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Sarah Palin Trails Jimmy Morales By 81,222 Votes

Sarah Palin has become the vice presidential nominee of the Republican Party after receiving less votes -- in all her elections combined -- than Jimmy Morales, the losing candidate in the 2004 election for Miami-Dade County mayor.

Morales lost with 322,032 votes in 2004. Add up all of Palin's votes, ever, from city commission to governor, she has totaled 240,810 votes. That puts her well behind the popular votes of Catherine Parker, who lost a race for Miami-Dade circuit judge in 2004 with 257,405.

She has never received as many votes, lifetime, as Broward Property Appraiser Lori Parrish who received 400,680 votes in 2004, or Broward School Board Member Robin Bartleman, who won 319,579 votes that year. Bartleman's opponent, Terry Snipes, received 238,963 votes that year, not good enough to win the school board election but more votes than Sarah Palin gathered in the election that elevated her to governor in 2006. Palin got 238,307 -- a plurality but enough to win a statewide race in Alaska.

She won her first election, for Wasilla city commissioner, in 1992 with 530 votes and was re-elected in 1995 with 413 votes. Enough, maybe, to win a condo election in South Florida.  She was elected mayor in 1996 with 651 votes (not enough to beat Joe Geller in North Bay Village) and re-elected in 1999 with 909 votes. Which, to be fair, would have given her the top job in Opa-locka in a walk.

Her grand total of 240,810 votes might be a piddling total by South Florida standards but that's enough, apparently, for the Republican Party to put her up for a rather auspicious office. Jimmy Morales, Catherine Parker and Terry Snipes should take heart.

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Jose A. Prieto

What is the total population of Miami Dade and the total population of Wasilla and Alaska? Come on, don't insult the intelligence of the people

Vincente T. Rodriguez

Fred, get a life!

No one - i.e. honesty, transparency, integrity, accountability, shame, high moral standards, etc., etc., etc., local elected officials, can be compared, remotely, with any elected official throughout the United States, much less, Gov. Sarah Palin! You must be joking!

Fred, look at County and City Governments. South Floridians have NO vote or voice... Why don't you do some research and right about it?

We live in a Banana Republic Syndrome political system down here... Where have you been all these years Fred???

Gov. Palin is a high flying Eagle: here, you only have corrupt vaulters flying around...
Give me a brake!

FDuran

Should change the name of the blog to Grimm's Pathetic Lies...no wonder the Miami Herald is losing subscribers every day...

Ryan

And your point? There's more people in Miami-Dade County than in the state of Alaska? Nice job cracking the case, Blues Clues. Wait right here while I go fetch you a Pulitzer.

nthnglsts

Wow, the hot librarian who tried unsuccessfully to fire a librarian who wouldn't bann books has a fan club here? Why am I not surprised. For those of you fond of facts, The Good Gov. Palin stated she brought a 40 billion dollar pipeline's worth of jobs to her home state, only trouble is she awarded the contract to a Canadian firm. You can look it up. She also fudged a little bit on the whole EBay story. The plane didn't actually sell on EBay at all. After "languishing for months" it went to a broker, who netted over $30,000 from the good state of Alaska to sell it for under what it was worth. And that bridge to nowhere that she told congress thanks, but no thanks? Funny thing about that, she kept the money. And, her use of lobby budies once earned her a place on McCaine's own "pork list." One more thing, in her tenure as mayor of her little town, the one where she got all that experience that valted her into the Gov's office, the town went from owing noone to being over $20 Million dollars in debt. They did have a sports arena, but modern water and sewer? Not so much. And don't even get me started on the hunting from planes thing. The only difference between her and Cheney is that she might be a better shot and oh yeah, he actually has a passport! But it's ok, she's hot, right?

Mac

Yeah, that Sarah Palin sure must be a loser. She is such a loser that the Democrat Presidential candidate is running against her rather than the Republican Presidential candidate. I wonder why she scares them so much?

Oh, nthnlsts, you might want to do your research somewhere other than The Daily Kos and The Huffungton Post. Each of your points is only about half right. Spin, Spin, Spin.

Mac

Yeah, that Sarah Palin sure must be a loser. She is such a loser that the Democrat Presidential candidate is running against her rather than the Republican Presidential candidate. I wonder why she scares them so much?

Oh, nthnlsts, you might want to do your research somewhere other than The Daily Kos and The Huffungton Post. Each of your points is only about half right. Spin, Spin, Spin.

Mac

Yeah, that Sarah Palin sure must be a loser. She is such a loser that the Democrat Presidential candidate is running against her rather than the Republican Presidential candidate. I wonder why she scares them so much?

Oh, nthnlsts, you might want to do your research somewhere other than The Daily Kos and The Huffungton Post. Each of your points is only about half right. Spin, Spin, Spin.

Mac

Yeah, that Sarah Palin sure must be a loser. She is such a loser that the Democrat Presidential candidate is running against her rather than the Republican Presidential candidate. I wonder why she scares them so much?

Oh, nthnlsts, you might want to do your research somewhere other than The Daily Kos and The Huffungton Post. Each of your points is only about half right. Spin, Spin, Spin.

Mac

Yeah, that Sarah Palin sure must be a loser. She is such a loser that the Democrat Presidential candidate is running against her rather than the Republican Presidential candidate. I wonder why she scares them so much?

Oh, nthnlsts, you might want to do your research somewhere other than The Daily Kos and The Huffungton Post. Each of your points is only about half right. Spin, Spin, Spin.

Mac

Yeah, that Sarah Palin sure must be a loser. She is such a loser that the Democrat Presidential candidate is running against her rather than the Republican Presidential candidate. I wonder why she scares them so much?

Oh, nthnlsts, you might want to do your research somewhere other than The Daily Kos and The Huffungton Post. Each of your points is only about half right. Spin, Spin, Spin.

BabbleOn

For a look at how Sarah Palin responded to African American and Native American Alaskans who reached out to her when she became governor, copy and paste this URL by an Alaskan.

http://freerangewriting.blogspot.com/

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