Sarah palin convention speech transcript
Collectors Edition 2008: Sarah Palin Convention Speech 2008: Convention Speech 2008 & First Weekly Radio Address by Sarah Palin
Vice presidential candidacy of Sarah Palin
T hank you, Iowa. Thank you so much. You are what keeps me going, keeps so many of us going. Your love of country keeps us going. Iowa, you are good people.
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GRIFFIN: The hockey mom has five kids, a lifelong hunter and member of the NRA, a beauty queen who went on to become a small-town mayor, a little known governor who was known for shaking up politics. And now she's the first Republican and only the second female vice presidential candidate ever. Her mother, Sally, a school secretary. When Sarah was two months old, Chuck Heath moved his family to a remote part of Alaska. Why Alaska?
As part of the McCain presidential campaign , Palin, then the incumbent Governor of Alaska , was officially nominated by acclamation at the Republican National Convention on September 3. Senator John McCain began a search for a running mate to join the Republican ticket after clinching the Republican nomination. Former candidates Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee were mentioned as possibilities, as were many other leaders in the Republican Party and the business world. McCain then announced plans to reveal his running mate the day following the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention, and just a few days before the start of the Republican National Convention. During the running mate deliberations, McCain had favored Joe Lieberman ,  who shared his romantic sense of righteousness and honor. McCain had only talked to her a few times, and the campaign's vetting operation had mostly relied on Internet searches to check her background. Thrown together from scratch in less than forty hours, the document highlighted her vulnerabilities: "Democrats upset at McCain's anti-Obama 'celebrity' advertisements will mock Palin as an inexperienced beauty queen whose main national exposure was a photo-spread in Vogue in February
As the Republican Party nominee for Vice President of the United States in the election alongside presidential nominee, Arizona Senator John McCain , she was the first Alaskan on the national ticket of a major political party and the first Republican woman selected as a vice presidential candidate. Her book Going Rogue has sold more than two million copies. She was elected to the Wasilla city council in and became mayor of Wasilla in In , after an unsuccessful run for lieutenant governor , she was appointed chair of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission , responsible for overseeing the state's oil and gas fields for safety and efficiency. In , she became the youngest person and the first woman to be elected Governor of Alaska. Since her resignation as governor , she has endorsed and campaigned for the Tea Party movement as well as several candidates in multiple election cycles, prominently including Donald Trump for president in From to , she provided political commentary for Fox News.