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10 Fun Facts About Sarah Palin (And Some Things You Didnt Know)

Sarah Palin: celebrity mom

While there might be a lot of buzz about what we know and we don’t know about former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin (thanks in part to “that book”), it looks like there are new fun facts coming out about her almost every day.

Whether you agree or disagree with her politics, one thing is for certain: Sarah knows how to grab the country’s attention.  It’s been almost three years since we were first introduced to her at the Republican National Convention in 2008 and she’s still in the top of the headlines.

She’s a celebrity mother, an outspoken politician and a fashion icon. (No need for the side eye there, did you forget the craze she began for rimless eyeglasses?)

Check out our gallery of this very controversial mom and a few fun facts you probably didn’t know about her.  Tell us what you think!


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    Sarah Palin
    Palin was selected as one of America's "10 Most Fascinating People of 2008" by Barbara Walters.
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    During her senior year of high school, she was co-captain and point guard of the basketball team that won the 1982 Alaska state championship, earning the nickname "Sarah Barracuda" for her competitive streak.
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    Sarah has two grandchildren, a boy named Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston, who was born to her eldest daughter, Bristol, and her then-fiancee, Levi Johnston, in 2008, and a girl named Kayla Grace Palin, who was born to son Track and his wife, Britta, in 2011.
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    The documentary, Sarah Palin: You Betcha!, premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.
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    Sarah worked as a sportscaster in Alaska when she was 23 years old.
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    Sarah was crank-called days before Election Week by Canadian radio station CKOI, in Montreal, QC. During the four- to five-minute conversation, she was led to believe she was speaking with French president Nicolas Sarkozy.
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    Sarah is of English, German, Irish and Dutch descent.
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    Sarah is the second woman, after Geraldine A. Ferraro in 1984, to run on a major party presidential ticket.
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    Sarah Palin
    Announced by John McCain as his vice-presidential running mate, the first female vice-presidential candidate in the history of the Repulican party. The announcement fell on McCain's 72nd birthday and Palin's 20th wedding anniversary.
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    Sarah's favorite dish is moose stew.

Photos: PacificCoastNews.com, PRPhotos.com


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