Faye Palin, Sarah's blond, extremely Caucasian looking mother-in-law got a taste of fifteen minutes of fame today. She was on TV [try YouTube] because she doesn't know yet whether she will be voting for Obama/Biden or McCain and the mother of her four or five grandchildren.
I mention Faye's looks because her son is supposed to be an Inuit [Eskimo], and I've seen no sign of any resemblance to Alaska's native people in either mother or son. On the other hand, we haven't met Mr. Palin's dad. As a sometime commercial fisherman [and a higher paying union steelworker for BP] Sarah's hubba bubba may be claiming Inuit ancestry, however tenuous, so he can take advantage of the extensive fishing rights accorded to native peoples and not white folks.
While we're talking about Sarah's family, I should mention that she emphatically spoke out against abortion a couple of years ago, saying that even if her daughter were raped and impregnated, she wouldn't support it.
Luckily Hillary's daughter wouldn't suffer the same fate. Her mother supports Chelsea's right to choose what's best for her -- either to carry the baby to term or opt for ending the pregnancy. Denying women the right to choose will always be a dealbreaker for me.
And anyone who thinks the 18,000,000 women who voted for Hillary would vote for Sarah Palin just because she's a female could only be a man.