Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Maverick my ass

A "maverick" would have picked his own damn VP:

"Up until midweek last week, some 48 to 72 hours before Mr. McCain introduced Ms. Palin at a Friday rally in Dayton, Ohio, Mr. McCain was still holding out the hope that he could name as his running mate a good friend, Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, independent of Connecticut, a Republican close to the campaign said. Mr. McCain had also been interested in another favorite, former Gov. Tom Ridge of Pennsylvania.

But both men favor abortion rights, anathema to the Christian conservatives who make up a crucial base of the Republican Party. As word leaked out that Mr. McCain was seriously considering the men, the campaign was bombarded by outrage from influential conservatives who predicted an explosive floor fight at the convention and vowed rejection of Mr. Ridge or Mr. Lieberman by the delegates. "

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Blogger Kim said...

Hey Steve, it's Kim from DC. I almost forgot that you post. So glad I'm reading your stuff about Palin as I've been out of it lately but you've caught me up pretty well and I'm going to have lots of fodder for work tomorrow. Especially to comment to those people who're saying that Palin's qualifications are just as extensive as Obama's!

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