October 3rd, 2008
04:09 PM ET
6 years ago

McCain-Palin campaign releases two years of Palin tax returns

 McCain-Palin campaign released Sarah and Todd Palin's tax returns.
McCain-Palin campaign released Sarah and Todd Palin's tax returns.

(CNN) - The McCain-Palin campaign released Sarah and Todd Palin's 2006 and 2007 tax returns Friday afternoon. The campaign says the Palins paid $36,682 in federal taxes for those years, and contributed $8,205 to charity. The campaign also released a financial disclosure report for Todd Palin.


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  1. Selling jets on ebay for America

    Google "acorn", "Obama" and "voter fraud", unless you have no interest in learning the truth about the "chosen one".

    October 3, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  2. david

    Deb, everything you say always makes NO sense!

    October 3, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  3. Dr. Mimi De La Cruz for OBAMA

    CAN I CALL YOU JOOOOOOOE, WINK WINK ?

    October 3, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  4. cevans, tx

    Cheryl,

    What facts? That he is a honorable, intelligent, geniune and trustworthy individual. Unlike those pathetic lying idiots you support...

    OBAMA / BIDEN 'O8

    October 3, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  5. Adaka Borroow

    2 years of tax, you got to be kidding. Is she applying for a five year adjustment mortgage loan from a distress bank

    October 3, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  6. Obama is for UNITING of the PEOPLE

    Cheryl (and OTHERS who will try trickery tactics),
    Well here it comes.................McCain supporters create more LIES.....
    Pick your blogger check up today in Alaska ASAP.............WE don't believe anything McCain, Palin or you say after her BAD performance with the DEBATE last night. STICK to the ISSUES Cheryl!!!!!!!!!

    I am a Obama supporter and I APPROVE this message!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 3, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  7. nelson

    Palin is a true "nutcase" Did anyone catch the "I think the v.p.
    presides over the Senate.. all the time. Sounds like Cheney
    coached("dribbled" her...lol And that awful f^&^( STATEMENT
    regarding Joe's wife.. WHAT a _*()_*_* moron. She is 99.999%
    short of a six pack of cow manure.. omg

    October 3, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  8. ahna

    For those who are NOT aware, Joe Biden has done plenty of debates over many many years. Sarah use to listen to him as a child. Compare these years to Sarah's few weeks of preparation for VP discussions and you have to realize she has held her own!! She has been governor of Alaska and she has much to learn and plenty of time to learn. She talks to us like our friends and neighbors would talk to us and she doesn't beat around the bush. I respect her honesty and pray she continues to be strong and resilient in these times when outsiders would like nothing more than to devour her for their own selfish pleasure. Frankly, I wish there weren't 2 different parties but rather just a couple of regular people running for the Presidency that can be true leaders. We haven't had that in a long time.

    October 3, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  9. Donna on TN

    Have the qualifying credentials for any governor running for President or Vice President been scrutinized and ridiculed as much as those of Sarah Palin? I'm a senior citizen and I don't recall it even for a presidential candidate. There have been several in recent years. Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan are the first to come to mind. It appears to me that the media is trying to destroy a conservative woman. If she were a liberal with the same credentials, they would LOVE her.

    I'm becoming a real media hater because I don't think they examine candidates equally but with a bias.

    Also, is it true that 3 former Fannie Mae executives are now participating in the campaign for Barack Obama? If so, it's ridiculous that it is being brought to the public attention by the media.

    October 3, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  10. ADRIAN

    IT'S TOO LITTLE TOO LATE FOR SARAH PALIN FIRST IMPRESSIONS ARE THE STRONGEST AND SHE FAILED AT THAT ALREADY WITH ME AND IM A REPUBLICAN TOO

    OBAMA/BIDEN

    October 3, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  11. Danny in Chicago

    Cheryl

    You are an idiot. Now that you know that – do me a favor....

    Take a look again at what you wrote.......

    Ok...now just replace everything referring to the democrats and Obama and replace with republicans and McCain.....

    Now read it again....

    You're THAT much closer to the truth now.....

    keep going...someday you'll realize how backward you are!!!!

    Come on...you can do it!

    (I have no pity for republican supporters.....YOU brought us here and need to be held accountable)

    October 3, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  12. Jeff Brown

    Did anyone notice the lack of affection and bonding between Mr. and Mrs. Palin? It was if he didn't want any part of her. Maybe the rumors of her infidelity are true?

    October 3, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  13. Kris

    Average income for a family of 4 in US: $43,000.
    So much for her being the "average" family!

    October 3, 2008 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  14. I can see Russia

    Where is Cindys?

    October 3, 2008 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  15. Danny in Chicago

    Hey Matt

    You're an idiot too (just like Cheryl)

    Learn to speak truth instead of lies.....

    October 3, 2008 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  16. Former Republican for OBAMA

    I CAN ONLY TELL YOU THAT I HAVE SEEN WOMEN

    IN THE RED LIGHT DISTRICT WITH BETTER

    MANNERS & A MUCH MORE HONORABLE DISPOSITION.

    October 3, 2008 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  17. aka

    Matt- her income is not like the rest of us. She paid in taxes what most people make in a year. If I donated over 8,000.00 to charity I wouldn't be able to pay bills. I can't imagine donating a tenth of that amount. Her and her husband are reportedly worth well over a million dollars. Please explain how she is just like the rest of us? A regular "joe sixpack" isn't she?

    October 3, 2008 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  18. Rob

    My name's Joe Biden, and I'm a dooh-dooh

    October 3, 2008 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  19. Smile

    Wink! Wink! Smile Big! Sparkle! Jooeee. Say your snotty line. Big Smile! Say your maverick lines from page 5. Big Smile! Say something snotty and mavericky from page 7. Say something folksy-like. Say another snotty line. Big Smile. Wink. Say something from page 8. No, go back to page 7. Just stay on page 7. Good. Smile BIG.

    Just like the Miss America Pageant without all the clothes changing. Loved that four-inch pumps though!

    October 3, 2008 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  20. a southern bell for OBAMA

    AREN'T I PRETTY ?

    & I CAN PRETEND TO BE SMART.

    CAN I CALL YOU JOOOOOE, WINK, WINK ?

    IF SHE TOOK THAT ANY FURTHER,

    SHE WOULD GET ARRESTED.

    October 3, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  21. Jeff

    Does that charity contribution represent any of the money given to Planned Parenthood in her name?

    October 3, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  22. Joe

    Palins gave more to charity in 1 years than Biden gave in 40 years!!!!!!!!!
    That is interesting. Palins walk the walk but Bidens...Nayyyyy just talk talk talk

    October 3, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  23. ctdem

    So what cheny with lipstick did better than expected. so what that was her best and Biden still won.

    god bless Barack Obama and Joe Biden

    October 3, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  24. Chris, Bethesda, Maryland

    "The Palins are way above the chariety giving then Joe Biden!"

    Depends what you mean by "charity." Knowing Palin's type, that probably means it all went to some megachurch evangelist who promised to give it to the poor but actually used it to buy a Porsche and build a bigger church to his own glory.

    She'd be a lot more impressive if she supported government programs that help the poor. 1) you wouldn't need to be giving charity if that these were in place and 2) they've always given better results than simply flat taxing and hoping the people at the top grow a conscience. Why do you think the poor keep voting Democrat?

    October 3, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  25. Smith

    Hey,

    She is Poorer than Obama and Biden. But gave much more to charity. That is cool. She not only talk, but do stuff also. I like her.

    October 3, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
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