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Alaska Governor Sarah Palin – Mom of 5, and Our Next VP?

On Friday, Republican presidential candidate John McCain announced his choice of running mate in the upcoming election. Sarah Palin is the Governor of Alaska, and a mom of five children, and if the Republicans win the election, she’ll be our first female Vice President.

Palin has five children, Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper and Trig. Her oldest, Track, is 18 and serving in the army, and will soon be deployed to Iraq. Her youngest baby, Trig, was born in April and was diagnosed as having Down Syndrome. Palin didn’t take maternity leave when Trig was born, preferring to bring him to the office and take time off for Trig’s medical appointments. The Palin family knew about Trig’s condition when she was pregnant.

“We knew through early testing he would face special challenges, and we feel privileged that God would entrust us with this gift and allow us unspeakable joy as he entered our lives,” the Republican National Committee quoted her as saying. “We have faith that every baby is created for good purpose and has potential to make this world a better place. We are truly blessed.”

Much has also been made of that she’s a former beauty queen and pageant winner – she competed in the 1984 Miss Alaska pageant. But she’s clearly not the type to worry about breaking a fingernail. She’s a member of the National Rifle Association and a hunter. Her official website has a photo of her with a dead moose. Hunting isn’t my style, but I admire her mettle.

Are you excited about the possibility of having a woman Vice President?

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