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In the poll, 45 percent of Democrats, 18 percent of Republicans and 34 percent of independents said Mrs. Palin should be a homemaker, making it the top career choice for Mrs. Palin among Democrats and independents. Homemaker was the second-most popular professional option among Republicans. Their most preferred choice for the party’s 2008 vice presidential nominee was vice president.


“I don’t know about a presidential candidate, but I would never put anything past this stupid country.”

- HBO personality Bill Maher responding to a question posed by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer about the prospects of Sarah Palin becoming a future presidential candidate.

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