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									                       Sarah Palin                       Barack Obama

                                                         President of the United
Office being sought    Vice President                    States and Leader of the
                                                         Free World
                                                         Barack Hussein Obama
Full name              Sarah Louise Heath Palin
                                                         Barry Obama; "The
Nickname               Sarah Barracuda
                       Smoking hot in a "naughty
Public opinion                                           May be The Messiah
                       librarian" sort of way
Age                    44                                48
Children               5: two sons, three daughters      2: two daughters
                                                         Attended Trinity United
                       Evangelical Christian;            Church of Christ for 20
                                                         years, a "black liberation
Religion/Church        attends Juneau Christian Center   theology" church
attendance             when in Juneau and grew up        formerly led by Rev.
                       attending Wasilla Assembly of     Jeremiah Wright and
                       God                               governed according to
                                                         the Black Value System
                                                         Junior Senator from
Current Job            Governor of Alaska
                       Mayor of Wasilla, AK (1996-
                       2006); President of Alaska        State Senator (1997-
                       Conference of Mayors;             2004);
Previous Public Jobs
                       City Council member (1992-        Community Organizer
                       Governor for 2 years;
Executive Experience                                     None
                       Mayor for 10 years
Foreign Relations      Governor of state that borders two Chaired Senate
experience             foreign countries (Canada and       subcommittee on Europe
                       Russia)                             but never called it into

                                                           once gave a speech to
                                                           200,000 screaming
                       Commander in Chief of Alaska
                       National Guard;
Military Affairs
                       Son is enlisted Infantryman in
                       U.S. Army
                       Sports reporter;
Private Sector                                             Associate at civil rights
Experience                                                 law firm
                       Salmon fisherman
                       Beautifully executed initial stump An enter...wait--did you
Speaking ability       speech in Dayton, OH hockey        say without a
                       arena without a teleprompter       teleprompter??
                                                           Michelle LaVaughn
Spouse's name          Todd Mitchell Palin
                                                           Robinson Obama
                                                           Vice President for
                                                           Community and External
                                                           Affairs at University of
                                                           Chicago Hospitals;

                                                           former Associate Dean
                                                           of Student Services at
                                                           the University of
                       Salmon fisherman;
Spouse's occupation
                       Former North Slope production
                                                           former Executive
                       supervisor for BP Oil
                                                           Director for the Chicago
                                                           office of Public Allies;

                                                           former Assistant to the
                                                           Mayor of Chicago;

                                                           former associate at
                                                           Sidley Austin law firm
                       Quit 17-year BP oil job when BP     Promoted and given
Reaction to spouse's
                       became involved in natural gas      160% pay raise by UofC
political success
                       pipeline negotiations with wife's   hospitals within months
                       administration                          of husband's election to
                                                               U.S. Senate;

                                                               Employer received
                                                               $1,000,000.00 federal
                                                               earmark, requested by
                                                               husband, after her
                       Tesoro Iron Dog Snowmobile
                       race champion (longest
                       snowmobile race in the world);
                                                               Sister of Oregon State
Coolest thing about    In 2008, while defending his            University head
Spouse                 championship, was injured when          basketball coach Craig
                       he was thrown 70 feet from his          Robinson
                       machine. He was sent to the
                       hospital but still finished in fourth
                       Resigned in protest from position
                       of Ethics Commissioner of Alaska
                       Oil and Gas Conservation
                       Commission in order to expose
                       legal violations and conflicts of       Gave an anti-Iraq war
Most Courageous        interest of Alaska Republican           speech to a crowd of
Moment in Public       leaders, including the former state     anti-Iraq war
Service                Attorney General and the State          demonstrators in Hyde
                       GOP Chairman (who was also an           Park in 2002
                       Oil & Gas Commissioner), who
                       was doing work for the party on
                       public time and supplying a
                       lobbyist with a sensitive e-mail.
                                                               Republican opponent,
                                                               who was leading in the
                       Upset sitting Governor in GOP
                                                               polls, was forced to
In Current Office      primary due to public support for
                                                               leave race after
Because...             her efforts to clean up corrupt
                                                               unsealing of divorce
                       government establishment
                                                               records exposed a sex
                                                               Hope and Change;
Theme:                 Change and Clean Government
                                                               "Bringing Change from
                                                               Outside Washington"
What they've done to   Replaced entire Board of                Selected 36-year
live that theme:         Agriculture and Conservation        incumbent Senator as
                         because of conflict of interest;    running mate

                         Resigned from position of Ethics
                         Commissioner of the Alaska Oil
                         and Gas Conservation
                         Commission in order to expose
                         corruption among members of
                         own party
                                                             Often says, "I am my
                         May have removed State Public
                                                             brother's keeper";
                         Safety Commissioner as part of
Family Affairs
                         effort to protect sister in messy
                                                             Brother lives in a hut in
                         divorce and child custody battle
                                                             Nairobi on $12 per year
                         Union member, married to Union
Union affiliation                                            Endorsed by a union
                         Formerly (pre-surge) critical of
                         apparent lack of long-term
                                                             Gave an anti-Iraq war
                         strategy for Iraq;
                                                             speech to a crowd of
                                                             anti-Iraq war
                         Visited wounded U.S. soldiers in
Iraq and Troop Support
                                                             almost visited wounded
                         visited AK National Guard
                                                             troops in Germany, but
                         soldiers deployed to Kuwait;
                                                             decided to go shopping
                                                             in Berlin instead
                         Son deploying to Iraq on 9/11/08
                         as Army infantryman
                         Married to a non-Republican;

                         Exposed corruption within own

                         Campaigned for Lt. Gov. Sean
Bipartisan/"maverick"                                        Talks about
                         Parnell against corrupt GOP
credentials                                                  bipartisanship
                         congressman Don Young;

                         Called out Sen Ted Stevens (R-
                         AK) to "come clean" about
                         financial dealings that are under
                         fed investigation
                                                             Voted "present" over 100
Legislative Record       Passed a landmark ethics reform
                                                             times as IL state senator

                         Used veto to cut budgetary

                         Prevented "bridge to nowhere"
                         that would have cost taxpayers
                         $400 million dollars.
                                                        Launched political career
                         Exposed legal violations and
                                                        in home of unrepentant
                         conflicts of interest of Alaska
                                                        domestic terrorist Bill
                         Republican leaders;
                                                        Ayers (and still refers to
How they dealt with                                     him as a part of
                         Campaigned against corrupt GOP
corrupt individuals in                                  "mainstream Democratic
home city/state                                         Chicago";
                         Ran against and defeated corrupt
                                                              Purchased home with
                         incumbent governor in GOP
                                                              help of convicted felon
                                                              Tony Rezko
                         Lifetime member of NRA and
                                                             Worked to pass
                         avid hunter;
                                                             legislation in Illinois that
Guns                                                         would prevent all law-
                         video can be found on YouTube
                                                             abiding citizens from
                         of Palin firing an M4 at a military
                                                             owning firearms
                         firing range
                         Opposed "Bridge to Nowhere"
                                                              Secured federal earmarks
                         Said Alaska should avoid relying
Earmarks                                                      for wife's employer and
                         on federal money for projects;
                                                              for campaign bundlers
                         Campaigned against porker Don
                         Young (R-AK) in 2008 primary

                         Pro life;                            only IL state sen. to
                                                              speak against the Born
Abortion                 gave birth to 5th child knowing      Alive Infant's Protection
                         that it would have Down's            Act, which required
                         syndrome                             medical care to be given
                                                              to live infants who
                                                              survived abortions
Energy                   Believes energy independence is a Says Americans should
                   matter of national security;      "get tune-ups" and
                                                     "check tire pressure";
                   For drilling in ANWR, which is
                   in her state                      Says "we can't expect the
                                                     world to be okay with"
                                                     our use of heating and
                                                     air conditioning
                   Chair of Alaska Conservation
                   Commission (2003-4);

                   Announced plans to create sub-    Talks about the
                   cabinet group of advisors to      environment a lot
                   address climate change and
                   reduce greenhouse gas emissions
                   in AK
Athletic prowess   Runs marathons

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