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curriculum".[2] She has also stated, "I won’t have religion as a litmus test, or anybody’s personal opinion on evolution or creationism."[2] In October 2007, she signed the "Christian Heritage Week" Proclamation[3] which "reminds Alaskans of the role Christianity has played in our rich heritage."[4] She also declared the week of November 18-25, 2007 as Bible Week in Alaska, stating that "the Bible has profoundly influenced art, literature, music, and codes of law."[1] After the 2008 Republican National Convention, Palin’s religious views came under increasing scrutiny in the media.[5][6][7] Palin spoke to a group of graduating ministry students at her former church, where she urged them to "Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending [US soldiers] out on a task that is from God. That’s what we have to make sure that we’re praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God’s plan",[8] and in the same remarks asserted that "God’s will has to be done in unifying people and companies to get that gas line built", in reference to the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline project.[7][9] In her talk at the Assembly of God Church, she stated, "God has sent me, from underneath the umbrella of this church, throughout the state."[10] Palin stated that she would not allow her personal beliefs to dictate public policy.[11]

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Sarah Palin has expressed or demonstrated her position on a wide range of political issues during her political career, including as the Governor of Alaska and Republican vice presidential candidate for the 2008 United States presidential election.

Social and legal issues
Freedom of expression
During a debate for governor in 2006, Palin expressed misgivings about religious officials endorsing political candidates, but said she "would never support any government effort to stifle our freedom of religion or freedom of expression or freedom of speech."[1]

Gun rights
Palin is a strong proponent of gun ownership rights, and believes the Second Amendment precludes the constitutionality of any regulation of handgun possession. She applauded the Supreme Court’s recent decision in District of Columbia vs. Heller that struck down the District’s ban on handguns. Palin has stated that she is against a ban on semi-automatic rifles.[12] She supports gun-safety education for children,[13] and is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.[14]

Religion in public life
Palin has said this about teaching creationism as part of the public school curriculum: "I am a proponent of teaching both", but subsequently "It doesn’t have to be part of the


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Palin is opposed to abortion in almost all cases, including rape and incest, but not if the life of the mother is endangered.[15][16][17] In 2006, while running for governor, Palin was asked what she would do if her own daughter were raped and became pregnant; she responded that she would "choose life."[16] She and her husband have stated that they have "faith that every baby is created for a good purpose."[18] When asked what she would do as governor if Roe v. Wade were overturned, she responded "it would not be up [to me] to unilaterally ban anything. It would be up to the people of Alaska to discuss and decide how we would like our society to reflect our values."[19] Palin personally supported bills to outlaw lateterm abortions and to require parental consent for underage abortions in Alaska,[20] but rebuffed religious conservatives who wanted to legislate restrictions on abortion even though she agreed with the bills.[21] In her televised interview with ABC News anchor Charlie Gibson on September 12, 2008, Sarah Palin made the statement that as a politician she felt that her opinions were to be made openly to the public, but that sometimes it may differ with political legislation. When Gibson asked if she thought Roe v. Wade should be overturned, she replied, "I think it should and I think that states should be able to decide that issue."[22] Palin also said that she hoped "to reach out and work with those who are on the other side of this issue, because I know that we can all agree on the need for and the desire for fewer abortions in America and greater support for adoption, for other alternatives that women can and should be empowered to embrace, to allow that culture of life."[22] Gibson noted that Republican presidential nominee John McCain allows exceptions for rape or incest, and asked, "Do you believe in it only in the case where the life of the mother is in danger?" Palin answered, "That is my personal opinion."[22] When pressed on the matter, she said, "My personal opinion is that abortion allowed if the life of the mother is endangered. Please understand me on this. I do understand McCain’s position on this. I do understand others who are very passionate about this issue who have a differing [opinion]."[22]

Stem cell research
Palin stated in 2006 that because she believes embryonic stem cell research causes the destruction of life, this research is inconsistent with her pro-life position and she does not support it.[23] All of the various adult stem cell research approaches are supported by Palin. In an interview with Charlie Gibson, Palin differentiated between the two types of stem cell research "And thankfully, again, not only are there other options, but we’re getting closer and closer to finding a tremendous amount of other options, like, as I mentioned, the adult stem cell research".[24]

Sex education
Palin is opposed to "explicit sex-ed programs," including "school-based clinics and the distribution of contraceptives in schools," though is in favor of teaching children about contraception, having said "kids who may not hear about it at home should hear about it in other avenues." [25][26]

Women’s issues
Palin has been a member of Feminists for Life since 2006.[27] In August 2006, she told the Anchorage Daily News that "no woman should have to choose between her career, education and her child."[28] In an interview with Katie Couric on September 30, 2008, Palin said, "I’m a feminist who believes in equal rights and I believe that women certainly today have every opportunity that a man has to succeed, and to try to do it all, anyway. And I’m very, very thankful that I’ve been brought up in a family where gender hasn’t been an issue."[29] In subsequent interviews with Brian Williams on October 29, 2008, Palin was quoted as saying, "I am not going to label myself anything, Brian, and I think that’s what annoys a lot of Americans, especially in a political campaign is start trying to label different parts of America, different backgrounds. I’m not going to label myself, but I do believe in women’s rights; I believe in equal rights, and I am so thankful I was brought up in where really gender has never been an issue."[30] Gloria Steinem has criticized Palin’s selfidentification as a feminist, referring to Palin as "Phyllis Schlafly, only younger."[31]


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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."[42]

Same-sex unions
While campaigning for election as Governor of Alaska in 2006, Palin declared that she supported the 1998 Alaska constitutional amendment that proposed adding "...a marriage may exist only between one man and one woman" to the Alaskan constitution. Palin opposed state covered health and retiree benefits to same-sex partners of state employees, but complied with an Alaska Supreme Court directive to do so,[32][33] subsequently vetoing a bill that would have denied the benefits.[34] In an interview with Newsweek in 2007, she affirmed her support for an amendment to the state constitution denying benefits to same-sex couples.[33] She later signed a bill ordering a non-binding referendum for a constitutional amendment to deny the benefits.[35] Although the referendum passed in April 2007 with 53% of voters supporting a constitutional amendment, a bill to place such an amendment on the ballot in November 2008 stalled in the state legislature.[36] Palin has stated that she supports a Federal Constitutional Amendment to ban samesex marriage.[37] This position differed with that of her running mate, John McCain.[38][39]

Palin is opposed to efforts to decriminalize marijuana, which she says sends the wrong message to children. Palin has said she is more concerned about methamphetamine than marijuana, which she sees as a greater social threat.[43]

Illegal Immigration
On October 31, 2008, Palin told reporter Greta Van Susteren that closing the borders should be the first priority in dealing with illegal immigration. She rejects amnesty for illegal immigrants who have violated federal law.[44] Palin does, however, support a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. [1]

Economic issues
Palin describes herself as a fiscal conservative. At the Republican National Convention, Palin stated "I came to office promising to control spending - by request if possible and by veto if necessary... I suspended the state fuel tax, and championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress."[45] Shortly after becoming governor, Palin canceled a contract for the construction of an 11-mile (18 km) gravel road outside Juneau to a mine[46] and sold the state’s Westwind II jet, which had been purchased by the Murkowski administration against the wishes of the Legislature.[47] While governor, she slashed the state budget by $231 million for FY2008. The vetoes – which covered 36 spreadsheet pages – drew praise from those who believed the budget originally reflected too much spending, but anger from those who thought Palin went too far.[48] The $231 million in cuts represented over 300 local projects including an expansion of the Port of Anchorage and the Fire Island wind energy project.[49]

Legal system
Judicial appointments
While interviewing candidates to fill judge vacancies in Alaska state courts, Palin has asked prospective appointees questions about work history, background and basic judicial philosophy. She has not asked such individuals about their positions on abortion or any other specific cases.[40]

Jury rights
On August 31, 2007, Palin signed a Jury Rights Day Proclamation,[41] commemorating September 5, 2007 as the 337th anniversary of the acquittal, in defiance of the legal direction of the bench, of William Penn and William Mead for preaching a Quaker sermon.

Crime and violence
Capital punishment
Palin has declared herself in favor of capital punishment. She has stated: "If the legislature passed a death penalty law, I would

In September 2008, responding to Katie Couric’s question asking if America can enter another Great Depression without the $700-billion bailout, Palin said, "Unfortunately,


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that is the road that America may find itself on. Not necessarily this, as it’s been proposed, has to pass or we’re going to find ourselves in another Great Depression. But, there has got to be action - bipartisan effort Congress not pointing fingers at one another but finding the solution to this, taking action, and being serious about the reforms on Wall Street that are needed."[50]

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include citizens "choosing to take more personal responsibility" to be healthier.[63]

In a September 18, 2008 speech at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Palin said, "Our opponents, they have some strange ideas about raising taxes. To them, raising taxes — and Joe Biden said it again today — raising taxes is about patriotism. To the rest of America, that’s not patriotism. Raising taxes is about killing jobs and hurting small businesses and making things worse. This isn’t about anyone’s patriotism – it’s about Barack Obama’s poor judgement."[64] As mayor, using income generated by a two percent sales tax that was enacted prior to her election, Palin cut property taxes by 75 percent and eliminated personal property and business inventory taxes.[65] Palin also supported a voter-approved city sales tax increase of 0.5 percent to pay for a new sports complex.[66] As governor, Palin helped pass a tax increase on oil company profits, although she opposed the Windfall Profits Tax proposed by Senator Barack Obama.[67][68]

While Mayor of Wasilla, the town paid a lobbying firm $24,000 to $36,000 per year to help secure federal earmarks for the town. She also personally went to Washington to ask for more earmarks from the state’s congressional delegation. According to a review by Taxpayers for Common Sense, a nonpartisan group, Wasilla (a town of 6,700 residents) benefited from $26.9 million in earmarks in Palin’s final four years in office.[51][52] In the 2005 budget year, Alaska governor Frank Murkowski had requested $550 million in earmarks.[53] In 2008 budget year, Palin sought $256 million in earmarks, and for the 2009 budget Palin gave a list of 31 proposed earmarks, totaling $197 million, to Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens.[54][55][56]

Energy and environment
Oil and gas development

Housing issues
On September 6, 2008 Palin stated that the mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have "gotten too big and too expensive to the taxpayers. The McCain-Palin administration will make them smaller and smarter and more effective for homeowners who need help."[57] Critics pointed to it as an example of Palin’s lack of knowledge in the area, noting that the mortgage entities operated until September 7, 2008 as quasi-private companies.[58] Supporters scoffed at the claim that her statement was a gaffe, arguing that neither of the companies are completely private, and that the companies are being bailed out with hundreds of billions of tax dollars.[59][60][61][62]

Palin supports free-market competition in health care, and laws allowing patients better access to medical pricing information. In 2008, Palin said she was considering incentives for employers to provide health insurance. She added that changes must also

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Map: 1002 Area, the proposed drilling area As Governor, Palin has strongly promoted oil and natural gas resource development in Alaska, and advocates exposing the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling,[69] controverting McCain’s position.[70]


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2008[81] and lost by a vote of about 57 percent against and 43 percent for the measure.[82] The measure was designed to impose higher water quality standards on a large scale mining operation, known as the Pebble Mine, near the Bristol Bay, which were designed to prevent pollution from entering some of the world’s most productive Sockeye salmon runs.[83][84][85] The Pebble Mine is primarily a large open pit mine which will extract copper and gold ore, resulting in runoff from the mine finding its way into salmon streams and drinking water, copper dust in particular being poisonous, even in low quantities, to fish.[86] Palin voiced her opposition to Measure 4, which, according to the Alaska constitution, could be construed as being unconstitutional, since a governor is not by law allowed to advocate either for or against any ballot measure.[87][88] "Let me take my governor’s hat off for just a minute here and tell you, personally, Prop 4- I vote no on that", she said. "I have all the confidence in the world that (the Department of Environmental Conservation) and our (Department of Natural Resources) have great, very stringent regulations and policies in place. We’re going to make sure that mines only operate safely, soundly."[89][90] The Pebble Mine is a finite resource which will employ 5,500 people and bring $200 million in tax revenue a year to the state. Salmon fishing, a naturally renewable resource each year, employs 12,000 people in the Bristol Bay region alone and contributes $250 million each year to the economy.[91] Many fisherman, environmentalists, naturalists, native Alaskans, residents and nature lovers, among many others, both in Alaska and worldwide, fear that pollution from the mine will destroy the salmon runs as well as the sometimes rare and very diverse wildlife that thrives there.[92][93][94]

Crude oil drilling
In an interview with Time in 2008, Palin argued that energy independence through ANWR drilling was essential to reducing American dependence on hostile foreign regimes.[71] "We need to drill, drill, drill," she told the Wall Street Journal; she argues that "ANWR is only the size of the Los Angeles airport, and drilling there isn’t environmentally destructive."[72] In order to assuage a fear that oil and gas development would be hampered by the listing of polar bears as a threatened species, Palin tried to sue the US government.[72]

Natural gas pipeline
In June 2008, Palin stated that she would work to create jobs by building a pipeline to bring North Slope natural gas to North American markets.[73] In her acceptance speech at the GOP in September 2008, Palin stated: "I fought to bring about the largest private-sector infrastructure project in North American history," "And when that deal was struck, we began a nearly $40 billion dollar natural gas pipeline to help lead America to energy independence." TransCanada projects the pipeline to be operational by late 2018, barring unforeseen obstacles.[74]

Global warming
After saying that global warming would affect Alaska more than any other state, Palin added: "I’m not one...who would attribute it to being man-made."[75] But she has not completely ruled it out: "Show me where I have ever said that there’s absolute proof that nothing that man has ever conducted or engaged in has had any effect or no effect on climate change. I have not said that."[76][77] On September 14, 2007, Sarah Palin signed an administrative order creating a Climate Change Sub-Cabinet charged with preparing a climate change strategy for Alaska.[78] Palin has ignored requests to establish an Alaska Office on Climate Change, an Alaska Climate Response Fund, and emissions reduction targets.[79]

Predator control
In 2007, Palin supported the Alaska Department of Fish and Game policy allowing Alaska the hunting of wolves from helicopters as part of a predator control program intended to increase moose and caribou populations,[95] a practice which has been banned since 1972.[96] The Program has come under criticism and legal actions from wildlife activists stating the purpose of the program is to

While governor, Palin opposed The Alaska Clean Water Act stating that "very stringent regulations and policies [were] already in place."[80] The Clean Water Initiative was voted on as Ballot Measure 4 on August 26,


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increase the numbers of prey species to unsustainable levels for sport hunters, residents and non residents of Alaska. In May 2007 Palin introduced Bill 256 to streamline the Predator Program[97] and make it more difficult for conservation groups to sue the State. Critics of the Bill claimed it removed scientific standards and claimed the programs are expensive and not effective.[98]

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Palin has opposed strengthening protections for beluga whales in Alaska’s Cook Inlet.[105] Palin cited state scientists who claimed that hunting was the only factor causing the whales’ decline and that the hunting has been effectively controlled through cooperative agreements with Alaska Native organizations.[106] Recent research states that hunting controls have halted the decline of beluga whales in Cook’s Inlet but that the population remains severely depleted and at high risk of extinction.[107][108] The Palin administration has allowed Chevron to triple the amount of toxic waste it pours into the waters of Cook Inlet.[109] Federal scientists do not attribute the decline in the Cook Inlet beluga population to human pollution.[107] The Cook Inlet Beluga Whale was declared an endangered species by the Bush Administration on October 17, 2008.[110][111]

Endangered species
Polar bears
In December 2007, Palin wrote an opinion column in which she described her opposition to the listing of polar bears as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.[99] In it she also stated that the polar bear population is more numerous now than 40 years ago and "there is insufficient evidence of polar bears becoming extinct in the foreseeable future".[100] After Dirk Kempthorne, the Republican Secretary of the United States Department of the Interior listed the bear as threatened on May 14, 2008, Palin (representing the state of Alaska) sued the federal government, claiming that the listing would adversely affect energy development in the bears’ habitat off Alaska’s northern and northwestern coasts, while again questioning the scientific basis for the listing.[101][102] Palin claimed that scientists found no ill effects of global warming on the polar bear, a claim disputed by Alaskan state scientists[103] and environmental groups.[101]

Foreign policy
Palin supports the Bush Administration’s policies in Iraq, but is concerned that "dependence on foreign energy" may be obstructing efforts to "have an exit plan in place".[112][113][114][115]

Iran, Syria
In the September 2008 CBS interview,[116] Palin criticized Barack Obama for saying he would meet with leaders of Syria and Iran without preconditions. Reminded by the interviewer that Henry Kissinger, whom Palin had recently met, supports direct diplomacy with both countries, Palin responded: "I’ve never heard Henry Kissinger say, ’Yeah, I’ll meet with these leaders without preconditions being met.’ "[116][117] Five days earlier Kissinger had made a televised statement of his position regarding Iran: "I am in favor of negotiating with Iran...[and] I do not believe that we can make conditions for the opening of negotiations."[118] However, Kissinger does not advocate negotiations at the presidential level.[119] During the 2008 vice-presidential debate on October 2, 2008, Palin stated that "A leader like [Iranian President Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad, who is not sane or stable when he says things like that, is not one whom we can

Beluga whales

Cook Inlet stretches 180 miles (290 km) from the Gulf of Alaska to Anchorage in south-central Alaska.[104]


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allow to acquire nuclear energy, nuclear weapons." She also further criticized Obama’s proposal in 2007 to meet with Ahmadinejad without preconditions, stating that such an action "is downright dangerous because leaders like [Ahmadinejad], who would seek to acquire nuclear weapons and wipe off the face of the Earth an ally like we have in Israel, should not be met with without preconditions and diplomatic efforts being undertaken first."[120]

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agree on, Senator Biden. I respect your position on that."[120][127]

Palin has said that the former Soviet states of Georgia and Ukraine should be admitted into NATO, and that if Russia invaded a NATO signatory country, the United States should be prepared to go to war in that country’s defense.[126][128] Going to war in defense of NATO allies who are invaded is current US policy.[129]

In a meeting on September 2, 2008, with leaders of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a pro-Israel lobby, Palin stated that she would "work to expand and deepen the strategic partnership between U.S. and Israel."[121] Following the meeting, an AIPAC spokesman stated that Palin had "expressed her deep, personal, and lifelong commitment to the safety and well-being of Israel."[122] Palin also stated, in reference to a possible nuclear threat from Iran, that: "Let there be no doubt: I will always keep the threat of military action on the table to defend our security and our ally Israel.",[123][124] In an interview with ABC News anchor Charles Gibson, Palin stated that she would not "second-guess" Israeli military action against Iran.[125][126] During the 2008 vice-presidential debate, Palin expressed support for a two-state solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, pledged to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and reiterated her support for Israel’s survival. Specifically, Palin stated that "Israel is our strongest and best ally in the Middle East. We have got to assure them that we will never allow a second Holocaust, despite, again, warnings from Iran and any other country that would seek to destroy Israel, that that is what they would like to see. We will support Israel. A two-state solution, building our embassy, also, in Jerusalem, those things that we look forward to being able to accomplish, with this peace-seeking nation, and they have a track record of being able to forge these peace agreements." Regarding Joe Biden’s support for Israel, Palin stated that "I’m so encouraged to know that we both love Israel, and I think that is a good thing to get to

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Newsweek. http://www.newsweek.com/ id/162324. [34] Hopkins, Kyle (December 29, 2006). "Same-sex benefits ban gets Palin veto". Anchorage Daily News. http://dwb.adn.com/news/government/ legislature/story/ 8525563p-8419318c.html. Retrieved on 2008-09-02. "’signing this bill would be in direct violation of my oath of office’ due to the state Supreme Court ruling" [35] McAllister, Bill (December 20, 2006). "Gay partners of state employees win benefits". KTUU News (KTUU-TV). http://www.ktuu.com/Global/ story.asp?S=5843150. Retrieved on 2007-12-27. [36] Sutton, Anne (May 8, 2007). "Same-sex benefits bill stalls". Anchorage Daily News. http://dwb.adn.com/news/ government/legislature/story/ 8865109p-8765744c.html. Retrieved on 2008-09-02. [37] "Palin Signals Support for Federal Marriage Amendment" (video). The Brody File. October 19, 2008. http://www.cbn.com/CBNnews/ 467179.aspx. Retrieved on 2008-10-28. [38] "Statement on the Federal Marriage Amendment", McCain Senate website, July 13, 2004, accessed November 18, 2006] [39] McCain’s Senate website, Statement on the Marriage Protection Amendment, June 6, 2006, accessed November 18, 2006 [40] Palazzolo, Joe; Mauro, Tony (2008-09-12). "Biden, Palin May Loom Large in Judge Picks". Legal Times. http://www.law.com/jsp/ article.jsp?id=1202424466959&pos=ataglance. Retrieved on 2008-09-14. [41] "Jury Rights Day Proclamation of 2007". http://gov.state.ak.us/ print_news-17852.html. "[This case] established forever the English and American legal doctrine that it is the right and responsibility of the trial jury to decide on matters of law and fact", and "Whereas, the Sixth and Seventh Amendments are included in the Bill of Rights to preserve the right to trial by jury, which in turn conveys upon the jury the responsibility to defend, with its verdict, all other individual rights enumerated or implied by the U.S.


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Constitution, including its [51] "Palin hired lobbyists to win earmarks". Amendments." Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN). [42] Palin, Sarah (2006-11-07). "Issues". September 2, 2008. "Palin for Governor" (inactive web site) http://www.startribune.com/politics/ quoted in On the Issues. 27791154.html?page=1&c=y. http://www.ontheissues.org/Governor/ [52] "Palin’s Alaska Town Secured Big Fed Sarah_Palin_Crime.htm. Retrieved on $$$; Gov. Palin Hired Lobby Firm To 2008-08-30. Secure $27 Million For Town Of 6,700". [43] Hopkins, Kyle (August 6, 2006). "SameWashington Post (CBS News). sex unions, drugs get little play; September 2, 2008. Governor’s Race: Gas line leaves no http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/ room to talk on other hot issues". 09/02/politics/washingtonpost/ Anchorage Daily News. main4406403.shtml. http://dwb.adn.com/news/politics/ [53] Kuhnhenn, Jim (September 12, 2008). elections/governor06/story/ "Fact Check: McCain misstates Palin 8049298p-7942233c.htmll. Retrieved on earmarks record". Associated Press. 2008-09-17. http://ap.google.com/article/ [44] http://www.foxnews.com/video2/ ALeqM5gtx_hOhOBrAMbgsXYxQAu3f_QvBwD935EU video08.html?maven_referralObject=3174383&maven_referralPlaylistId=&sRevUrl=http://www.foxn [54] Bernton, Hal and David Heath. "Palin’s ontherecord/ earmark requests: more per person than [45] "Sarah Palin Makes History as First any other state". Seattle Times. Female Vice Presidential Nominee of http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/ Republican Party". ABCnews.com nationworld/ (ABCNews Internet Ventures): p. 2. 2008154532_webpalin02m.html. September 3, 2008. [55] Taylor, Andrew (September 3, 2008). http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/ "Palins Pork Requests Confound Image". Conventions/ Associated Press. http://news.yahoo.com/ Story?id=5720910&page=2. Retrieved s/ap/20080903/ap_on_el_pr/ on 2008-09-16. cvn_palin_earmarks. [46] McAllister, Bill (December 14, 2006). [56] Murray, Mark (September 11, 2008). "Palin cancels contracts for pioneer road "TrooperGate back in the News". to Juneau". ktuu.com. MSNBC First Read. http://www.ktuu.com/global/ http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/ story.asp?s=5818166&ClientType=Printable. 2008/09/11/1377812.aspx. Retrieved on 2008-08-29. [57] Hall, Kevin G. (2008-09-06). "Candidates [47] "No bidders on eBay; sold it offline". briefed on seizure of Fannie Mae, PolitiFact.com. Freddie Mac". McClatchy Newspapers. http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/ http://www.mcclatchydc.com/227/story/ statements/691/. Retrieved on 51940.html. 2008-09-05. [58] "Palin’s Bailout Statement Raises [48] Quinn, Steve (June 29, 2007). "Palin cuts Questions". 2008-09-09. $231 million from capital budget". http://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/ Anchorage Daily News. 09/08/palins-bailout-statement-raiseshttp://dwb.adn.com/news/alaska/story/ questions. Retrieved on 2008-09-09. 9090623p-9006670c.html. [59] Ed Morrissey (September 9, 2008). "The [49] Bradner, Tim (July 8, 2007). "Lawmakers Palin "gaffe": Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac cringe over governor’s deep budget bailouts "expensive"". Hot Air Network, cuts". Alaska Journal of Commerce. LLC. The Blog Studio. http://hotair.com/ http://www.alaskajournal.com/stories/ archives/2008/09/09/the-palin-gaffe070807/hom_20070708005.shtml. fannie-mae-freddie-mac-bailoutsRetrieved on 2008-09-01. expensive/. Retrieved on 2008-09-16. [50] "One-On-One With Sarah Palin". CBS [60] "Sarah Palin’s "gaffe" is a total bust". News. September 24, 2008. Palinmania!. WordPress.com. September http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/ 9, 2008. 09/24/eveningnews/main4476173.shtmll. http://palinmania.wordpress.com/2008/ Retrieved on 2008-10-18. .


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09/09/sarah-palins-gaffe-is-a-total-bust/. Retrieved on 2008-09-16. [61] John Hawkins (September 8, 2008). "Palin’s "First Gaffe" Not A Gaffe At All". Right Wing News. http://www.rightwingnews.com/mt331/ 2008/09/ palins_first_gaffe_not_a_gaffe.php. Retrieved on 2008-09-16. [62] Michelle Malkin (September 8, 2008). "Huffing HuffPo desperate for a GOP gaffe". Michelle Malkin LLC. WordPress.com. http://michellemalkin.com/2008/09/08/ huffing-huffpo-desperate-for-a-gop-gaffe/. Retrieved on 2008-09-16. [63] Sarah Palin (2008-01-15). "2008 State of the State Address". State of Alaska. http://www.gov.alaska.gov/ archive-50605.html. Retrieved on 2008-09-09. [64] Video: Palin in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Time magazine online, September 18, 2008 [65] Kizzia, Tom (October 23, 2006), "’Fresh face’ launched Palin", Anchorage Daily News, http://dwb.adn.com/news/politics/ story/8334949p-8231037c.html [66] Yardley, William (2008-08-29). "Sarah Heath Palin, an Outsider Who Charms". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/30/us/ politics/30palin.html?pagewanted=3&hp. Retrieved on 2008-08-30. [67] Quinn, Steve (2007-05-10). "Alaska governor balances newborn’s needs, official duties". Associated Press. http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/ 2008-05-10-4082128881_x.htm. [68] Barnes, Fred (July 16, 2007). "The Most Popular Governor". The Weekly Standard. http://weeklystandard.com/ Content/Public/Articles/000/000/013/ 851orcjq.asp?pg=1. Retrieved on 2007-12-27. [69] Palin, Sarah (January 17, 2007). "State of the State Address Jan 17, 2007". http://www.ontheissues.org/Governor/ Sarah_Palin_Environment.htm. Retrieved on 2008-08-29. [70] Gibson, Charlie (September 12, 2008). "Sarah Palin on Climate Change & Drilling in ANWR". ABC News. [71] Newton-Small, Jay (2008-08-29). "Transcript: TIME’s interview with Sarah Palin". Time. http://www.time.com/time/

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nation/article/0,8599,1837536-2,00.html. Retrieved on 2008-08-30. [72] ^ Collins, Britt (September 17, 2008). "Sarah Palin: The ice queen; Sarah Palin, the Republican party’s vice-president nominee, governs an oil-rich area that has seen some of the most dramatic effects of climate change. So what’s her record on environmental concerns?". The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/ environment/2008/sep/17/poles.wildlife. [73] Johnson, Gene. "Palin: Iraq war ’a task that is from God’", Associated Press, 3 Sept 2008. Available online. Archived. [74] Kovaleski, Serge F. and Mike McIntire (September 11, 2008). "Palin’s Pipeline Is Years From Being a Reality". New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/ 2008/09/11/us/politics/ 11pipeline.html?ref=business. [75] Mike Coppock."Palin Speaks to Newsmax About McCain, Abortion"; Newsmax, August 29, 2008 [76] Charlie Gibson."Republican VP Candidate Speaks with ABC News’ Charlie Gibson in Exclusive Interview"; ABC, Sept. 11, 2008 [77] Alex Koppelman."Palin flip-flops on global warming"; Salon, Sept. 12, 2008 [78] Alaska Climate Change Strategy official site [79] Rick Steiner."Sarah Palin’s record on the environment is abysmal"; Seattle Post Intelligencer, Sept. 9, 2008 [80] Lamb, Jason. "’Governor’s hat’ off, Palin blasts Clean Water initiative", KTUU News, 22 Aug 2008. Available online. [81] Harris, Richard: Publisher; Lund, Betsy: Managing Editor; Herman, Drew: Assistant Editor "Clean Water Act lets citizens put industry on right path" Kodiak Daily Mirror, August 15, 2008 [82] "Ballot measures find little support from Alaskans", newsminer.com. Fairbanks, Alaska, August 27, 2008. [83] The Associated Press "Alaska voters reject water regulations at mines" International Herald Tribune, August 27, 2008 [84] Kosich, Deborah, "Alaskans vote on antiPebble copper/gold project clean water ballot measure" mineweb, Reno, Nevada, August 25, 2oo8 [85] Richstad, Eric, editor of The Orvis News, "Alaska’s Bristol Bay world-famous


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salmon rivers threatened by Pebble Mine. Help Save Them!" Orvis, [86] Roosevelt, Margot "Alaskan economy faces a fork in the river" Los Angeles Times, September 1, 2007 [87] Estabrook, Barry "Politics of the Plate: Salmongate" The Gourmet Institute, New York City, October 17-19, 2008 [88] Lamb, Jason " ’Governor’s hat’ off, Palin blast Clean Water Initiative" KTUU.com, Anchorage, Alaska, August 22,2008 [89] Lamb, Jason " ’Governor’s hat’ off, Palin blasts Clean Water Initiative" Anchorage, Alaska August 22, 2008 [90] Estabrook, Barry "Politics of the Plate: Salmongate", The Gourmet Institute, New York City, October 17-19, 2008 [91] Yardley, William "Mining ballot splits Alaska along new lines" International Herald Tribune, August 24, 2008 [92] Richstad, Eric, editor of the Orvis News "Alaska’s Bristol Bay world-famous salmon rivers threatened by Pebble Mine. Help Save Them!, www.orvis.com [93] Estabrook, Barry "Politics of the Plate: Salmongate" The Gourmet Institute, New York City, October 17-19, 2008 [94] Roosevelt, Margot "Alaskan economy faces a fork in the river" Los Angeles Times September 1, 2007 [95] Bolstad, Erika (2007-09-26). "Lawmaker seeks to ban wolf hunting from planes, copters". Oakland Tribune. [96] "Sarah Palin’s abysmal environmental record"; Sept. 10, 2008 [97] " Alaska Department of Game and Fish" ADF & G Press Release May 11, 2007 [98] "Palin wants to shoot down wolf lawsuits" Anchorage Daily News, January 30, 2008 [99] Gov. Sarah Palin (December 18, 2007). "Alaska takes seriously its job of protecting polar bears". Adn.com. http://www.adn.com/opinion/story/ 238813.html. Retrieved on 2008-09-08. [100] alin, Sarah "Bearing Up" The New York P Times January 5, 2008 [101] Joling, Dan (May 22, 2008). "State will ^ sue over polar bear listing, Palin says". Anchorage Daily News. http://www.adn.com/polarbears/story/ 413710.html. [102] ttp://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/ h story?id=5689165&page=1 [103] om Kizzia (May 25, 2008). "E-mail T reveals state dispute over polar bear

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listing: Polar Bear News". Adn.com. http://www.adn.com/polarbears/story/ 416432.html. Retrieved on 2008-09-08. [104]Cook Inlet, Alaska". " http://www.crrel.usace.army.mil/sid/ hopkins_files/Seaice/Cook_inlet.htm. Retrieved on 2007-02-03. [105] ryan Walsh (2008-09-01). "Palin on the B Environment: Far Right". Time. http://www.time.com/time/politics/ article/0,8599,1837868,00.html. Retrieved on 2008-09-04. [106]Governor Palin Urges Feds to not list " Belugas as Endangered". State of Alaska. 2007-08-07. http://gov.state.ak.us/ archive-24287.html. Retrieved on 2008-09-03. [107] "2008 Status Review and Extinction ^ Risk Assessment of Cook Inlet Belugas" (PDF). U.S. Department of Commerce. April 2008. http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/ pdfs/statusreviews/ belugawhale_cookinlet.pdf. Retrieved on 2008-09-07. [108] unter, Don. "Alaska’s beluga whales in H decline: Federal assessment shows chance of extinction in 100 years", Anchorage Daily News, 8 Jan 2007. "Cook Inlet beluga whales in decline" [109] eonard Doyle, "Palin: the real scandal", L The Independent, 6 Sept 2008. Available online. Archived. [110] eiss, Kenneth R. "Bush administration W declares Alaska’s Beluga whales endangered" October 17, 2008, The Los Angeles Times [111]NOAA Lists Cook Inlet Beluga Whale as " Endangered" October 17, 2008 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States Department of Commerce [112] rr, Vanessa (March 1, 2007). "Gov. O Sarah Palin speaks out". Alaska Business Monthly. http://goliath.ecnext.com/ coms2/summary_0199-6482074_ITM. Retrieved on 2008-08-31. [113] ullivan, Andrew (August 29, 2008). S "Palin on Iraq". The Atlantic. http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/ the_daily_dish/2008/08/palin-oniraq.html. Retrieved on 2008-09-01. [114] artiromo, Maria (August 29, 2008), B "Bartiromo Talks with Sarah Palin", Business Week, http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/


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dnflash/content/aug2008/ articles/item/ db20080829_272692_page_2.htm sarah_palin_tells_aipac_shes_pro_israel_20080902/+. [115] ourevitch, Philip (2008-09-08). "Palin G Retrieved on 2008-09-04. on Obama". The New Yorker. [122] alin expresses support for Israel by P http://www.newyorker.com/talk/2008/09/ Yitzhak Benhorin, Ynetnews.com, 08/080908ta_talk_gourevitch. Retrieved September 3, 2008. on 2008-09-02. This article was [123] allow, Ralph Z. (September 4, 2008), H available online the first days of "Evangelical faith drives Palin’s proSeptember, despite its later ’printed’ Israel view", Washington Times, date. http://washingtontimes.com/news/2008/ [116] Sarah Palin. Interview with Katie ^ sep/04/palins-evangelical-faith-drivesCouric. CBS News. New York. pro-israel-view/ September 25, 2008. (Interview [124] alin meets with AIPAC leaders, Jewish P [Printable version]). Retrieved on Telegraph Agency (JTA), September 2, 2008-09-27. 2008. [117]A Question Reprised, but the Words " [125] utenberg, Jim (2008-09-11). "In First R Come None Too Easily for Palin". Big Interview, Palin Says "I’m Ready."". http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/26/us/ New York Times. politics/26watch.html?em. Retrieved on [126] "In ABC Interview, Palin Seen As ^ 2009-09-25. Struggling With Foreign Policy". U.S. [118]CNN Live Event/Special transcript, "The " News and World Report. 2008-09-12. Next President: A World of Challenges"". http://www.usnews.com/usnews/politics/ CNN. 20 September 2008. bulletin/bulletin_080912.htm. Retrieved http://transcripts.cnn.com/ on 2008-09-12. TRANSCRIPTS/0809/20/se.01.html. [127] ranscript of Palin, Biden debate, CNN, T Retrieved on 2008-09-26. October 2, 2008. [119]ensen, Kristin and Fireman, Ken J [128] alin ’prepared for war with Russia on P (September 27, 2008). "Obama Blames Georgia’, The Scotsman, September 13, Crisis on Republicans; McCain Calls 2008 Obama Unready". Bloomberg. [129] alin leaves open the option of war with P http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/ Russia, BostonHerald.com, September news?pid=20601087&sid=aTTdEnJXywgs&refer=home. 11, 2008 Retrieved on 2008-09-27. "Kissinger has on more than one occasion advocated direct negotiations with Iran, although • On the Issues - Sarah Palin’s issue not at the presidential level." positions and quotes [120] Palin joins Dems in vowing to make ^ • Sarah Palin news portal at Anchorage peace process a priority by Ron Daily News Kampeas, Jewish Telegraph Agency • Sarah Palin smears debunked (JTA), October 3, 2008 [121]Sarah Palin tells AIPAC she’s pro" Israel". http://www.jewishjournal.com/

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