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Posted on Aug 29, 2008 in Campaign '08, Party Politics

Is it Sarah Palin?

Update: All you need to know about Sarah Palin

Update: It’s official!

JOHN MCCAIN SELECTS ALASKA GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN AS VICE PRESIDENTIAL RUNNING MATE

For Immediate Release
Contact: Press Office
Friday, August 29, 2008

703-650-5550

ARLINGTON, VA — U.S. Senator John McCain today announced that he has selected Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to be his running mate and to serve as his vice president.

Governor Palin is a tough executive who has demonstrated during her time in office that she is ready to be president. She has brought Republicans and Democrats together within her Administration and has a record of delivering on the change and reform that we need in Washington.

Governor Palin has challenged the influence of the big oil companies while fighting for the development of new energy resources. She leads a state that matters to every one of us — Alaska has significant energy resources and she has been a leader in the fight to make America energy independent.

In Alaska, Governor Palin challenged a corrupt system and passed a landmark ethics reform bill. She has actually used her veto and cut budgetary spending. She put a stop to the “bridge to nowhere” that would have cost taxpayers $400 million dollars.

As the head of Alaska’s National Guard and as the mother of a soldier herself, Governor Palin understands what it takes to lead our nation and she understands the importance of supporting our troops.

Governor Palin has the record of reform and bipartisanship that others can only speak of. Her experience in shaking up the status quo is exactly what is needed in Washington today.

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Update: CNBC: Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Is McCain’s VP Pick

Update: NBC: McCain picks Palin as running mate 

If the media is correct, say hello to your next VP:

(h/t: http://www.girlinshortshorts.blogspot.com)

And goodbye to Mitt Romney :( :

And to Tim Pawlenty :) :

If the speculation is correct, I’ll be happy and will have a significant boost in confidence in this race. If they’re wrong, this is getting a little old…

Oh, it’s also John McCain’s birthday today. Happy Birthday.

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