Sarah Palin vs Barack Obama

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Tale of the Tape: Sarah Palin vs. Barack Obama Don't forget, by the way, that they're running for different positions Posted by: Jeff Emanuel Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at 02:30PM 146 Comments Sarah Palin Barack Obama Office being sought Full name Nickname Public opinion Age Children Vice President Sarah Louise Heath Palin Sarah Barracuda Smoking hot in a "naughty librarian" sort of way 44 5: two sons, three daughters Evangelical Christian; President of the United States and Leader of the Free World Barack Hussein Obama II Barry Obama; "The One" May be The Messiah 48 2: two daughters Attended Trinity United Church of Christ for 20 years, a "black liberation theology" church formerly led by Rev. Jeremiah Wright and governed according to the Black Value System Junior Senator from Illinois State Senator (1997-2004); Religion/Church attendance attends Juneau Christian Center when in Juneau and grew up attending Wasilla Assembly of God Governor of Alaska Mayor of Wasilla, AK (1996-2002); President of Alaska Conference of Current Job Previous Public Jobs Mayors; City Council member (1992-1996) Governor for 2 years; Executive Experience Mayor for 6 years Chaired Senate subcommittee on Europe but never called it into session; once gave a speech to 200,000 screaming Germans Commander in Chief of Alaska National Guard; Military Affairs experience Son is enlisted Infantryman in U.S. Army Sports reporter; Private Sector Experience Salmon fisherman Speaking ability Beautifully executed initial stump speech in Dayton, OH hockey arena without a teleprompter Todd Mitchell Palin Salmon fisherman; Former North Slope production supervisor for BP Oil Associate at civil rights law firm An enter...wait--did you say without a teleprompter?? Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama Vice President for Community and External Affairs at University of Chicago Hospitals; former Associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago; former Executive Director for the Chicago office of Public Allies; former Assistant to the None None Community Organizer Foreign Relations experience Governor of state that borders two foreign countries (Canada and Russia) Spouse's name Spouse's occupation Mayor of Chicago; former associate at Sidley Austin law firm Promoted and given 160% pay raise by UofC hospitals within months of husband's election to U.S. Senate; Employer received $1,000,000.00 federal earmark, requested by husband, after her promotion Reaction to spouse's political success Quit 17-year BP oil job when BP became involved in natural gas pipeline negotiations with wife's administration Tesoro Iron Dog Snowmobile race champion (longest snowmobile race in the world); Coolest thing about Spouse In 2008, while defending his championship, was injured when he was thrown 70 feet from his machine. He was sent to the hospital but still finished in fourth place Sister of Oregon State University head basketball coach Craig Robinson Resigned in protest from position of Ethics Commissioner of Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in order to expose legal violations and conflicts of interest of Alaska Most Courageous Moment Republican leaders, including the in Public Service former state Attorney General and the State GOP Chairman (who was also an Oil & Gas Commissioner), who was doing work for the party on public time and supplying a lobbyist with a sensitive e-mail. Gave an anti-Iraq war speech to a crowd of antiIraq war demonstrators in Hyde Park in 2002 In Current Office Because... Republican opponent, who Upset sitting Governor in GOP was leading in the polls, was primary due to public support for her forced to leave race after efforts to clean up corrupt government unsealing of divorce records establishment exposed a sex scandal Change and Clean Government Hope and Change; Theme: "Bringing Change from Outside Washington" Replaced entire Board of Agriculture and Conservation because of conflict of interest; What they've done to live that theme: Resigned from position of Ethics Commissioner of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in order to expose corruption among members of own party May have removed State Public Safety Commissioner as part of effort to protect sister in messy divorce and child custody battle Union member, married to Union member Selected 36-year incumbent Senator as running mate Often says, "I am my brother's keeper"; Brother lives in a hut in Nairobi on $12 per year Endorsed by a union Family Affairs Union affiliation Iraq and Troop Support Formerly (pre-surge) critical of apparent lack of long-term strategy for Iraq; Gave an anti-Iraq war speech to a crowd of antiVisited wounded U.S. soldiers in Iraq war demonstrators; Germany; almost visited wounded visited AK National Guard soldiers troops in Germany, but 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 party; Campaigned for Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell against corrupt GOP congressman Don Young; Called out Sen Ted Stevens (R-AK) to "come clean" about financial dealings Talks about bipartisanship Bipartisan/"maverick" credentials that are under fed investigation Passed a landmark ethics reform bill; Used veto to cut budgetary spending; Legislative Record Prevented "bridge to nowhere" that would have cost taxpayers $400 million dollars. Voted "present" over 100 times as IL state senator How they dealt with corrupt individuals in home city/state Launched political career in Exposed legal violations and conflicts home of unrepentant of interest of Alaska Republican domestic terrorist Bill Ayers leaders; (and still refers to him as a part of "mainstream Campaigned against corrupt GOP Democratic Chicago"; Representative; Ran against and defeated corrupt incumbent governor in GOP primary Lifetime member of NRA and avid hunter; Purchased home with help of convicted felon Tony Rezko Worked to pass legislation in Illinois that would prevent all law-abiding citizens from owning firearms Guns video can be found on YouTube of Palin firing an M4 at a military firing range Opposed "Bridge to Nowhere" project; Earmarks Said Alaska should avoid relying on federal money for projects; Campaigned against porker Don Young (R-AK) in 2008 primary Secured federal earmarks for wife's employer and for campaign bundlers Pro-choice; Pro life; Abortion only IL state sen. to speak against the Born Alive gave birth to 5th child knowing that he Infant's Protection Act, would have Down's syndrome which required medical care to be given to live infants who survived abortions Believes energy independence is a matter of national security; Energy Says Americans should "get tune-ups" and "check tire pressure"; Says "we can't expect the For drilling in ANWR, which is in her world to be okay with" our state use of heating and air conditioning Chair of Alaska Conservation Commission (2003-4); Environment Talks about the environment Announced plans to create sub-cabinet a lot group of advisors to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in AK Runs marathons Has reporters tailing him to the gym Athletic prowess