Skip to comments.Todd Palin unique among nation's 5 first husbands
Posted on 08/29/2008 2:01:24 PM PDT by nickcarraway
THE MAN: He's worked the oil patch, won the Iron Dog and takes care of the kids
That same week, his wife, Gov. Sarah Palin, was in Juneau requesting more money for the state budget and assuring legislators they'd soon see her plan for a natural gas pipeline that could one day be the most expensive construction project in North America. Then she flew to Fairbanks to wave her exhausted husband across the finish line.
It's not just his title as the state's reigning snowmobile co-champion that sets 42-year-old Todd Palin apart from the nation's other first spouses. And it's not that he's one of just five who are men.
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.
A lifetime of manual labor in the state's two largest and most physically demanding industries is helping Palin carve out his role as Alaska's first spouse, or "first dude," a nickname he has in common with the Kansas governor's husband, Gary Sebelius.
Like other first spouses around the country, Palin has been asked to champion an array of causes or institutions since his wife took office in December.
His favorite is steering young Alaskans toward stable jobs in the oil and gas industry. It's a singular choice among his counterparts, whose pet issues include schools, public health, domestic violence, poverty or the arts.
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He’s a regular guy. The Libs will hate him.
He sounds like a Freeper to me.
This just keeps getting better and better.
“First Dude”. Awesome!
Thanks for posting it
Isn’t there a rule that you gotta post pictures when the name ‘Palin’ comes up?
TODD PALIN FOR FIRST DUDE!!!
Alaska is the last frontier and these people are the pioneers.
It doesn’t get any better.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Pictures...oh, sorry. Wrong Palin. Well what the heck, bring on the pictures anyway.
He looks like he might kick someone’s ass.
Dhims don’t like manly men.
A real man.
Unlike the Michigan Gov’s hubby who was recently caught with a hooker.
He is a man among a bunch of girly-men.
WOW! They make a very handsome couple.
He reminds me a lot in both look and interests of former Broncos and current Falcons kicker Jason Elam, who also lives in Alaska, flies, is an outdoorsman, and is a Christian. Jason also wrote a book, Monday Night Jihad.
“Isnt there a rule that you gotta post pictures when the name Palin comes up?”
Well then, we have to post pictures of both! :)
AS Paris would say: ‘He’s Hot’.....LOL
Posted by: Michael Medved at 9:35 AM
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