Oh my word!! I cannot tell you how excited I am by this. Sarah Palin has been my "hope against hope" choice for VP for at least two months. I just didn't think that the McCain camp would do it but they have. I have been behind McCain for a while but now I am totally jazzed. She is articulate, cool under fire and beautiful as well. The Obama camp is already saying that she has no experience behind her (oh man that is the pot calling the kettle black in my opinion) but she has been running a state for the past two years and doing an awsome job of it.
Here are some facts about Sarah Palin that you might not know.
1. Sarah Louise Palin (nee Heath) was born Feb., 1964 in Sandpoint, Idaho. Her family moved to Alaska when Sarah was an infant. Her father, Chuck, is a retired schoolteacher.
2. She attended Wasilla High School where she played point guard on the state champion basketball team. Her nickname was "Sarah Barracuda" because of her drive to win.
3. Palin graduated in 1987 from the University of Idaho with a degree in journalism. She worked briefly as a sports reporter in Anchorage.
4. She refers to her husband, Todd, as the "First Dude." He's worked as a commercial fisherman and as a production operator on the North Slope for BP. He enjoys snowmobiling and has won the Tesoro Iron Dog, billed as the world's longest snowmobile race, FOUR times.
5. Palin and her husband have been married for 20 years and have five children, Track, Piper, Willow, Bristol and Trig. Trig, born in April of 2008, has been diagnosed with Down's Syndrome. Her son Track joined the Infantry on 9/11/07 and leaves 9/11/08 for a tour of duty in Iraq.
6. Her favorite meal is moose stew.
7. She comes from a family of outdoor enthusiats. Her parents, Chuck and Sally Heath, enjoy hunting and fishing and have both completed marathons.
8. Palin was named Miss Wasilla in 1984 and was a runner-up for Miss Alaska. In 1996 she was elected mayor of Wasilla.
9. She's a lifetime NRA member and enjoys hunting, fishing and snowmobiling.
10. Elected in 2006, she's Alaska's first female governor and the youngest governor elected in the state. She had to beat the incumbent REPUBLICAN governor in the primaries and then the former Democratic governor in the election. Her current approval ratings are OVER 80%.