May 28, 2010

Profile: Sarah Palin




















Born: February 11, 1964

Education:

  1. Hawaii Pacific University (1982)
  2. North Idaho College (1983)
  3. University of Idaho (1984-1985)
  4. Matanuska-Susitna College(1985)
  5. University of Idaho again (1986)
  6. Received her bachelor's degree in communications with an emphasis in journalism (1987).


Resume:
  1. Sportscaster for KTUU-TV and KTVA-TV in Anchorage and sports reporter for the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman (1987)
  2. Helped with family commercial fishing business (1988)
  3. Wasilla City Council member (1992-5)
  4. Two-time mayor of Wasilla (1996-2002)
  5. 2nd place runner-up for Lt. Governor candidate (2002)
  6. Chairwoman and Ethics Supervisor of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (2003-4)
  7. One of 3 directors of Ted Stevens Excellence in Public Service, Inc. (2003-5)
  8. Alaskan governor (2006-9)


Political Positions:
  • Fiscally - conservative
  • Defense - hawkish
  • Socially - conservative
Specifically:
  • Gun Rights - strong proponent
  • Abortion - opposed in almost all cases, except when the mother's life is endangered
  • Capital Punishment - strong proponent
  • Border Security - strong proponent
  • Energy - supports drilling domestically for oil
  • Afghanistan - believes that "we can win"
  • Israel - strong proponent of support for Israel
  • Same-sex Marriage - opposed
  • Legalized Marijuana - opposed

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