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Who is Sarah Palin?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Juno, Sep 2, 2008.

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  1. Juno

    Juno TS Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Born: February 11, 1964
    Birth State: Idaho
    Spouse: Todd Palin
    Children: Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper and Trig
    Religion: Christian (Pentecostal)
    Political Party: Republican
    Education: BA, Communications/Journalism, University of Idaho
    Work Experience:
    Alaska Governor
    Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission Chair
    National Governors Association (NGA) Natural Resources Committee Chair
    Alaska Conference of Mayors President
    Alaska Municipal League Board Member
    Wasilla City Mayor
    Wasilla City Council Member
    Hockey Team Manager/Coach
    Sports Journalist
    Commercial Fisherwoman
    Community Involvement:
    Ted Stevens Excellence in Public Service, Inc. Director
    Alaska Resource Development Council Member
    Valley Hospital Association Board Member
    American Management Association Member
    Alaska Miners Association Member
    Chambers of Commerce Member
    Alaska Outdoor Council Member
    Salvation Army Board Member
    Iditarod Parent-Teacher Association Member
    Valley Youth Sports Member
    Youth Court Steering Committee Member
    National Rifle Association Member

    Sarah Palin arrived in Alaska with her family in 1964, when her parents came to teach school in Skagway. She grew up hunting with her father, whose living room wall is densely populated with trophies and antlers. She attended Wasilla High School in Wasilla, Alaska, where she was the head of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter at the school and the point guard and captain of the school's basketball team. She helped the team win the Alaska small-school basketball championship in 1982, hitting a critical free throw in the last seconds of the game, despite having an ankle stress fracture at the time. She earned the nickname "Sarah Barracuda" because of her intense play and was the leader of team prayer before games.

    Sarah went on to study journalism and political science in college, graduating from the University of Idaho in 1987. Along the way she competed in the Miss Alaska contest after being chosen Miss Wasilla 1984. In the talent portion of the show, she played the flute and won the title of Miss Congeniality.

    She eloped in 1988 with her high school sweetheart, Todd Palin, who is a commercial fisherman, an oil field worker, a member of the United Steelworkers and an Alaska Native. Todd has worked 20 years on Alaska's North Slope for BP, where he has continued to work as a production operator. He is also a four-time winner of the Iron Dog, the 2,000-mile snowmachine race from Big Lake to Nome along the Iditarod Trail and then on to Fairbanks.

    Sarah held a succession of jobs before making her way into politics, such as commercial fisherwoman and sports journalist for KTUU-TV in Anchorage.

    In 1992, she won her seat on the Wasilla City Council by opposing tax hikes, and later reduced property taxes by 40 percent while increasing the budget for roads and sewers at the same time. Four years later, she was elected mayor of Wasilla, one of Alaska's fastest-growing communities, by knocking off a three-term incumbent. In October 1996, she asked the police chief, librarian, public works director, and finance director to resign. She also reduced the mayoral salary.

    After Governor Frank Murkowski resigned from his long-held U.S. Senate seat in mid-term to become governor, he considered appointing Sarah to replace him in the Senate, but instead chose his daughter, Alaska state representative Lisa Murkowski. He later appointed Sarah as Ethics Commissioner on the state's Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, but she resigned a year later in protest over what she perceived to be the "lack of ethics" of fellow Alaskan Republican leaders including the Republican Party Chairman Randy Ruedrich.

    Sarah then filed formal complaints against Ruedrich and former Alaska Attorney General Gregg Renkes. She accused Ruedrich of doing work for the party on public time and working closely with a company he was supposed to be regulating. Ruedrich and Renkes both resigned and Ruedrich paid a record $12,000 fine.

    On Dec. 4, 2006, Sarah made history when she took office as the first woman Governor of Alaska. In office, her top priorities have been resource development, education and workforce development, public health and safety, and transportation and infrastructure development. During her first legislative session, Sarah's administration passed two major pieces of legislation - an overhaul of the state's ethics laws and a competitive process to construct a gas pipeline.

    Sarah made national news when she stopped work on Ketchikan's Gravina Island Bridge, also known as the "Bridge to Nowhere," a move that earned her admirers among earmark critics and budget hawks from around the nation. The move also thrust her into the spotlight as a reform-minded newcomer.

    Under her leadership, Alaska invested $5 billion in state savings, overhauled education funding, and implemented the Senior Benefits Program that provides support for low-income older Alaskans. She created Alaska's Petroleum Systems Integrity Office to provide oversight and maintenance of oil and gas equipment, facilities and infrastructure, and the Climate Change Subcabinet to prepare a climate change strategy for Alaska.

    <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/X3jnbiHAMuY&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/X3jnbiHAMuY&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>Sarah is chair of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, a multi-state government agency that promotes the conservation and efficient recovery of domestic oil and natural gas resources while protecting health, safety and the environment. She was recently named chair of the National Governors Association (NGA) Natural Resources Committee, which is charged with pursuing legislation to ensure state needs are considered as federal policy is formulated in the areas of agriculture, energy, environmental protection and natural resource management. Prior to being named to this position, she served as co-chair of this committee.

    Sarah will be the first female vice presidential nominee of the Republican Party when she is formally nominated Sept. 3 at the party's convention in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is staunchly pro-life, and has suggested requiring parental consent for abortions to be added to Alaska's constitution. Sarah supports capital punishment for some crimes, and has stated that: "If the legislature passed a death penalty law, I would sign it. We have a right to know that someone who rapes and murders a child or kills an innocent person in a drive-by shooting will never be able to do that again."

    Sarah supports teaching both creationism and evolution in public schools, and does not believe that global warming is human-caused. She opposes federal listing of the polar bear as an endangered species on the grounds that the "population has dramatically increased over 30 years as a result of conservation.

    She opposes same-sex marriage and supported a non-binding referendum for a constitutional amendment to deny state health benefits to same-sex couples.

    Sarah is a long-time member of the National Rifle Association, and strongly supports its interpretation of the Second Amendment as protecting individual rights to bear arms, including handguns. Sarah also supports gun safety education for youth.

    She has run a marathon, pilots her own seaplane, and enjoys hunting, ice fishing and snowmobiling. Her youngest son, Trig, was born with Down Syndrome this past April, her oldest daughter, Bristol, recently announced that she is pregnant, and her oldest son, Track, enlisted in the US Army in 2007 and is scheduled to be deployed to Iraq this month. Sarah's other two daughters are Willow and Piper.

    Sarah is also the best-selling author of 'Sarah: How a Hockey Mom Turned Alaska's Political Establishment on Its Ear' (currently sold out on Amazon) and a poll published by Hays Research on July 28, 2008, showed Sarah's approval rating as Governor to be 80 percent.
  2. JBrooks

    JBrooks TS Member

    Nov 6, 2006
    Here, let me shorten that for you. Sarah Palin: The next Vice President of the United States of America and the first woman President of the United States of America.
  3. H82MIS

    H82MIS TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Another liberal puke shows up,,,,,,,geeeezzzz,,(ran200)
  4. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Appears that ran200 just dropped one (actually a few) or has been nibbling the urinal cakes again and/or both.

  5. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2007
    Have you noticed an increase of new liberal "Shooters" on this site since Palin's selection? Must have gotten their attention.
  6. slide action

    slide action Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Setterman, If these clowns are "Shooters" then Yassir Arifat was Jewish!!!!!!!!
  7. H82MIS

    H82MIS TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    slide,,that was good,, I thought you were going to say he wasn't queer,,,
  8. N. J. BOB

    N. J. BOB Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    We MUST support her. The best way to do that is to VOTE.....
  9. Jerbear

    Jerbear TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Nice Bike.... <a href="http://s35.photobucket.com/albums/d184/Jerbear1098/potus/?action=view&current=Sarah77.jpg" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

  10. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Beijing, China
    What bike?
  11. otnot

    otnot Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Sarah Palin is the woman that cost me 2.5 million two years in a row. But I have to say that I agreed with her veto of my project. She is a tough lady that should be able to handle the slime balls of Washington.

    KEYBEAR Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    ran200 has been around for a little while . And yes he is just one more Liberal nut-job .

  13. ljutic231

    ljutic231 TS Member

    May 18, 2007
    That is not a BIKE you pedal a bike and ride a motorcycle.
  14. Cray

    Cray Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    It's Great to see a woman in a Skirt and not in a pants suit!!!!! Cray
  15. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2006
    Instead of motorcycle, it is also called a ride. You usually tell a HD owner, Nice Ride. :D
  16. SeldomShoots

    SeldomShoots Active Member

    Oct 25, 2006

    John E.
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