As the Republican Party nominee for Vice President of the United States in the 2008 election alongside presidential nominee, Arizona Senator John Mc Cain, she was the first Alaskan on the national ticket of a major political party and the first Republican woman selected as a vice presidential candidate.

Her book Going Rogue has sold more than two million copies.

According to The Daily Mail, Hanson co-owned a snowmobile dealership with Palin’s husband, but the affair led to the break-up of the business.

(RELATED: Coulter: Palin’s fans are a liability, she has become the ‘Obama of the tea party’)And in a potentially explosive detail for Palin’s conservative family woman image, Mc Ginniss reportedly writes that Palin used marijuana and cocaine.

"Chuck" Heath, a science teacher and track-and-field coach.

Palin's siblings are Chuck Jr., Heather, and Molly.

“We hung out mostly at the hotel where the team was staying,” he told me. In a short time, we got to know a lot about one another. “Even after I left Alaska, we talked a lot on the phone.

It was all done in a respectful way, nothing hurried.” “So you never had the feeling she felt bad about having sex with a black guy? Whether in her professional capacity as a sports reporter or simply as a basketball groupie who’d begun to find black men attractive, Sarah linked up with the Rice during the weekend tournament. “She hauled his ass down,” a friend says, “but she freaked out afterward. The thing that people remember is her freak-out, how completely crazy she got: I f***ed a black man! She couldn’t believe she’d done it.” Glen Rice remembers the weekend quite differently. When I spoke to him by telephone in March 2011, he said, “I remember it as if it was yesterday. I met her almost as soon as we got out there.” Rice does not recall being in a university dorm room. The writer gained notoriety aged 26 when his first book about how Richard Nixon marketed himself, titled The Selling of the President 1968, became an overnight success – leading to him becoming the youngest living author with a book on the New York Times bestseller list.In 1983, his take on the notorious Jeffrey Mac Donald murder case led him being sued, with Mac Donald alleging Mc Ginniss made him believe he was on his side before slamming him in the book. Even before moving in next door Sarah Palin, Mc Ginness, 68, had tried to get close to her, offering more than ,000 have dinner with the politician at a charity auction in 2009. The explosive book goes on to quote those who knew the family growing up, claiming Mrs Palin was a 'bad mum' who would lock herself in her room for hours on end asking not to be disturbed while her children cooked themselves dinner.The Big Boss is so upset by this.”" data-reactid="18"Palin was furious after Mc Ginniss moved in next door to her Wasilla house, according to confidant Rebecca Mansour, who told a supporter, “Time to find a way to go medieval on this Mc Ginniss.