Sarah Louise Heath Palin, born February 11, 1964, is the governor of the U.S. state of Alaska and the Republican Party's Vice Presidential nominee for the 2008 United States presidential election. She was the first female Governor of Alaska, and the youngest person elected to the position.
On August 29, 2008, Republican presidential candidate John McCain announced he had chosen Palin as his running mate, and she was formally nominated at the 2008 Republican National Convention in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She is the first woman to run on the Republican Party's presidential ticket and the first Alaskan nominee of either major party.
After losing the nomination, Palin played a major role in the Tea Party Movement and wrote her book Going Rogue which sold more than two million copies. She has also done political commentary for Fox News and hosted a television show titled Sarah Palin's Alaska.
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