Alaska governor back home to vote, heads to Arizona to wait

WASILLA, Alaska (AP) -- Sarah Palin spoke today about the historic import of a campaign that will end with the election of the first black president or the first woman vice president.

She says the election is a milestone for progress in America, "the land of possibilities and opportunities." The Alaska governor was back in her home state today to cast her own vote in the election. Palin didn't say who she voted for.

But she did say that tomorrow, she hopes to "wake up as vice president-elect" and "get to work for the American people."

Asked if the race had left her with any regrets, Palin said she wished "there were more hours in the day."

She and her husband, Todd, are next headed to Arizona, where they'll watch the returns come in with running mate John McCain.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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