By Kailani Koenig-Muenster

8/29/2008

palin large.jpgSenator John McCain has chosen Alaska
Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate. Palin is Alaska’s youngest
and first female Governor. She was elected in 2006.

She will be the first woman to serve on a Republican presidential
ticket, and the first Alaskan to serve on a national presidential
ticket.

Palin was a council member and mayor of the small town of Wasila,
and chairman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in 2003
and 2004.

She is married to Dough Palin, who has won the Alaskan snow machine
race “Iron Dog” four times. They have 5 children.

Photo Courtesy KTVA