10/07/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Wasilla, Alaska--If You Lived Here, You'd Get Pregnant Too

A lot has been made of VP nominee Sarah Palin's experience as the mayor of Wasilla, Alaska. Her running mate, John McCain, has listed the gig as one of many reasons he has full faith in Palin, and the nominee herself brazenly claimed it was a tougher job than Barack Obama has ever done.

First, it isn't. But also, there is a legitimate reason for Palin to lean so heavily on her experience as mayor. We're all shaped by the places we grow up and Sarah Palin is no exception. After the jump, take a leisurely tour through Wasilla and find out how this small town made her the woman she is today.

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