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Excerpts from Books by and about 2008 candidates
Sen. John McCain (R, AZ)
Why Courage Matters
Sen. Barack Obama(D, IL)
Dreams From My Father
Sen. Joe Biden (D, DE)
Promises to Keep
Gov. Sarah Palin (R, AK)
New Energy for Alaska
Rep. Bob Barr (L)
The Meaning of IS
Rep. Cynthia McKinney (G)
Green Party Debate
Ralph Nader (I)
The Good Fight
Alan Keyes (NAIP)
Our Character, Our Future

Sen. Hillary Clinton
It Takes A Village
Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Gov. Mike Huckabee
Character Makes A Difference
Amb. Alan Keyes
Our Character, Our Future
Rep. Ron Paul
Freedom Under Siege
Gov. Mitt Romney

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Phone interview with Anne Kilkenny, civic activist from Wasilla AK

      Anne Kilkenny, a self-described "civic-minded resident" of Wasilla, AK since 1982, provided many insights about Governor Palin during a wide-ranging 90-minutes phone conversation. After Governor Palin was announced at McCain's V.P. pick, Anne wrote a long email about Sarah Palin that went "viral" around the country. One reason she did so is that she does not know anyone in the entire state of Alaska with whom the McCain campaign talked before picking Sarah Palin as his running mate.

-- Dr. Naomi Lichtenberg, Sept. 30, 2008
Click here for 10 full quotes from Sarah Palin in the book OnTheIssues interview with resident of Wasilla Alaska.
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
Budget & Economy
   Program of $1,200 to every Alaskan: spent on consumer goods.
Energy & Oil
   Crowning achievement: Alaska Gas Inducement Act.
Foreign Policy
   OpEd: Didn’t comment on foreign policy as mayor or governor.
Government Reform
   Alienated legislators by line-item-vetoing their projects.
Principles & Values
   OpEd: Vetting process for V.P. included no one in Alaska.
   Known to Wasilla residents as personable multi-tasker.
   OpEd: Core values defined by political ambition plus church.
   OpEd: Popularity hurt by Troopergate and at-home per-diem.
   Embraced “City of Character” religious program as mayor.
   OpEd: Neglected Wasilla infrastructure; left with $22M debt.

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The above quotations are from Phone interview with Anne Kilkenny, civic activist from Wasilla AK.

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