Senator John McCain chose Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate for the 2008 presidential election, media learned this morning.

Many analysts believe McCain’s choosing of a woman is directed at disaffected Hillary Clinton supporters, who feel that the glass ceiling was so close to being lifted, only come barreling down once more. One of the reasons for Palin’s inclusion in the GOP ticket was, according to these analysts, made in hopes to sway these women voters.

Palin is just 44 years-old and in her first term as Alaska’s Governor. Palin is currently under investigation for the firing of Alaska’s public safety commissioner, whom she allegedly relieved because he refused to fire Palin’s former brother-in-law, an Alaskan state trooper.

Palin’s inclusion is also a stark contrast to McCain’s accusation that Obama is inexperienced; Palin has only two years of experience as governor.

Palin has made many advances in her short time in Alaska. She started Alaska’s Petroleum Systems Integrity Office, an agency created to oversee the state’s oil and gas equipment, facilities and infrastructure. She also started the Climate Change Subcabinet, in hopes to create a climate change prevention effort

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