Saturday, August 30, 2008

What We Know About Sarah Palin From Politico

Sarah Palin: What we know now

Source: Politico

What’s in her passport?

As governor, Palin traveled to Kuwait to visit Alaska National Guard troops and stopped in Germany to visit wounded soldiers. She had to get a new passport before the trip.

Who pays the bills?

Palin draws a $125,000 annual salary as governor. Her husband made $93,000 last year through his work in fishing and oil production.

Does she believe in evolution?

In her 2006 race for governor, Palin dodged a question on evolution, saying: “I'm not going to pretend I know how all this came to be.”

She favors teaching both evolution and creationism in public schools, saying in a gubernatorial debate: “Teach both. You know, don't be afraid of information. ... Healthy debate is so important and it's so valuable in our schools. I am a proponent of teaching both.”

What’s her family life like?

We know Palin and her husband have five children, the oldest of whom is about to enter the Army and the youngest of whom was born this year with Down syndrome. Her sister has been involved in a messy divorce and custody battle; some have alleged that Palin tried to get her ex-brother-in-law fired from his job as a state trooper.

Has she been nice to people on the way up?

She’s made a few enemies, that’s for sure. Palin has made her reputation, in large part, by going after other Alaska Republicans — and some of them are now returning the favor. State Senate President Lyda Green has already responded to Palin’s nomination by declaring: “She’s not prepared to be governor. How can she be prepared to be vice president or president?” The state House speaker was terse in responding to questions about her qualifications: “She’s old enough. … She’s a U.S. citizen.”

In my opinion Sarah Palin's not perfect but she is by far closer to it than Obama and Lyin' Biden... and John McCain for that matter.

Should something happen to John McCain she has the experience (as a governor and a mayor of Alaska's fastest growing city) to take the reigns and in 2012 she would be a formidable opponent to Hillary's next run.

Not Great
But MUCH Better Than The Alternative

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