Who Is Sarah Palin?

The pundits are busy coming up to speed on Sarah Palin.

John Hinderaker — who initially had some reservations about McCain’s veep pick — provides a good deal of background info on Palin the woman/wife/mom, including photos. This is definitely not your average vice-presidential nominee.

While it’s hard to argue that Sarah Palin was the most qualified of the candidates McCain had to choose from, she is obviously a bold choice and one that may turn out to pay dividends.

Newsweek has a great photo gallery of the governor’s career.

Scott Conroy paints a portrait of Sarah “Barracuda” Palin as anything but average. In fact, given the early basketball careers of both Obama and Palin, Conroy has a great campaign face-off idea:

Forget the debates—how about a one-one-one contest between The Baracuda and O’Bomber?

Ann Althouse includes a couple of nice photos of her husband and kids. One of Ann’s readers comments:

Perhaps Palin is the “post-feminist” woman. She competes in a man’s world being governor of the largest state, but she can still be feminine (a mother and wife).

Finally, Ed Morrissey analyzes the risks and payoffs of this choice, and concludes that McCain has scored a brilliant coup in picking this unusual governor:

This is change you can believe in, and not change that amounts to all talk.  McCain changed the trajectory of the race today by stealing Obama’s strength and turning it against him.  Obama provided that opening by picking Biden as his running mate, and McCain was smart enough to take advantage of the opening.

UPDATE: And here is a photo of the guv that is sure to lock down the Minnesota Vikings vote.

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