an apple far from the tree / by Warrior Ant Press Worldwide Anthill Headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

"Nice to meet you. Can I call you Joe?"

Thus the manipulation began. Sarah Palin would have you believe that she is just like the rest of America. She would have you believe that she's never met a sitting US Senator before (Sen. McGruff excepted) and she just wants to treat everyone like a dear friend spotted in the checkout line at Walmart. Wink! Wink!

Sarah Palin has 5 children. I'm glad the Palins are involved in their children's upbringing; they need to be. But that's probably where the similarities between the Palins and the most of America ends. The Palin family, with 7 members is more than double the size of the average American family (3.14).

Sarah Palin is the Governor of a state. Her husband is a commercial fisherman when he's not working for an oil company or racing a snowmobile through prisine wilderness. Between them they have a combined income of approximately $230,000 a year (Concord Monitor 10/2/2008). The median income for a 7-person family in Alaska (2006 data) is $71,250.

Governor Palin is also under investigation for improper use of her office in the firing of her former brother-in-law. Having a former brother-in-law makes her like most of America, being investigated makes her like many in the Bush Administration.

Palin would have you believe that she's apple pie when really she's tarte tatin.