McCain said to pick female Alaskan governor as running mate

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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) " In just two short years, Sarah Palin moved from suburban hockey mom and small-town mayor to vice presidential contender. The 44-year-old Republican, Alaska's first female governor, arrived at the Capitol in 2006 on an ethics reform platform after defeating two former governors in the primary and general elections. Today she was ready to leap to the national.