Sarah Palin has been chosen as the offical VP for John McCain
She is 44 years old, Alaskas first female govenor.
Born in Sandpoint, Idaho, on Feb. 11, 1964, Palin moved with her family at the age of three months to Wasilla, Alaska, though she returned to her birth state to attend the University of Idaho, where she studied journalism and graduated in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree.
She grew up in Wasilla, just outside of Anchorage, played on Wasilla’s state champion girls’ basketball team in 1982, wore the crown of Miss Wasilla in 1984 and competed in the Miss Alaska contest.
She became the youngest person to assume the top office of the 49th State in 2006. Her anti-abortion stance is certain to appeal to evangelicals, while her views on the threats of climate change mirror those of Senator McCain.
She is also very pro-energy. Her state of Alaska is home to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), and she is very much in favor of drilling for oil there. Her husband Todd works at the current drilling operation on the North Slope, and is a commercial fisherman during the off-drilling season.
She is also very popular in Alaska, with approval ratings running in the 80 and 90 percentile.