Todd worked for BP, not as an executive but as a blue collar worker. The dollar figure is consistent with that industry and he was being paid on hourly totaling more than 100k. Regardless of the spin, Gov. Palin, has not demonstrated any allegiance to oil profiteers. In her role with the Petrol. Com. she not only rooted out corruption, but of people within her own political party. She gave 100% of all oil taxes back to Alaskans in checks of 1200.00 dollars each. She got people fired and broke up a lot of Republican corruption. Good for her. I'm impressed that she sent the 32,000,000 dollars for the "bridge to nowhere" (a repulsive act by congress) back to DC with a reply - "thanks but no thanks." I expect Dems we mercilessly hammer her, but if she expects to win, she will have to weather it. She may be a little light on experience but she has more than Obama as a executive, as a legislator, as a city executive, and in dealing with Russia and Canada (international affairs). She's a mom, and an impressive choice. She's more of a Maverick than McCain, and even told him he was wrong on ANWR. I'm eager to see her debate - I hear she's tough. Anyone who identifies her with Bush is either uninformed or stupid. She's a great choice for VP.