Sarah Palin has become an instant celebrity in the political world, a phenomenon that has shaken up the presidential race.
A beehived governor from a huge oil state with a sharp accent and a tart tongue? We’ve been there.
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Ann Richards lit up the 1988 Democratic convention much as Palin did the GOP convention 20 years later. There are a lot of similarities, and a lot of differences, between the two, as the chart after the jump shows.