Very little was known nationally about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) until Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) selected her as his running mate on Aug. 29. Tonight, Palin will be speaking in St. Paul, giving what the media are billing as “the most anticipated speech of the Republican National Convention.” The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza writes:
Palin is the most unknown vice presidential pick in recent history and, as such, her nationally televised acceptance speech will function as her first real introduction to the Republican Party and the average American voter.
McCain has admitted that he didn’t choose Palin as his running mate until the last minute, and it increasingly appears that his campaign did an incomplete, slapdash job vetting her.
With new information on her record coming out hour by hour, it’s hard to digest Palin’s full record. With that in mind, ThinkProgress has put together The Sarah Palin Digest, compiling what the public has learned in just a few short days about the former mayor from Wasilla, AK. We’ll continue to update the digest as more information comes out, and let us know in the comments section if there’s anything we missed.
Check out The Sarah Palin Digest here.