Palin, who belongs to Feminists for Life, also came out in the news early this year when she gave birth to a son who was diagnosed early in her pregnancy to have Down Syndrome. She's also known to have sued the Bush Administration for declaring the polar bear in Alaska as endangered species.
Obama, face Down
Jill Stanek, who will certainly have something to say about McCain veep pick, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, on her blog, wrote earlier today in an e-mail (links are my addition):Palin chose life for her baby with Down syndrome.As a friend of mine says, the choice between good and evil could not be more obvious this election. May the best man and woman win.
Obama relegated these babies to death despite testimony that at least one aborted-alive Down's baby had been abandoned to die in a hospital soiled-utility room.
James Pethokoukis sends the 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Sarah Palin:
. Sarah Louise Palin (nee Heath) was born Feb., 1964, in Sandpoint, Idaho. Her family moved to Alaska when Sarah was an infant. Her father, Chuck, is a retired schoolteacher.
2. She attended Wasilla High School where she played point guard on the state champion basketball team. Her nickname was “Sarah Barracuda.”
3. Palin graduated in 1987 from the University of Idaho with a degree in journalism. She worked briefly as a sports reporter in Anchorage.
4. She refers to her husband, Todd, as the “First Dude.” He’s worked as a commercial fisherman and as a production operator on the North Slope for BP. He enjoys snowmobiling and has won the Tesoro Iron Dog, billed as the world’s longest snowmobile race, four times.
5. Palin and her husband have five children, Bristol, Piper, Track, Willow, and Trig. Trig, born in 2008, has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. Her son Track joined the army in 2007.
6. Her favorite meal is moose stew.
7. She comes from a family of outdoor enthusiasts. Her parents, Chuck and Sally Heath, enjoy hunting and fishing, and have both completed marathons.
8. Palin was named Miss Wasilla in 1984 and was a runner-up for Miss Alaska. In 1996 she was elected mayor of Wasilla.
9. She’s a lifetime NRA member and enjoys hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling.10. Elected in 2006, she’s Alaska’s first female governor and the youngest governor elected in the state.