Friday, August 29, 2008

Alaska Gov Sarah Palin is McCain's VP Pick

UPDATED: MN Gov Tim Pawlenty is - no, scratch that, is NOT - McCain's VP Pick
Last minute mis-direction kept people guessing. The RW blog chatter and Intrade say its ... Palin.

UPDATE #2: FoxNews says she is in Dayton, but ABC News confirms Sarah Palin is in Alaska ... Yikes.

If it's Palin, this is a great pick. An FR comment calls it 'bombshell pick'. Yup:

If McCain, after all of this dragging it out and hype, makes a bombshell pick like Sarah Palin, well..........I will say right now that this is one of the best political and strategic plays in my entire lifetime.

UPDATE #3: CNBC Confirms Palin is the nominee!

McCain has made a great pick.

Here's why - a clip from Yahoo aricle on her:

Palin has a long history of run-ins with the Alaska GOP hierarchy, giving her genuine maverick status and reformer credentials that could complement McCain's image.

Two years ago, she ousted the state's Republican incumbent governor, Frank Murkowski in the primary, despite having little money and little establishment backing.

She has also distanced herself from two senior Republican office-holders, sen. Ted Stevens and Rep. Don young. Both men are under federal corruption investigations.

She had earned stripes — and enmity — after Murkowski made her head of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. From that post, she exposed ethical violations by the state GOP chairman, also a fellow commissioner.

Obama talks the talk of change, but Palin has walked the walk!


Barbara said...

ABC news says the spokesperson says she's in AK- no sighting yet. I want McCain to be brilliant about handling the media on this on- let's pray this is disinformation and not a feint before he goes with the Low Blow Joe Lieberman.

Anonymous said...

CNBC confirms:

According to a Republican strategist, Palin is the nominee, though McCain's campaign has not comfirmed this