(CNN) – As the newly minted Republican ticket gets set to tour key campaign states immediately following the end of the party’s convention, Sarah Palin's husband Todd is staying behind in Minneapolis for what's reputed to be the largest snowmobile event in the word.
Palin, a world renowned championship snowmobiler known as the "first dude" in Alaska, is set to attend "Hay Days" in lieu of hitting the campaign trail, senior McCain campaign aides told CNN. "Hay Days" is a snowmobile grass drag racing event that is billed as the unofficial kick-off of the snowmobile season.
Watch: Meet the 'first dude'
The aides didn't say whether Palin was participating in the event.
The race attracts the "fastest and most sophisticated iron in the world," according to the event's Web site. "The track has come from one that was full of bumps, to a groomed strip with cyclone fence and an underground sprinkler system which keeps the track in beautiful condition."
Palin, 43, is a four-time winner of the world's longest snowmobile race - the 2,000 mile Tesoro Iron Dog contest, that winds through Alaska's rugged terrain and is dubbed the "Iron Dog Iditarod."
Well....WA-HOO and who cares.
Another example of Family First!
Who really cares!
LOL WHO can take this guy seriously?
And handsome?? Pshh lol
Hmmm.....guess we know where his priorities lie. Makes sense to me.
I am offended by Governor Palin's mockery of Senator Obama's community service. I am a physician that worked with the Peace Corps. My sister is an attorney that did legal work for the poor. Our service counts just as much as military service, perhaps more.
We love our country, we served our country, and she owes Senator Obama and us an apology.
Keep it clean.
He makes the impression of being a fine guy. But it looks like being a biased partnership.
And we've got such serious problems in the U.S. do we really care about Todd Palin's hobbies? Yeah, we can really relate to that. We'll be watching football and baseball.
Priorities ! Snow Mobile or acceptance speech of your wife's boss ?
I love PIT BULL women. WE get things done — always have, always will — with or without lipstick!
And I LOVE men who love them!
I am sick of hearing about him and Alaska already.
WHO CARES? boring boring yawn
I think family should be off limits but since this is not the case then may I ask why he voted for Alaska to secede from the US?
What great service he's providing to the US???
"The First Dude"? At what point will we start looking for leaders who portray the best of us instead of the most mediocre parts of our national psyche?
Also, when did having a child somehow become a miracle if you're white? If these two were of any ethnic persuasion it would be considered a setback.
American, don't make the same mistake for THE THIRD TIME!
Wow, that is newsworthy! Try some fact checking on the speech last night CNN.
I gotta tell you, after having watched Governor Palin's acceptance speech, I don't agree that she's a "Pit Bull with lipstick".
Compared to her opponent, Senator Biden, she's more like a Pit Chihuahua with lipstick!
Gov. Palin, you only get one shot at being arrogant and demeaning!!
Your true inexperience will start showing now!!
You did the American people a grave disservice by belittling community organizers!! Now when one of them are working their hearts out for the community, I hope the community behaves much better because that is all the help the community may get!!
At least he is performing on US soil and not the streets of Berlin!!! But I guess not everyone can shoot hoops.
Then he's throwing the handicapped baby in a back pack and go hunting with Dick Cheney.
Well, gee, then let's make Sarah Vice-President.
Who's watching the kids?