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VP pick defies archetypes of women in politics

Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska, John McCain's choice for vice presidential candidate, and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney campaigned yesterday in O'Fallon, Mo. Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska, John McCain's choice for vice presidential candidate, and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney campaigned yesterday in O'Fallon, Mo. (John Gress/ Reuters)
By Lisa Wangsness
Globe Staff / September 2, 2008

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ST. PAUL - She hunts. She fishes. She was a beauty queen and star high-school athlete. She is the mother of five and a popular governor, but the thought of having to choose between work and family appears to have never crossed her mind. She firmly opposes abortion, and both she and her 17-year-old daughter chose to keep their babies ... (Full article: 965 words)

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