Leno makes appearance in Palin hometown

Posted: Monday, October 11, 2010

ANCHORAGE - Late night talk show host Jay Leno made an appearance Saturday in Sarah Palin's hometown.

The host of "The Tonight Show" was in Alaska for a "Tour of the Troops" show at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage.

He helped cut a ribbon for the opening of an Air Force Reserve recruiting office in Wasilla, the home of Palin, the former Alaska governor and the GOP nominee for vice president.

KTUU-TV reports Leno shook hands with fans and inspected several vehicles driven to the event, including a small truck rebuilt to resemble a giant Radio Flyer red wagon.

Leno thanked new recruits who were sworn in during the grand opening.

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