Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Who is Sarah Palin?

Unless you live under a rock, you have probably heard the name Sarah Palin thrown around...but even those of us interested in Politics were like "Sarah who?" when we heard the VP announcement. So we figured we should probably give you all some info on her before her speech tonight. This way you can read her facts, listen to her promises, and make your own decisions as to whether Palin is your girl, or just A-pallin (get it? apalling? heehee!)

Name: Sarah Louise Heath Palin
Age: 44 years old
Occupation: Governor of Alaska Dec. 4, 2006 - present

Religion: Pentecostal
School : Hawaii Pacific College and North Idaho College
Major: BS in Communications-Journalism, minor in Poli Sci

Previous Politcal Positions:
Chairperson, Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission 2003-2004
Mayor of Wasill Alaska (pop. 6,715) 1996-2002


THE ISSUES


Gay Rights

Vetoed bill denying benefits to gays, as unconstitutional. (Aug 2008)
Marriage only be between and man and a woman. (Nov 2006)
Ok to deny benefits to homosexual couples. (Aug 2006)
No spousal benefits for same-sex couples. (Jul 2006)
Top priorities include preserving definition of "marriage". (Jul 2006)

Abortion

Opposes stem cell research. (Aug 2008)

Pro-life. (Nov 2006)
Pro-contraception, pro-woman, pro-life. (Aug 2006)
Only exception for abortion is if mother's life would end. (Jul 2006)

Corporations

Aim to reduce general fund spending by $150 million. (Jan 2007)
Firm believer in free market capitalism. (Nov 2006)

Encourage small business growth by reducing business taxes. (Nov 2006)

Drugs

If legislature passed death penalty law, I would sign it. (Nov 2006)
No special hate-crime laws; all heinous crime is hate-based. (Jul 2006)

Smoked marijuana when it was legal under Alaska law. (Aug 2006)

Education

Teach creationism alongside evolution in schools. (Aug 2008)
Supports teaching intelligent design in public schools. (Aug 2008)

Oil

Commercialize Alaska's North Slope natural gas. (Aug 2008)
To win, GOP must push energy independence. (Aug 2008)
Lift moratorium on offshore drilling. (Jul 2008)
Convinced McCain to drill offshore; not yet on drilling ANWR. (Jul 2008)
Unlock ANWR; we're ready, willing and able to contribute. (Jun 2008)

Environment

Opposed protections for salmon from mining contamination. (Aug 2008)
Sue US government to stop listing polar bear as endangered. (Aug 2008)
We must encourage timber, mining, drilling, & fishing. (Jan 2008)
Convince the rest of the nation to open ANWR. (Jan 2007)

Foreign Policy

N/A

Gun Control

Supports ending D.C.'s 32-year-old ban on handguns. (Jun 2008)
Lifelong NRA member & champion of right to bear arms. (Feb 2008)
Supports Constitutional right to bear arms. (Nov 2006)

Healthcare

Health care must be market-and business-driven. (Jan 2008)
Take personal responsibility for personal health & all areas. (Jan 2008)



Noteworthy:

- Alaska's first female governor

- First Republican VP female nominee

- 17 year old daughter Bristol is 5 months pregnant and will be marrying the father

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who is Sarah Palin? Sarah Palin is a politican and probably the Republicans only chance of getting elected ?
I would vote for McCain - Palin due to Obama being a product of the Chicago Outfit which is one of the most corrupt political machines in the United States.

LaRae Meadows said...

Sarah Palin, wow, what a great movie for the republicans. She's so great for them, I'm scared McCain will get elected.

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Anonymous said...

I think Palin will be very UP FRONT which is something we haven't seen for MANY years. If Obama is ANY part of the Chicago group then we KNOW where he stands on honesty

Anonymous said...

Sarah Palin is a joke, she and the rest of the U.S know it.

Anonymous said...

"Declare Yourself" claims to be non-partisan. That description of Sarah Palin seemed to be concentrating on things classically known to be against democrat philosophy. I personally do not know of anyone that is so highly polarized on the issues. I doubt Governor Palin is either. So much for "Declare Yourself" being non-partisan.

Anonymous said...

Even though this site is clearly for Obama, I am smart enough to make my own decisions. It is good to get the youth into the political discussion. It is too bad the Hollywood elite are trying to manipulate us to drive their own agenda.

Anonymous said...

Dear anonymous, where are you from? God! I hate when people base comments on hearsay. Machine politics in Chicago is city-based. Obama was not involved at that level, and was, therefore, not a part of that regime. Get the facts.

shea said...

This is my first visit to this site and it is clearly NOT non patisan. How do you get away with this claim? I will not visit your website for information on any candidate. Your treatment of Sarah Palin is reprehensible.

LaRae Meadows said...

What about this site is clearly for Oboma. Palin's bio looks pretty fair.

LaRae Meadows said...

What did they do to SP?

Nicole said...

You know I think Sarah Palin is a severe joke, I'm a huge huge Obama/Biden supporter and Democrat for life....Everything she stands for I'm totally against....The one thing I have a major problem with is her stanch on lifting the 32-year-old band on handguns in D.C. What's up with that, D.C. is one of the most violent countries in the US....I have had two of childhood friends who grew up in the Southeast of D.C. killed from handguns, but I guess America really doesn't care cause the was black on black crime and to them it isn't all that important as long as we have the "Right to Bear Arms", my butt....So just in case she does get in to office, (by george I will make such a strong effort to get on the streets and make sure no one votes her way), that hum, being in D.C. she'll see the violence in the poorest of neighborhoods but then she won't be in those areas....Wake up lady, you and McCain are severely out of touch and I'm not apologizing to one soul for saying that....Oh one more thang, or two, GAY RIGHTS, RIGHT ON....I SUPPORT GAY RIGHTS....I ALSO SUPPORT ABORTION RIGHTS AND I'M CATHOLIC BUT I BELIEVE IN A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE, ITS HER BODY....LET GOD BE OUR JUDGE....

Anonymous said...

Sarah Palin, possibly the best thing in politics. I don't want any Hussein's running the country my kids have to grow up in!

Dems keep trying to discredit her, only because its keeping the light off them... Vote Rebublican!

Mark B. - Tampa, FL said...

First of all, NICOLE, D.C. is NOT a "country," it's a federally governed district. Secondly, how can you be catholic or ANY form of christianity and support Abortion on demand as Obama and 99.9% of the Democrat party does? You said, "let God be the judge" and I assure you, he will be. When I think of abortion, I think of it not as a woman's "right" to choose, I think of it as a woman's decision to commit murder. I'm sick of being told that we can't and shouldn't judge people and actions in this country. It's what's kept us a free and prosperous nation for so many years... JUDGEMENT. It's our ability to look at a situation, call it like it is, and understand right from wrong. Nicole, do us all a favor, 1. Read the Old Testament for once, 2. Go back to school and take at least 2-3 more years of civics and american history classes, 3. Talk to your priest or bishop about abortion and stop thinking about abortion in the context of what a woman "wants" or is "convenient" and 4. Get a clue!