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  • As usual, and per the definition on, I'm disregarding the Times overzealous use of hyphens.

    "Generally viewed as genial and reserved, Mr. Palin juggles his involvement in his wife’s administration with his two-week shifts as an oil production operator on the North Slope. In the summers, he also works as a commercial salmon fisherman, using a set-net on the shore of the Nushagak River near Bristol Bay."

    The New York Times, Active Role for Palin’s Husband in Alaska Government, by William Yardley, September 13, 2008

    September 15, 2008