Sarah Louise Palin is an American politician, commentator, author, and reality television personality, who served as the ninth governor of Alaska from 2006 until her resignation in 2009. As the Republican Party nominee for Vice President of the United States in the 2008 election alongside presidential nominee, Arizona Senator John McCain, she was the first Alaskan on the national ticket of a major political party, the first Republican female selected as a vice presidential candidate, and the second female vice presidential candidate representing a major American political party overall after Geraldine Ferraro. Her book Going Rogue has sold more than two million copies. Palin was elected to the Wasilla city council in 1992 and became mayor of Wasilla in 1996. In 2003, after an unsuccessful run for lieutenant governor, she was appointed chair of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, responsible for overseeing the state's oil and gas fields for safety and efficiency.
|Born:||Sarah Louise Heath, February 11, 1964, Sandpoint, Idaho, U.S.|
|Education:||University of Idaho (BA)|
|Preceded by:||Frank Murkowski|
|Succeeded by:||Sean Parnell|
|Twitter:||Sarah Palin's Twitter profile|
|Facebook:||Sarah Palin's Facebook profile|
|IMDb:||Sarah Palin's IMDb|
About Sarah Palin
Former Governor of Alaska, reality star, and Republican candidate for the U.S. vice presidency in 2008. Her book Going Rogue was published in 2009 and was a New York Times #1 bestseller for 6 weeks.
She won the Alaska State Championship as the captain of her basketball team.
She resigned as Governor of Alaska in 2009 after a legislative investigation into her firing of a state trooper found that she had violated the ethics law covering state executive employees.
She married Todd Palin in 1988 and the two remained together for over 30 years before separating in 2019. Her daughter Bristol's teenage pregnancy sparked controversy in 2008 due to the Republican Party's stances on abortion, contraception, and abstinence. Apart from Bristol, she has four other children named Track, Willow, Piper and Trig.
She ran for vice president on the ticket of Republican presidential candidate John McCain.
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