GALLIPOLIS ‚ÄĒ Gallipolis Wal-Mart shoppers were at first surprised and then excited on Sunday to find a national political figure in their midst who was, just as they were, picking up a few things she needed.
Accompanied by her youngest son Trig, security, staffers and a small pool of news media, Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin stepped off the ‚ÄúStraight Talk Express‚ÄĚ bus to enter the store around 1:30 p.m., where she purchased a bag of Parents‚Äô Choice brand disposable diapers and a toy.
But it was also an opportunity for the first-term Alaska governor to meet the public at large and win some votes for the ticket on which she‚Äôs running with the GOP White House nominee, U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona.
Palin did not have time to answer questions from the media following her trip through southeastern Ohio, but left some folks exhilirated at meeting her. ...