Palin was also the first Alaskan governor born after Alaska achieved U.S. statehood and the first not to be inaugurated in Juneau, instead choosing to hold her inauguration ceremony in Fairbanks. She took office on December 4, 2006.
This is probably the first time in history that a presidential nominee has chosen a Vice-President who has governed for less than the candidate has been campaigning.
Update: It also turns out that during McCain's entire campaign, he has never been to Alaska. Since he has been campaigning longer than she has been governing, it is hard to believe that they have met many times. This pick is entirely political and superficial.
John McCain first met Sarah Palin only six months ago and had just one conversation with the Alaska governor before offering her the vice presidential slot on the Republican ticket, the Arizona senator's campaign said Friday.
One meeting to pick possibly the next leader of the country? Nice judgment call, McCain.