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  • McCain picks Palin for V.P.

    Don't know much about her except to say that I'd do her.
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    DAYTON, Ohio – John McCain will introduce Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his vice presidential running mate, senior campaing sources confirmed Friday to FOX News.

    Palin emerged earlier in the day as the hot name in the VP sweepstakes after reports circulated that two short-listers — Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty — were out of the running.

    Adding fuel to the Palin candidacy was a report that a charter aircraft from Anchorage owned by a McCain supporter had arrived at a small airport outside Dayton, Ohio, where McCain has scheduled a noon ET rally to announce his choice.

    FOX News reported the jet flew to Flagstaff, Ariz., on Thursday before heading landing in Middletown, Ohio.

    Palin is considered a rising star in the Republican Party. She is the state’s first female governor, the mother of five — and at 44 is its youngest chief executive.

    FOX News confirmed Thursday that McCain had made his selection and would appear with his pick at the Dayton rally.

    Born in Idaho, Palin moved to Alaska with her parents, to Charles and Sally Heath, when she was 3 months old.

    She grew up in Wasilla, just outside of Anchorage, and played on the Wasilla state championship girls’ basketball team. She was crowned Miss Wasilla in 1984 and was a runner-up in the Miss Alaska pageant.

    Palin studied journalism and political science at the University of Idaho and graduated in 1987. She eloped with her high school boyfriend, Todd Palin, in 1988 to save money on an expensive wedding. She helped out in her husband’s family commercial fishing business and appeared occasionally as a television sportscaster.

    Palin won a seat on the Wasilla City Council in 1992 as a new face and a new voice, and by opposing tax increases. Four years later she was elected mayor at 32 by knocking off a three-term incumbent. At the end of her second term, party leaders encouraged her to enter the 2002 race for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor. Against veteran legislators with far more experience, Palin finished second by fewer than 2,000 votes, making a name for herself in statewide politics. She was elected Alaska’s youngest and first woman governor in 2006.

    Sarah and Todd Palin have five children: boys Track, 19, and Trig, 4 months, and daughters Bristol, 17, Willow, 13, and Piper, 7. Track Palin joined the Army last September and will deploy to Iraq on Sept. 11. Palin gave birth to Trig, who has Down syndrome, in April and returned to work three days later.

    Palin will be the second vice presidential candidate from a major political party. The first was New York Rep. Geraldine Ferrarro, who was Walter Mondale’s Democratic running mate in 1984.

    Earlier in the day, sources told FOX News that Romney was not going to be McCain’s choice, even though the former Massachusetts governor is scheduled to appear at the Dayton rally.

    And Pawlenty told a Minneapolis radio station that he was not going to be in Dayton for the McCain announcement.

    “I’m going to be at the [Minnesota] state fair,” Pawlenty said on WCCO.

    “I will not be in Dayton, Ohio, so I think that’s a fair assumption,” the Minnesota governor said when asked if this was an indication that he would not be McCain’s running mate.

    “It was an honor to be considered,” he added.

    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who like Romney was a rival to McCain in the primaries, sent an e-mail to supporters on Thursday evening saying he would not be at the rally. Sources later told FOX News that Huckabee was not in the running.

    FOX News’ Carl Cameron and the Almanac of American Politics contributed to this report.


    "Jerry, just remember, it’s not a lie if you believe it". George Constanza.


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    Justhomp called it...Justhomp play the lottery......If you win don't forget your O.com peeps...
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    • #3
      My mom said he is trying to get Hillary's voters.
      ‘Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.’
      Oscar Wilde

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      • #4
        Outstanding choice for VP. This lady knows her stuff.
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        • #5
          I told you!

          Now you'll realize that justhomp is ALWAYS right.

          Yes texas, it is to catch those upset Clinton supporters, but it also fixes his conservative base AND his domestic experience.

          I love it when a plan comes together.
          “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed."

          "You go for a man hard enough and fast enough, he don't have time to think about how many's with him; he thinks about himself, and how he might get clear of that wrath that's about to set down on him."

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ex Army MP View Post
            Don't know much about her except to say that I'd do her.
            She is kinda hot
            It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by DACP View Post
              She is kinda hot
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              • #8
                She's got that I'm a naughty librarian look to her... ME LIKEY!

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                • #9
                  I am concerned that she will hurt McCain because she lacks the experience necessary to step into the presidency.
                  Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
                  Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DAL View Post
                    I am concerned that she will hurt McCain because she lacks the experience necessary to step into the presidency.
                    How is she any less experienced than Obama?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DAL View Post
                      I am concerned that she will hurt McCain because she lacks the experience necessary to step into the presidency.
                      Err.....she's ran the state of Alaska for the last two years.......what has B. Hussein Obama II done.....?

                      Oh, wait....that's right....nothing.....

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by stryker11 View Post
                        How is she any less experienced than Obama?
                        Its almost the same except Obama has a few more years experiance...Now atleast they cant use the "No experiance card" anymore.

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                        • #13
                          I think 'lack of experience' is a plus when it comes to government. It's not like it's a skill that has to be learned. It takes smarts, wisdom, integrity, and testicular fortitude. Palin has all of these (even the last one).

                          I think she's a great choice. She's done a great job as governor.
                          Last edited by jakflak; 08-30-2008, 06:32 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by LAschoolCop View Post
                            Its almost the same except Obama has a few more years experiance...Now atleast they cant use the "No experiance card" anymore.
                            Few more years experience at what??? Running for president, maybe.
                            For every one hundred men you send us,
                            Ten should not even be here.
                            Eighty are nothing but targets.
                            Nine of them are real fighters;
                            We are lucky to have them, they the battle make.
                            Ah, but the one. One of them is a warrior.
                            And he will bring the others back.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by (S)Sgt Elmer View Post
                              Few more years experience at what??? Running for president, maybe.
                              And she has two years running the state of.....Alaska!! My grandmother could run that state! Alaska has a whole 670,053 people

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