31 August 2008

John McCain chooses Alaska Governor Sarah Palin

A few weeks ago I mentioned to a friend who follows US politics that he should read up about Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as a likely vice presidential running mate for the 2008 Republican presidential candidate, Senator John McCain. I wasn't caught by surprise when she was selected late last week. This lady has a fascinating personal story that is now getting extensive media coverage.

At least one blog had been supporting her for months.

The aviation angles? Her husband Todd has a private pilot licence, owns a Super Cub manufactured in 1958 and registered N8149D, and they have a daughter called Piper. As was the case with Democratic vice presidential candidate Senator Joseph Biden, the first clue as to who McCain might have picked came from those who follow business jet movements. John McCain, of course, was a US Navy pilot.

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