Who is Sarah Palin? She may not be as physically hot and sexy as Britney Spears or Paris Hilton, but she is now one of the most searched woman in the Internet and it started after John McCain choose Sarah Palin to be his Republican Party's vice-presidential running mate in the upcoming 2008 United States presidential election.
Sarah Palin Biography and Personal Life
Sarah Louise Heath Palin was born February 11, 1964 in Sandpoint, Idaho but the family moved to Alaska when she was still an infant. She is the third of four children of Sarah Heath and Charles Heath.
Palin took high school at Wasilla High School and attended several colleges and universities. In 1982, she enrolled at Hawaii Pacific College but left after her first semester. She transferred to North Idaho community college, where she spent two semesters as a general studies major. From there, she transferred to the University of Idaho for two semesters. During this time Palin won the Miss Wasilla Pageant then finished third in the 1984 Miss Alaska pageant, at which she won a college scholarship and the "Miss Congeniality" award.
She then attended Matanuska-Susitna community college in Alaska for one term. The next year she returned to the University of Idaho where she spent three semesters completing her Bachelor of Science degree in communications-journalism, graduating in 1987.
In 1988, she worked as a sports reporter for KTUU-TV and KTVA-TV in Anchorage, Alaska, and for the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman as a sports reporter.
Palin served two terms (1996–2002) as mayor of Wasilla. In 2002, Palin ran for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor, coming in second to Loren Leman in a five-way Republican primary. In 2003, she was appointed at the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission as Ethics Supervisor and resigned in 2004.
From 2003 to June 2005, Palin served as one of three directors of "Ted Stevens Excellence in Public Service, Inc. In 2006, running on a clean-government platform, Palin defeated incumbent Governor Frank Murkowski in the Republican gubernatorial primary. She became Alaska's first female governor and at 42, the youngest governor in Alaskan history.