Chester County woman makes living impersonating Sarah Palin

    From the hair, to the glasses, right down to the manicured nails. Patty Lyons looks just like Sarah Palin. And it’s how she makes her living.


    The Franklin, Chester County woman first noticed the resemblence last spring when strangers pointed out the similarities to the former vice presidential candidate, Alaskan governor and reality TV star. Then she won a look-alike contest in Florida.

    Since then, as the West Chester Daily Local reports, Lyons has been performing in a comedy troupe with Barack Obama and Hillary and Bill Clinton impersonators.

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    Today will be her first performance since Palin came under fire after the shooting in Arizona. She says jokes have been toned down, gun references removed and security measures taken.

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