Saturday, August 30, 2008

Newspaper: Palin a bold, strategic pick

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review believes Sen. John McCain's choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate "will go down in history as one of the boldest, most deft and wonderfully strategic vice-presidential picks ever."

From an editorial in today's edition:
Talk about "change." And talk about taking the "oomph" out of -- and the media's attention off of -- Democrat Barack Obama's Thursday night acceptance speech.

Palin has the same maverick reputation as Sen. McCain and has been a pull-no-punches reformer in The Last Frontier. She even took on the ethically challenged hierarchy of her own state GOP.

Palin's candidacy immediately and drastically changes the dynamics of this presidential race. The women's vote that Democrats squandered by not placing Hillary Clinton on their ticket now is in play. But just as important is that her selection goes a long way to allay the concerns of a Republican base suspect of McCain's conservative bona fides.
Read the full editorial at the newspaper's Web site.

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