UNIVERSITY PARK — Wearing a white "clean coal" hat, Richard Bord sat with his 3-year-old granddaughter, Mary, waiting for Sarah Palin to speak at Rec Hall Tuesday night.
"I cut them," Mary said, pointing to her brown bangs hanging halfway down her forehead. "Because I wanted to be like Sarah Palin."
Bord smiled and said, "We had to take her to the hairdresser to try to fix it."
Mary wasn't the only one in the crowd admiring the Republican vice presidential candidate. Rows away, State College residents Deb and Simon Tack sat with their 12-year-old daughter. Deb Tack waived a sign that read, "Mothers of 5 for Palin."
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"I have five children, 12 to 2 (years old)," she said. "It's exciting that she has a large family and she has worked up a career. When I heard her story, I was excited."
The Tacks, like many others in the crowd, said Palin's family values were a big part of why they support her.
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