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Sarah Palin

Politician and media personality Sarah Palin was born on February 11, 1964 in Sandpoint, Idaho and moved to Alaska when she was only three months old. She graduated from Wasilla High School, where she played basketball, and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in communications and journalism at University of Idaho in 1987. She became a television sports reporter at a local NBC station, KTUU, in Anchorage. In 1984, Palin, under her maiden name Heath, competed in the Miss Alaska beauty pageant. She was first runner up and won Miss Congeniality. Palin became the first female and youngest governor of Alaska when she was sworn in to office on December 24, 2006. Although her term wasn’t due to end until 2010, she resigned in July 2009. She made history again as the first woman on the Republican ticket for president when Senator John McCain appointed her as his running mate for his 2008 campaign. Previously, she served two terms on the Wasilla City Council and two terms as Mayor of Wasilla. Palin was often parodied on “Saturday Night Live” by her celebrity doppelganger Tina Fey. In a famous skit, Fey impersonated Palin as saying, “I can see Russia from my house.” Her interview with Katie Couric in 2008 also went down in history as the VP candidate struggled to answer the journalist’s questions. After leaving politics behind, Palin returned to her broadcasting roots as a Fox News commentator from January 2010 until June 2015. She also landed a TLC show called “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” and Sportsman Channel show titled “Amazing America.” Her best selling book, “Going Rogue: Payback to McCain Campaign,” was published in 2009. Palin married husband Todd Palin in 1988 and they have five children together – Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, and Trig – and several grandchildren. Their youngest son, Trig, has Down syndrome.

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Sarah Palin -- Blames President Obama for Son's Domestic Violence Arrest (VIDEO)

Sarah Palin
Blames Prez Obama for Son's Arrest

Sarah Palin finally spoke out about her son's domestic violence arrest ... and she's kinda laying blame on President Obama. Palin was at a Donald Trump rally in Oklahoma when she addressed the… READ MORE >

Sarah Palin's Son Track -- Arrested For Drunken Domestic Violence ... With A Gun

Sarah Palin's Son Track
Arrested For Drunken Domestic Violence ... With A Gun

Sarah Palin's 26-year-old son Track was thrown in jail after cops say he drunkenly assaulted a woman while packin' heat. According to the Wasilla P.D., officers responded to a home Monday night… READ MORE >

- 882 days ago
Bristol Palin -- Stalker Says, 'I'm Moving In' ... And Here's My Coffee Pot

Bristol Palin
Stalker Says, 'I'm Movin' In' ... And Here's My Coffee Pot

Bristol Palin has a deranged suitor who believes he's her son's daddy and wants to do the right thing ... by moving in with her. Michael Cummings had a box and suitcase delivered to… READ MORE >

- 1011 days ago
Donald Trump and Sarah Palin -- Mutual Admiration Society

Trump, Palin
Mutual Admiration Society

Donald Trump and Sarah Palin could not be more simpatico, agreeing that idiots populate the media,the V.A. and government generally. Palin interviewed Trump Friday for On Point on One America… READ MORE >

- 1025 days ago
Sarah Palin -- Nailin' a Heckler at SNL Party (TMZ TV)

Sarah Palin
Nailin' a Heckler At SNL Party [TMZ TV]

Sarah Palin's bit on the SNL Anniversary show wasn’t great, but she KILLED IT outside the after-party by destroying a boneheaded heckler -- and we gotta admit ... it makes her a little… READ MORE >

- 1219 days ago
Sarah Palin -- Get a Job, You Stupid Hecklers!

Sarah Palin
Get a Job You Stupid Hecklers!

Sarah Palin hilariously confronted hecklers after the "SNL" after-party early Monday AM, explaining to them that she's clearly won the war of words because they're on the wrong side… READ MORE >

- 1219 days ago
Sarah Palin -- Trig Stood on Our Dog ... But At Least He Didn't Eat It

Sarah Palin
Trig Stood on Our Dog ... But At Least He Didn't Eat It

Sarah Palin is biting back at critics who blasted her for the Facebook pic of her son standing on the family dog ...  and taking a shot at the dog-eating Prez in the process.Palin took to… READ MORE >

- 1262 days ago
Sarah Palin -- Blasted for Pic of Trig Standing on a Dog

Sarah Palin
Blasted for Pic of Trig Standing on a Dog

Sarah Palin thought photos of her six-year-old son Trig using a dog as a "stepping stone" were inspirational, and they did inspire -- Palin's own followers to rip her for animal cruelty.Palin… READ MORE >

- 1264 days ago
Sarah Palin's Family Fight -- But Occifer, They Started It ... Says Bombed Bristol

Palin Family Fight
But Occifer, They Started It ... Says Bombed Bristol

Sarah Palin's kids ain't afraid to throw down with anyone ... which they proved during a drunken house party brawl. Now we've got audio of Bristol Palin giving cops the blow-by-blow of the… READ MORE >

- 1336 days ago
Palin Family Brawl (AUDIO!) -- Bristol: He Called Me A C**t and A Slut!

Palin Family Brawl
Bristol: He Called Me A C**t and A Slut! [INSANE AUDIO!]

Bristol Palin hysterically told cops during the epic drunken Palin family brawl in Alaska last month ... that some guy knocked her down and called her a f**king c**t.Bristol's conversation with… READ MORE >

- 1337 days ago
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