It's been a big week for GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, who gave her first solo network interview with ABC's Charlie Gibson, and quickly went from Wikipedia curiosity to YouTube phenom.
Consider: Over the past week, videos mentioning Palin -- including her acceptance speech, pirated news clips and dozens of parodies, including this by Web comedienne Lisa Nova, have been getting more views than either Barack Obama or her running mate, according to Web analytics firm TubeMogul:
Palin: 38 million
Obama: 29 million
McCain: 25 million
ABC News' Charlie Gibson landed the biggest get of this presidential cycle, but he didn't reap all the benefits on the Web. More people have watched clips of Gibson's interview on YouTube (2,821,305) than on ABCNews.com (600,000).
Sarah Palin Thinks Barack Obama Will Regret Not Picking Hillary Clinton
John McCain's Vice Presidential Candidate Talks With Charles Gibson in Exclusive Interview
Gov. Sarah Palin says Sen. Barack Obama just might regret not picking Sen. Hillary Clinton as his vice presidential running mate.
"I think he's regretting not picking her now, I do. What, what determination, and grit, and even grace through some tough shots that were fired her way -- she handled those well," the Alaska governor told Charles Gibson in her third and final exclusive interview with ABC News.
View excerpts of Charles Gibson's exclusive interview with Gov. Sarah Palin in Wasilla, Alaska, by clicking here.
And Watch Gibson's exclusive interviews with Palin tonight on "World News" at 6:30 p.m. ET, a special "20/20" at 10 p.m. ET/ 9 p.m. CT, and "Nightline" at 11:35 p.m. ET
Palin, 44, took the mantle of the campaign's only female contender after Obama defeated Clinton for their party's nomination and picked Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., as his Democratic running mate over Clinton and others.
Palin has praised Clinton on the campaign trail, and when she was first introduced as Sen. John McCain's running mate last month in Ohio...