Skip to comments.Former Beauty Queen Was An Unlikely Choice [UK Palin Perspective]
Posted on 08/30/2008 2:53:52 AM PDT by BunnySlippers
Born of Irish, German and British stock, Mrs Palin, 44, is a committed Protestant who headed her high school's Fellowship of Christian Athletes and would lead team prayers before games of basketball - Barack Obama's favourite sport.
She is still remembered for winning an Alaska schools championship in 1982 by hitting a free throw in the final seconds despite a stress fracture in her ankle. At school, she met her husband Todd and eloped with him to marry exactly 20 years before she was chosen by Mr McCain for the Republican presidential ticket.
A former Miss Wasilla 1984 and runner up in the Alaska beauty pageant, she was featured in Vogue last year. She has worked as a commerical fisherman with her husband, who is part Eskimo and a chamption snow-mobiler, and briefly as a television reporter.
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In a video she said she was annoyed with the whole announcing her as a former beauty queen, since she only did that to win a scholarship to college. At the time there wasn’t very much scholarship opportunities for female basketball players. She wants to be known for other things then being a former beauty queen.
Isn’t it interesting that the Telegraph never once mentions in the body copy that she has been GOVERNOR of Alaska for the last two years!!!
What do you expect? How often is it mentioned that Reagan was governor of CA? To the MSM he was just a b-movie actor.
It did open with “Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska,”
She’s cute! And obviously has talent: otherwise McCain wouldn’t have chosen her.
I hope she runs for President in 2012, has a great two terms and ends up on the back of the $10 bill. It’s about time you had a good-looking President on your money!
Did the Brits ever mention that Nancy Pelosi (Communist, California), two heart beats away from the presidency, was herself once a beauty queen?
Wow, they basically reprinted her wikipedia page.
Like I said, they didn’t say it in the body copy as part of her bio. They went straight from Mayor back to beauty contestant to VP choice. Never mentioned Gov.
When did Anchorage become the capital of Alaska?
“She is still remembered for winning an Alaska schools championship in 1982 by hitting a free throw in the final seconds despite a stress fracture in her ankle.”
This means she has already accomplished more than barack mcgovern. Can anyone cite anything he has done well and correctly under pressure?
Fortunately that was before the invention of Camera Obscura.
“When did Anchorage become the capital of Alaska?”
LOL! The problem is, and this includes Mrs. Palin, most Alaskan Governors do business mostly out of Anchorage. Thus creating the image that its the capital. There is no road in or out of Juneau. All boat or small plane.
Beats me. I always thought it was Juneau.
Good thing the Times straightened me out.
What an awful thought.
Lets see a head to head. Obama vs Palin. No, not basketball, moose hunting.
Now the question is, will McCain-Palin get 95% of the Eskimo vote just because he is part Eskimo? /sarc>
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