined to attack Governor Palin or a family member, logic dictates that getting him fired would accomplish nothing to eliminate the potential for harm to her or her family.

[151][152]
.On October 11, Palin's attorneys responded, condemning the Branchflower Report as "misleading and wrong on the law."^ David D. Says: October 22nd, 2008 at 12:11 pm “if McCain is elected, Sarah Palin is the titular head of NASA. ” .
  • McCain promises NASA money | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine 16 September 2009 3:12 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Gavin Flower Says: October 22nd, 2008 at 11:42 pm From Palin’s ofiicial website: .
  • McCain promises NASA money | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine 16 September 2009 3:12 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: Original source]

[153] .One of Palin's attorneys, Thomas Van Flein, said that it was an attempt to "smear the governor by innuendo."^ Alaska State Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Hollis French told TPMmuckraker that Palin has hired Thomas Van Flein, an Anchorage attorney at the law firm of Clapp, Peterson, Van Flein, Tiemessen & Thorsness.

^ Ennealogic (15:18:13) : Governor Palin’s speech, the one she is preparing to deliver tonight at the Republican Convention, was written weeks ago.
  • Destination Alaska. They’re Heee-eere. « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Sarah Palin, the newly elected Republican Governor of Alaska, has issued her first veto one month into her term.
  • McCain picks Alaska governor Sarah Palin for VP slot | The Bilerico Project 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.bilerico.com [Source type: General]

[154] .Later that day, Palin did a conference call interview with various Alaskan reporters, where she stated, "Well, I’m very, very pleased to be cleared of any legal wrongdoing… Any hint of any kind of unethical activity there.^ Palin opened her remarks by declaring: I'm very very pleased to be cleared of any legal wrongdoing ...

^ But of course, it's simply untrue that the report cleared Palin of legal wrongdoing or unethical activity.

^ Palin has admitted that the call could be interpreted as pressure to fire state trooper Mike Wooten, who was locked in a child-custody battle with Palin's sister.
  • McCain picks Alaska governor Sarah Palin for VP slot | The Bilerico Project 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.bilerico.com [Source type: General]

Very pleased to be cleared of any of that."[155]

State Personnel Board investigation

.The State Personnel Board (SPB) reviewed the matter at Palin's request.^ And McCain staffers were all over the airwaves making a similar claim, and arguing that, as a result, the matter should be turned over to the state personnel board -- a request made originally by Palin's lawyer.

^ The three members of the Personnel Board are appointed by Palin, and she cooperated with the investigation.

^ Remember that second Trooper-Gate investigation, conducted by the state personnel board -- whose members, of course, are appointed by the governor?

[156] .On September 15, the Anchorage law firm of Clapp, Peterson, Van Flein, Tiemessen & Thorsness filed arguments of "no probable cause" with the SPB on behalf of Palin.^ Alaska State Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Hollis French told TPMmuckraker that Palin has hired Thomas Van Flein, an Anchorage attorney at the law firm of Clapp, Peterson, Van Flein, Tiemessen & Thorsness.

^ Keep making the argument that Obama is no more experienced than Palin, TPM. .

^ These lawsuits were not going to stop - there was no credible basis to these lawsuits and Sarah Palin would have continued to be exonerated - but the lawsuits would have kept coming because the people filing them were doing it on purpose to bog her down and cause people to think she was unethical.
  • Fox's Newest Star, Sarah Palin, May Be a Bit Dim 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

[157][158] .The SPB hired independent counsel Timothy Petumenos, a Democrat, as an investigator.^ Still, it has hired Timothy Petumenos -- an aggressive Anchorage lawyer, and a Democrat -- to investigate.

^ In July, the legislature hired an independent investigator to look into charges Palin unfairly fired a state trooper.
  • Washington File: McCain's gamble on Sarah Palin 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.cbc.ca [Source type: General]

^ That's according to the investigator hired by the board, Timothy Petumenos, who conveyed the information in two recent letters sent to an Anchorage attorney who had threated a lawsuit over Palin's effort to waive confidentiality in the matter.

On October 24, Palin gave three hours of depositions with the Board in St. Louis, Missouri.[159] .On November 3, Petumenos found that there was no probable cause to believe Palin or any other state official had violated state ethical standards.^ And yet I'm sure she knows that Franklin Roosevelt was not the President when the stock market crashed, that there were no televisions in the 1930s, and that a guy in a wheelchair probably can't stand up.
  • EzraKlein Archive | The American Prospect 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.prospect.org [Source type: General]

^ Look, I know some people believe that there should be no constitutional right to abortion, and that there should be a blanket ban on women's rights to have an abortion.
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Office of the Governor Palin's official state page On the Issues: Sarah Palin On the Issues gives you the full scope of Palin's stances.
  • Sarah Palin 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

[160][161][162][163]

Approval ratings

As governor of Alaska, Palin's approval rating ranged from a high of 93% in June 2007 to 54% in May 2009.
Date Approval Disapproval
May 30, 2007[164] 89%  ?
June 21, 2007[165] 93%  ?
November 4, 2007[166] 83% 11%
April 10, 2008[167] 73% 7%
May 17, 2008[168] 69% 9%
August 29, 2008[168] 64% 14%
October 7, 2008[169] 63% 37%
March 24–25, 2009[170] 59.8% 34.9%
May 5, 2009[170] 54% 41.6%
June 14–18, 2009[171] 56% 35%

Resignation

An estimated 5,000 people[172] gathered in Fairbanks' Pioneer Park to watch Palin cede her office to Sean Parnell.
.On July 3, 2009, Palin announced at a press conference that she would not run for reelection in the 2010 Alaska gubernatorial election and would resign before the end of July.^ Sarah Louise Palin (; née Heath ; born February 11, 1964) is an American politician, author and political commentator who served as the 11th Governor of Alaska from 2006 until her resignation in 2009.
  • Sarah Palin 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Then, on January 1, 2010, Alaska is allowed (forced, if necessary) to secede from the Union to form an independent queendom with Sarah Palin as Queen Mother.
  • EzraKlein Archive | The American Prospect 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.prospect.org [Source type: General]

^ King also revisited comments he made this past July, when he was puzzled by Palin's resignation as Governor of Alaska.

.In her announcement,[173] Palin stated that both she and the state had been expending an "insane" amount of time and money to address "frivolous" ethics complaints filed against her,[174][175][176][177] and that her decision not to seek reelection would make her a lame duck governor.^ Palin stated, "Teach both.
  • Sarah Palin's 9 Most Disturbing Beliefs | | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ She’s running state business out of Yahoo?” On March 17, minutes after peppering a state official about whether e-mails about state business contained on a personal BlackBerry could become public, senior Palin aide Ivy Frye addressed a message to both Palins and two other aides: “In sum, it’s just as I thought — questions of confidentiality are still unanswered by law.” McLeod, a former state employee who once was close to Palin, filed an ethics complaint last month against Palin and others.
  • Behold! The McCain Palin “Truth Squad!” « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Now it is being revealed that both Sarah and Todd Palin were once members of the anti-american Alaskan Independence Party whose goal is to secede from the United States and make Alaska an independent nation!
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

[177] .Palin did not take questions at the press conference.^ It’s going to be interesting to see if she will EVER submit herself to a press conference or a real interview where people ask real questions.
  • Behold! The McCain Palin “Truth Squad!” « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Palin did a decent job faking about 20% of the questions and didn’t even bother answering the other 80%.
  • Sarah Palin Pictures - A gallery of photos, pics, images 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.popcrunch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Audrey, I admire your tenacity and want to ask if you have seen the video of Gov. Palin's April 8 press conference promoting the natural gas pipeline?
  • Palin's Deceptions: More Photoshop Fun! 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.palindeception.com [Source type: Original source]

.A Palin aide was quoted as saying Palin was "no longer able to do the job she had been elected to do.^ You have several good anti-Palin points here - no need to manipulate quotes to make them say what you want to score more.
  • Sarah Palin's 9 Most Disturbing Beliefs | | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ SP has been quoted as saying that no woman should have to choose between her career, education and her child.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Seminolewill Says: September 5th, 2008 at 11:28 pm I would tap that if I had the chance too, but if McCain/Palin were elected we would have the hottest first daughter in like…….
  • The Issue Sarah Palin Must Address: I Want to See Her Naked | Cracked.com 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Essentially, the taxpayers were paying for Sarah to go to work every day and defend herself."^ Hillary herself is now going to work as hard as she can to get Obama elected as Hillary herself wanted to be the first woman President.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - McCain names Sarah Palin as surprise VP choice « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ I had to go back several days where you make a comment that the most terrifying thing about Sarah Palin is that big money is funding her.
  • Sarah Palin to give keynote speech at Las Vegas convention - Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 | 4:48 p.m. - Las Vegas Sun 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.lasvegassun.com [Source type: General]

^ Hey worldcom, you should thank God every day that people like Sarah Palin are here to babysit your leftist bleeding heart.
  • Sarah Palin Pictures - A gallery of photos, pics, images 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.popcrunch.com [Source type: Original source]

[178]

2008 vice-presidential campaign

.On August 24, 2008, during a general strategy meeting at the Phoenix Ritz-Carlton with Steve Schmidt and a few other senior advisers to the McCain Campaign, potential vice presidential picks were discussed.^ Sunday, August 24, 2008 .
  • Draft Sarah Palin For Vice President: How to beat Joe Biden 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC palinforvp.blogspot.com [Source type: News]

^ August 24, 2008 11:52 AM Students of America said...
  • Draft Sarah Palin For Vice President: How to beat Joe Biden 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC palinforvp.blogspot.com [Source type: News]

^ KarmaByte on August 29, 2008 2:23 PM · Direct link We all knew McCain had a gambling problem !
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

.Consensus began to settle around Palin; the following day, the strategists advised McCain of their conclusions and he personally called Palin who was at the Alaska State Fair.^ Palin has admitted that the call could be interpreted as pressure to fire state trooper Mike Wooten, who was locked in a child-custody battle with Palin's sister.
  • McCain picks Alaska governor Sarah Palin for VP slot | The Bilerico Project 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.bilerico.com [Source type: General]

^ If Palin's daughter was 16 when she had sex, by Alaska state law, that is statutory rape.
  • Sarah Palin: the importance of being earnest - Megan McArdle 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC meganmcardle.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ People who analyze objectively and take decisions can find faults in Obama, McCain, Palin and Biden.
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

[179]
.On August 27, she visited McCain's vacation home near Sedona, Arizona, where she was offered the position of vice-presidential candidate.^ August 29, 2008 12:27 PM [ 0 + "In other words, the party is pro-woman-candidates, as long as they enact anti-woman policies."
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ August 29, 2008 4:31 PM [ 0 + And by first I meant first viable candidate for Vice President.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ At this stage of the game, the vice-president potential's sole job is to get the presidential candidate elected.
  • Sarah Palin 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

[180] .Palin was the only prospective running mate who had a face-to-face interview with McCain to discuss joining the ticket that week.^ Was McCain confusing running mate with potential mate?
  • McCain picks Alaska governor Sarah Palin for VP slot | The Bilerico Project 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.bilerico.com [Source type: General]

^ Is Sarah Palin a good choice for McCain's running mate?
  • Sarah Palin 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Now who is running on the fascist ticket?
  • Sarah Palin: the importance of being earnest - Megan McArdle 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC meganmcardle.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

[181] .Nonetheless, Palin's selection was a surprise to many as speculation had centered on other candidates, such as Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, United States Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, and former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge.^ I hope Senator McCain selects Governor Palin.
  • Draft Sarah Palin For Vice President: How to beat Joe Biden 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC palinforvp.blogspot.com [Source type: News]

^ Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.
  • Fox's Newest Star, Sarah Palin, May Be a Bit Dim 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin.
  • Fox's Newest Star, Sarah Palin, May Be a Bit Dim 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

[182]
.On August 29, in Dayton, Ohio, Republican presidential candidate John McCain announced that he had chosen Palin as his running mate.^ Was McCain confusing running mate with potential mate?
  • McCain picks Alaska governor Sarah Palin for VP slot | The Bilerico Project 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.bilerico.com [Source type: General]

^ Sarah Palin to be his running mate.
  • Brad Warthen's Blog: Sarah Palin 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC blogs.thestate.com [Source type: General]

^ Is Sarah Palin a good choice for McCain's running mate?
  • Sarah Palin 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

[182] According to Jill Hazelbaker, a spokeswoman for John McCain, he first met Palin at the National Governors Association meeting in Washington in February 2008 and came away "extraordinarily impressed."[183]
.Palin is the first Alaskan and the second woman to run on a major U.S. party ticket.^ Palin was the second female candidate and the first Alaskan candidate of either major party on a national ticket, as well as the first female vice-presidential nominee of the Republican Party.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The grass-roots effort to get Palin on the ticket had been gaining ground since the beginning of the year when she first started gaining attention from the party faithful.
  • Sarah Palin 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Once the GOP evolves into the type of party where the majority are the likes of Palin, Schwartzeneger, and Bloomberg, I'll definitely give them another look.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - McCain names Sarah Palin as surprise VP choice « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

[182] .On September 3, 2008, Palin delivered a 40-minute acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention that was well-received and watched by more than 40 million viewers.^ Sarah Palin: September 2008 .

^ September 2, 2008 6:40 PM Meg, .
  • Sarah Palin: the importance of being earnest - Megan McArdle 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC meganmcardle.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Palin's convention speech will the most watched one this election cycle.
  • Sarah Palin: the importance of being earnest - Megan McArdle 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC meganmcardle.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

[184]
.Several conservative commentators met Palin in the summer of 2007.[185] Some of them, such as Bill Kristol, urged McCain to pick Palin, arguing that her presence on the ticket would provide a boost in enthusiasm among the religious right wing of the Republican party, while her status as an unknown on the national scene would also be a positive factor for McCain's campaign.^ McCain-Palin is the right way.
  • Sarah Palin GOP convention speech. Transcript. - Lynn Sweet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I am not a Republican, but with McCain/Palin on the ticket I am becoming one.
  • Sarah Palin GOP convention speech. Transcript. - Lynn Sweet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Many members of the party are as right-wing and fundamentalist as Sarah Palin.
  • Open Thread : IntentBlog 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.intentblog.com [Source type: General]

[186]
.Since Palin was largely unknown outside Alaska before her selection by McCain, her personal life, positions, and political record drew intense media attention and scrutiny.^ Details of Palin's personal life have contributed to her political image.
  • Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In my opinion, Biden and Pilosi are hypocrites since they state that life begins at conception but have Pro-Choice positions.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Oh well maybe they should have selected a Hillary Biden vs a McCain Palin.
  • Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[187] .On September 1, 2008, Palin announced that her daughter Bristol was pregnant and that she would marry the father, Levi.^ Sarah Palin: September 2008 .

^ CNN announce that her daughter is pregnant and expected to marry the father.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Alaska Gov. Palin (R) announced she was pregnant.
  • Sarah Palin and Feminists for Life | Election 2008 | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

[188] .During this period, some Republicans felt that Palin was being unfairly attacked by the media, a sentiment Palin noted in her acceptance speech.^ It was Carney who first convinced Palin to run for city council in 1992 -- a fact confirmed by another source who was active in Wasilla politics during the period.

^ I can't recall any spectacle comparable to Baby Trig being passed from Cindy McCain, to Trig's 7-year-old sister, to Palin herself when she ended the speech.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It was loud and clear in her acceptance speech and, if each of us took the time to truely investigate Mrs. Palin's past, it comes across in all the interviews she has done.
  • Sarah Palin GOP convention speech. Transcript. - Lynn Sweet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: Original source]

[189] .A poll taken immediately after the Republican convention found that slightly more than half of Americans believed that the media was "trying to hurt" Palin with negative coverage.^ That makes 4 more than Palin.
  • race42008.com » Blog Archive » Sarah Palin Launches SarahPAC 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC race42008.com [Source type: General]

^ Palin deserves a more nuanced presentation than the media are giving her.

^ There are millions of Americans more qualified than Palin.
  • Sarah Palin Pictures - A gallery of photos, pics, images 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.popcrunch.com [Source type: Original source]

[190]
The Palins and McCains in Fairfax, Virginia, September 2008.
.During the campaign, controversy erupted over alleged differences between Palin's positions as a gubernatorial candidate and her position as a vice-presidential candidate.^ After supporting it during her 2006 gubernatorial campaign.
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Didn't she prove her intellect during her interviews as a vice presidential candidate?
  • Fox's Newest Star, Sarah Palin, May Be a Bit Dim 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ French film legend-turned-activist Brigitte Bardot took a swipe at Sarah Palin on Tuesday, saying the US vice presidential candidate was a disgrace to women.

.After McCain announced Palin as his running mate, Newsweek and Time put Palin on their magazine covers,[191] as some of the media alleged that McCain's campaign was restricting press access to Palin by allowing only three one-on-one interviews and no press conferences with her.^ Was McCain confusing running mate with potential mate?
  • McCain picks Alaska governor Sarah Palin for VP slot | The Bilerico Project 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.bilerico.com [Source type: General]

^ McCain and his running mate Mada "X".
  • Draft Sarah Palin For Vice President: How to beat Joe Biden 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC palinforvp.blogspot.com [Source type: News]

^ Sarah Palin on cover of Vogue magazine .
  • Sarah Palin Pictures - A gallery of photos, pics, images 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.popcrunch.com [Source type: Original source]

[192] .Palin's first major interview, with Charles Gibson of ABC News, met with mixed reviews.^ Her ABC interview with Charlie Gibson followed (10%).
  • Brad Warthen's Blog: Sarah Palin 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC blogs.thestate.com [Source type: General]

^ Senate President Lyda Green, a Wasilla Republican who told the Anchorage Daily News that she at first thought news of Palin's selection was a joke.
  • Sarah Palin and Feminists for Life | Election 2008 | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ At this point, already late for my Rotary meeting, I turned back to my options, and noticed that while some of the folks on the left had written about the Sarah Palin interview with Charles Gibson ...
  • Brad Warthen's Blog: Sarah Palin 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC blogs.thestate.com [Source type: General]

[193] .Her interview five days later with Fox News's Sean Hannity focused on many of the same questions from Gibson's interview.^ And watching Palin's recent interview with Sean Hannity, we got the same impression.

^ Did her interviews with Charles Gibson and Sean Hannity answer your questions?
  • Sarah Palin 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Sean Hannity repeated it on Fox last night.

[194] .Palin's performance in her third interview, with Katie Couric of CBS News, was widely criticized; her poll numbers declined, Republicans expressed concern that she was becoming a political liability, and some conservative commentators called for Palin to resign from the Presidential ticket.^ The comment about the Katie Couric interview.
  • Fox's Newest Star, Sarah Palin, May Be a Bit Dim 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ I am not a Republican, but with McCain/Palin on the ticket I am becoming one.
  • Sarah Palin GOP convention speech. Transcript. - Lynn Sweet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Palin has declined to comment.
  • Behold! The McCain Palin “Truth Squad!” « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

[195][196] .Other conservatives remained ardent in their support for Palin, accusing the columnists of elitism.^ We already know that Sarah Palin's husband Todd is a union member who is not affiliated with the Republican Party, and that Sarah once supported Pat Buchanan the renegade conservative.
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Outside of CHERMAK, I haven't seen such ardent support for Sarah Palin.
  • Fox's Newest Star, Sarah Palin, May Be a Bit Dim 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ The other main type of Palin supporters are mostly religious people, mostly Christian, and mostly uneducated and therefore easily fooled by religious sounding con artists.
  • Sarah Palin, WWE Star - Matt Taibbi - Taibblog - True/Slant 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC trueslant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[197] .Following this interview, some Republicans, including Mitt Romney and Bill Kristol, questioned the McCain campaign's strategy of sheltering Palin from unscripted encounters with the press.^ Sarah Palin RUINED the campaign for McCain...
  • Sarah Palin 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Following a 1981 interview with Lee Atwater (another key Republican advisor, and Bush the First’s campaign manager), New York Times reporter Bob Herbert summarized the heart of the GOP’s continued reliance on the “Southern Strategy.” .
  • Sarah Palin Pictures - A gallery of photos, pics, images 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.popcrunch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ McCain needs some life breathed into an otherwise boring campaign (can anyone say Dole 96?
  • Draft Sarah Palin For Vice President: How to beat Joe Biden 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC palinforvp.blogspot.com [Source type: News]

[198]
Palin was reported to have prepared intensively for the October 2 vice-presidential debate with Democratic vice-presidential nominee Joe Biden at Washington University in St. Louis. .Some Republicans suggested that Palin's performance in the interviews would improve public perceptions of her debate performance by lowering expectations.^ This would not have been possible had the last 8 years been under a democratic president (or at least a republican like Powell who seems to have at least some braincells left unlike G.W.).
  • McCain promises NASA money | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine 16 September 2009 3:12 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Suggest removal I didn't think you would defend Palin, Larry.
  • Sarah Palin to give keynote speech at Las Vegas convention - Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 | 4:48 p.m. - Las Vegas Sun 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.lasvegassun.com [Source type: General]

^ Are you suggesting CBS would intentionally try to make Palin look bad?
  • EzraKlein Archive | The American Prospect 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.prospect.org [Source type: General]

[195][199][200] .Polling from CNN, Fox and CBS found that while Palin exceeded most voters' expectations, they felt that Biden had won the debate.^ I suspect when Sarah Palin debates the ruthless, arrogant Joe Biden, many of you will end up cheering for Sarah Palin.
  • Sarah Palin and Feminists for Life | Election 2008 | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Oh well maybe they should have selected a Hillary Biden vs a McCain Palin.
  • Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ MJC (09:09:52) : Hi Rhettorical, Yes, the religious right are “one issue” voters this year, but they won’t admit it.
  • Behold! The McCain Palin “Truth Squad!” « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

[201][202]
Palin at campaign rally in Carson City, Nevada, September, 2008
.Upon returning to the campaign trail after her debate preparation, Palin stepped up her attacks on the Democratic candidate for President, Senator Barack Obama.^ Barack Obama is a Democratic Senator from Illinois and a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination.
  • Behold! The McCain Palin “Truth Squad!” « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Democratic women can attack Palin.

^ Barack Obama and Joe Biden are the democratic party's candidates for president and vice president of the United States of America.
  • Sarah Palin 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

.At a fundraising event, Palin explained her new aggressiveness, saying, "There does come a time when you have to take the gloves off and that time is right now."^ Take that as you will, but that's what we would say.
  • Sarah Palin's 9 Most Disturbing Beliefs | | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Walt Monegan, the former Alaska public safety commissioner, told ABC News today: "I think there are some questions now that, coming to light about how transparent and how honest she wants to be," Monegan said.

^ Sarah Palin was planning to be there for the big event.
  • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

[203]
.Palin appeared on the television show Saturday Night Live on October 18. Prior to her appearance, she had been parodied several times by Tina Fey, who was noted for her physical resemblance to the candidate.^ And the whole “I see Russia from my house” line is Tina Fey, it’s not something that Palin ever said herself.
  • race42008.com » Blog Archive » Sarah Palin Launches SarahPAC 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC race42008.com [Source type: General]

^ Carmela September 3, 2008 8:28 AM Palin's daughter's 18-year-old boyfriend will be appearing with them.
  • Sarah Palin: the importance of being earnest - Megan McArdle 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC meganmcardle.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Palin just happens to be someone of extremely average intellect who happened to be in the right place (Wasilla) at the right time (amid Ted Stevens' implosion).
  • EzraKlein Archive | The American Prospect 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.prospect.org [Source type: General]

[204] .In the weeks leading up to the election, Palin had also been the subject of numerous other parodies.^ Keep up these absolutely hideous attacks on Ms Palin and your vagina obsession and you will witness a backlash like no other.
  • Sarah Palin: the importance of being earnest - Megan McArdle 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC meganmcardle.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Kim and others here have written about additional Palin smears, including the supposed gaffe of Palin this week on Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
  • The Attack Machine is Just Getting Started (Wizbang) 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC wizbangblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Storylines involving Palin accounted for 50% of the newshole, and she was a major factor in the top four media election narratives of the week.
  • Brad Warthen's Blog: Sarah Palin 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC blogs.thestate.com [Source type: General]

[205]
.Controversy arose after it was reported that the Republican National Committee (RNC) spent $150,000 of campaign contributions on clothing, hair styling, and makeup for Palin and her family in September 2008.[206][207] Campaign spokespersons stated the clothing would be going to charity after the election.^ Sarah Palin: September 2008 .

^ (Sep 2008) Fired controversial state trooper for threatening family.
  • Sarah Palin on the Issues 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.ontheissues.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ November 20th, 2009 This entry was posted on Friday, September 5th, 2008 at 7:00 am and is filed under 2008 Presidential Campaign , Sarah Palin , nudity .
  • The Issue Sarah Palin Must Address: I Want to See Her Naked | Cracked.com 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[207] .Palin and some media outlets blamed gender bias for the controversy.^ In some cases, I suspect ideological and gender bias are working together.

^ Palin the controversial candidate will attract a lot of media attention directly competing with Obama's celebrity status.
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Oh you know, Sarah Palin does this kind of crap for attention and the backdrop was purposely chosen by her for media controversy.
  • The PETA Files | Turkey Pardon Fail, Starring Sarah Palin 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC blog.peta.org [Source type: General]

[208][209] At the end of the campaign, Palin returned the clothes to the RNC.[210]
.The election took place on November 4, and Obama was projected as the winner at 11:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.^ Says: October 22nd, 2008 at 10:25 pm “And I’m not thrilled with a swipe McCain took at Senator Obama” .
  • McCain promises NASA money | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine 16 September 2009 3:12 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: Original source]

^ November 24, 2008 11:25 PM .
  • The PETA Files | Turkey Pardon Fail, Starring Sarah Palin 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC blog.peta.org [Source type: General]

^ Matthew Says: October 22nd, 2008 at 2:55 pm < < And I’m not thrilled with a swipe McCain took at Senator Obama: [...
  • McCain promises NASA money | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine 16 September 2009 3:12 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: Original source]

[211] .In his concession speech McCain thanked Palin, calling her "one of the best campaigners I've ever seen, and an impressive new voice in our party for reform and the principles that have always been our greatest strength."^ Thanks to Palin, McCain is back in the race.
  • Sarah Palin Pictures - A gallery of photos, pics, images 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.popcrunch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Sarah Palin RUINED the campaign for McCain...
  • Sarah Palin 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Spencer, I believe #49 is one of the most respectful oppositions to Gov Palin I’ve seen recently.
  • race42008.com » Blog Archive » Sarah Palin Launches SarahPAC 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC race42008.com [Source type: General]

[211] .While aides were preparing the teleprompter for McCain's speech, they found a concession speech written for Palin by Bush speechwriter Matthew Scully.^ Palin's daughter is pregnant, McCain is a Bush clone, Obama has a muslim name?
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If the McCain/Palin ticket wins, be prepared for worse than Bush (if that's even possible)..
  • McCain picks Alaska governor Sarah Palin for VP slot | The Bilerico Project 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.bilerico.com [Source type: General]

^ Oh well maybe they should have selected a Hillary Biden vs a McCain Palin.
  • Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Two members of McCain's staff, Steve Schmidt and Mark Salter, told Palin that there was no tradition of Election Night speeches by running mates, and that she would not be speaking.^ Was McCain confusing running mate with potential mate?
  • McCain picks Alaska governor Sarah Palin for VP slot | The Bilerico Project 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.bilerico.com [Source type: General]

^ McCain and his running mate Mada "X".
  • Draft Sarah Palin For Vice President: How to beat Joe Biden 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC palinforvp.blogspot.com [Source type: News]

^ Sarah Palin to be his running mate.
  • Brad Warthen's Blog: Sarah Palin 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC blogs.thestate.com [Source type: General]

.Palin appealed to McCain, who agreed with his staff.^ Palin could appeal to a generation of women who respect strength and independence in women, but don't necessarily identify with the feminist movement.

^ (Why Palin or the GOP/McCain team would ever agree to hours of footage with someone so far up Obama’s ass her bob is touching his colon is beyond me, but so be it.
  • Sarah Palin, WWE Star - Matt Taibbi - Taibblog - True/Slant 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC trueslant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Colberg, who was appointed by Palin, said the employees are caught between their respect for the Legislature and their loyalty to the governor, who initially agreed to cooperate with the inquiry but has increasingly opposed it since McCain chose her as his running mate.

[212]

After the 2008 election

Rallying with Saxby Chambliss in Savannah, Georgia, December 2008
.Palin was selected as one of America’s "Top 10 Most Fascinating People" of 2008 for a Barbara Walters ABC special on December 4, 2008.[213] She was the first guest on commentator Glenn Beck's Fox News television show on January 19, 2009, commenting on President Barack Obama that he was her president and that she would assist in any way to bring progress to the nation without abandoning her conservative views.^ Sarah Palin on Glenn Beck yesterday.
  • Sarah Palin to give keynote speech at Las Vegas convention - Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 | 4:48 p.m. - Las Vegas Sun 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.lasvegassun.com [Source type: General]

^ Suggest removal Needle commented that he watched Sarah Palin's appearance on the Glenn Beck show yesterday on FOX News.
  • Sarah Palin to give keynote speech at Las Vegas convention - Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 | 4:48 p.m. - Las Vegas Sun 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.lasvegassun.com [Source type: General]

^ Wednesday, December 10, 2008 .
  • Palin's Deceptions: More Photoshop Fun! 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.palindeception.com [Source type: Original source]

[214]
.Palin's high profile in the 2008 presidential campaign fueled speculation that she will run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, and beginning in November 2008, there was an active "Draft Palin" movement.^ There's already talk that Sarah has her eye on 2012 for a presidential run.
  • Sarah Palin 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ November 20th, 2009 This entry was posted on Friday, September 5th, 2008 at 7:00 am and is filed under 2008 Presidential Campaign , Sarah Palin , nudity .
  • The Issue Sarah Palin Must Address: I Want to See Her Naked | Cracked.com 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Posted by Brad Warthen at 10:28 AM in 2008 Presidential , Elections , Popular culture , Sarah Palin , Women , Working Permalink .
  • Brad Warthen's Blog: Sarah Palin 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC blogs.thestate.com [Source type: General]

[215] .Palin has been selectively endorsing and campaigning for individual candidates, and she remains a fundraising asset.^ Arlen Specter's (D-PA) ties to vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin in the 2008 campaign .

^ Sarah Palin is a true Stepford candidate, a cyborg that will say whatever the men in McCain’s campaign want her to say.

^ It is no small thing that the greatest jump in Hoffman’s campaign (and the simultaneous death knell of Scozzafava’s) was when Palin endorsed Hoffman.
  • Sarah Palin, WWE Star - Matt Taibbi - Taibblog - True/Slant 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC trueslant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[216] Such success fueled speculation that Palin may run for president in 2012.[217]
.On January 27, 2009, Palin formed the political action committee, SarahPAC.[218] The organization which describes itself as an advocate of “energy independence,”[219] supports candidates for federal and state office.^ Blog Archive » Sarah Palin Launches SarahPAC January 27, 2009 .
  • race42008.com » Blog Archive » Sarah Palin Launches SarahPAC 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC race42008.com [Source type: General]

^ GoCrossPoliticalBash08 Fight for your favorite presidential candidate, and join forces with thousands of fellow supporters in an epic online battle for political conquest across the United States against your rival candidates!
  • Sarah Palin on the Issues 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.ontheissues.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Then, on January 1, 2010, Alaska is allowed (forced, if necessary) to secede from the Union to form an independent queendom with Sarah Palin as Queen Mother.
  • EzraKlein Archive | The American Prospect 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.prospect.org [Source type: General]

[220] .Following her resignation as Governor, Palin announced her intention to campaign "on behalf of candidates who believe in the right things, regardless of their party label or affiliation."^ The simple fact is her "disclosure" isn't and for anyone regardless of Party affiliation that attempts to make it seem so is out of line and or completely devoid of and knowledge military affairs.
  • The Attack Machine is Just Getting Started (Wizbang) 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC wizbangblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Sarah Louise Palin (; née Heath ; born February 11, 1964) is an American politician, author and political commentator who served as the 11th Governor of Alaska from 2006 until her resignation in 2009.
  • Sarah Palin 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Also, I don’t believe in doing the right thing because a book written 2000 years ago tells me to.
  • Sarah Palin Pictures - A gallery of photos, pics, images 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.popcrunch.com [Source type: Original source]

[221] It was reported that the SarahPAC had raised nearly $1,000,000.[222] A legal defense fund was also been set up to help Palin challenge ethics complaints, and it had collected approximately $250,000 as of mid July 2009.[222][223]
On February 6, 2010, when Fox News asked her if she would be running for president in 2012, she replied "I would be willing to if I believe that it's right for the country,"[18] adding "I won't close the door that perhaps could be open for me in the future."[17]

Going Rogue

.In November 2009, Palin released her memoir Going Rogue: An American Life, in which she details her private and political career, including her resignation as Governor of Alaska.^ Sarah Palin was Governor Alaska at the time.
  • Fox's Newest Star, Sarah Palin, May Be a Bit Dim 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin.
  • Fox's Newest Star, Sarah Palin, May Be a Bit Dim 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ Sarah Louise Palin (; née Heath ; born February 11, 1964) is an American politician, author and political commentator who served as the 11th Governor of Alaska from 2006 until her resignation in 2009.
  • Sarah Palin 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

.Palin said she took the title from the phrase 'gone rogue' used by McCain staffers to describe her behavior when she spoke her mind on the issues during the campaign.^ It’s also a title of a book, and a phrase used by McCain.
  • Behold! The McCain Palin “Truth Squad!” « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The McCain-Palin campaign declined to comment on the issue.
  • race42008.com » Blog Archive » Sarah Palin Launches SarahPAC 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC race42008.com [Source type: General]

^ If I were McCain or Palin, I would use it to show (again) how out of touch Obama is by holding up a picture of a pitbull and a pig and explaining the differences.
  • Another Smear Dismantled -- Track Palin Deployment Info (Wizbang) 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC wizbangblog.com [Source type: General]

[224] The subtitle, "An American Life", mirrors the title of President Ronald Reagan's 1990 autobiography.[225] .Less than two weeks after its release, sales of the book exceeded the one million mark, with 300,000 copies sold the first day.^ And why her book's on it's second printing it's first week of release!
  • http://www.charliedanielssoapbox.com/view_topic.php?id=8705&forum_id=12 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.charliedanielssoapbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Apparently, the two-term Gov. MN is less experienced than the one-term Gov. MA. I doubt there'll be any questions at the VP debate about the Salt Lake Winter Olympics.
  • Draft Sarah Palin For Vice President: How to beat Joe Biden 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC palinforvp.blogspot.com [Source type: News]

^ "As far as experience goes, Gov. Palin has made more command decisions in a week than Barack Obama has made in the last two years."
  • McCain picks Alaska governor Sarah Palin for VP slot | The Bilerico Project 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.bilerico.com [Source type: General]

.Its bestseller rankings were comparable to memoirs by Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.^ Sarah was actually MORE complimentary and understanding of Hillary Clinton than most Obama-Democrats were - at a time when SHE DIDNT NEED TO BE - back in March.
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I think Bill Clinton is set to meet up with Obama and McCain at the Columbia U. conference on education, but that’s all I’ve heard.
  • Behold! The McCain Palin “Truth Squad!” « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ August 29th, 2008 10:49 am ET I was a Hillary Clinton supporter seriously worried about Barack Obama's experience.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - McCain names Sarah Palin as surprise VP choice « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

[226][227][228]
.Palin traveled to 11 states in a bus, with her family accompanying her, to promote the book.^ The investigation is focused on Palin's alleged involvement in an effort to fire a state trooper who had had been embroiled in a bitter dispute with Palin's family.

^ Colberg said he called after Todd Palin asked him about "the process" for when state troopers make death threats against the first family.
  • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ Monegan also said, as he has before , that he believes he was fired because of his reluctance to fire Mike Wooten, a state trooper who was embroiled in a bitter dispute with Palin's family.

.She made a number of media appearances as well, including a widely publicized interview on November 16, 2009 with Oprah Winfrey.^ The tightening of debate rules, blocking of the press from the New York appearances with world leaders, the limited number of media interviews...

^ Dan Says: January 27th, 2009 at 4:16 pm Alright, I admit that I made some snide comments about Palin’s intellect.
  • race42008.com » Blog Archive » Sarah Palin Launches SarahPAC 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC race42008.com [Source type: General]

^ There were any number of experienced, well educated VP choices that McCain could have made.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

[229]

Tea Party convention keynote speech

.On Febrary 6, 2010, Palin appeared as the keynote speaker at the inaugural Tea Party convention in Nashville, Tennessee.^ Palin, Bachmann to headline Tea Party convention.
  • http://www.charliedanielssoapbox.com/view_topic.php?id=8705&forum_id=12 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.charliedanielssoapbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Texas for Sarah Palin : Sarah Palin and the Smoke-Blowing Pundits These troops, of whom I am one, are all still scratching their heads over the criticisms regarding Sarah Palin's keynoting the National Tea Party Convention.
  • Sarah Palin 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Her high fee has earned ire from some of her fans, who were annoyed with the $550 per ticket price of the Tea Party convention to be held in Nashville in early February.
  • Sarah Palin to give keynote speech at Las Vegas convention - Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 | 4:48 p.m. - Las Vegas Sun 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.lasvegassun.com [Source type: General]

Palin said the Tea Party movement is "the future of politics in America."[230]
.During her 40 minute speech, Palin asked the crowd, "How's that hopey-changey stuff workin' out for ya?"^ If I were McCain or Palin, I would use it to show (again) how out of touch Obama is by holding up a picture of a pitbull and a pig and explaining the differences.
  • Another Smear Dismantled -- Track Palin Deployment Info (Wizbang) 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC wizbangblog.com [Source type: General]

^ So I really don’t care how well Sarah Palin delivers a speech tonight that was written for her.
  • Destination Alaska. They’re Heee-eere. « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I've seen Hillary go on about her husband many times during her speeches, so how does that make her a "stronger woman," especially after what she put up with from her husband?
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

[231][232][233] .She criticized the Administration for rising deficits, and "apologizing for America” in speeches in other countries.^ How about doing something really really hard for once..How about pointing the finger at yourselves to blame for once and instead of other people?America, wealthy country?
  • Sarah Palin Pictures - A gallery of photos, pics, images 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.popcrunch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Like Obama, his advisers are critical of the Bush foreign policy agenda in Iraq and Afghanistan, on Darfur, and with respect to U.S.-Latin America relations, among others.
  • Behold! The McCain Palin “Truth Squad!” « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

.Palin said Obama was weak on the war on terrorism for allowing the so-called Christmas bomber to board a plane headed for the United States.^ Barack Obama and Joe Biden are the democratic party's candidates for president and vice president of the United States of America.
  • Sarah Palin 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Listen, if YOUR goal were to see the United States destroyed as THE global power, I admit Obama is a tough act to improve on, but Palin would do an even better job as puppet in chief.
  • Fox's Newest Star, Sarah Palin, May Be a Bit Dim 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ Our flirting or fornicating with socialism/communism cannot be allowed to continue because it will mean the end of the United States.
  • http://www.charliedanielssoapbox.com/view_topic.php?id=8705&forum_id=12 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.charliedanielssoapbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[234] ."To win that war, we need a commander in chief, not a professor of law," Palin said.^ Remember what Adlai Stevenson said about smart people, "But I need a majority to win."
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We know Adlai Stevenson said, But I need a majority to win."
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Palin’s experience was summarily ignored as qualification for vice-president, while Obama’s lack of same apparently made him imminently qualified for Commander-in-Chief.
  • http://www.charliedanielssoapbox.com/view_topic.php?id=8705&forum_id=12 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.charliedanielssoapbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[235]
.The organizers of the event said the purpose of the gathering was to turn the activism of the various Tea Party rallies into actual political power.^ What is needed now is nothing short of a citizen's revolt --and not some phoney Fox "News"/right wing radio organized sham like the "tea parties".
  • Fox's Newest Star, Sarah Palin, May Be a Bit Dim 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ Again and again, Palin has charmed powerful political patrons, and then rejected them when it suited her purposes.

^ David Knowles Business Entertainment Food New Post 3 hours ago Tea Partiers + Palin = Political Awesomeness .
  • Sarah Palin, WWE Star - Matt Taibbi - Taibblog - True/Slant 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC trueslant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Palin said the Republican Party would be smart to, ". .^ The attendants' statements would be more damning to Palin if she was supposed to be as big as the AK Lege pics and they said they didn't even know she was pregnant.
  • Palin's Deceptions: More Photoshop Fun! 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.palindeception.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Tell them that Palin is a REAL conservative Republican with an enthusiastic following that represents the heart and soul of the party, and should therefore represent the Republican party in 2012 as the presidential nominee!
  • Fox's Newest Star, Sarah Palin, May Be a Bit Dim 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ We already know that Sarah Palin's husband Todd is a union member who is not affiliated with the Republican Party, and that Sarah once supported Pat Buchanan the renegade conservative.
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

.absorb as much of the tea party movement as possible."[236]
Ms. Palin’s speaking fee was reported to be $100,000, which some in the Tea Party movement criticized as being too high for fiscal conservatives to pay. .Judson Phillips, the founder of Tea Party Nation, the social networking site that sponsored the convention, did not confirm the amount paid to Palin saying he was contractually obligated not to speak about it.^ What the locals say about Palin (not much) .
  • Brad Warthen's Blog: Sarah Palin 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC blogs.thestate.com [Source type: General]

^ Texas for Sarah Palin : Sarah Palin and the Smoke-Blowing Pundits These troops, of whom I am one, are all still scratching their heads over the criticisms regarding Sarah Palin's keynoting the National Tea Party Convention.
  • Sarah Palin 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ "That's why I say I, like every American I'm speaking with, were ill about this position that we have been put in.
  • EzraKlein Archive | The American Prospect 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.prospect.org [Source type: General]

."I’ll simply say this: when you get a speaker of the caliber of Governor Palin, it’s not done on the basis of a handshake," he said.^ I don't know if I can add more to what you said but my initial reaction to the news was simply of surprised.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You have my sympathy, and Governor Palin has my support.
  • Sarah Palin Pictures - A gallery of photos, pics, images 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.popcrunch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I’ll agree with you that Barack Obama and Sarah Palin do have many things in their background in common, and I think we can both agree with Matt that both are masters of the political machine.
  • Sarah Palin, WWE Star - Matt Taibbi - Taibblog - True/Slant 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC trueslant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Palin said she made no apologies for the fee which she plans to use to fund conservative causes.^ Sarah Palin is a beautiful moral , smart women, who made no claims of seeing Russia at all, that was the not so good looking one on satuday live.
  • Sarah Palin Pictures - A gallery of photos, pics, images 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.popcrunch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Monegan also said Sarah Palin sent him E-MAILS on the subject, but Monegan declined to disclose them, saying he planned to give them to a legislative investigator looking into the matter.
  • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ Palin made a great impression on them early on as a solid conservative, but no doubt they didnt think she was qualified.
  • Destination Alaska. They’re Heee-eere. « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

[237]
.During her speech, Palin had the words "Energy", "Tax Cuts", and "Lift American Spirit" written on her palm.^ So I really don’t care how well Sarah Palin delivers a speech tonight that was written for her.
  • Destination Alaska. They’re Heee-eere. « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ennealogic (15:18:13) : Governor Palin’s speech, the one she is preparing to deliver tonight at the Republican Convention, was written weeks ago.
  • Destination Alaska. They’re Heee-eere. « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Sarah Palin is an anti-choice, pro-gun, tax-cutting, hawkish conservative.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

.She did not look at her hand during the speech, but she did so during a press interview that followed and was later derided by critics, including White House Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs.^ If Sarah looks like she is being buillied by Biden.....I think that will make Sara look like she is not ready to be VP and a heart beat away from the White House.
  • Draft Sarah Palin For Vice President: How to beat Joe Biden 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC palinforvp.blogspot.com [Source type: News]

^ But many women too, including hard core PUMAs, are also excited by the possibility of seeing a female in the White House.
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Republican activist Lawrence E. King, Jr. Republican lobbyist Craig J. Spence both of Washington, D.C. organized child sex parties at the White House during the 1980s.
  • Sarah Palin: the importance of being earnest - Megan McArdle 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC meganmcardle.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

[238][239][240][241] .While campaigning in Texas for Governor Rick Perry the following day, Palin had “Hi Mom” written on her palm, which drew laughter from the attendees.^ After her water broke, on the day of Trig's delivery, Palin delivered a keynote address in Texas and then flew 8 hours to Alaska.
  • Sarah Palin and Feminists for Life | Election 2008 | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Ennealogic (15:18:13) : Governor Palin’s speech, the one she is preparing to deliver tonight at the Republican Convention, was written weeks ago.
  • Destination Alaska. They’re Heee-eere. « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "In Full": Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska, speaks at a GOP rally in Dayton, Ohio following her introduction by John McCain as his pick for vice president.
  • Sarah Palin 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

[242]

Family and religion

Palin family members at the announcement of her vice-presidential selection, August 29, 2008. From left to right: Todd, Piper, Willow, Bristol and Trig.
.Palin describes herself as a hockey mom.^ Palin will only support McCain's policies not only because she's a veep candidate adhering totally to the principal, but because her endeavors have been basically those of a hockey mom and should continue to be so..."
  • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ I don't know, but to quantify Palin with only two years goverment or because she has mammalian protuberances', and is a "hockey mom" is almost criminal.
  • Washington File: McCain's gamble on Sarah Palin 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.cbc.ca [Source type: General]

^ August 29, 2008 9:54 PM · Direct link She described herself as “just your average hockey mom,” hockey mom = mother pucker?
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Palins have five children: sons Track (b.^ Palin talked about her son, Track, an infantryman in the U.S. Army: When he turned 18 right before he enlisted, he had to get his first tattoo.
  • Sarah Palin's 9 Most Disturbing Beliefs | | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ On September 11, 2007, the Palins' son Track joined the Army.
  • Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I just listened to Palin's speech and spent the first five minutes talking about her husband and the last 5 minutes talking about each of her children.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

.1989)[39][243] and Trig Paxson Van (b.^ The boy's name is Trig Paxson Van Palin.
  • Sarah Palin: the importance of being earnest - Megan McArdle 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC meganmcardle.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ On April 18, Sarah Palin gave birth to a 6-pound, 2-ounce son, Trig Paxson Van Palin.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

.2008), and daughters Bristol Sheeran Marie[244] (b.^ Vincentius Says: September 5th, 2008 at 8:04 pm Her daughter’s name is “Bristol.” Ever been to London?
  • The Issue Sarah Palin Must Address: I Want to See Her Naked | Cracked.com 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

1990), Willow (b. 1995), and Piper (b. 2001).[245] .Track enlisted in the U.S. Army on September 11, 2007,[246] and was subsequently assigned to an infantry brigade.^ On September 11, 2007, the Palins' son Track joined the Army.
  • Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Track now serves in an infantry brigade and will be deployed to Iraq in September.
  • Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Her son Track joined the army in 2007.
  • Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He and his unit deployed to Iraq in September 2008 for 12 months.^ September 26, 2008 12:02 AM .
  • EzraKlein Archive | The American Prospect 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.prospect.org [Source type: General]

^ September 11, 2008, 12:14PM .

^ September 26, 2008 12:31 AM .
  • EzraKlein Archive | The American Prospect 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.prospect.org [Source type: General]

[247] .Palin's youngest child, Trig, was prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome.^ So what if her child has Down’s syndrome?
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It was completely unnecessary to inform us all that she has a child with Down syndrome.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Pagal_Aadmi_for_debauchery on August 31, 2008 12:02 AM · Direct link I wonder why people are not more critical of Palin's manifestly cruel decision of not aborting a child with down syndrome.
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

[248] .Palin has one grandchild, a boy named Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston, who was born to her eldest daughter Bristol, in 2008.[249] Her husband Todd works for the British oil company BP as an oil-field production operator and owns a commercial fishing business.^ Worked with her husband as a commercial fisherman.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Her husband is employed by BP Oil.
  • Washington File: McCain's gamble on Sarah Palin 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.cbc.ca [Source type: General]

^ Palin advocated abstinence-only programs for teens and her owned teenage daughter Bristol became an un-wed mother, but like her mother she chose life over abortion.
  • GlossLip » Sarah Palin’s Strange Scientology Connections 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC glosslip.com [Source type: General]

[37][83]
.Palin was born into a Roman Catholic family.^ Palin's personal family life does spill over into the policies she such as teaching of absinence only in schools and staunch pro life and that should be something we can and should examine.
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Someone finally points out that it's not an issue of mudslinging or bringing Palin's family into the election inappropriately, but of credibility/consistency in her own values.
  • McCain picks Alaska governor Sarah Palin for VP slot | The Bilerico Project 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.bilerico.com [Source type: General]

^ These two teenagers have been thrust into the public spotlight and entrapped in order to demonstrate Palin's version of "family values".
  • Sarah Palin GOP convention speech. Transcript. - Lynn Sweet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: Original source]

[7] .Later, her family joined the Wasilla Assembly of God, a Pentecostal church,[250] which she attended until 2002. Palin then switched to the Wasilla Bible Church because, she said, she preferred the children's ministries offered there.^ For community service, he did construction work on the Wasilla Bible Church that the Palin family attends in Wasilla.
  • race42008.com » Blog Archive » Sarah Palin Launches SarahPAC 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC race42008.com [Source type: General]

^ In June, Palin gave a speech at the Wasilla Assembly of God, her former church, in which she exhorted ministry students to pray for American soldiers in Iraq.
  • Sarah Palin's 9 Most Disturbing Beliefs | | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Completely outrageous.2)Clean water should be sacrificed to benefits development, 1) Religious beliefs are Pentecostal beliefs nurtured by Assembly of God heresy.
  • Sarah Palin's 9 Most Disturbing Beliefs | | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

[251] When in Juneau, she attends the Juneau Christian Center.[252] Palin described herself in an interview as a "Bible-believing Christian."[7] After the Republican National Convention, a spokesperson for the McCain campaign told CNN that Palin "doesn't consider herself Pentecostal" and has "deep religious convictions."[253]
.Palin said in a PBS interview that her favorite writer is C. S. Lewis.^ In a Charlie Rose interview last year, I think, she said she likes C.S. Lewis and some doctor/runner author.
  • McCain promises NASA money | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine 16 September 2009 3:12 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: Original source]

.In the interview, Palin stated, "I love C. S. Lewis – very, very deep.^ I agree that Sarah Palin would be a fantastic interview, and I would love to have her on after the campaign is over."
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Palin's strengths which you mentioned, plus her sensible positions on the issues, were very apparent in the interview.
  • http://www.charliedanielssoapbox.com/view_topic.php?id=8705&forum_id=12 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.charliedanielssoapbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sarah Palin seems to be a very nice lady, loving mother & wife.
  • Sarah Palin Pictures - A gallery of photos, pics, images 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.popcrunch.com [Source type: Original source]

Very intriguing. I love anything by C. S. Lewis."[254][255]

Political positions

Palin has been a registered Republican since 1982, and has described the Republican Party platform as "the right agenda for America".[7]
.
  • Palin is a social conservative.^ Because Sarah Palin is a social conservative...
    • Sarah Palin: the importance of being earnest - Megan McArdle 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC meganmcardle.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Sarah Palin is a stooge in an elaborate scheme by business conservatives to steal the party agenda away from social conservatives.
    • race42008.com » Blog Archive » Sarah Palin Launches SarahPAC 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC race42008.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Because Sarah Palin is a social conservative and therefore a hypocrite ?
    • Sarah Palin: the importance of being earnest - Megan McArdle 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC meganmcardle.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

    [256] .Palin opposes same-sex marriage[257] and supports the death penalty.^ She did VETO a reform that would have denied same sex partner benefits to state employees and while it may not be marriage its a step in the right direction and it shouldn't be ignored.
    • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Can we count on your support of the death penalty to solve another set of social problems?
    • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I think SNL could have made the same point in a way that didn't involve the Palin kids - especially a skit that involved having sex with their father.

    [258] Palin opposes embryonic stem cell research,[259] and abortion, calling herself "as pro-life as any candidate can be." She supports laws requiring parental consent for minors seeking an abortion.[260] .Palin supports allowing the discussion of creationism in public schools, but is not in favor of teaching it as part of the curriculum.^ She wants creationism taught in public schools.

    ^ Palin also supports the teaching of creationism in public schools, under the name of "intelligent design."

    ^ The volatile issue of teaching creation science in public schools popped up in the Alaska governor's race this week when Republican Sarah Palin said she thinks creationism should be taught alongside evolution in the state's public classrooms.
    • McCain picks Alaska governor Sarah Palin for VP slot | The Bilerico Project 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.bilerico.com [Source type: General]

    [261]
  • .
  • Palin supports sex education in public schools that encourage abstinence along with contraception.^ This would be vastly more compelling if there were any good evidence that sex education emphasizing birth control works any better than sex education emphasizing abstinence.
    • Sarah Palin: the importance of being earnest - Megan McArdle 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC meganmcardle.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We may have our problems, and under the current State administration the performance of our public schools may be lacking; but, we actually have one of the most educated populations in the country.
    • Palin's Deceptions: More Photoshop Fun! 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.palindeception.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ TRANSLATION: Pro-life supporters, anti-gay marriage laws, and teaching 'creation' in public schools.
    • Perez Hilton: Sarah Palin Is For Hire, Signs Up For Job Networking Site! 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC perezhilton.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [262]
  • .
  • A lifetime member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), Palin believes the right to bear arms includes handgun possession, and is against a ban on semi-automatic assault weapons.^ A lifetime member of the NRA!!
    • Washington File: McCain's gamble on Sarah Palin 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.cbc.ca [Source type: General]

    ^ McCain's gamble on Sarah Palin A lifetime member of the NRA!!
    • Washington File: McCain's gamble on Sarah Palin 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.cbc.ca [Source type: General]

    ^ Palin holds a lifetime membership with the National Rifle Association.
    • Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [259] and supports gun safety education for youth.[263] She supports capital punishment.[264]
  • .
  • Palin has promoted oil and natural gas resource exploration in Alaska, including in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.^ Palin is in favor of offshore drilling and drilling in the ecologically sensitive Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
    • Sarah Palin's 9 Most Disturbing Beliefs | | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Favors opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas production.
    • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ She is a champion for big oil and supports drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and everywhere else .
    • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

    [91]
  • .
  • Palin has expressed skepticism about the causes of global warming,[265] but agrees that "man's activities certainly can be contributing to the issue" and that action should be taken.^ On man-made global warming: .
    • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But while Bristol's actions and choices should not be attacked, teen pregnancy is no cause for celebration, either.
    • Sarah Palin's 9 Most Disturbing Beliefs | | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ One may not agree with her assessment of Palin and the Democratic overreaction to her, but it helped me re-frame my thinking about why so many people seem to be attracted to her.
    • Behold! The McCain Palin “Truth Squad!” « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

    [266] .She is opposed to cap-and-trade proposals such as the American Clean Energy and Security Act‎, a bill which is still pending in the Senate.^ Obama advocates a market-based cap-and-trade system to reduce carbon emissions, and has said the United States should invest $150 billion over ten years to advance clean-energy technology.
    • Behold! The McCain Palin “Truth Squad!” « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

    [267]
  • .
  • On foreign policy, Palin supported the Bush Administration's policies in Iraq, but is concerned that "dependence on foreign energy" may be obstructing efforts to "have an exit plan in place".[268][269] Palin supports preemptive military action in the face of an imminent threat, and supports U.S. military operations in Pakistan.^ Where is your vibrosity where it concerns Palin's policies?
    • Sarah Palin: the importance of being earnest - Megan McArdle 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC meganmcardle.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ RIGHT…because compared to moose lady and preacher boy, Romney’s talk about tax cuts, a plan for healthcare, a policy to secure the border, support for finishing the mission in Iraq, calls to use our Domestic Energy – I guess none of those were substance-related.
    • race42008.com » Blog Archive » Sarah Palin Launches SarahPAC 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC race42008.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Like Obama, his advisers are critical of the Bush foreign policy agenda in Iraq and Afghanistan, on Darfur, and with respect to U.S.-Latin America relations, among others.
    • Behold! The McCain Palin “Truth Squad!” « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Palin supports NATO membership for Ukraine and Georgia,[270] and affirms that if Russia invaded a NATO member, the United States should meet its treaty obligations.^ Now it is being revealed that both Sarah and Todd Palin were once members of the anti-american Alaskan Independence Party whose goal is to secede from the United States and make Alaska an independent nation!
    • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Contrived and generated adoration for a man who should never have been elected President of the United States.
    • http://www.charliedanielssoapbox.com/view_topic.php?id=8705&forum_id=12 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.charliedanielssoapbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Palin will only support McCain's policies not only because she's a veep candidate adhering totally to the principal, but because her endeavors have been basically those of a hockey mom and should continue to be so..."
    • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

    [271]
  • .
  • Palin supports health care deregulation, tort reform and "providing Medicare recipients with vouchers that allow them to purchase their own coverage."^ It sounds like her values and beliefs (supports SChip, universal health care) conflicts with McCain's.
    • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So, health care reform and reducing taxes and reigning in spending has got to accompany tax reductions and tax relief for Americans and trade.
    • race42008.com » Blog Archive » Sarah Palin Launches SarahPAC 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC race42008.com [Source type: General]

    ^ On the policy front, Palin can make the case that the Democratic program of higher taxes, more spending, and a government takeover of health care is a proven loser.
    • Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [272] .Palin used the phrase "death panels" to encapsulate her opposition to a government-run health care system.^ We don't need tax cuts, we need tax increases so we can fund our educational system and work toward national health care.
    • Sarah Palin and Feminists for Life | Election 2008 | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Do we as average Americans trust the federal government to handle our health care needs as we get into the later stages of our lives or for that matter with the well-being of our children?
    • http://www.charliedanielssoapbox.com/view_topic.php?id=8705&forum_id=12 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.charliedanielssoapbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ He can use Palin on offense to make a run at women voters and on defense to blunt the populist attacks from the Democrats.
    • Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    While admitting that no proposed bills include the actual word pair,[273] she explained that the phrase "should not be taken literally".[274] "The fact is that any group of government bureaucrats that makes decisions affecting life or death is essentially a 'death panel'."[275] PolitiFact called Palin's death panel claim the "Lie of the Year."[276]
  • As Governor of Alaska, Palin sponsored Healthcare Decisions Day 2008, which was "designed to raise public awareness of the need to plan ahead for healthcare decisions, related to end of life care and medical decision-making whenever patients are unable to speak for themselves and to encourage the specific use of advance directives to communicate these important healthcare decisions."[277]
  • Palin is against the House and Senate's health care reform legislation which has passed the House and is currently before the Senate. .On her Facebook page, Palin said, "This is about politics, not health care.^ What have I said about Palin that is ludicrous?
    • race42008.com » Blog Archive » Sarah Palin Launches SarahPAC 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC race42008.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Who cares about Palin...
    • The PETA Files | Turkey Pardon Fail, Starring Sarah Palin 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC blog.peta.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Bil wrote this back in January 2007 (the linked 365gay article is gone) about Palin's efforts to reduce access to health care benefits for the same-sex partners of state employees , despite eventually giving in: .
    • McCain picks Alaska governor Sarah Palin for VP slot | The Bilerico Project 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.bilerico.com [Source type: General]

    .Americans don’t want this bill.^ September 2, 2008 11:49 PM So, the American public wants someone with "experience" to be President or Vice President, but we don't want "Washington insiders" or "Career" politicians?
    • Sarah Palin: the importance of being earnest - Megan McArdle 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC meganmcardle.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Americans don’t like this bill.^ Cherokee Bill wrote: SusieQ_TX wrote: I've been listening to Sarah on all these interviews and there is something I don't like.
    • http://www.charliedanielssoapbox.com/view_topic.php?id=8705&forum_id=12 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.charliedanielssoapbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Aldebaran wrote: Cherokee Bill wrote: SusieQ_TX wrote: I've been listening to Sarah on all these interviews and there is something I don't like.
    • http://www.charliedanielssoapbox.com/view_topic.php?id=8705&forum_id=12 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.charliedanielssoapbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I don't think the American people are that stupid and I think Obama/Biden will do a good job of making McPalin look like the Christian Taliban they are.
    • Sarah Palin's 9 Most Disturbing Beliefs | | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    Washington has stopped listening to us. .But we’re paying attention, and 2010 is coming."^ It sounds like you're paying attention and making the right judgement and decisions.
    • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - McCain names Sarah Palin as surprise VP choice « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

    [278]
  • .
  • Palin does not support the new medical guidelines for cervical and breast cancer screening which raises the ages at which women are encouraged to obtain screening.^ I'm pretty sure you can't be a feminist and claim that women have the sole responsibility to stay home and raise the children while their husband goes off to work to support the family.
    • Sarah Palin: the importance of being earnest - Megan McArdle 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC meganmcardle.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I’m starting a new thread and kicking off discussion with this YouTube ad from Palin supporters.
    • Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I can admire Governor Palin for accomplishing all she has, but in no way does she have the resume of a Vice President, and it's an insult that of all the brilliant, qualified women in the country she is on the ticket.
    • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force[279] established the mammography guidelines, and[280] the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists established guidelines for pap smears.[281] .Palin said this brought to mind "rationed care."^ And didn't that Governor have a name beginning with P. Palin's extreme beliefs should scare off any rational being on this planet as well as the creation care end of fundamentalism.
    • Sarah Palin's 9 Most Disturbing Beliefs | | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    [282][283]

Public image

.Prior to the Republican National Convention, a Gallup poll found that most voters were unfamiliar with Sarah Palin.^ Sarah Palin GOP convention speech.
  • Sarah Palin GOP convention speech. Transcript. - Lynn Sweet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Public Policy has a new poll out on Sarah Palin: Public Policy Polling released a study on Thursday revealing that, one year after bursting onto the national scene, Palin still has not made inroads among a variety of key demographic groups.

^ WASHINGTON — The Republican National Convention has given John McCain and his party a significant boost, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll taken over the weekend shows, as running mate Sarah Palin helps close an "enthusiasm gap" that has dogged the GOP all year.
  • Brad Warthen's Blog: Sarah Palin 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC blogs.thestate.com [Source type: General]

.During her campaign to become vice president, 39% said Palin was ready to serve as president if needed, 33% said Palin was not, and 29% had no opinion.^ "I thought it was becoming obvious," Palin said.
  • Sarah Palin and Feminists for Life | Election 2008 | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Well, I think you are the most beautiful and precious woman in the world, i may wish you a long beautiful life and i also wish you to become new vice president of the USA. .
  • Sarah Palin Pictures - A gallery of photos, pics, images 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.popcrunch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ September 1, 2008 7:23 PM · Direct link 295 · Dr Amnonymous said think if Obama's campaign or someone else runs a feminist attack on Palin .
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

.This was "the lowest vote of confidence in a running mate since the elder George Bush chose then-Indiana senator Dan Quayle to join his ticket in 1988."[284] Following the Convention, her image came under close media scrutiny,[187][285] particularly with regard to her religious perspective on public life, her socially conservative views, and her perceived lack of experience.^ People did not vote for Bush in 1988 because Quayle was on the ticket.
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Is it the lack of experience for the post that she is running for?
  • Washington File: McCain's gamble on Sarah Palin 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.cbc.ca [Source type: General]

^ Hilary Cosell: He picked a conservative uterus, a reproductive vessel as a running mate .

.Palin's experience in foreign and domestic politics came under criticism among conservatives as well as liberals following her nomination.^ "I came to this liberal site and found everybody criticizing her conservative views !
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Forget Sarah Palin's foreign policy experience-- the woman is completely and totally incoherent.
  • EzraKlein Archive | The American Prospect 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.prospect.org [Source type: General]

^ Everytime I hear the liberals get all worked up about Sarah Palin’s lack of foreign policy experience, I cannot help but think that this is a red-herring.
  • EzraKlein Archive | The American Prospect 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.prospect.org [Source type: General]

[286][287][288][289] .At the same time, Palin became more popular than John McCain among Republicans.^ McCain picking Sarah Palin is more of the same.
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The more air time McShame and Palin get, the more it appears that their popularity is growing.
  • Behold! The McCain Palin “Truth Squad!” « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Want more info on McCain/Palin?
  • Behold! The McCain Palin “Truth Squad!” « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

[190]
.One month after McCain announced Palin as his running mate, she was viewed both more favorably and unfavorably among voters than her opponent, Joe Biden.^ Was McCain confusing running mate with potential mate?
  • McCain picks Alaska governor Sarah Palin for VP slot | The Bilerico Project 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.bilerico.com [Source type: General]

^ McCain and his running mate Mada "X".
  • Draft Sarah Palin For Vice President: How to beat Joe Biden 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC palinforvp.blogspot.com [Source type: News]

^ Palin was, undoubtedly, a more appealing running-mate than Lieberman.
  • Fox's Newest Star, Sarah Palin, May Be a Bit Dim 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

[290] .A plurality of the television audience rated Biden's performance higher at the 2008 vice-presidential debate.^ I can't wait for the Vice Presidential debates.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - McCain names Sarah Palin as surprise VP choice « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ Report this comment ] Posted by: AlexLawyer on Sep 8, 2008 12:16 AM Current rating: 5 [ 1 = poor; 5 = excellent] I dreamed that Sarah Paleolithic was Vice President.
  • Sarah Palin's 9 Most Disturbing Beliefs | | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Posted by Brad Warthen at 11:30 AM in 2008 Presidential , Elections , Joe Biden , Popular culture , Sarah Palin , Video Permalink .
  • Brad Warthen's Blog: Sarah Palin 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC blogs.thestate.com [Source type: General]

[290][291] .Media outlets repeated Palin's statement that she "stood up to Big Oil" when she resigned after 11 months as the head of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, due to abuses she witnessed involving other Republican commissioners and their ties to energy companies and energy lobbyists, and again when she raised taxes on oil companies as governor.^ Her husband is involved with the big oil companies.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - McCain names Sarah Palin as surprise VP choice « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ No other Republican can claim to have done this as effectively as the current governor of Alaska.
  • Draft Sarah Palin For Vice President: How to beat Joe Biden 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC palinforvp.blogspot.com [Source type: News]

^ She took on the big oil and help Alaska become energy independent.
  • Sarah Palin Pictures - A gallery of photos, pics, images 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.popcrunch.com [Source type: Original source]

[292][293] .In turn, others have said that Palin is a "friend of Big Oil" due to her advocacy of oil exploration and development including drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the de-listing of the polar bear as an endangered species.^ On endangered species (polar bears: .
  • My PUMA is flummoxed by Palin. - Sepia Mutiny 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Yeah, I definitely won't vote for McCain now since Palin is an advocate of drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - McCain names Sarah Palin as surprise VP choice « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge)(Nov 2006) Provide stability in regulations for developers.
  • Sarah Palin and Feminists for Life | Election 2008 | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

[292][293] .The National Organization for Women, did not endorse McCain/Palin.^ But, Palin could win Iowa big, then Romney could win N.H. and then it all comes down to S.C. with Romney grabbing Arizona and Michigan just as McCain did in 2000.
  • race42008.com » Blog Archive » Sarah Palin Launches SarahPAC 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC race42008.com [Source type: General]

^ Abortion is a cruel way out.” In 1972, the National Organization for Women (NOW) expelled all its pro-life members in order to stifle dissent on the abortion issue.
  • Sarah Palin and Feminists for Life | Election 2008 | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ She compares Palin - and other women around McCain - to flag pins with nice calves.

[286][294]
.Following the presidential election, 69% of Republicans felt Palin had helped John McCain's bid, while 20% felt Palin hurt.^ "Help Palin and McCain, to get Hillary 2012....but in helping Palin, he HURTS Hillary in 2012.
  • Sarah Palin, Wrong Woman for the Job 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ Republicans – John McCain has just handed this election to President Obama.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - McCain names Sarah Palin as surprise VP choice « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ The ACU raves: CONSERVATIVES HAIL MCCAIN VICE PRESIDENTIAL PICK (Minneapolis, MN) - David Keene, Chairman of the American Conservative Union, has issued the following statement on Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain’s pick of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate.
  • Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In the same poll, 71% of Republicans stated Palin had been the right choice.^ She did VETO a reform that would have denied same sex partner benefits to state employees and while it may not be marriage its a step in the right direction and it shouldn't be ignored.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I believe these to be republican ideals and principles and enjoy the fact we have a choice that involves Sarah Palin.
  • Sarah Palin Pictures - A gallery of photos, pics, images 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.popcrunch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Palin was the Republican Party's vice-presidential nominee for the 2008 United States presidential election, on the ticket with Senator John McCain.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

[295] .An article by Robert Jones & Daniel Cox, "Beyond the Spin", in Religion Dispatches, uses a "post-election" survey to show that McCain's choice of Palin split likely Republican voters.^ And it wasn't because I wanted to see McCain's running mate succeed (his choice of Mrs. Palin is one of the few things about McCain I disapprove of).
  • Brad Warthen's Blog: Sarah Palin 28 January 2010 1:48 UTC blogs.thestate.com [Source type: General]

^ After McCain's defeat in the 2008 election, there has been much speculation of Palin running for president in 2012.
  • Sarah Palin - Feministing 18 January 2010 8:41 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ McCain is so damned afraid that Palin will embarrass him more than she has already, that he has a spin machine out there doing a lot of lying on her behalf.
  • Behold! The McCain Palin “Truth Squad!” « Mudflats 25 September 2009 11:10 UTC mudflats.wordpress.com [Source type: Original source]

She scored highly with evangelicals but lost support for McCain among Roman Catholics.[296]

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.Sarah Louise Heath Palin (born February 11, 1964) is the governor of Alaska and was the Republican vice presidential nominee in the 2008 United States presidential election.^ Alaska, contrary to Sarah Palin’s groundless assertion, is not a microcosm of the United States.
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^ Governor Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, announced today that she is resigning as governor of Alaska on July 25.
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