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Palin, politics, pregnancy and the pulpit

Sen. Barack Obama took the high road in refusing to answer reporters' questions about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's pregnant 17-year-old daughter Bristol and the girl's decision to marry the father and have the baby.

He also drew a distinct boundary line between legitimate topics for policy discussions by politicians and urged the media to leave politicians' families alone.


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Palin’s anti-American past

Here are a couple of questions for Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin: What do you think of the following statement: "I'm an Alaskan, not an American. I've got no use for America and her dammed institutions." Or how about this one: "The problem with you John Birchers is that you're too dammed liberal!"


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Sarah wear: Thongs anyone?

Alaska and Internet-based businesses are cranking out Sarah Palin products -- from "Palin Power" maternity T-shirts to "Wonder Palin" thong underwear.

One Anchorage entrepreneur, Jim Dooley, printed about 700 John McCain/Palin shirts this weekend, delivering the first batch to the Alaska State Fair by 4 p.m. Friday. They sold out.


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Uh, Sarah, about that moose hunting…

Since John McCain announced his wild and crazy choice of Sarah Palin to be his running mate in the presidential election, wild and crazy stuff has been coming out about her.

I am not going to do the Democrats' work by repeating it all here, but Americans shouldn't go thinking that John McCain's staff didn't thoroughly vet her beforehand.


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The Bush dynasty: Exit stage right

The fact that President Bush chose to address the Republican convention in St. Paul by live remote from the White House speaks volumes about relations between the two. The party was visibly relieved when he felt obliged to cancel his scheduled appearance in the hall, but the president, thanks to Air Force One, could have shown in person another night.
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