McCain picks Palin!


Sarah PalinIt’s official! Fox News’ Carl Cameron is reporting that a senior source in the McCain campaign has confirmed it’s Gov. Sarah Palin.

Oh.My.Gosh! No.He.Didn’t!

Watch as the conservasphere goes wild.

Update 1: Is this the official website?

Update 2 – 11:48 AM: 12 minutes away from McCain and Palin taking the stage.

Update 3 – 12:10 PM: Team Obama is already on the attack:

“Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency. Governor Palin shares John McCain’s commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade, the agenda of Big Oil and continuing George Bush’s failed economic policies — that’s not the change we need, it’s just more of the same” said Bill Burton, Obama Campaign Spokesman.

Keep it up, Team Obama. Belittling this woman’s experience. I love it.

More Dem criticism via Politico:

Jim Jordan, a veteran Democratic strategist, told Politico, “After his attacks on Obama’s readiness for the job, it’ll be amusing to hear a 71-year-old with a history of health problems justify this decision.”

“She’s a talent, but that’s the end of the experience message from John McCain.”

Still waiting on McCain and Palin to take the stage.

Update 4 – 12:18 PM: McCain’s getting ready to speak. There’s some major energy in that crowd :) The crowd is singing happy birthday to McCain.

Update 5 – 12:53 PM: Sorry – the site’s having issues and went down as I was trying to update.  And of course my hosting service hasn’t responded to my request for  help.  :(

Great, down to earth speech by Palin.  The sourpusses for Team Obama have got to be stewing today. 

The mediots sexism has already started – MM has the story.

And Team McCain responds back to the inexperience charge. McCain aide Jill Hazelbaker says:

It is pretty audacious for the Obama campaign to say that Governor Palin is not qualified to be Vice President. She has a record of accomplishment that Senator Obama simply cannot match. Governor Palin has spent her time in office shaking up government in Alaska and actually achieving results — whether it’s taking on corruption, passing ethics reform or stopping wasteful spending and the ‘bridge to nowhere.’ Senator Obama has spent his time in office running for President.

Zing …

Ed Morrissey lays out the case for Palin here.  Advantage: McCain.

Sidenote: I have to admit it’s hilarious hearing all this talk from the Obama campaign about Palin’s “lack of experience” – ummm, who is the Dem nominee again?


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