Its in, Fox, AP, MSNBC, McCain confirms picking of Sarah Palin as VP

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  1. clevin macrumors G3

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    That would be interesting.
    I was just reading this article earlier today:
    Avoiding a Lieberman Disaster
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dy.../08/28/AR2008082801773.html?hpid=opinionsbox1

    McCain has said that he wouldn't pick a "pro-choice" candidate, so... if he does... YIKES. It would certainly help him smooze with disaffected Clinton voters, even though his Supreme Court picks would ultimately nullify any MEANING in that regard. Honestly, if he doesn't pick Romney, he's going to have a conservative revolt. Even conservative friends of mine are anxious to see McCain pick Romney.

    Karl Rove has allegedly been very disturbed by the idea of Lieberman:
    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/08/28/politics/animal/main4391723.shtml

    Interesting ads though. That would be a first. Busted by Google Adwords.

    EDIT:

    The link in the ad displays (www.JohnMcCain.com/lieberman) which doesn't actually exist (404 page if navigated directly).
    The REAL Url that the ad points to is:
    http://www.johnmccain.com/citizens/?sid=google&t=joel&r=co

    Which redirects to:
    http://citizens.johnmccain.com/Site.aspx

    VERY interesting indeed.

    --The landing page features that Hillary switcher and runs all the "pro-Hillary" McCain ads.
    It DOES seem to "add up", however disingenuous the reasoning.
    Further more... I just looked at the text of the page. It features a quote from Joe Lieberman.
    I wonder if McCain feels he's already united the party enough to do something like this.

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    Oh, I hope so.

    Add that dyspeptic, unlikable, warmonger to the ticket, and I'll do the happy dance!



    ETA: CB, That's an old quote.
     
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    Could the Dems turn it into an add to court the religious right?

    McCain used to be pro-choice, Lieberman is pro-choice. If the GOP doesn't have a pro-life ticket, why not vote for the ticket that's not going to be 4 more years of the other crap we've been putting up with?

    Of course they could be a little more eloquent than me.
     
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    Got it. So, "Senator Lieberman joins McCain's Team" is a reference to his spearheading of the "Citizens for McCain" group. --Which makes perfect sense now. Now placing "I feel silly" badge on my head. :) I guess this type of news would be far too entertaining for me.

    My fiance was commenting that he might pick a woman as vice. I guess Sarah Palin's name has been floated. She's substantially younger, pro-life, and a supporter of traditional (man and woman) marriage.
    http://gov.state.ak.us/

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    MSNBC reports that Tim Pawlenty is not the pick, and that he's not in Dayton (the site for McCain's announcement) today.

    I'm still assuming that after all the smoke and mirrors it's still going to be Romney.
     
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    im thinking either Romney, or AK governor, the strange woman.
     
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    Now both FOX and MSNBC are saying it's neither Pawlenty nor Romney.

    So I guess that leaves Sarah Palin, Tom Ridge, Joe Lieberman, ... ?
     
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    I'm hearing Palin as an attempt to draw Hillary supporters away.

    Not sure she's the wisest pick, since she's under investigation in AK.

    And Lieberman will only serve to royally tick off the base. Why would a presidential candidate pick someone who is so completely opposed to everything he believes in? Do they agree on anything other than the war? I just don't see why McCain would pick someone who would undo most of what he's worked to accomplish if he ever left office.
     
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    If its not Romney... and its not Lieberman... then its Palin.

    And, if Palin has no serious issues, than that will deal a SIGNIFICANT blow to the Democratic ticket, by giving the APPEARANCE of catering to voters deciding based on gender. A loss by the first viable mixed gender ticket in U.S. history, would deal YET ANOTHER blow to the feeling (and reality) that women suffer from a huge mount of gender-bias in the media and politics. How many times can feminists say, "Yes, but she's not the RIGHT woman." and still save face? My guess... not that many? Some women are already railing about Biden for trying to muzzle Anita Hill and allowing Thomas a cake-walk to confirmation by suppressing other witnesses to his sexist behavior.

    Only time will tell how "serious" a blow a decision like this would be.
    You mean an investigation that could be protested like this?
    I can hear the indignation ringing off of this one already, although the reality might be much more complicated and negative.

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    I believe it's Palin. And I also think it's a good choice being she's a true conservative, and a woman.
     
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    ABC is reporting that its not Palin.
    http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/08/mccain-vp-conte.html
    So that means:

    [NO] - Romney (reported by Fox sources)
    [NO] - Pawlenty (according to Pawlenty)
    [NO] - Palin (reported by ABC)
    [???] - Lieberman
    [???] - Ridge

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    I don't know. I don't know of any feminists who would vote for McCain, with his record, just because of Palin, and don't talk to me about those idiotic PUMAs, either. Just because a candidate (running mate) is a woman doesn't make her someone who will stand for women.

    I'd vote for a pro-choice, pro-feminist man over an anti-choice, "traditional values" woman 100% of the time. And this isn't even almost close. Even if you just look at Biden vs. Palin, Biden blows her out of the water. And Biden didn't stifle Anita Hill :confused: He gave her a lot of room to present her side, unlike some of the others on the committee, and he ended up voting against Thomas' confirmation. I have no issues with him on that front. And if they try to bring it up, they'll be reminding people that several justices will need to be appointed by the next president, and what a joke of a justice Thomas was. Except it's not funny.

    I realize that there are some who would vote based on gender, just like there are some who will vote based on race, but I would hope that they are in the minority.
     
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    Ridge then?

    I'm starting to think we're all being hoodwinked, and that the VP selection will be one nobody saw coming. Cantor from VA?

    Palin would pretty much negate the argument against Obama that he's inexperienced. She's only been governor for two years, and was mayor of the city of Wasilla before that. I'm pretty sure that would translate to even less experience than Obama.

    McCain is doing a great job at building the excitement and publicity for his VP pick (and taking the thunder away from Obama's speech last night).

    Fascinating.
     
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    Very true but many will vote for her because she is a woman.

    But you have to look at it from the republican side they're pro life.
     
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    Yes, but I was addressing the point of that pick trying to grab Hillary supporters, who are pro-choice, by and large.
     
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    Yes I understood that but some will vote that way just because they believe Hilary was unfairly treated.
    Just my observation.
     
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    Same here. Not sure what to think now that Palin appears to be out.
     
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    Not that it means anything necessarily, but CNBC reports that it's Palin.
     
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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dy....html?hpid=topnews&sid=ST2008082901128&s_pos=
    Oh, the conflicting reports! Is it Palin? Is it?

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    since now mitt romney is out, I bet its the crazy woman from alaska. hopefully she got indicted soon after the nomination, :D
     
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    OK. I give up. ;)
     
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    huffingtonpost is reporting sarah palin too, citing a GOP insider source.

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    now all guests on DR show are talking about crazy woman too.
     
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