Tough, smart, gorgeous and making history! Alaska Governer Sarah Palin is going to be John McCain’s Vice Presidential pick, edging out Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Tom Ridge and others. Fox News confirmed the pick from inside the McCain campaign and the official announcement is due shortly.
Sarah’s a marathoner, former sportscaster, hockey player, mother of five…and a very sharp cookie. She was elected Alaskaâ€™s youngest and first woman governor in 2006. Sarah and husband Todd Palin have five children: boys Track, 19, and Trig, 4 months, and daughters Bristol, 17, Willow, 13, and Piper, 7. Track Palin joined the Army last September and will deploy to Iraq on Sept. 11. Governor Palin gave birth to Trig, who has Down syndrome, in April.
Palin, 44, has an 80% popularity rating in Alaska…they absolutely adore her. Sarah flies commercial, drives her own Jetta, and has saved the state of Alaska hundreds of thousands of dollars in travel costs. She’s known for working with both sides of the aisle, taking on her OWN party on many issues, and being fiscally conservative.
More details as they come, and congratulations to Governor Palin!! Women everywhere have scored a BIG one today, and McCain has managed to pull off the biggest surprise of the campaign!
Here’s Governor Sarah Palin’s acceptance speech from this morning: