Friday, October 10, 2008


In reading the investigative report that finds Sarah Palin GUILTY of Abuse of Power caused me to do some sniffing around. If you read the report, you find out that Sarah Palin and her staff DID NOT refer to Todd Palin as FIRST DUDD, but instead referred to him as first gentleman. Could it be that Sarah Palin's PR CREW came up with FIRST DUDE as a means to make him SEEM COOLER, her MORE HIP, a ruse to appeal to the younger voters? Having read the, "First Gentleman" reference I went to the state of Alaska OFFICIAL Governor's web page to get verification, and lo and behold, Todd Palin is the First Gentleman, NOT THE FIRST DUDE.

First, is Todd Palin's OWN WEB PAGE on the offical government web page:

About the First Gentleman
Todd Palin

Todd Palin has worked for nearly 20 years as a production operator in the oil fields on Alaska’s North Slope and is a life-long commercial fisherman in Bristol Bay.

Since becoming Alaska’s First Gentleman on December 4, 2006, he has been a strong advocate for improving workforce development and vocational training in the state.

Mr. Palin was born in the western Alaska town of Dillingham. His Yup'ik grandmother helped create an appreciation for Alaska’s cultural heritage and traditions, which Mr. Palin has passed down to his family.

The state’s rugged outdoors also plays an influential role in the life of the Palin family. Mr. Palin is a four-time champion of the Iron Dog – at 2,000 miles, the world’s longest, toughest snowmachine race from Wasilla to Nome to Fairbanks – and he has competed in the event each year since 1993.

A community volunteer with youth sports, including coaching hockey and basketball, he also enjoys fishing, flying and spending time with his family.

Mr. Palin and his wife, Governor Sarah Palin, both graduated from Wasilla High School and married in 1988 after college. The Palins have five children, Track, Willow, Bristol, Piper and Trig. Their son, Track, enlisted in the U.S. Army on Sept. 11, 2007.

I then delved further into the OFFCIAL site, and found further references to Todd Palin as the First Gentleman:
2008 First Ladies Luncheon
2008 First Ladies Luncheon
First Gentleman Todd Palin presents a photographic montage of the Alaskan Governor’s Mansion to Former First Lady Neva Egan at the August 2, 2008 Luncheon in Juneau, Alaska along with Former First Ladies Ermalee Hickel, Bella Hammond, Susan Knowles and Nancy Murkowski.
(front left to right) Former First Ladies Susan Knowles, Ermalee Hickel, Neva Egan, Bella Hammond and Nancy Murkowski stand with current First Gentleman Todd Palin in the Governor’s mansion ballroom on August 2, 2008 after a luncheon.

As you can see by these OFFICIAL photographs on the Official Alaska Governor's web site, Todd Palen was not known as, nor referred to as the FIRST DUDE, but instead as the First Gentleman. On another humorous note...guess these pictures leave little doubt as to who wears the panties in the Palin household. He looks SO CUTE with his other counterparts in the room. (slapping my fingers...SHAME ON ME!)


KellyJ in Massachusetts said...

I haven't figured out if this post is satire or if you're just clueless. The term "First Dude" is how Todd Palin self-deprecatingly refers to himself. The local press apparently thought it was funny and started using it when writing about him in a less serious context. Of course it isn't an official title!

As an aside, Sarah Palin was not found "guilty" of anything. There were no charges against her, no breach of ethics rules, nothing that carries censure or penalty of any kind. In fact, the legislative investigation explicitly concluded that the firing was within her authority as governor. The state Personnel Board, the apolitical entity that actually has authority to levy appropriate penalties for wrongdoing, cleared her.

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