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Posted: 9/6/2008 10:41:29 AM EDT
If you have any questions on why Sarah has managed to get approval ratings up to 93% ( the highest of any ellected official, ever) you can read the following and see why all Alaskans are mourning the loss of of Govenor....


http://www.ontheissues.org/Sarah_Palin.htm Sarah Palin on Abortion
10 full quotes on Abortion OR other candidates on Abortion OR background on Abortion.

* Rejected sympathy for Down's Syndrome son, as gift from God. (Aug 2008)
* Opposes stem cell research. (Aug 2008)
* Every baby is created with a future and potential. (Aug 2008)
* Adoption is best plan for permanency for foster care kids. (Oct 2007)
* Pro-life. (Nov 2006)
* Choose life, even if her own daughter were raped. (Nov 2006)
* If Roe v. Wade got overturned, let people decide what's next. (Oct 2006)
* Opposes use of public funds for abortions. (Oct 2006)
* Pro-contraception, pro-woman, pro-life. (Aug 2006)
* Only exception for abortion is if mother's life would end. (Jul 2006)

Sarah Palin on Budget & Economy
5 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR other candidates on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.

* Control spending by request if possible; by veto if needed. (Sep 2008)
* Reduced general fund spending by $124 million. (Mar 2007)
* Aim to reduce general fund spending by $150 million. (Jan 2007)
* Firm believer in free market capitalism. (Nov 2006)
* Coordinate state tourism marketing but no additional funding. (Oct 2006)

Sarah Palin on Civil Rights
12 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other candidates on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.

* Vetoed bill denying benefits to gays, as unconstitutional. (Aug 2008)
* ADA brings expanded freedom to Americans with disabilities. (Jul 2008)
* Recognize Juneteenth to celebrate the end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
* HIV/AIDS among Alaska Natives is public health crisis. (Mar 2008)
* Recognize Martin Luther King holiday. (Jan 2008)
* Marriage only be between and man and a woman. (Nov 2006)
* Value our cultural diversity. (Nov 2006)
* Prefers term "anti-rural" to "anti-Native". (Nov 2006)
* Special legislative session on same-sex health benefits. (Nov 2006)
* Ok to deny benefits to homosexual couples. (Aug 2006)
* No spousal benefits for same-sex couples. (Jul 2006)
* Top priorities include preserving definition of "marriage". (Jul 2006)

Sarah Palin on Corporations
2 full quotes on Corporations OR other candidates on Corporations OR background on Corporations.

* Governor must act as effective CEO on behalf of Alaskans. (Nov 2006)
* Encourage small business growth by reducing business taxes. (Nov 2006)

Sarah Palin on Crime
8 full quotes on Crime OR other candidates on Crime OR background on Crime.

* Establish "FBI Day" to support fighting global crime. (Jun 2008)
* Register sex offenders; & investigate internet sex crimes. (Jun 2008)
* We are tough on crime and beefing up law enforcement. (Jan 2008)
* If legislature passed death penalty law, I would sign it. (Nov 2006)
* Strong public safety presence, via police, courts & prisons. (Nov 2006)
* Death penalty for adults who murder children. (Oct 2006)
* No special hate-crime laws; all heinous crime is hate-based. (Jul 2006)
* No expansion of gambling in Alaska. (Jul 2006)

Sarah Palin on Drugs
5 full quotes on Drugs OR other candidates on Drugs OR background on Drugs.

* Highway fatalities down because of strict drunk driving laws. (Aug 2008)
* Questions cruise ship gambling, under casino gambling ban. (Oct 2006)
* Opposes legalizing marijuana, but meth is greater threat. (Aug 2006)
* Smoked marijuana when it was legal under Alaska law. (Aug 2006)
* Top priorities include gangs & drugs; they harm family life. (Jul 2006)

Sarah Palin on Education
21 full quotes on Education OR other candidates on Education OR background on Education.

* Teach creationism alongside evolution in schools. (Aug 2008)
* Supports teaching intelligent design in public schools. (Aug 2008)
* 294 Alaska public schools progressed under NCLB. (Aug 2008)
* School debate should focus on accountability. (Jan 2008)
* Committed to providing strong education, including morals. (Jan 2008)
* Budget funds education, but will to work is also critical. (Jan 2008)
* Fully fund K-12 and support early funding of education. (Jan 2007)
* Supports $20 million needs-based aid for U. Alaska. (Nov 2006)
* Forward-fund K-12 schools to allow better planning. (Nov 2006)
* Supports charter schools, home schools, & other alternatives. (Nov 2006)
* Target early education programs to at-risk groups. (Nov 2006)
* Alignment between parents, teachers, schools, & business. (Nov 2006)
* Faith-based materials ok in homeschooling. (Nov 2006)
* ABC method: back to basics, plus patriotism & ethics. (Nov 2006)
* Supports parental choice for what is best for their children. (Nov 2006)
* Don't push school boards on creationism but allow discussion. (Oct 2006)
* I believe we have a creator; and many theories of evolution. (Oct 2006)
* Support charters & home schools; not private school vouchers. (Oct 2006)
* Let parents opt out of schoolbooks they find offensive. (Jul 2006)
* Parents know best, about school spending & school age. (Jul 2006)
* Pledge of Allegiance with 'Under God' is good enough. (Jul 2006)

Sarah Palin on Energy & Oil
30 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR other candidates on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.

* Produce more of our own oil & gas, for national security. (Sep 2008)
* Gas pipeline:history's largest private-sector infrastructure. (Sep 2008)
* More pipelines; more nukes; more coal; more alternatives. (Sep 2008)
* Claimed major triumph: $500 million subsidy for gas pipeline. (Aug 2008)
* Global warming affects Alaska, but is not man-made. (Aug 2008)
* Resource rebate: suspend AK 8-cent fuel tax for one year. (Aug 2008)
* Gasline Inducement Act: 1,715-mile natural gas pipeline. (Aug 2008)
* Commercialize Alaska's North Slope natural gas. (Aug 2008)
* Appointed an Alaska oil and gas commissioner. (Aug 2008)
* To win, GOP must push energy independence. (Aug 2008)
* Agrees with Obama on more Alaska oil & gas production. (Aug 2008)
* Windfall oil profits tax prevents investment. (Aug 2008)
* Lift moratorium on offshore drilling. (Jul 2008)
* Convinced McCain to drill offshore; not yet on drilling ANWR. (Jul 2008)
* Exxon-Mobil should pay $507 million for Exxon Valdez spill. (Jul 2008)
* Unlock ANWR; we're ready, willing and able to contribute. (Jun 2008)
* Fully fund for the Petroleum Systems Integrity Office. (Feb 2008)
* $250M for proven alternative energy, including wind & hydro. (Jan 2008)
* Gas pipelines are approved if they meet Alaska's needs. (Jan 2008)
* National energy policy not an either/or proposition. (Nov 2007)
* Fund cellulosic biofuel research in Farm Bill. (Oct 2007)
* Submitted legislation to build natural AGIA gas pipeline. (Mar 2007)
* Stranded Gas Development Act no longer applies. (Nov 2006)
* Get ANWR open. (Nov 2006)
* Chaired the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. (Nov 2006)
* Pursue gasline plan that is best for ALL Alaskans. (Nov 2006)
* Met with producers and employee groups for pipeline deal. (Oct 2006)
* Firm start date as part of gasline incentive offer. (Oct 2006)
* Opposes natural gas reserves tax--it's not earned income yet. (Oct 2006)
* Analyze potential costs associated with climate change. (Oct 2006)

Sarah Palin on Environment
10 full quotes on Environment OR other candidates on Environment OR background on Environment.

* Opposed protections for salmon from mining contamination. (Aug 2008)
* Sue US government to stop listing polar bear as endangered. (Aug 2008)
* We must encourage timber, mining, drilling, & fishing. (Jan 2008)
* Provide stability in regulations for developers. (Jan 2007)
* Convince the rest of the nation to open ANWR. (Jan 2007)
* Fish platform: "Resource First" philosophy. (Nov 2006)
* Rail provides critical link for business development. (Nov 2006)
* Supports "Roads to Resources": subsidized access to mines. (Oct 2006)
* Don't duplicate effort in monitoring cruise ship emissions. (Oct 2006)
* Don't amend AK constitution for rural subsistence fishing. (Oct 2006)

Sarah Palin on Families & Children
5 full quotes on Families & Children OR other candidates on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.

* Special-needs children will have her as a friend & advocate. (Sep 2008)
* 17-year-old unmarried daughter is 5 months pregnant. (Sep 2008)
* Praised by pro-life groups for keeping Down syndrome baby. (Aug 2008)
* Recognize the vital role of family child care homes. (Mar 2008)
* Opposes explicit sex-education programs. (Jul 2006)

Sarah Palin on Foreign Policy
quote on Foreign Policy OR other candidates on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.

* Peace Corps strengthens US ties abroad & enriches US at home. (Jan 2007)

Sarah Palin on Free Trade
quote on Free Trade OR other candidates on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.

* Trade important to Alaska, but keep Alaska residents first. (Sep 2008)

Sarah Palin on Government Reform
9 full quotes on Government Reform OR other candidates on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.

* Shook up the good-ol' boys network with major ethics reform. (Sep 2008)
* Vetoed nearly half a billion dollars in wasteful spending. (Sep 2008)
* Supported infamous "Bridge to Nowhere"; now criticizes it. (Aug 2008)
* Individuals make better decisions than government. (Aug 2008)
* Fight "bridge to nowhere" and all earmarks. (Jul 2008)
* VECO scandal & Stevens indictment shows need for GOP cleanup. (Jul 2008)
* Presented comprehensive ethics bill in early 2007. (Mar 2007)
* Attended numerous debates & did not avoid any unnecessarily. (Oct 2006)
* Supports state funding for Gravina Island bridge. (Oct 2006)

Sarah Palin on Gun Control
5 full quotes on Gun Control OR other candidates on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.

* Hunts and fishes, as did her father. (Aug 2008)
* Hunts as much as she can; freezer-full of wild game. (Aug 2008)
* Supports ending D.C.'s 32-year-old ban on handguns. (Jun 2008)
* Lifelong NRA member & champion of right to bear arms. (Feb 2008)
* Supports Constitutional right to bear arms. (Nov 2006)

Sarah Palin on Health Care
6 full quotes on Health Care OR other candidates on Health Care OR background on Health Care.

* Health care must be market-and business-driven. (Jan 2008)
* Take personal responsibility for personal health & all areas. (Jan 2008)
* Doctors should manage health care, not bureaucracies. (Jan 2008)
* Personal responsibility & choices key to good health. (Jan 2008)
* Flexibility in government regulations to allow competition. (Nov 2006)
* More affordable health care via competition. (Nov 2006)

Sarah Palin on Homeland Security
7 full quotes on Homeland Security OR other candidates on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.

* Don't worry about reading Al-Qaeda terrorists their rights. (Sep 2008)
* Strong military and sound energy. (Aug 2008)
* Armed forces, including my son, give us security and freedom. (Jan 2008)
* Ask all candidates "Are you doing all you can for security?". (Oct 2007)
* Visits Kuwait; encourages Alaska big game hunting to troops. (Sep 2007)
* Promote from within, in Alaska's National Guard. (Nov 2006)
* Let military personnel know how much we support them. (Nov 2006)

Sarah Palin on Immigration
quote on Immigration OR other candidates on Immigration OR background on Immigration.

* Immigrants want more vocational training & senior assistance. (Oct 2006)

Sarah Palin on Jobs
6 full quotes on Jobs OR other candidates on Jobs OR background on Jobs.

* Alaska Construction Academy: 2,520 students learn skills. (Aug 2008)
* Leverage job-training dollars thru voc-tech curriculum. (Nov 2006)
* Focus Workforce Investment Board on vocational careers. (Nov 2006)
* Praised the Red Dog zinc mine for bringing rural jobs. (Oct 2006)
* Department of Fish and Game is under-funded. (Oct 2006)
* Unions should get member permission for political donations. (Jul 2006)

Sarah Palin on Principles & Values
26 full quotes on Principles & Values OR other candidates on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.

* Small towns produced Harry Truman as V.P.; and produced me. (Sep 2008)
* Signed up for PTA; then ran for City Council; then Mayor. (Sep 2008)
* OpEd: shores up McCain as a conservative AND as a maverick. (Sep 2008)
* Before selection, questioned role of vice president. (Sep 2008)
* Miss Congeniality in statewide beauty pageant in 1984. (Aug 2008)
* Star high school athlete in Fellowship of Christian Athletes. (Aug 2008)
* Gained political prominence as a whistleblower. (Aug 2008)
* Trounced incumbent governor in 2006 on platform of reform. (Aug 2008)
* Fired controversial state trooper for threatening family. (Aug 2008)
* Voted "Miss Wasilla" in local beauty contest; eloped at 24. (Aug 2008)
* Husband left oil job to avoid conflict; now works for BP. (Aug 2008)
* Husband is part Eskimo; won Iron Dog snowmobile races. (Aug 2008)
* Investigated for firing ex-brother-in-law in custody battle. (Aug 2008)
* Studied journalism; ran for office to make a difference. (Aug 2008)
* Religion: non-denominational Bible-believing Christian. (Aug 2008)
* Independent prosecutor probing Cabinet firing. (Jul 2008)
* Replaced Public Safety commissioner based on lack of results. (Jul 2008)
* Denies all allegations in Department of Public Safety affair. (Jul 2008)
* Declare a National Day of Prayer in Alaska. (Apr 2008)
* Leadership is a responsibility to prepare for tomorrow. (Jan 2008)
* Recognize America's historic and founding Christian heritage. (Sep 2007)
* Top priorities for AK include ethics & balanced budget. (Mar 2007)
* Decries "politics as usual" of attacking opponents. (Nov 2006)
* Endorsed by Sen. Ted Stevens. (Oct 2006)
* Endorsed by United Fishermen of Alaska (commercial group). (Oct 2006)
* Fight for freedom of religion and freedom of expression. (Oct 2006)

Sarah Palin on Social Security
2 full quotes on Social Security OR other candidates on Social Security OR background on Social Security.

* Fund the Seniors Longevity Bonus Program. (Nov 2006)
* Home-based assistance more cost-effective than institutions. (Nov 2006)

Sarah Palin on Tax Reform
9 full quotes on Tax Reform OR other candidates on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.

* Raising taxes hurts small business and hurts jobs. (Sep 2008)
* Elected mayor based on tax cut promise. (Aug 2008)
* As mayor, cut property taxes & increased sales tax. (Aug 2008)
* $60M annually for municipal revenue sharing. (Mar 2008)
* Eliminate taxes that inhibit business. (Jan 2008)
* Repeal "nuisance taxes" including the tire tax. (Jan 2007)
* Mitigate impact of new $50M annual cruise ship tourism tax. (Oct 2006)
* No income tax; no taking the people's dividends. (Oct 2006)
* Would support a seasonal sales tax, but no income tax. (Oct 2006)

Sarah Palin on Technology
3 full quotes on Technology OR other candidates on Technology OR background on Technology.

* Supports $130M in research investment in U. Alaska. (Nov 2006)
* Efficient transportation system is vital to our economy. (Nov 2006)
* Alaska needs a state funded highway program. (Nov 2006)



And here are a couple outdated links including one from the WayBackMachine when she was running for Governor.



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