My dad (conservative republican) called me up this morning proclaiming a Democratic defeat in the Presidential election. "The Republicans just yanked the rug out from under Obama!!" he excitedly proclaimed. As I was still wiping the sleep out of my eyes, I was wondering if I was still dreaming. I went to sleep not long after the replay of Obama's speech, which I was rather impressed with, and I was thinking that the only thing that could have happened was that scandal had to have been discovered somewhere.
Then he told me she was a runner up for Miss Alaska and she was a hottie. Who? I asked, still wondering if this surreal conversation was actually taking place. McCain's VP, he said. Who? I asked, confused, confident in my menory that Governor Pawlenty was a dude from the Midwest. Alaska governor Sarah Palin, he said. Who??
For the first time since I could read, it seemed, my father knew something about politics I did not. Not that McCain had picked Gov. Palin to be his VP, but that a Gov. Palin existed at all. How did I miss this?
So the first thing I did was go online and search for anything about her. Apparently some folks thought back in 2007 that this was a possibility, and they were right.