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Republican Governor (AK); ; nominee for Vice President:
Sarah Palin on the Issues

Sarah Palin on Abortion

  • Use my daughter Bristol as a teaching tool for others. (Oct 2008)
  • Constitution does offer an inherent right to privacy. (Oct 2008)
  • Abortion should be states’ issue, not federal mandate. (Oct 2008)
  • While mayor, Wasilla charged rape victims for rape kits. (Sep 2008)
  • Rejected sympathy for Down’s Syndrome son, as gift from God. (Aug 2008)
  • Opposes embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2008)
  • Every baby is created with a future and potential. (Aug 2008)
  • Safe Haven bill: allow surrendering newborns without penalty. (Feb 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

  • We suspended campaign to work on economic reform. (Oct 2008)
  • Predatory lenders got us into the housing crisis. (Oct 2008)
  • We should not reward poor financial decisions. (Sep 2008)
  • McCain’s experience makes him best judge in economic crisis. (Sep 2008)
  • Program of $1,200 to every Alaskan: spent on consumer goods. (Sep 2008)
  • Workforce fundamentals are strong; economy needs oversight. (Sep 2008)
  • Taxpayers cannot be looked to as Wall Street bailout. (Sep 2008)
  • Control spending by request if possible; by veto if needed. (Sep 2008)
  • $7 billion savings plan for education & transportation. (Dec 2007)
  • 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

  • First female mayor of Wasilla; first female governor of AK. (Oct 2008)
  • Non-support of anything but traditional marriage. (Oct 2008)
  • I’m a feminist; equal rights for women. (Sep 2008)
  • Equal pay for equal work; but not Ledbetter Act. (Sep 2008)
  • Hillary put 18 million cracks in glass ceiling. (Sep 2008)
  • Would like support from women’s groups, but won’t woo them. (Sep 2008)
  • 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)
  • Comply with same-sex partner benefits despite disagreement. (Dec 2006)
  • 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

  • FactCheck: No, Obama’s plan won’t tax millions of businesses. (Oct 2008)
  • Wall Street violated public trust & caused mortgage crisis. (Sep 2008)
  • 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

  • Establish “FBI Day” to support fighting global crime. (Jun 2008)
  • Register sex offenders; & investigate internet sex crimes. (Jun 2008)
  • Victims’ rights are critical to “justice for all”. (Mar 2008)
  • We are tough on crime and beefing up law enforcement. (Jan 2008)
  • Collect DNA samples from felons. (Jun 2007)
  • Gang members on probation must wear electronic monitors. (Jun 2007)
  • Maximum sentence for first-degree murder by police. (Apr 2007)
  • 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

  • Rejected making Wasilla bars close earlier than 5 AM. (Sep 2008)
  • Highway fatalities down because of strict drunk driving laws. (Aug 2008)
  • Maintain alcohol sale database; bar giving alcohol to minors. (Jun 2007)
  • 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

  • We need more flexibility in No Child Left Behind. (Oct 2008)
  • Never tried to ban books in the Wasilla Library. (Sep 2008)
  • Science teacher as dad; believes in teaching evolution. (Sep 2008)
  • 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)
  • Court ruling against NEA: state adequately funds education. (Jun 2007)
  • 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

  • FactCheck: No, Obama has always supported clean coal. (Oct 2008)
  • Exxon & Conoco are not my biggest fan. (Oct 2008)
  • Nonsensical to leave domestic supply untapped. (Oct 2008)
  • First and foremost, we must become energy independent. (Sep 2008)
  • Energy is inherently linked to security and prosperity. (Sep 2008)
  • Produce more of our own oil & gas, for national security. (Sep 2008)
  • More pipelines; more nukes; more coal; more alternatives. (Sep 2008)
  • Resource rebate: suspend AK 8-cent fuel tax for one year. (Aug 2008)
  • To win, GOP must push energy independence. (Aug 2008)
  • Windfall oil profits tax prevents investment. (Aug 2008)
  • Lift moratorium on offshore drilling. (Jul 2008)
  • Exxon-Mobil should pay $507 million for Exxon Valdez spill. (Jul 2008)
  • Energy relief plan: $100 per person monthly, for oil & gas. (May 2008)
  • Fully fund the Petroleum Systems Integrity Office. (Feb 2008)
  • $250M for proven alternative energy, including wind & hydro. (Jan 2008)
  • National energy policy not an either/or proposition. (Nov 2007)
  • Fund cellulosic biofuel research in Farm Bill. (Oct 2007)

    ANWR & Alaska Energy

  • Drill, baby, drill. (Oct 2008)
  • Crowning achievement: Alaska Gas Inducement Act. (Sep 2008)
  • McCain wants healthy deliberation on disagreements like ANWR. (Sep 2008)
  • Gas pipeline:history’s largest private-sector infrastructure. (Sep 2008)
  • Claimed major triumph: $500 million subsidy for gas pipeline. (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)
  • Agrees with Obama on more Alaska oil & gas production. (Aug 2008)
  • Convinced McCain to drill offshore; not yet on drilling ANWR. (Jul 2008)
  • Unlock ANWR; we’re ready, willing and able to contribute. (Jun 2008)
  • Bush is right: drill ANWR & develop our own supplies. (Apr 2008)
  • Gas pipelines are approved if they meet Alaska’s needs. (Jan 2008)
  • 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)

    Global Warming

  • I do support capping carbon emissions. (Oct 2008)
  • Cyclical temperature changes affect climate change. (Oct 2008)
  • All-of-the-above approach to deal with climate change. (Oct 2008)
  • Global warming affects Alaska, but is not man-made. (Aug 2008)
  • Analyze potential costs associated with climate change. (Oct 2006)

Sarah Palin 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)
  • Wolf predator control is important for subsistence hunters. (Sep 2007)
  • Feds shouldn’t list beluga whales as endangered. (Aug 2007)
  • 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

  • V.P. role would include helping special-needs children. (Sep 2008)
  • 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

  • Some dictators hate America & what we stand for. (Oct 2008)
  • Two-state solution for Israel/Palestine is a top priority. (Oct 2008)
  • When Putin rears his head he goes into Alaskan airspace. (Sep 2008)
  • We cannot meet rogue leaders without conditions. (Sep 2008)
  • Would not second guess Israel if they attack Iran. (Sep 2008)
  • Agrees with Reagan that US is “beacon of light” for world. (Sep 2008)
  • OpEd: Didn’t comment on foreign policy as mayor or governor. (Sep 2008)
  • Cold War with Russia is off the table. (Sep 2008)
  • Rising democracies look to America as a leader. (Sep 2008)
  • Visiting injured soldiers in Germany was trip of a lifetime. (Sep 2008)
  • Get Ukraine into NATO, and maybe Georgia. (Sep 2008)
  • Peace Corps strengthens US ties abroad & enriches US at home. (Jan 2007)

Sarah Palin on Free Trade

  • Trade important to Alaska, but keep Alaska residents first. (Sep 2008)
  • Allow wineries to ship by mail within state. (Jun 2008)
  • International markets and companies trust Alaska. (Apr 2008)
  • Exempt Alaskan cruise ships from customs rule changes. (Dec 2007)
  • Record-high exports; growth of 12.6% since last year. (Feb 2007)

Sarah Palin on Government Reform

  • Agrees with Cheney that VP as executive is flexible. (Oct 2008)
  • Many Supreme Court rulings are better addressed by states. (Oct 2008)
  • No state-mandated religion, but public faith is ok. (Oct 2008)
  • McCain is maverick who wants to reform government. (Sep 2008)
  • Alienated legislators by line-item-vetoing their projects. (Sep 2008)
  • Regulate for people & against cronyism & lobbyists. (Sep 2008)
  • Only independent mavericks can reform Washington. (Sep 2008)
  • Small town mayors are on front lines of accountability. (Sep 2008)
  • Never been part of an Alaska secessionist party. (Sep 2008)
  • Shook up the good-ol’ boys network with major ethics reform. (Sep 2008)
  • Vetoed nearly half a billion dollars in wasteful spending. (Sep 2008)
  • McCain: She’s a soul-mate who implemented ethics reform. (Aug 2008)
  • Individuals make better decisions than government. (Aug 2008)
  • VECO scandal & Stevens indictment shows need for GOP cleanup. (Jul 2008)
  • Comprehensive ethics reform: change politics as usual. (Jul 2007)
  • Presented comprehensive ethics bill in early 2007. (Mar 2007)
  • Sell previous governor’s jet on eBay--it’s impractical. (Dec 2006)
  • Attended numerous debates & did not avoid any unnecessarily. (Oct 2006)

    Bridge to Nowhere

  • Replaced “Bridge to Nowhere” with improved ferry system. (Sep 2008)
  • Killed “bridge to nowhere” project as unneeded. (Aug 2008)
  • Supported infamous “Bridge to Nowhere”; now criticizes it. (Aug 2008)
  • Fight “bridge to nowhere” and all earmarks. (Jul 2008)
  • Supports state funding for Gravina Island bridge. (Oct 2006)

Sarah Palin on Gun Control

  • Shot her first rabbit at age 10; freezer filled with game. (Sep 2008)
  • 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

  • $5,000 tax credit for families to buy their own coverage. (Oct 2008)
  • FactCheck: Obama’s plan does not remove private insurance. (Oct 2008)
  • FactCheck: McCain’s plan costs $14B/year; not budget-neutral. (Oct 2008)
  • Signed up as organ donor; Alaska leads the states. (Apr 2008)
  • 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

  • Economic sanctions on North Korea for nukes. (Oct 2008)
  • Terrorists in Iraq are the biggest threat to Americans today. (Oct 2008)
  • Pakistani people & leaders want to get rid of terrorists. (Sep 2008)
  • Fight terrorism to spread democratic ideals in world. (Sep 2008)
  • Any country that houses Islamic terrorists is a danger to US. (Sep 2008)
  • Energy is a foundation of national security. (Sep 2008)
  • Only a very small percent of Islamic believers are extreme. (Sep 2008)
  • Agrees with Bush Doctrine, if enough legitimate intel. (Sep 2008)
  • Focus on fighting Al-Qaeda terrorists, not on reading 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)
  • Obligation to support our troops, even if criticizing war. (Jun 2007)
  • Proclaim “Loyalty Day” to reaffirm loyalty to America. (Apr 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

  • Supports a path to citizenship, but no amnesty for illegals. (Oct 2008)
  • Never supported Pat Buchanan for president. (Sep 2008)
  • Has not often expressed views on illegal immigration. (Aug 2008)
  • OpEd: Palin is sick to death of this immigration nonsense. (Mar 2008)
  • Address jointly with Canada the border security challenges. (Jan 2007)
  • Immigrants want more vocational training & senior assistance. (Oct 2006)
  • Took no action on Alaska’s “sanctuary cities”. (Sep 2006)
  • Tightened restrictions on illegal alien’s drivers licenses. (Sep 2006)

Sarah Palin on Jobs

  • Closed last factory in Wasilla in 2007. (Sep 2008)
  • 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 Local Issues

No stance on record.

Sarah Palin on Principles & Values

  • Named first female GOP VP candidate on suffrage anniversary. (Oct 2008)
  • By working with all parties, never had to compromise. (Oct 2008)
  • Admires Geraldine Ferraro & George Bush Sr. (Oct 2008)
  • Favorite movie: “Hoosiers”, for underdog tenacity. (Oct 2008)
  • Shares McCain world view of US as shining city on the hill. (Oct 2008)
  • Officiated a marriage in the aisle of Wal-Mart. (Sep 2008)
  • OpEd: Vetting process for V.P. included no one in Alaska. (Sep 2008)
  • Proud of being a Washington outsider. (Sep 2008)
  • Good-old-boy networks are created by both parties. (Sep 2008)
  • Americans are just getting sick & tired of politics as usual. (Sep 2008)
  • When I hear our National Anthem, I get a lump in my throat. (Sep 2008)
  • Came of age in the era of Reagan; thinks about him daily. (Sep 2008)
  • There is a plan for this world and that plan is for good. (Sep 2008)
  • Underestimating Sarah always proved to be a big mistake. (Sep 2008)
  • Small towns produced Harry Truman as V.P.; and produced me. (Sep 2008)
  • OpEd: shores up McCain as a conservative AND as a maverick. (Sep 2008)
  • Before selection, questioned role of vice president. (Sep 2008)
  • Gained political prominence as a whistleblower. (Aug 2008)
  • Shatter that glass ceiling once and for all. (Aug 2008)
  • Leadership is a responsibility to prepare for tomorrow. (Jan 2008)
  • 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)

    Mayorship & Governorship

  • Known to Wasilla residents as personable multi-tasker. (Sep 2008)
  • Embraced “City of Character” religious program as mayor. (Sep 2008)
  • Signed up for PTA; then ran for City Council; then Mayor. (Sep 2008)
  • Trounced incumbent governor in 2006 on platform of reform. (Aug 2008)

    Personal History

  • Sarah Heath born in Idaho; moved to Alaska at age 2 months. (Sep 2008)
  • Entered beauty contests to help pay for college. (Sep 2008)
  • Family emphasized education; read newspapers as child. (Sep 2008)
  • Miss Congeniality in statewide beauty pageant in 1984. (Aug 2008)
  • Star high school athlete in Fellowship of Christian Athletes. (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)
  • Raises kids with network of relatives, plus Todd as Mr. Mom. (Aug 2008)
  • Had 6 months to adapt & prepare for Down syndrome baby. (Aug 2008)
  • Studied journalism; ran for office to make a difference. (Aug 2008)


  • OpEd: Core values defined by political ambition plus church. (Sep 2008)
  • I’m one of those bitter people clinging to guns & religion. (Sep 2008)
  • Religion: non-denominational Bible-believing Christian. (Aug 2008)
  • Declare a National Day of Prayer in Alaska. (Apr 2008)
  • The Bible has profoundly influenced America. (Oct 2007)
  • Recognize America’s historic and founding Christian heritage. (Sep 2007)
  • Fight for freedom of religion and freedom of expression. (Oct 2006)


  • OpEd: Popularity hurt by Troopergate and at-home per-diem. (Sep 2008)
  • Troopergate: brother-in-law tasered child, but still trooper. (Sep 2008)
  • Fired controversial state trooper for threatening family. (Aug 2008)
  • Investigated for firing ex-brother-in-law in custody battle. (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)

Sarah Palin 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

  • Under Obama plan, small businesses will see tax increases. (Oct 2008)
  • FactCheck: Undoing Bush tax cut only hits families over $83K. (Oct 2008)
  • No Alaska sales tax; and $3,200 payments annually. (Sep 2008)
  • Everybody benefits when government takes less. (Sep 2008)
  • 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 War & Peace

  • FactCheck: Disputed that Obama tried to delay Iraq deal. (Oct 2008)
  • No white flag of surrender on Iraq. (Oct 2008)
  • Divest from Sudan; enforce no-fly zone in Darfur. (Oct 2008)
  • FactCheck: No, we’re not back to pre-surge troop levels. (Oct 2008)
  • FactCheck: No, Afghan general did not say a surge would work. (Oct 2008)
  • Surge needed in Afghanistan; we cannot afford to lose. (Sep 2008)
  • Retreat is defeat in Iraq. (Sep 2008)
  • Nuclear Iran is dangerous to whole world. (Sep 2008)
  • Russia’s invading Georgia, unprovoked, is unacceptable. (Sep 2008)
  • No new Cold War with Russia. (Sep 2008)
  • Don’t go to war over Georgia, but pressure Russia. (Sep 2008)
  • Don’t second-guess Israel if they act against nukes in Iran. (Sep 2008)
  • Keep option to go into Pakistan to go after terrorists. (Sep 2008)
  • McCain: She has right judgment on Iran and the surge. (Aug 2008)
  • Visited Alaska National Guard troops in Kuwait. (Aug 2008)
  • We don’t know what the plan is to ever end the war. (Aug 2008)
  • Wants exit plan; also assurances to keep our troops safe. (Mar 2007)
  • We have not been attacked since 2001; so support our troops. (Oct 2006)
  • I support the mission of our troops in Iraq. (Oct 2006)
  • Our troops in Iraq keep us safe at home. (Oct 2006)
  • I support President Bush’s efforts to stop terrorism. (Oct 2006)

Sarah Palin on Welfare & Poverty

  • EITC moves thousands of welfare recipients into workforce. (Jan 2008)
  • Recognize Salvation Army and encourage charity to them. (Nov 2007)
  • Funding for faith-based initiatives is adequate today. (Oct 2006)