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Sarah Palin fan denied, then granted personalized Nevada license plate

July 19, 2011 | 12:34 pm

Sarah Palin plate

A Sarah Palin supporter in Nevada has sued the state after repeatedly being denied a personalized license plate emblazoned with the letters "GOPALIN."

James Linlor filed suit last week after he was refused the plate, as he was in 2009 and 2010 when he applied for the same tag and others like it.

But the license plate was issued months ago, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

When Linlor first began trying to obtain a Palin-themed plate, an official at the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles apparently thought that political license plates could not be issued. A line in the Nevada Administrative Code forbids plates that “express contempt, ridicule or superiority of ... political affiliation.”

But Linlor discovered that other plates that could be seen as political had been issued. Plates with "GOGREEN,” “DMOCRAT,” “AL GORE,” “KERRY,” “EDWARDS,” “DEAN,” “HILLARY” and “RONPAUL,” were all approved, but Linlor claims other plates like "BUSH" were denied.

Eventually all of the denials of the Palin plates were reversed and Bruce Breslow, director of the Nevada DMV said he wouldn't have refused them in the first place had he known.

So, now that the floodgates are open, we went to the Nevada DMV website and found several political (and not-so-political) plates that are currently available for Silver State residents.

Todd Palin supporters can drive around with this one:

1stdude

Palin fans can celebrate her state with this plate:

Alaska

Gov. Palin has been called Caribou Barbie by both fans and foes:

Caribou

Speak Spanish and want to root for Sarah? No problemo:

Palinsi

Palin transplant from New York? Fuggetaboutit:

Yopalin

You can see this from Tina Fey's house:

Russia

Perhaps you want to give props to the town that started it all:

 Wasila

Herman Cain supporters still have time to nab these plates:

Cain12

Deepdish

Bill and/or Hillary supporters can nab this one:

Clinton

Now how is this still available?:

Weiner

Or this one (I guess tweens are too young to drive):
 
  Bieber
  Ron Paul supporters need not feel left out:
 
DrpaulPaul12

Mitt Romney fans, how is this still available? 
Mitt12

Or this one:

Romney

The president isn't the most popular man in Vegas, so maybe this one?

Boobama

But if he does have supporters left, here's a perfect one for them:

Obama

Now here's one Andrew Malcolm might like if he relocates there one day

Latimes

But this one might be better:

Ticket

ALSO:

Sarah Palin's letter from God

Sarah Palin plays the media like a violin

Sarah Palin doc 'The Undefeated' still waiting on its first positive review

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