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10 things you didn’t know about Biden and Palin

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

10 things you didn’t know about Joe Biden

1. He was born in Scranton, Pa.

2. His astrological sign is Scorpio (Nov. 20, 1942).

3. President when Biden was born: Franklin D. Roosevelt.

4. Married Neilia Hunter in 1966. She died in a car accident in 1972. Has been married to Jill since 1977.

5. Has three children: Beau, Hunter, Ashley. One daughter, Naomi, died in the 1972 accident.

6. Has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history/political science from the University of Delaware (1965) and a law degree from Syracuse University College of Law (1968).

7. Before becoming senator he was an attorney and is an adjunct professor at Widener University School of Law.

8. Is Roman Catholic.

9. Favorite movie is “Chariots of Fire.”

10. Hobbies: Weightlifting, designing homes, sketching.

10 things you didn’t know about Sarah Palin

1. She was born in Sandpoint, Idaho.

2. Her astrological sign is Aquarius (Feb. 11, 1964).

3. President when Palin was born: Lyndon B. Johnson, who succeeded to the presidency after John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

4. Has been married to Todd since 1988.

5. Has five children: Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, Trig.

6. Has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism/communications from the University of Idaho (1987).

7. Before becoming governor of Alaska she was a television sports reporter, co-owned a commercial fishing company and owned an outdoor recreational equipment company.

8. Attends several evangelical Christian churches in Alaska.

9. Favorite movies are “Rudy” and “Hoosiers.”

10. Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, running marathons.

Sources: http://gov.state.ak.us/, www.johnmccain.com, http://biden.senate.gov/, www.barackobama.com, www.votesmart.org, www.cbsnews.com