Sarah Palin (full name Sarah Lousie Heath) was born on February 11, 1964, in Sandpoint, Idaho. Her parents relocated to Alaska when she was a child. In high school, she was a member of the girl's basketball team. She attended the Hawaii Pacific College, North Idaho College and the University of Idaho. She completed her B. Sc. in 1987.
During this time she entered the contest for Miss Alaska and finished in third spot. She married Todd Palin in 1988. Next, Sarah took the job of sports journalist in Anchorage. She also wrote sports articles for Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, apart from assisting Todd Palin's business.
Her next stop was politics. She was voted to enter Wasilla's city council twice in the year 1992 and in 1995. During 1996-2002, she adorned the post of mayor. In 2003, Sarah
Palin was made Ethics Supervisor of Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (AOGCC), but she resigned in 2004.
November 2006 saw Sarah Palin become the first female and the youngest governor of Alaska.
On August 29, 2008, John McCain declared Sarah Palin as his running mate. During this time, she got involved in a bit of controversy and even her email was hacked to force stop her campaign. In October 2008, she debated against Joe Biden for vice-presidentship.
Why is she famous?
Sarah Palin is famous as the governor of Alaska and Republican Vice Presidential nominee of 2008.
Here is one of her famous quotes:
"In politics, there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers. And then there are those, like John McCain, who use their careers to promote change."
- Sarah Palin
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