Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Today's Palin Roundup: Morning Excerpts Edition

"Before Speech, Running Mate Gets Some Coaching"(WaPo):
ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 3 -- Since Sunday night, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has been holed up in her suite in the Hilton Minneapolis while a parade of Sen. John McCain's top advisers have briefed her on the nuances of his policy positions, national politics and, above all, how to introduce herself to the national audience she will address Wednesday night at the Republican convention.

"The Rovian Politics of Choosing Sarah Palin" (Paul Loeb):
What does it say about John McCain that he not only picked the least experienced Vice Presidential nominee in America's history, but picked someone he really didn't know? Departing so far from any normal concept of appropriate background, he should at least have had a sense of why this individual is so special. Meeting Palin once at a Republican governors' conference and having a single phone conversation on the eve of her selection just doesn't pass muster -- particularly for the oldest presidential candidate ever, who's had four malignant melanomas.

"GOP Tightens Image Control As Palin Prepares for Debut" (Wall Street Journal, Page One):
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The McCain campaign scrambled to take control of the public debate over vice-presidential pick Sarah Palin, canceling her public appearances and teaming her with high-powered Republican operatives as she prepared for a speech Wednesday night that will be her first, and perhaps most important, chance to define herself to the American public.

"Is McCain Palin's Bitch?," video, (03:00)--over 210,000 views after just one day.



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