Confirmed: McCain's VP Pick is Sarah Palin

The networks just confirmed McCain's vice presidential pick, "staunch conservative" Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

So much for the chance that he would choose a pro-choice running mate. Palin is part of a group that calls themselves "Feminists for Life."

The Republicans have never nominated a woman for their ticket. Elected in 2006, at 44 years old, she is also the youngest governor in Alaska history.

Joe Scarborough says the "conservative base will be thrilled."

Pat Buchanan calls it "the biggest political gamble in American political history." "That is not hyperbole."

As details of her biography trickle in, here's one: in 1984, Palin was runner up in the Miss Alaska beauty pageant.

Learn more here and, of course, here.

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