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Opinion: Sarah Palin: Dialed in to Congress at a very early age

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Sarah Palin apparently was a very, very precocious elementary school student.

She previously had called attention to Sen. Joe Biden‘s many, many years in Washington as a senator from Delaware -- not seen as a strong selling point these days -- by noting to Sean Hannity of Fox News that her rival for the vice presidency ‘has a tremendous amount of experience. I think he was first elected when I was like in second grade.’

That, indeed, was in November 1972, when Palin was 8 years old. (She’s now 44, he’s 65.)

Palin today tweaked the dig.

While campaigning with John McCain in Columbus, Ohio, she said she was looking forward to her much-anticipated debate Thursday with Biden. She noted she had never met him.

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She added: “But I’ve been hearing about his speeches since I was in the second grade.’'

Pretty impressive for a young girl in a faraway state to have followed the musings of a freshman lawmaker several years before C-SPAN even existed.

-- Don Frederick

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