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All You Need To Know About Sarah Palin

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Background:

  • Born: February 11, 1964 (44 years old) – Sandpoint, Idaho
  • College: University of Idaho
  • Profession: Journalist
  • Spouse: Todd Palin
  • Children: 5
  • Interesting Facts:
    • Placed Second in “Miss Alaska”
    • Nickname: “Sarah Barracuda”
    • Has one son in the military, Army. Soon to deploy to Iraq
    • Has one child with Downs Syndrome
    • Husband is three-time champion of the world’s longest snowmachine race
    • Husband is a Union Member & Commercial Fisherman, Oil Worker

Political Experience:

  • Wasilla City Council
  • Wasilla Mayor
  • Ethics Commissioner of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
  • Governor of Alaska
    • Approval rating continually around 90%

On the Issues:

  • Abortion: Pro-Life
  • Energy Exploration: Supports drilling in ANWR
  • Second Amendment: Strong supporter of gun-owner rights
  • Health Care: Supports relaxing insurance regulations to increase competition, and lower costs
  • Taxes: Opposed to “nuisance” taxes and high fees for small business owners
  • Gay Marriage: Opposes same sex marriages

Memberships:

  • Lifetime NRA Member
  • Iditarod PTA
  • Former Salvation Army Board
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Valley Youth Sports Coach, Hockey Team Manager
  • Honorary Member, Rotary

Controversy:

Philosophy on Governing (from Gubernatorial Campaign Page):

I look forward to building a team that will put Alaskans first!  I believe in fairness and inclusion and will call on the public to work together for Alaska’s common good.  I refuse to use divisive tactics that polarize us for political gain. As Mayor of Wasilla, the fastest growing area of Alaska; as President of the Alaska Conference of Mayor; as Chair of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission; and as a business owner and mom, I approached issues with a fair, balanced, common sense approach. I love the challenge of hiring and appointing the best people to serve with me and I will bring this positive approach to Alaska as Governor. In building a public service team, my commitment to my home state is to always put Alaskans first and never allow special interests to take advantage of us. I know that government has its place, and it should be limited. My focus is on education, public safety, infrastructure and access to our resources. As manager of our vast public resources, the Governor must act as an effective CEO on behalf of all Alaskans in negotiating the best deals for the state, and I am prepared to tackle that challenge.

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Written by Ridgeliner7

Friday, August 29, 2008 at 10:23:01 AM

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  1. To ask Sarah Palin to use her new position to fight global poverty and disease, find out how to contact her here: http://faithandaids.wordpress.com/2008/08/29/mccain-announces-running-mate-get-in-touch/.

    h.e.g.

    Friday, August 29, 2008 at 10:33:27 AM

  2. To know how she would govern the US, look to her record in Alaska. The State of the State speech is a good place to start. (I summarized it at http://mike4mike.wordpress.com/2008/08/31/sarah-palins-priorities/)

    In 2006, when she took over, she hit the ground running, canceling her predecessor’s lame duck contracts and interim appointments and selling the governor’s corporate jet for $2.1M.

    If (when?) McCain-Palin win, look for a radically new style of governing.

    OldGuy

    Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 11:40:14 AM

  3. Thanks, OldGuy!

    I added the Mike4Mike to my blog roll.

    Ridgeliner

    Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 2:42:52 PM


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