Two Sarah Palin action dolls portraying the Republican vice-presidential nominee as an executive and an action hero have gone on sale in the United States.

running mate’s popularity soars

Two Sarah Palin action dolls portraying the Republican vice-presidential nominee as an executive and an action hero have gone on sale in the United States.

 
The Sarah Palin action hero doll is on sale for $27.95 Photo: National Pictures
The Sarah Palin executive doll Photo: SPLASH

The dolls are an attempt to cash in on the popularity of the Alaskan governor, who has impressed since being chosen as John McCain’s running mate.

Mrs Palin joins an illustrious list of politicians, including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, to have been immortalised as plastic toys.

The executive doll is available for $27.95 (about £16) from the website HeroBuilders.com. The action hero version costs two dollars more.

Palin-mania has gripped Republicans since the electrifying speech by the self-confessed “hockey mom” at the party convention in St Paul, Minnesota last week.

More than 6,000 exultant supporters turned out to greet Mrs Palin and Mr McCain with chants of “Sa-rah, Sa-rah!”, “John Mc-Cain, John Mc-Cain!” and “U-S-A!”

Mrs Palin spelt out the McCain campaign plans to take on Mr Obama in the final 60 days before November’s election, targeting patriotic voters unconvinced by the Democratic candidate’s national security and economic credentials.

“We went right from the convention to small town USA,” she said. “It’s true that they grow good people, people who are working hard for America.

“You love your country in good times and bad and you’re always proud to be Americans.”

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