McCain selects Sarah Palin for VP

8/29/2008:

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From the AP:

McCain chooses Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for V.P.

John McCain tapped little-known Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his vice presidential running mate on Friday in a startling selection on the eve of the Republican National Convention.

Two senior campaign officials disclosed Mccain’s decision a few hours before the Republican presidential nominee-to-be and his newly-minted running mate appeared at a rally in swing-state Ohio.

Palin is a self-styled hockey mom and political reformer who has been governor of her state less than two years.

Palin’s selection shocked numerous Republican officials.

In making his pick, Mccain passed over several more prominent prospects who had figured in speculation for months — Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge among them.

sarah-palin-hottest-vp-ever.jpgAt 44, Palin is a generation younger that Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware, who is Barack Obama’s running mate on the Democratic ticket.

She is three years Obama’s junior, as well — and McCain has made much in recent weeks of Obama’s relative lack of experience in foreign policy and defense matters.

Palin flew overnight to an airport in Ohio near Dayton, and even as she awaited her formal introduction, some aides said they had believed she was at home in Alaska.

She is a former mayor of Wasilla who became governor of her state in December, 2006 after ousting a governor of her own party in a primary and then dispatching a former governor in the general election.

More recently, she has come under the scrutiny of an investigation by the Republican-controlled legislature into the possibility that she ordered the dismissal of Alaska’s public safety commissioner because he would not fire her former brother-in-law as a state trooper.

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johnozed
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johnozed
8 years 5 days ago

let’s forget taxes and let the country’s infrastructure collapse!

Easy-E
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8 years 6 days ago

[quote comment=”106566″]slim-e, i don’t know what you are rambling on about, but i was quoting biden on his comments concerning the obama tax hikes. please concentrate.
and let me see if i have this right; you said “ALLOWING the financial markets to run at the disadvantage to those that don’t have millions to throw around.” wtf are you talking about? would you prefer a market “run” for those without any money? sounds like a pretty small market. sounds like no market. you continue to spout jibberish that has no value…[/quote]

I know, independent thought is a difficult thing for you, but please, try to keep up.

Arrogant, shortsighted pricks like you are the reason this whole country fucked up in the first place.

Tell me again, other than sounding like you know what you’re talking about, why the hell I should listen to your theories regarding how to save the economy.

Never mind, you’re better suited to regurgitating numbers instead of using your imagination. Boring… Painfully boring.

MidnightRacer
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8 years 6 days ago

[quote comment=”106490″][quote comment=”106408″]I don’t know about evil, but it sure seems pretty desperate – I thought she was a backwoods hick that the Dems could trounce on…oh, I don’t know..something like…’issues’? Instead they have to resort to hacking a private email account? It smacks of desperation.[/quote]

Um… yeah. I was being sarcastic. There’s zero connection between any sort of official Democratic organization and this incident. Way to stay independent, though.[/quote]

If you really believe that, then you need to convince the authorities – who just knocked on the door of the son of a Democrat Representative in Congress. 93rd District, Memphis Tenn.

Let’s allow the investigation to play out. FBI and Secret Service I’m sure are capable of figuring this one out.

strand tramp
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strand tramp
8 years 7 days ago

slim-e, i don’t know what you are rambling on about, but i was quoting biden on his comments concerning the obama tax hikes. please concentrate.
and let me see if i have this right; you said “ALLOWING the financial markets to run at the disadvantage to those that don’t have millions to throw around.” wtf are you talking about? would you prefer a market “run” for those without any money? sounds like a pretty small market. sounds like no market. you continue to spout jibberish that has no value…

RUHOBO
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RUHOBO
8 years 7 days ago

a lot of drudge readers here. shocker!!!!! Maybe we should have privatized social security? Maybe we need less regulations and more capitalism? any other good ideas?

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