Sarah Palin, Alaska Governor, is John McCain’s VP pick.

Sarah Palin

Who is Sarah Palin, John McCain’s pick to be his running mate?

Soccer mom of five–the latest born in April–and a reformer, Palin played point guard while leading her basketball team to the state championship in high school.

Nicknamed “Sarah Barracuda”, opponents and admirers alike say Palin is “tough”.

One unnamed Alaskan source was quoted by Fox News as saying, “The landscape of Alaska is littered with the people who’ve crossed Sarah Palin.”

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Wikipedia has already updated Sarah Palin’s bio page:

Sarah Louise Heath Palin (born February 11, 1964) is the current Governor of Alaska, and the presumptive 2008 Republican candidate for Vice President of the United States. She is expected to be the second female Vice Presidential nominee representing one of the two major American political parties.

Born in Idaho and raised in Alaska, Palin gained statewide recognition as a championship high school athlete and was the 1984 runner-up in the Miss Alaska pageant. After graduating from the University of Idaho and working as a sports reporter at an Anchorage television station, Palin served two terms on the Wasilla, Alaska, City Council from 1992 to 1996, was elected mayor of Wasilla in 1996, and ran unsuccessfully for Lieutenant Governor in 2002. After charging ethical violations by state Republican Party leaders, she won election in 2006 by first defeating incumbent governor Frank Murkowski in the Republican primary, then former Democratic Alaskan governor Tony Knowles in the general election.

On August 29, 2008, presumptive GOP nominee John McCain chose Palin as his nominee for vice president.

Palin brings some excitement to the Republican ticket and is expected to blunt some of the “bump” Barack Obama was anticipating in the polls after the Democratic National Convention.

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