President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Sarah Palin. One’s a naive, oil-obsessed, holy war-calling, religious extremist, and the other is an Iranian. Here’s the Lovesick Billy take on this dynamic duo:
Ahmadinejad: Thinks the Holocaust is a myth.
Palin: Thinks evolution is a myth.
Ahmadinejad & Palin: Were not widely known when they entered their presidential election campaigns, although they had already made their marks for rolling back earlier reforms.
Palin: Served two terms as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, is the Governor of Alaska, served as the head of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in her school, was one of three directors a political boot camp for Republican women in Alaska, and finished third  in the Miss Alaska pageant, at which she won a college scholarship and the “Miss Congeniality” award.
Ahmadinejad: Served as mayor of Tehran, the governor general of Ardabil Province, served in the Iran–Iraq War as a member of Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution, and is considered one of the world’s most handsome presidents, although his congeniality is questionable.
Ahmadinejad: Scrapped existing birth control policies at a time when Iran was struggling with surging inflation and rising unemployment, estimated at around 11 percent, and in 2008, removed protections from women with the “Family Protection Bill”. 
Palin: Calls herself “as pro-life as any candidate can be” at a time when the US is struggling with surging inflation and rising unemployment, estimated at around 6 percent. (A Christian, in the a la carte morality tradition), she is supportive of contraception  but she backs abstinence-only education and is against “explicit sex-ed programs” in schools, (even though pre-wed abstinence didn’t work out for her or her daughter, Bristol). John McCain, her running mate, has long sought to abridge and control women’s reproductive rights with the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
Palin: Was in attendence in her home church, the Wasilla Bible Church, on August 17, when David Brickner, the leader of Jews for Jesus, gave a sermon claiming that terrorism against Israel is due to the disbelief in Jesus by its Jewish population. Palin raised no objection or complaint.
Ahmadinejad: Has called for the dissolution of the state of Israel and once suggested that the entire population be moved to Alaska.
Ahmadinejad: Once claimed: “We don’t have homosexuals like in your country. We don’t have that in our country. We don’t have this phenomenon; I don’t know who’s told you we have it.” Of course they don’t, because in Iran, homosexuality is punishable by death.
Palin: Takes a kinder view toward us, to a point. She vetoed a bill that would have denied benefits to employees in same-sex relationships, and did so because she felt it was unconstitutional, but she opposes gay marriage, and is likely to support a constitutional amendment to satisfy the base. Meanwhile the church at which she has prayed for about six years, promotes a conference that promises to convert gays into heterosexuals through the power of prayer. Good grief.
Ahmadinejad: Has been shrouded in scandal for attacking private “plunderers” and “corrupt officials,” while engaging in “cronyism and political favoritism.”
Palin: Has a history of attacking corrupt officials, even in her own party, but is now, herself, at the center of a pretty soapy ethics investigation.
Ahmadinejad: According to Human Rights Watch, leads a government that “routinely tortures and mistreats detained dissidents, including through prolonged solitary confinement.”
Palin: Supports a president who leads a government that scoffs at the Geneva Conventions and runs Gitmo.
Ahmadinejad: The first Iranian president to visit Iraq. Ahmadinejad, in Baghdad March 2, 2008 for the start of a historic two-day trip, said “visiting Iraq without the dictator (Saddam Hussein) is a good thing.” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, heading home after a two-day visit to Iraq, again touted his country’s closer relations with Iraq and reiterated his criticism of the United States.
Palin: In 2007, at the age of 43, Palin finally got the gumption to obtain a passport and travel for the first time outside of North America to Kuwait and Germany to visit with members of the Alaska National Guard. As far as I can tell, she’s never been to Iraq, although she’s sending her son there, and sorry, they don’t stamp your passport for being next to Russia.
Belligerent. Naive. Fundamentalist. Nationalist. Genius at mobilizing public opinion. Sarah Palin. That’s what the GOP loves about her, and that’s also how Time magazine describes Iranian leader, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Time
I’m just sayin’.