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The Woman Who Beat McCain's VP

8/29/2008 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

John McCain's VP Governor Sarah Palin hasn't lost the election yet, but she did lose the 1984 Miss Alaska pageant to Maryline Blackburn, coming in second.

According to her website, Maryline "is a singer with a wide spectrum of performing experiences." Maybe she'll perform at the RNC in St. Paul on Monday.


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Maybe history WON'T repeat itself and Palin will win this time - and BTW, Obama is half-white, although he IS ugly.

2214 days ago


I guess Diddy was wrong: There ARE black people in Alaska!

2213 days ago

Former Fairbanksan    

To #71: Alaska doesn't have to pay people to live in the state. The PFD (Permanent Fund Dividend) checks that go out each year only offset the fact that the cost of living is incredibly high. Fuel costs, especially in Interior Alaska, are astronomical, and because almost everything is imported, it affects all commodities. Even the $1200 per person energy rebate they'll receive will quickly be swallowed up by oil furnaces. (A lot of it will be swallowed up in the form of taxes before it ever makes it to the furnaces.)

I don't think people who live in Alaska do so because of a PFD check. Aside from some who get stationed there by the military, most Alaskans live there because they love Alaska. Being able to adapt and thrive in Alaska's extremes is a great source of pride. Not everyone can do it. Not everyone wants to. But no one is hanging around through all those extremes just to get a PFD check (which varies in amount from year to year).

Sarah Palin is a true Alaskan and as governor has done good things for the state, like sell off the jet her predecessor bought with state funds (for his personal use) on eBay. If she does become VP, I hope she'll be allowed to continue dealing with nonsensical things like that. However, I think she'll ultimately be just another puppet in the Good Ol' Boys regime.

2213 days ago
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