Senator John McCain just named Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate. I'll admit we didn't have a "Fun Facts About Sarah Palin" column on the ready (though we hear her nickname was "Sarah Barracuda" and she was a scrappy high school point guard on the 1982 Wasilla Warriors state championship team), so our contribution to the VP media circus will have to come from our archives. Here are five VP stories/quizzes we've run in the past:

1. Our Scandalous Vice Presidents: 10 Memorable Backup Plans
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2. The Conservatives Hated Bush 41 (and 7 Other Reactions to VP Choices)
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3. Al Gore's Messy Office
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4. Name the Last 10 Vice Presidents
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5. Name the Last 10 Vice Presidential Losers

And if we have any readers in Alaska who want to weigh in with fun facts about Sarah Palin, go for it.