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Palin Does Aerobics

Oh minutiae, how we love thee. Beyond the public perception of Sarah Palin, and behind Tina Fey’s impersonation of the gun-toting governor lies…a woman who once performed aerobics with friends at a state fair. That and other choice nuggets of Palin’s behind-the-scenes life are covered in Trailblazer: An Intimate Biography of Sarah Palin by Lorenzo Benet. Other anecdotes from her pre-McCain days include husband Todd wooing her parents by teaching her how to drive, and a boating accident that left her hand crushed, though, “After a quick trip to the hospital, she was back out helping Todd the next day, not wanting to disappoint him,” according to U.S. News & World Report, which takes a look at the forthcoming biography. And speaking of books, might her memoir drop Aug. 29, all at once her wedding anniversary, Sen. McCain’s birthday, and the day he announced his running mate? Stay tuned.