Five (More) Things You Didn't Know About Sarah Palin
09/16/2008 AT 04:00 PM EDT
The Insider spoke to Palin's closest friends and found out, uncovering these five (more) things you may not know about her:
She's frugal. "Sarah gave me a thank-you card after I helped her with her lieutenant-governor race," said her friend, Kristen Cole, who has known the Alaska governor since childhood. "She liked the card so much that she didn't sign it so I could give it to someone else."
She's a techie. Palin prefers texting to phone calls.
She's a rock fan. She named her son Trig Paxton Van Palin because it sounds like the band Van Halen. Says friend Judy Patrick, a former city council member who has known Palin for 12 years, "How cool was that to have a kid named Van Palin?"
She's adaptable. Palin used to wear Mary Kay lipstick, but she now prefers MAC.
She's a traditionalist. Palin is against waxing. Cole recalls: "I remember that one of her girls wanted to get her legs waxed, and Sarah said, 'Are you kidding me? What's wrong with a razor?' "
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