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It it definitely is thank you shot and tonight the first duty of elastic goes on the record yes we're talking about governor's hair pale and husband -- Affectionately called the first dude by Alaska -- Tonight and tomorrow you will finally meet Todd Pailin in his first interview since governor Pailin was tapped to be senator McCain's running mate.
We met the first dude and his and governor parents' house and the edge of lake to seal in -- Alaska.
You'll see this nowhere else.
Okay help me out.
I don't know what.
To call you could be mr.
First shooter missed the first -- attending a respectful but you mr.
first dude sounds a little funny.
Lot of folks in Alaska like first dude but can't find in my real close buddies have all kinds of names for me -- -- really can't remove their own way.
No wife and Senator McCain win in November we got a second problem is because then.
In me and me -- second.
Do an army.
Have you thought about that now what do they get -- and I really am a very easy he worries yeah okay well I should tell you that every place we've been in Alaska.
And it's when MRSA -- do you know the first dude they asked that I happen.
You know that -- love then I'm -- proof.
Some must confront him.
It is fun for me and it's you're trying to.
But travel -- did we know my my role as first -- for the governor I've I've taken on vocational school.
I've got to travel around Alaska some remote villages and -- facilities so it's been fun.
I tasted good that he'll he'll likely live look at this spectacular view of how one human hair.
But six years then there were very fortunate to be here.
And it is nice for the kids in the summertime it's a big playground in the wintertime but five months there -- -- to -- -- -- as well we skirmishing.
In -- I -- on the link so this freezes over in the winter visitors.
And you don't need you don't go fish here that would be your profession ferret commercial -- once well run -- but we had finished her grandma.
Commercial freshman since about nine years -- -- -- -- -- The last go around trying to it would have been at this particular property -- sixers come Vincent and I see your home.
Can build this.
Myself and in some bodies that were contractors.
They helped me put it together and it was a lot of fun I I couldn't help but seeing red over here and let me go over here.
Your mode of transportation.
That sitting here.
Not not the little boat but this plane yeah pilot -- pilot.
Confines of this is a 1958 I've repeated eighteen super -- Tommy had it it's been -- for probably twenty years.
-- push yourself however you fly and it.
Not as much as I'd like so it just comes down to.
Priorities kids work why scheduled.
So any indication -- does -- -- -- I've taken her.
When come I think in the cuts but kids -- up out of separation -- she's.
And so I'm pretty exciting news and family.
It's still not quite the experience the last couple weeks but the night.
It's been great I mean you know the first we Ohio meeting the McCain's informal -- just been involved in their team has been incredible experience.
I came back to when you when you first heard that there's a possibility that Senator McCain -- talked to -- and what you do call you up and say hey anxious to play first detention.
Now earlier elevation does but what what happened.
How does that work on the slope working night shift I think it was.
On Saturday at work Thursday to Thursday so I've been on the slow for a couple days.
Came down there are some inquiries from certain people about done similar background.
And so hinted that more inquiries more inquiries and we -- know she was on the short -- You know this is going to be for show.
And so I came up the -- early.
Could take care of the kids while she went outside and could be.
I'm okay that was -- about two or three weeks ago yeah.
But did you have did you think like 2 April he got wind of the fact that there's a possibility that she might even -- -- mean that that this might be something you have to give them.
There's always been that possibility him in the back my mind you know there's so my web sites out there that impression are pretty hard.
-- so an inch metal on.
The final decision I think.
Let us move pretty usually like you know million -- sudden -- that -- for any any candidate to find out that he or she might be tapped for the us.
For me it wasn't a huge surprise you know disguised grab this thing happened to her and I think Americans.
Machine which is about.
And so it -- which is not a big shock and that she was destined for.
Maybe not as soon but that's just we she is you're feeling after the first time in matter.
I was seventeen.
What do you think if you're so.
You know an athlete -- -- -- that in the gym so.
It was a senior year in -- so and I came from a smaller community.
And I was basketball star for that smaller community and it's hard for.
Small for a smaller community athlete to come into bigger school and -- be really involved.
And so I saw a basketball court and we share a lot of things come sports.
And recreational side.
-- -- didn't talk to mean in my estimate that we need this.
-- to pick up somebody you know what this means someone had to like start this -- start this.
Well you know usually grouping that you know come on over -- watching movies somewhere with -- with other friends so in the new kid on the block I was invited to a couple different -- that's how we really meant.
And from school to that.
And then Lynn bishop Jerry you -- -- under pushing different.
Mom she was very shy.
She was told very shy so I like that quality a lot.
So idea what was isn't -- you're -- it was just the sort of being.
September October of 1981 and if I asked you couldn't.
In September of 1981.
I'm thinking enemy air motivate your answer and yes -- and.
As soon might just felt that connection you know the end.
It's it was just just -- feeling.
Right now you situation I had asked due September were will -- 91.
TV show ever going to politics you know look at what that.
I just didn't scenery you know at that time my focus was the basketball team the state championship than any other activities.
Haven't population ask your mom and she was good she's good leader and so -- real attention middle in -- state championship.
-- which -- game.
She wasn't wasn't that scored a lot of points she was type of player that you wouldn't see you on all the stats but she was I'm very valuable part of the team.
That Simpson used used spotted her thumb and started dating he he didn't expect that she would.
Going to ask.
Politics but so what was -- would have been your guesses to let her career path would have been if she even had a -- that -- You know the door open.
The whole word -- for teachers and educators and she's gonna get onto him agreeing in your professional of some sort.
That's what I envisioned.
She even went off so quiet simply to contract.
What you do -- that have reached a boyfriend girlfriend.
Yeah we're still boyfriend girlfriend -- enough to Washington for a short time in India.
They've been in touch and I -- various jobs through those years she was going to school in Alaska and in my hometown of doing him.
Who -- up the idea first became head.
Com and not just through years here was somebody.
For awhile and then.
Just mutual at -- -- But yeah.
-- -- -- -- -- Soon my movement can get it right.
When she then.
You've had started a family.
And she decides one demanded the best.
What do you mean.
When she first ran for City Council should go to counseling and down.
Just not happy with the Greek government was run.
And so she wanted to go to tools children served two terms as.
And he cited an unfamiliar because she felt that the direction that the current administration was -- it was a long one for.
Can the public.
Then abandoned -- after he was -- from around.
Two terms yet determined that I think this is getting to get -- stuff that command lieutenant governor lost it's that I.
Not really was -- outspent five to one.
So it was a huge success in our -- being built through to an unknown.
And then run up against politician that would know who was well known that a lot of money so we looked at that basis very positive.
What what possessed her to challenge Republican friends and used his Republican which ran for governor because that -- typically.
A tough thing did -- was not somebody -- high enough -- Fontana.
So which race -- a different governor the governor.
Plus she's all about competition she wants voters to have the choice and so there was some other good candidates in the governor's race in 2006 and so she.
To remain as well.
What do you think when mention time.
You know campaigns.
You could it just kept it real positive from the travesty.
Neat new Alaska ends and so when she won them in his very exciting of course.
You know just really excited I can't describe it.
Plymouth in the -- you know politicians we have them.
Public face and it public discussion but behind we know 101 immediately is when that we get I guess must act.
Yeah that's what they're thinking wow this is pretty fun and innocent exciting.
All right what next what what he has got to go with the kids and stuff like that that's when the media leaves -- how ocean okay.
What's on our schedule had been -- yes.
Exciting certain aspects of it.
What's -- to juggle many families and juggling act kids who invested jobs he had two careers everybody's busy com dissidents are.
I -- of -- But we like.
Our kids are very adaptable with all the years of my employment on the north slope with -- always tough schedule.
-- most of all my kids were born with my schedule and so they're very adaptable.
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