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Sarah Palin: Dialed in to Congress at a very early age

September 29, 2008 | 11:29 am

Sarah Palin apparently was a very, very precocious elementary school student.Republican vice presidential candidate and governor of Alaska Sarah Palin speaks in Ohio

She previously had called attention to Sen. Joe Biden's many, many years in Washington as a senator from Delaware -- not seen as a strong selling point these days -- by noting to Sean Hannity of Fox News that her rival for the vice presidency "has a tremendous amount of experience. I think he was first elected when I was like in second grade."

That, indeed, was in November 1972, when Palin was 8 years old. (She's now 44, he's 65.)

Palin today tweaked the dig.

While campaigning with John McCain in Columbus, Ohio, she said she was looking forward to her much-anticipated debate Thursday with Biden. She noted she had never met him.

She added: “But I've been hearing about his speeches since I was in the second grade.''

Pretty impressive for a young girl in a faraway state to have followed the musings of a freshman lawmaker several years before C-SPAN even existed.

-- Don Frederick

Photo: Bloomberg News

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