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But she can see Russia from her home state…

Rachel Brown ’08 writes:

My mom and I made this shirt (she did the text and I drew the picture of Sarah Palin), emphasizing that arguably anyone who has had a passport for more than a year has had more foreign policy experience than Sarah Palin. We’re having it made at a local T-shirt shop in my hometown.

The shirts are printed with black ink on either an orange, mint, or tan shirt. Sizes run S – XL; shirts are $15 each.

To order a shirt, or for more info, email rdbrown@wes.

Free Sarah Palin

CNN’s Campbell Brown calls out the McCain campaign for hiding Sarah Palin from the media, turning their annoying claim of sexist treatment on its head:

Especially poignant in light of John McCain’s apparent wimping out of his first debate with Obama this Friday, in an effort to postpone the VP debate even further.

[edit] And this is what happens when they do let Sarah Palin answer questions, she is like a grade-school teacher awkwardly trying to patronize Katie Couric:

Sarah Palin Encourages Aerial Wolf Hunting, Ignores Animal Rights

Governor Sarah Palin supports the use of aerial wolf hunting as a means to curb the wolf population in Alaska. This tactic known as “predator control” is designed to boost the wolves prey population of caribou and moose. However, many question the rationale behind the wolves’ systematic extermination. Accusations have been made that the measure clears the path for hunters to not only kill the wolves but also increases the population of game for sport hunting. With the reduction of the wolf population and influx of game population overgrazing occurs, which weakens plant supply and increases possible disease outbreaks.

Palin has already spent $400,000 on a campaign to preserve the practice. Additionally, much of Alaska’s appeal to tourists is based on its natural wildlife including wolves, bears and caribou, not hunting. An article from the Washington Independent provides these chilling facts:

In a program begun by ex-Gov. Frank Murkowski, and intensified by Palin, Alaska has sponsored the aerial hunting of more than 800 wolves since 2002 — out of a state population of perhaps 9,000. Pilots chase the wolves through the deep snow, sometimes for miles, until the exhausted animals have slowed enough to be blown away with shotguns. Then the plane lands and finishes the job, unless the wounded wolf has managed to crawl into the deep woods to bleed to death in solitude.

Palin, who won office with the support of powerful hunting groups, has intensified the “cull.” She pushed to offer a bounty to hunters who brought in a left wolf paw (lopped off with a chain saw) and extended the kill order to grizzly and black bears — including sows and their cubs. Before a state court ruled the practice illegal, she offered a bounty of $150 for every slain wolf.

Watch this video from the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, which raises the question: “do we really want a Vice President who champions such savagery?”

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NY Magazine: Palin’s to-be-hubby "sex on skates"

The news is everywhere. McCain VP pick Sarah Palin’s 17-year old daughter, Bristol, is five months pregnant. The Obama and McCain camps call for privacy for the family, and the press… well, the press digs in.

And dig in they have. New York Magazine calls Levi Johnston, the 18-year old father, “sex on skates,” referring to his skill in hockey and his skill in being sexy, at least according to the writers at the magazine:

There are so many questions: Did McCain even know the woman he picked to run the Free World in case of an emergency? Isn’t Sarah Palin so brave for standing by her daughter? Will this boost or bust McCain’s standing with independents?

We have a different question: How hot is the baby daddy?

Johnston is basically the quintessential example of that guy who you are constantly worried is going to impregnate your daughter (and occasionally does). He’s a handsome stud, an athletic star, and he has a criminal record…

With the sexiness of the Republican ticket now an issue (see VPILF), will Levi’s “fuckin’ redneck” hotness boost the turnout for McCain among the nation’s population of cougars?

It’s Palin

McCain’s picked Sarah Palin as his VP. Let’s state the obvious: she’s a woman. She’s the governor of Alaska. She’s younger than Obama. She’s anti-corruption, anti-big-oil, pro-drilling-in-Alaskan-oil-refuges, anti-gay-marriage, super-pro-life and made a public decision not to abort a baby with Down’s Syndrome.

This is going to be a tough/interesting election.