It’s official! Fox News’ Carl Cameron is reporting that a senior source in the McCain campaign has confirmed it’s Gov. Sarah Palin.
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.Â And of course my hosting service hasn’t responded to my request forÂ help.Â
Great, down to earth speech by Palin.Â The sourpusses for Team Obama have got to be stewing today.Â
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 â€˜bridge to nowhere.’ Senator Obama has spent his time in office running for President.
Ed Morrissey lays out the case for Palin here.Â 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?