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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Palin's statement on Geraldine Ferraro

Sarah Palin took to Twitter and Facebook Saturday to mourn the passing of Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman on a national ticket who "broke one huge barrier and then went on to break many more."

"My family and I would like to express our sincere condolences to the family of Geraldine Ferraro," Palin, the second-ever woman on a national ticket, wrote on her Facebook page, about a half-hour after she tweeted about the "sad" passing of Walter Mondale's running mate.

"When I had the honor of working alongside Geraldine on election night last year, we both discussed the role of women in politics and our excited expectation that someday that final glass ceiling would be shattered by the election of a woman president. She was an amazing woman who dedicated her life to public service as a teacher, prosecutor, Congresswoman, and Vice Presidential candidate. She broke one huge barrier and then went on to break many more. The world will miss her. May she rest in peace and may her example of hard work and dedication to America continue to inspire all women."

Speaking on Fox News, Palin recalled that she and Ferraro had discussed the possibility of a woman becoming president some day. “We were both excited about that,” Palin said. (Continues here)

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