Alaskan governess chosen by John McCain as his running mate for the 2008 U.S. Presidential election.
A former beauty queen and high-school basketball player which only up until a year-and-a-half ago was mayor of a town of 8,000. (Yet is somehow ready to become Vice-President of the free world. And to think that they criticize Barack Obama for inexperience.) Really chosen by McCain to sway cheap votes for him primarily because she's hawt.
Was in trouble in her own state due to abuse of power with legislative investigation underway due to allegations that she fired Alaska's public safety commissioner because he refused to fire her brother-in-law (a state trooper). Is Pro-Life, against same-sex marriage, anti-evolution, has no real idea of foreign policy or the economy.
She's still pretty hot, though.
"I've been so focused on state government, I haven't really focused much on the war in Iraq."
-- Sarah Palin on Iraq and foreign-policy, Alaskan Business Monthly.
"What is it exactly that the VP does every day?"
-- Sarah Palin on the Vice-President's responsibilities, to Larry Kudlow of CNBC's Kudlow & Co. In an other interview with Kudlow she considered herself a "long-shot" for the Vice-Presidency. Also stated that the veep job was "unproductive" in a different interview a month earlier.