Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, 44, a working mom of 5 children, one afflicted with mongolism, has been chosen by Sen. John McCain as his vice-presidential running-mate in the Republican party for the November 4, 2008 US election.
A strong pro-life conservative who is against abortion and gay marriage, and favors oil drilling, Palin the first woman ever named in a Republican presidential ticket has a strong support from her constituency who gained prominence when she fought corruption in Alaska. A surprise choice, Palin will invigorate public scrutiny and realign voters as the campaign tightens when the voting date draws near. =0=