Alaska governor Sarah Palin quickly became the object of such attention when Senator John McCain selected her as his running mate for the presidential election. The image displayed above, of a bikini-wearing, rifle-toting Sarah Palin, began circulating on the Internet within days of the announcement that she had been tapped for the vice-presidential spot on the Republican ticket. Another widely circulated photograph was this putative pose of Sarah Palin in a short skirt and high heels which was also fashioned as a Playboy magazine cover:. Likewise, much attention was paid to a supposed nude shot of a much younger Sarah Palin, seen at the bottom center of this Chinese newspaper article:. This picture was a double fake.