Sunday, September 21, 2008

Salt of the earth ... in lipstick

Article on Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin from the UK Sun:

(Sarah and her daughter pose with caribou she shot. Credit: UK Sun)

SARAH PALIN learned to call the shots at an early age — she got to grips with a gun at eight and made her first kill at ten.

The moose-hunting mum-of-five from Alaska grew up shooting animals and skinning them on the spot before hauling the meat home for the family freezer.

Sarah’s dad Chuck Heath shot a grizzly bear three years ago and its skin adorns a sofa in Sarah’s office. Now she is in the political bear pit after accepting the Republican Vice-Presidential nomination.

Chuck told The Sun: “Sarah was always very determined. Whatever she lacked in skill she always made up in determination. She always tried her hardest to be the best at everything she did.

(Proud dad Chuck Heath. Credit: UK Sun)

“She is a really good shot. I taught her to shoot a moose and dress it, to fish and hunt for game.

“We raised our family to be able to support ourselves — 90 per cent of our meat and fish we get ourselves.” ...

Article here.

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