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Excerpts from Books by and about 2008 candidates
Sen. John McCain (R, AZ)
Why Courage Matters
Sen. Barack Obama(D, IL)
Dreams From My Father
Sen. Joe Biden (D, DE)
Promises to Keep
Gov. Sarah Palin (R, AK)
New Energy for Alaska
Rep. Bob Barr (L)
The Meaning of IS
Rep. Cynthia McKinney (G)
Green Party Debate
Ralph Nader (I)
The Good Fight
Alan Keyes (NAIP)
Our Character, Our Future

Sen. Hillary Clinton
It Takes A Village
Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Gov. Mike Huckabee
Character Makes A Difference
Amb. Alan Keyes
Our Character, Our Future
Rep. Ron Paul
Freedom Under Siege
Gov. Mitt Romney

(click a book cover for excerpts and a review or other books by or about the presidency from

Sarah Palin: A New Kind of Leader,
by Joe Hilley, Oct. 13, 2008

(Click for Amazon book review)

This book describes itself as follows:

"Sarah Palin's meteoric rise to political stardom seemed to have developed overnight. In reality, her ascent had been in the making for all of her forty-four years. In the pages that follow, you will find a survey of her life and career revealed in ten principles of leadership -qualities taken from the story of her life that offer a glimpse of who she is and how she thinks. These are the traits that have not only stood the 2008 election on its head, but have provided a model for the innovative style required of politicians by the current demands of American culture."
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    from A New Kind of Leader, by Joe Hilley (number of quotes indicated):
  • Joe Biden (1)
  • John McCain (1)
  • Sarah Palin (3)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
Civil Rights
   Sarah Palin: First female mayor of Wasilla; first female governor of AK.
Principles & Values
   Joe Biden: Familiarity & experience balances Obama's inexperience.
   John McCain: Identified with Wright brothers, for tenacity & resolve.
   Sarah Palin: Named first female GOP VP candidate on suffrage anniversary.
   Sarah Palin: After selection, scant info on her life, even on Internet.

The above quotations are from Sarah Palin: A New Kind of Leader,
by Joe Hilley, Oct. 13, 2008.

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