"We were swamped with telephone calls as soon as the announcement was made," Christine Thomas, executive director of the Republican Committee of Chester County, said in a written release. "This is a historic ticket. We received calls from Republicans, Democrats and Independents. The enthusiasm was amazing."
From Skip Brion, chairman of the Republican Committee of Chester County:
"John McCain has made an outstanding choice for his vice presidential running mate. Gov. Palin is a positive addition to the ticket and one that the voters of Chester County will like. She is a dynamic person and the right person to help lead our county with Sen. McCain. Gov.. Palin is a reformer and knows how to get the job done. Her leadership and ability is exactly what our country needs in Washington."