McCain Taps Alaska Governor Palin as Vice Presidential Running Mate

John McCain has made his vice presidential pick: the Republican contender will tap first-term Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska. The 44-year-old Palin brings working class roots and appeal to female voters, becoming only the second female vice presidential candidate on a major party ticket -- a first for the GOP. She also brings a reputation as a reformer, beauty pageant good looks, a crack shot with a rifle and an eagerness for political combat that earned her the nickname of "Sarah...Full Story
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