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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 Is Not a Vindictive Bitch ... Says Judge

Sarah Palin
Is Not a Vindictive Bitch ... Says Judge

Sarah Palin did NOT run a campaign of revenge against some dude from Juneau who complained about traffic ... this according to judge in Alaska. As TMZ first reported, Theodore Thoma -- who clearly… READ MORE >

Sarah Palin -- Hey Katie, Ask Me What I'm Reading Now!

Sarah Palin
Hey Katie, Ask Me What I'm Reading Now!

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Wayne Brady Apologizes for Trig Palin Joke

Wayne Brady
Sorry for Trig Palin Joke

Wayne Brady says he takes "full responsibility" for using Trig Palin and his Down Syndrome as a punchline at the "Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne" ... insisting "no malice or harm was… READ MORE >

- 1946 days ago
Wayne Brady -- BOOED for Trig Palin Joke at Roseanne Roast

Wayne Brady
BOOED for Trig Palin Joke at Roseanne Roast

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Sarah Palin -- Levi Johnston is a LIAR ... We've NEVER Hidden Tripp

Sarah Palin
Levi Johnston is a LIAR -- We've NEVER Hidden Tripp

Mama Grizzly is clawing back at Levi Johnston ... claiming Bristol Palin's baby daddy straight up LIED when he claimed her family has been actively trying to block Levi from seeing his son, Tripp.… READ MORE >

- 2082 days ago
Levi Johnston Gets Another Chick Pregnant

Levi Johnston
Gets Another Chick Pregnant

Say what you will about 21-year-old Levi Johnston, but his sperm is world class -- he's gotten another girl pregnant out of wedlock.Sources tell TMZ ... the lucky woman is Sunny Oglesby, a… READ MORE >

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Morning Show Wars -- Sarah Palin to Co-Host 'Today'

Morning Show Wars
Sarah Palin to Co-Host 'Today'

NBC has countered ABC's move of bringing Katie Couric to "Good Morning America" this week by announcing Sarah Palin will co-host "Today" this Tuesday. On their website, the peacock said that… READ MORE >

- 2087 days ago
Sarah Palin on Jeremy Lin -- I'm Going LINSANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sarah Palin
I'm Going LINSANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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- 2131 days ago
Sarah Palin -- I Need MORE Protection from My Stalkers!

Sarah Palin to Judge:
I Need MORE Protection ... from My Stalkers!

Sarah Palin believes her TWO jailed stalkers are still very much a threat ... and she's begging an Alaska judge to extend the restraining orders against them for another 6 months. TMZ broke the… READ MORE >

- 2256 days ago
Sarah Palin -- I'm Not Running For President

Sarah Palin
I'm NOT Running For President

Sarah Palin just announced she's not running for President of the United States.She made the announcement via a statement to Mark Levin, a conservative radio talk show host.Palin said, "After much… READ MORE >

- 2265 days ago
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