Sarah Palin's Life Since the Election

Sarah Palin's Life Since the Election
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Vice-Presidential Nominee
When presidential nominee John McCain chose Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska, as his running mate in 2008, he galvanized the Republican base and demonstrated once again his propensity for being a maverick. But once the results were finalized on the night of Nov. 4, 2008, the two Republicans were forced to concede and Palin found herself on a plane headed back to Alaska.

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