Celebrating Sarah Palin’s 47th birthday


Across the nation many are celebrating the birthday of the former governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin. Today Palin turns 47 and shares her birthday alongside celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Taylor Lautner, Burt Reynolds, Jeb Bush, and Sheryl Crow, who has been very outspoken about the 2008 vice presidential nominee.

As speculation continues to swirl regarding a potential run for the presidency in 2012, Palin’s fans, supporters and critics took time out of their day to do everything from reflect on their favorite memories of Palin to list her qualifications for President to even dress  up like her!

Some highlights of the day…

Conservatives 4 Palin’s Whitney Pitcher puts together a post that names 47 reasons, in no certain order,why Palin is qualified for the presidency. Pitcher says, “With today being her 47th birthday, it’s odd that so many people think she is younger than thirty-five years old! So, in honor of her birthday, I’d like to share 47 reasons Governor Palin is qualified to be President above and beyond constitutional requirements.”

US4Palin celebrates as “The Vertical Climb Begins.”

The Huffington Post gets in on the action with 47 seconds of Palin’s funniest parodies.

The Sarah Palin Information Blog wishes Palin a Happy Birthday with a slideshow of some of our favorite pictures of the thrilla from Wasilla.

Regardless of whether you’re a fan or a critic, BLTWY says, “there’s no denying that Sarah Palin is a unique political player.” As she celebrates her 47th birthday this week, BLTWY takes a look back to try to get a sense of the forces that made her the woman she is today with their own retrospective gallery.

A Sarah Palin impersonator rocks CPAC. That’s right! Although Palin did not attend CPAC due to a scheduling conflict, Patti Lyons was determined to make CPAC attendees think otherwise. The self-proclaimed “world’s premier Sarah Palin impressionist” had many fooled as she was swarmed by television cameras, curious reporters, and some excited attendees who thought Lyons was the real deal. (as CNN reports)

And as for Palin? Palin proved she was focused on the revolution in Egypt like many other Americans. The former governor took to Twitter and challenged the media to question the Obama adminstration on why they have not exerted the same kind of support for freedom and democracy movements in Iran as in Egypt.  She tweets:

Media: ask “Will Obama Admin exert as much ‘constructive’ pressure on Iranian govt to change & allow freedom ~ as they just did for Egypt?”

So I wonder…Media, will you deliver this birthday present for Palin?

As published on Examiner.com

Lori Calabrese is the National Sarah Palin Examiner for Examiner.com. Lori is an independent writing and editing professional with an extensive interest in government and politics, primarily the role of women politicians.

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  • Happy 47th Birthday Sarah and good luck in your plans.

  • Melinda Smucker

    Happy Birthday Sarah! I hope it was the very best one yet!