13 September 2008

Sarah Palin

Sarah Louise Heath Palin (born February 11, 1964) is the governor of Alaska and the Republican vice-presidential nominee in the 2008 United States presidential election.Palin served two terms on the Wasilla, Alaska city council from 1992 to 1996, then won two terms as mayor of Wasilla from 1996 to 2002. After an unsuccessful campaign for lieutenant governor of Alaska in 2002, she chaired and served as Ethics Supervisor of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission from 2003 to 2004.
Elected governor of Alaska in November 2006, Palin became the first woman and the youngest person to hold the office. She defeated incumbent governor Frank Murkowski in the Republican primary and former Democratic governor Tony Knowles in the general election. On August 29, 2008, Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain announced that he had chosen Palin as his running mate. She was nominated at the 2008 Republican National Convention in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Palin is the first Alaskan to run on a major party's presidential ticket. She is also the second woman to appear on a major-party ticket, as well as the first Republican woman to do so.

On August 29, 2008, in Dayton, Ohio, Senator John McCain, the Republican presidential candidate, announced that he had chosen Palin as his running mate. Palin had been under consideration since a private meeting with McCain in a February National Governors Association meeting; although this was the first time the two had met, Palin made a favorable impression on McCain. McCain was reportedly concerned about reclaiming his image as a "maverick Republican" and wanted someone to shake up the ticket.

On August 27, Palin visited McCain's vacation home near Sedona, Arizona, where she was offered the position of vice-presidential candidate. Palin was the only prospective running mate who had a face-to-face interview with McCain to discuss joining the ticket. Nonetheless, Palin's selection was a surprise to many as speculation had centered on other candidates, such as Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, United States Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, and former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge.
Palin is the second woman to run on a major U.S. party ticket. On September 3, 2008, Palin delivered a 40-minute acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention that was watched by more than 40 million viewers and was well-received by the crowd. Palin is scheduled to participate in a vice-presidential debate with Joe Biden on October 2, 2008. The election is set for November 4.
Palin, a self-described hockey mom, is a mother of five. She is a long-time member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and enjoys hunting, ice fishing and riding snowmobiles. In 2005, she completed a marathon.

On August 29, 1988, when she was 24 years old, Sara Palin eloped with Todd Palin, who had been her high-school boyfriend. Todd Palin works for BP as an oil-field production operatorand owns a commercial fishing business. The family lives in Wasilla.

The couple have five children: sons Track (b. 1989) and Trig (b. 2008), and daughters Bristol (b. 1990), Willow (b. 1995), and Piper (b. 2001).Track Palin enlisted in the U.S. Army on September 11, 2007, subsequently joining an infantry brigade. He is set to be deployed to Iraq in September 2008. Palin's youngest child, Trig, has Down syndrome, diagnosed prenatally.


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3 comments:

bluedreamer27 said...

oh i never thought that sarah palin would be consider here at your page well if we are talking about intelligence well sarah can kicked off those sexy celebrities right
i found her closely resembles to older britney spears
what do you think wow hehe

bluecrystaldude said...

Haha! I am as surpprise like you too Bluedreamer! Hehe.. Sarah Palin seems nice. But my vote goes to Obama. Hehehehe (if I have one)

Noreena said...

Talk about things that make you go hummmph.

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