World's gaze falls on Wasilla, Palin's folks

Anchorage Daily NewsSeptember 1, 2008 

WASILLA — From the bumper sticker on their pickup to the church where they worship, everything about Chuck and Sally Heath is suddenly newsworthy.

Their daughter is one of the biggest national news stories of the year, and so, of course, the parents of Sarah Palin are big news too.

Reporters started calling early Friday morning when John McCain picked Palin as his running mate. By Saturday, about 80 of them had flown to Alaska, driven to Wasilla, found the Heath's home and knocked on the door.

Not even church provided sanctuary from the blitz.

"We went to church today, and there they were -- three camera crews," Chuck Heath said Sunday while taking a break from mowing his lawn.

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