Meet Todd Palin, Potentially America’s First Second Man
September 6, 2008
Source: ABC News
For a man well seasoned in dealing with the Alaskan back country, Todd Palin is still adjusting to the wilderness of Washington and the searing national spotlight that was thrust on him and his family when his wife, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, was tapped to be the first ever female Republican vice presidential nominee.
“Is it just me or do things move quick around here?” he joked yesterday at the “Tribute to Cindy McCain” event in Minneapolis, the first event at which he spoke publicly. “Just a few nights ago, I was on the North Slope working the night shift and here I am today.”
But where he is today is not much compared to where he could be come January — in Washington, serving as the nation’s first Second Man or, if he has his way, Second Dude.
Todd took on the moniker First Dude when his wife became governor of Alaska, just another step in his wife’s rocketing political career.
“If I had a crystal ball a few years ago, I might have asked a few more questions when Sarah decided to join the PTA,” he said