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Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live


Sarah Palin, Tina Fey

Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live

Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin appeared on NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live,” along with Palin lookalike Tina Fey.

The show’s opening sketch featured a mock press conference with Fey reprising her role as the Alaska governor.

The piece then cut to a shot of Sarah Palin watching Fey’s performance on a television monitor with Lorne Michaels, the show’s executive producer.

Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live

October 19, 2008 Posted by | US Elections 2008 | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sarah Palin Autism


Sarah Palin Autism

I just finished watching the presidential debates, and heard the word “autism” brought up not once, not twice, but at least three or four times.

Mr. McCain referred to “precious children” with autism, and suggested that Sarah Palin would be a strong supporter of parents of autistic children (presumably because she has a child with Down syndrome). Mr. Obama described plans to increase funding for autism research and implied support for increased funding for special education (though he made no particular mention of how or whether special education might be reformed or improved).

Sarah Palin Autismg

October 16, 2008 Posted by | US Elections 2008 | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sarah Palin says Obama running against Bush, not McCain


Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin says Obama running against Bush, not McCain

Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Tuesday said Barack Obama is running as though his opponent is President Bush instead of John McCain. She called it a strategy that’s “wearing pretty thin.”

Addressing several hundred supporters at a fundraiser, the Alaska governor said voters know McCain as a political maverick and war hero and that Obama is trying too hard to link the Arizona senator to the unpopular GOP president.

“Our opponents spend so much time pretending they are running against the current president. I think it’s wearing pretty thin,” Palin said, without mentioning Bush’s name. “The American people are really waking up and saying no, the status quo is not one of the boxes to check.”

Sarah Palin says Obama running against Bush, not McCain

October 15, 2008 Posted by | US Elections 2008 | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sarah Palin Got Zoning Aid, Gifts


Sarah Palin

Though Sarah Palin depicts herself as a pit bull fighting good-old-boy politics, in her years as mayor she and her friends received special benefits more typical of small-town politics as usual, an Associated Press investigation shows.

When Palin needed to sell her house during her last year as Wasilla mayor, she got the city to sign off on a special zoning exception — and did so without keeping a promise to remove a potential fire hazard.

She gladly accepted gifts from merchants: A free “awesome facial” she raved about in a thank-you note to a spa. The “absolutely gorgeous flowers” she received from a welding supply store. Even fresh salmon to take home.

She also stepped in to help friends or neighbors with City Hall dealings. She asked the City Council to add a friend to the list of speakers at a 2002 meeting — and then the friend got up and asked them to give his radio station advertising business.

That year, records show, she tried to help a neighbor and political contributor fighting City Hall over his small lakeside development. Palin wanted the city to refund some of the man’s fees, but the city attorney told the mayor she didn’t have the authority.

Palin claims she has more executive experience than her opponent and the two presidential candidates, but most of those years were spent running a city with a population of less than 7,000.

Some of her first actions after being elected mayor in 1996 raised possible ethical red flags: She cast the tie-breaking vote to propose a tax exemption on aircraft when her father-in-law owned one, and backed the city’s repeal of all taxes a year later on planes, snow machines and other personal property. She also asked the council to consider looser rules for snow machine races. Palin and her husband, Todd, a champion racer, co-owned a snow machine store at the time.

Palin often told the City Council of her personal involvement in such issues, but that didn’t stop her from pressing them, according to minutes of council meetings.

She sometimes followed a cautious path in the face of real or potential conflicts — for example, stepping away from the table in 1997 when the council considered a grant for the Iron Dog snow machine race in which her husband competes.

But mostly, like other Wasilla elected officials at the time, she took an active role on issues that directly affected and sometimes benefited her. Her efforts to clear the way for the $327,000 sale of the Palin family home on Lake Wasilla is an example.

Two months before Palin‘s tenure as mayor ended in 2002, she asked city planning officials to forgive zoning violations so she could sell her house. Palin had a buyer, but he wouldn’t close the deal unless she persuaded the city to waive the violations with a code variance.

The Palins, who were finishing work on a new waterfront house on Lake Lucille about two miles away, asked the city for the variance. The request was opposed by one planning official and some neighbors.

Sarah Palin Got Zoning Aid, Gifts

September 29, 2008 Posted by | Genaral | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sarah Palin Hot Photo, Sara Palin Bikini Picture

Sarah Palin in American-Flag Bikini
Sara Palin Bikini

Status: Fake

Come to find out, pictures of bikini-clad girls posing with rifles and handguns are quite a popular fetish online (who knew?). I had to sift through dozens of redundant (to my taste) images on Google before finding the original used in this Photoshop job, but it did finally turn up in the photostream of a Flickr user named Doctor Casino. The picture, of a model named Elizabeth, was taken in Georgia in 2006.

Sarah Palin Hot Photo

Sarah Palin Hot Photos, Sarah Palin Pictures

September 27, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sarah Palin tours stage at Republican National Convention


Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin touted her small-town roots and swiped at Democrat Barack Obama during a highly anticipated speech to the Republican convention on Wednesday, ridiculing her critics as “the Washington elite” who did not understand everyday life in America.

In her public debut in the spotlight, John McCain’s choice for vice president portrayed herself as a Washington outsider and came out swinging against Obama and members of the news media who have raised questions about her qualifications.

Sarah Palin

“I’ve learned quickly these past few days that if you’re not a member in good standing of the Washington elite, then some in the media consider a candidate unqualified for that reason alone,” the Alaska governor said in remarks prepared for delivery at the convention.

Sarah Palin

“But here’s a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators: I’m not going to Washington to seek their good opinion — I’m going to Washington to serve the people of this country.”

Sarah Palin

Since McCain made the virtually unknown Palin his choice for running mate, she has been the center of a media storm fueled by disclosures about her unmarried teenage daughter’s pregnancy, a probe into her role in an Alaskan official’s firing and questions about her political record.

Sarah Palin Photos – Republican National Convention

September 4, 2008 Posted by | US Elections 2008 | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment