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September 02, 2008

Hardball With Sarah Palin

A mix of good and bad here, and maybe good and good, depending on how cynical you are, or how much a role you think faith should play in politics.

Incidentally, some good background on her step-mother-in-law, Faye Palin, who's announced she might vote against Palin and for Obama, and says she doesn't know what Palin brings to the ticket, apart from being a woman.

Let's just say they have the typical sitcom mother-in-law/daughter-in-law relationship:

When Palin, who went on to win re-election by a landslide, was forced out of the Mayor's office by term limits in 2002, her husband Todd's stepmother Faye Palin ran for mayor. She did not, however, get Sarah Palin's endorsement. A couple of people told me that they thought abortion was the reason for Palin not supporting her family member Faye, they say, is pro-choice, not to mention a Democrat. A former city council member recalls that it was a heated race, mainly because of right-to-life issues: "People were writing BABYKILLER on Faye's campaign signs just a few days before the election." Faye Palin lost the race to the candidate that Sarah backed, Dianne Keller, who is still mayor of Wasilla.

It's good to know that she is not completely "nice." Principled, tough, and a balls-to-the-walls campaigner. But not nearly as treacly-sweet as she seems.

More stuff: Biden concedes that serving as a governor is "no mean feat;" and this seems to be that Newsbusters-cut clip Allah pronounced "must watch." So I'm a-gonna watch it.


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