State's First Female Governor Brings Youth, Conservative Appeal to GOP Ticket
By GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS and ED O'KEEFE
Aug. 29, 2008 —
John McCain has made his vice presidential pick: the Republican contender will tap first-term Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska, ABC News reports.
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 and a first for the GOP.
Being first is nothing to new to Palin (pronounced PALE-in). She is the first female governor of the Last Frontier, the 49th state to join the Union in 1959 and the 48th most populous state.