Entries from News Archive 2008 tagged with 'todd palin'

McCain and Obama deliver video messages to NCAI

Sen. Barack Obama at National Congress of American Indians 65th annual convention. Phoenix, Arizona. October 21, 2008. With just two weeks before the November 4 presidential election, John McCain and Barack Obama made an appeal to Indian voters on...

Todd Palin's grandmother happy to campaign

Lena Andree, Todd Palin's 87-year-old Yup'ik grandmother, is happy to campaign for Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R). Andree, a registered Republicans, urged other Yup'ik voters to back Palin during the 2006 election. "I said, 'You know Todd?' All the...

Commentary: Gov. Palin's family eligible for IHS

"When Gov. Sarah Palin said during the vice presidential debate Thursday that her family has gone through periods where they’ve been uninsured and she understands what it’s like for Americans “to sit around the kitchen table and try to figure...

Alaska's 'First Dude' active in state business

Todd Palin, the husband of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), has taken an extremely active role in state business, drawing criticism from some voters, Democrats and at least one Native leader. Palin regularly contacts lawmakers and government officials to...

Alaska Real: Todd Palin's indigenous roots

"Some myths, and questions, persist about Todd Palin's Yup'ik ancestry. A few: For starters, the PC terms (I know, I know, but we Alaskans have a set of our own terms, too) would be Yup'ik or (groan) Yup'ik Eskimo if...

Palin billed state for living at home and family travel

Alasks Gov. Sarah Palin (R), the Republican vice presidential candidate, billed state taxpayers over $60,000 for living at home and on travel for her husband and their children, The Washington Post reports. Palin collected a "per diem" even for the...

McCain cites tribes in GOP acceptance speech

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) accepted his party's presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention on Thursday. McCain cited his record as an opponent of corruption in his speech at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. "I've fought...

Gov. Palin claims trooper disparaged Natives

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) claims a state trooper who was married to her younger sister "continued to disparage Natives in words and tone" in an e-mail to the state's first Alaska Native public safety commissioner. The e-mail is...

Governor's husband takes on role as 'First Dude'

Todd Palin, the "First Dude" of Alaska, is described as a "down-to-earth good guy" despite being a world-champion snowmobiler and the husband of high-profile Gov. Sarah Palin (R). Palin is Yup'ik Eskimo from his mother's family. His mother, Blanche...

Column: Liberals smear 'drunken Indian' husband

"The liberal mainstream media applauds Democratic lawmaker plans to re-impose the “Fairness Doctrine,” a weapon that can be used arbitrarily and politically to stifle free speech or impose left-wing voices into conservative and libertarian talk radio — and perhaps even...

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