Palin Shows Celeb Bikers Her Bear Hug

Guv appears on American Chopper
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 1, 2009 9:15 AM CDT

(Newser) – Sarah Palin doesn’t just hunt, snowmobile, and campaign. She’s also a motorcycle enthusiast, as she demonstrated during her appearance last night on American Chopper, E! reports. The Chopper guys were building a bike commemorating Alaska’s 50 years of statehood, and they visited the governor—who proved her toughness by draping her arm casually over a bear shot by her father during the chat.

Palin seemed to like host Paul Teutul Sr.: Not only did she invite him back up to Alaska for a ride, she said, “You’ve got that patriotism in you that people just so respect. Thank you for that.”