I was just reading something that is actually about John Hagee's head exploding but more interesting is it that a spokesman for John McCain said today that Todd Palin is a SAHD. Since when? IF that were true, why is it being trotted out today when all of Palin's bios, etc indicated that he was a WORKING GUY? (In fact, they've been using his membership in a union to try to do the Shucks, Folks thing).
His wikipedia entry says NOTHING about his being a SAHD. So, again, when did that happen?
In 2007, he made over 90 thousand bucks, even though he took a leave of absence from BP, which he shortly thereafter went back to because they weren't making enough money. And this.
White-collar jobs in law, education or health care are typical among the current crop of first spouses, but Palin spent nearly 20 years as a blue-collar employee in the oil fields of the North Slope. And every summer he heads west to his birthplace in Dillingham to work the Bristol Bay commercial salmon fishery from his property on the Nushagak River.
Who's watching the kids then? Is it Sarah Palin's sister?
This was written yesterday about Palin's PLANS TO BE a SAHD
It has not been widely spread in the media yet, but Todd Palin will be cutting back on his oil field job and his fishing business should his wife be elected VP. Let's take a quick step back and ask ourselves what spouse of the President or VP has kept their day job? The answer is none in recent history. Yet, Dr Laura paints a picture of the Palin Family that isn't true, somewhat unfair, and very premature.
Anyway, given that Todd Palin apparently said that NO WAY would he be a stay at home dad, it's just way convenient that now all of a sudden after all this brouhaha comes out about who's watching the kids, he has Become A Stay At Home Dad. Somebody prove to me that he's been that for over, oh, say, a month or two, and note the source, and I'll eat humble pie.
from Wikipedia, before somebody from McCain's campaign changes it.
Early life and career
Todd Palin was born in Dillingham, Alaska, to James Palin and his first wife, Blanche Kallstrom. His father, a native of Seattle, Washington, is a former general manager of Matanuska Electrical Association. His mother, a former secretary of the Alaska Federation of Natives, is one-quarter Yup'ik and also of Swedish descent, and his maternal grandmother, Lena Andre, is a member of the Curyung tribe. Todd Palin has taken some college courses but does not have a degree.
In 1984, at the age of 20, Palin was arrested for driving while intoxicated. No accident and no injuries were involved in the events leading to his arrest.
Palin is a union member belonging to the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union (United Steelworkers).
For 18 years, he worked for BP Oil in the North Slope oil fields of Alaska. In 2007, in order to avoid a conflict of interest relating to his wife's position as governor, he took a leave from his job as production supervisor when his employer became involved in natural gas pipeline negotiations with his wife's administration. Seven months later, because the family needed more income, Todd returned to BP, and again in order to avoid potential conflict of interest, he accepted a non-management position as a production operator.
He is also a commercial salmon fisherman at Bristol Bay on the Nushugak River. Financial statements filed in 2007 show that Palin earned $92,790.
As First Gentleman, Palin has encouraged young Alaskans who cannot afford college to consider jobs in the oil and gas industry as an effective training ground and has advised the Governor on workforce development issues for the natural gas pipeline she supports. He is a community volunteer working in youth sports, coaching hockey and basketball.
He first registered to vote in 1989. With the exception of a seven year period from 1995 to 2002, during which he was registered to vote as a member of the Alaskan Independence Party, he has been unaffiliated to any political party.
Todd Palin served as a judge in the 2008 Miss Alaska pageant.