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Governor Palin was born in Sandpoint, Idaho on February 11th, 1964. Gov. Palin won a state high school basketball title in 1982 with Wasilla High School. She applied this experience in winning the prestigious position of Mayor of Wasilla in 1996.

She said she applied the same drive she acquired as co-captain of the 1982 Wasilla high school basketball team that won the state championships.

''This really sounds hokey, but that was a turning point in my life,'' she said. ''We were supposed to be the underdogs big time. You see firsthand anything is possible and learn it takes tenacity, hard work and guts.''

(Source: Anchorage Daily News - 10/3/96, "NEW MAYOR, SHARP KNIFE - WASILLA WINNER SAYS SHE'LL HALVE TAXES, TAKE PAY CUT")

But...

[Her critics] objected to a quiet campaign by some Palin supporters raising emotional issues like abortion and gun control, which had no apparent tie to municipal politics.

(Source: ADN - 10/23/2006, "'Fresh face' launched, carries Palin's career")

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The Unknown Governor went that hard towards wedge issues in a nonpartisan mayoral race? Maybe it's just that drive to win a state HS basketball title? (or being with the very-Conservative Assemblies of God)

But what kind of VP's office will the unknown Gov run?

The newly elected mayor of Wasilla has asked all of the city's top managers to resign in order to test their loyalty to her administration.

Mayor Sarah Palin sent the resignation requests Thursday to Police Chief Irl Stambaugh, public works director Jack Felton, finance director Duane Dvorak and Mary Ellen Emmons, the head of libraries. A fifth director -- John Cooper, who oversaw the city museum -- resigned earlier this month after Palin eliminated his position.

Palin also asked each director to provide an updated resume and a letter stating his or her intentions. As of Friday, one director, whom Palin would not identify, had responded.

Palin said she made the request for resignations to find out who supports her as mayor.

''Wasilla is moving forward in a positive direction,'' she said. ''This is the time for the department heads to let me know if they plan to move forward or if it's time for a change.''

(SOURCE: Anchorage Daily News, 10/26/1996, "NEW WASILLA MAYOR ASKS CITY'S MANAGERS TO RESIGN IN LOYALTY TEST")

In other words, she'll be a great choice to pick US Attornies.

So, just looking at her step onto the local stage shows some rather interesting and distressing signs.

I once tried to catch a barracuda, and the cuda left with the hook and the live bait.

So in other words, You may not know who Sarah Palin is, but what she's standing for is just Carbon-Copy Conservatism.

Originally posted to RBH on Fri Aug 29, 2008 at 10:57 AM PDT.

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