Little Known Fact: Sarah Palin, GOP VP Pick, On Alaska Podshow PodcastAug 29th, 2008 | By Elisabeth Lewin | Category: General, Microblogging, Video Podcasts
Not twelve hours had passed after the end of the Democratic Party’s National Convention in Denver, before presumptive GOP Presidential nominee John McCain this morning named whom he’d chosen to be his Vice-President on the Republican ticket.
Not three hours had passed after McCain’s nomination of first-term Alaska Governor Sarah Palin before little known facts about the dark horse VP pick began to bubble up on microblogging site Twitter. Some of the little-known facts were true: Palin was a runner-up in a 1984 pageant, Palin is a mother of five, Palin was a city councilman and subsequently mayor of the small Alaska town of Wasilla. Hundreds more of the increasingly ridiculous (and often far-fetched and hilarious) little known facts popped up in response.
A little known, but true fact, is that Sarah Palin (apparenty no relation to Monty Python alumnus Michael Palin) appeared this winter on the video podcast, Alaska Podshow.Â In an episode about the capital city of Juneau, host Scott Slone tours the town of 30,000 and takes a walk with Governor Palin from the governors’ mansion to her office.