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1st September 2008 Charles J. Brown
06:45 am

What Do Sarah Palin and Bill Clinton Have in Common?

I know, I know, I’ve become as obsessive about Sarah Palin as every other damn blogger out there.  But there is something about this story that is bugging me, and I haven’t put my finger on it yet.

In the meantime, here’s another fun fact you might not have been aware of:

When elected governor in 2006, Sarah Palin received 114,697 votes, or 48.33 percent of the total vote.

I was going to throw out a bunch of fun facts — for example, that she received fewer votes than the population of Flint, Michigan, which is the 216th largest city in the United States.  Then I realized that it’s the second number that is far more interesting.

When elected governor in 2006, Sarah Palin did not receive a majority of the popular vote.

Hmm.  This sounds familiar.

Don’t Republicans like to point out that had it not been for Ross Perot, Bill Clinton never would have been President?

That always sounded like sour grapes to me, but hey, maybe there’s something to it after all!

Had it not been for Andrew Halco, Sarah Palin never would have been Governor of Alaska.  Or a candidate for Vice President of the United States.


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