Sarah Palin - Elitist

Sarah Palin says she's just like you and me (except for that being governor of a state thing). I can't speak for you, but both she and I went to college and studied journalism. And like my wife Palin is also a woman!

Yesterday Palin was "interviewed" by right-wing radio host Hugh Hewitt. Palin said the following as reported by TPM Election Central
Sarah Palin did a radio interview yesterday with Hugh Hewitt, declaring that the media has gone after her because she represents the average person. "It's time that normal Joe six-pack American is finally represented in the position of vice presidency," Palin said.
I started to wonder. Maybe Palin is like me. Maybe she's worried for her job. Maybe she's having trouble paying for gas to put in her car. Maybe she's troubled by rising food prices. So I looked up her salary as governor of Alaska. From the Handbook on Alaska State Government:
AS 39.20.010. Annual Salary of Governor. The annual salary of the governor is $81,648.

Without giving away my salary, I can say that this is considerably more than what BOTH MY WIFE AND I MAKE PUT TOGETHER! This is also much more than the median earnings of men who worked full time. How about this from Wikipedia and the U.S. Census Bureau
The real median earnings of men who worked full time, year-round climbed between 2006 and 2007, from $43,460 to $45,113. For women, the corresponding increase was from $33,437 to $35,102 
So Sarah Palin alone earns more than double what other women make. More than men and more than entire households - $50,233. I'll bet the healthcare expenses for her whole family are being taken care of too. Palin is so much NOT like the average American and she's either in denial, lying, or simply ignorant of what real Americans are facing every day.

Hey, we've got a guy like that in the White House now.