John McCain Picks Alaska Senator Sarah Palin as His Running Mate

Well, holy crap!  I never expected to see this.  I was in the bookstore coming back from class and this broke in, so I got what I needed and rushed back to my room.  I mean – holy crap, I never expected this.

I was expecting Mitt Romney or Tim Pawlenty, but NEVER Sarah Palin.  Her Intrade stock has now skyrocketed to 98.3.

I truly am shocked.  I’ve done some quick Googling to find out more about her – she looks like a pretty cool governor, and all the news stations have been talking about her being a reformer and ending corruption in the party and the state.

This was a very last minute thing.  Her Intrade stock opened at 6.1 this morning, and quickly skyrocketed to 80.  Then by 9:30 it was down near 30.  Then it skyrocketed back up in is  nearly at 100.

I’ll try to get McCain’s speech formally announcing this, but the McCain campaign has confirmed that she is the pick.

Here’s a copy of the press release the McCain campaign sent out:

John McCain Selects Alaska Governor Sarah Palin As Vice Presidential Running Mate

 

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.

 

Done Reporting,

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4 Responses to “John McCain Picks Alaska Senator Sarah Palin as His Running Mate”

  1. Son of Bill Brasky Says:

    President Palin

    frightening.

    i guess he hits two birds with one stone..
    A politician with a kid in the military.. and a female!

    All I know is she’s not very experienced.. she’s admitted to past drug use.. and she’s a beauty queen(that’s REAL celebrity). 3 things that Obama has been repeatedly attacked on. Maybe that nonsense will end.

    http://wordpress.sonofbillbrasky.com

  2. Focus On the Family’s James Dobson Will “Pull that Lever” for John McCain « Republican Ranting Says:

    […] that Dobson was really pleased with McCain picking Palin.  He was probably pretty surprised too – I know I sure was.  But I like Palin.  She seems like a good conservative, but not a politician who’s […]

  3. inkslwc Says:

    1) She’s got more executive experience than him.
    2) Obama was never really attacked about the drug use.
    3) That was a long time gao. Obama is still just a celebrity Senator.

  4. PEGGY E .KLINGEMAN Says:

    THANK-YOU SARAH, FOR LETING THE HOLY SPIRIT GUIDE YOU IN YOUR SPEECH. I PRAYED, AND TRULY BELIEVE THAT IT WAS THROUGH HIS GRACE THAT YOU WERE ABLE TO COMPLETE YOUR CALLING FOR THIS APPOINTED TIME. I BELIEVE IN YOU, AND RELATE TO YOU IN THIS TIME OF GRASPING FOR HIS GRACE FOR ENCOURAGEMENT TO RECIEVE HIS GRACE, FOR STRENGHT, IN WISDOM,AND ANOINTMENT. SARAH, YOU ARE THE ANOINTED ONE, AND I WILL SURELY CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR YOU. GOD BLESS

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