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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 -- Ticketed for Speeding ... 'I Wasn't Speeding, I Was Qualifying'

Sarah Palin
Ticketed for Speeding 'I Wasn't Speeding I Was Qualifying'

Sarah Palin may be conservative, but her driving is unabashedly radical ... giving TMZ an epic rationalization for speeding in her pick up truck in Alaska.The former guv was stopped in her… READ MORE >

Whoopi Goldberg -- I'll Do Sarah Palin or a Dude ... As New 'View' Co-Host

Whoopi Goldberg
I'll Do Sarah Palin Or a Dude As My New 'View' Co-Host

Outside of Rosie O'Donnell ... Whoopi Goldberg has no idea who will be sitting next to her next season on "The View" -- and even though she's the sole survivor, she insists she has ZERO input… READ MORE >

- 1107 days ago
Bristol Palin -- My Crazed Stalker's Back in Alaska!

Bristol Palin
My Crazed Stalker Is Back in Alaska!

It looks like Bristol Palin is about to get a proposal she doesn't want ... the stalker who once sent her an engagement ring is back in her home state of Alaska.Palin filed legal docs against a… READ MORE >

- 1165 days ago
Levi Johnston -- I'm Finally Taking Down Palin

Levi Johnston
I'm Finally Taking Down Palin!

Call it the Thrilla in Wasilla -- Levi Johnston's new plot is to hit Sarah Palin where it really hurts ... by crushing her husband on Alaska's legendary Iron Dog snowmobile race… READ MORE >

- 1234 days ago
Sarah Palin -- I Never Read Phil Robertson's GQ Article ... Even Though I'm Defending Him!

Sarah Palin
I Never Read Phil Robertson's GQ Article Even Though I'm Defending Him!

So much for reading " all of em,' any of em" ...Sarah Palin -- one of Phil Robertson's strongest supporters -- admitted SHE HASN'T READ THE GQ ARTICLE that ignited the firestorm!!!!Palin appeared… READ MORE >

- 1308 days ago
Sarah Palin -- When the Pot Called the Kettle Stupid

Sarah Palin
When the Pot Called the Kettle Stupid

Sarah Palin was in full mama bear mode when we asked her a totally legit question about Levi Johnston's custody war with Bristol, but it's cool. We've been called stupid by smarter than her.… READ MORE >

- 1353 days ago
Sarah Palin -- Levi Johnston is a 'DEADBEAT DAD!'

Sarah Palin
Levi Johnston is a 'DEADBEAT DAD!'

Sarah Palin has no love for the daddy of her grandson ... because she just barked out to TMZ that Levi Johnston is a 'deadbeat dad.'As TMZ previously reported, Levi just filed legal docs asking… READ MORE >

- 1353 days ago
Sarah Palin To Gov't --  Stop Using Vets As Political Pawns... Cuz They're MY Pawns

Sarah Palin To Gov't
Stop Using Vets As Political Pawns... Cuz They're My Pawns

Sarah Palin needs a lesson in irony ... she's slamming government douchebags in DC for using American war heroes as "political pawns" ... while at the same time, using the vets for her own… READ MORE >

- 1381 days ago
Sarah Palin Sucks ... Out of a Straw

Sarah Palin
Sucks Out of a Straw

Sarah Palin attempted to mock the proposed ban on large sodas in New York City by sipping on a Big Gulp during her speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference yesterday. For those of… READ MORE >

- 1592 days ago
Palin Divorce #2 -- Sarah Palin's Sister-in-Law Pulls Plug on Marriage

Palin Divorce #2
Sarah's Sister-in-Law Pulls Plug on Marriage

Sarah Palin's son isn't the only Palin filing for divorce ... Sarah's sister-in-law has pulled the trigger on her marriage too, TMZ has learned.Wendy Palin -- who's married to Todd Palin's brother… READ MORE >

- 1668 days ago
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