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7:15 PM ET, August 30, 2008

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Little Green Footballs:
Obama Campaign Behind Anti-Palin Smear Site?  —  Suddenly appearing among the Google search results for “sarah palin gay,” a web site titled: Sarah Palin Supports Gay Rights. … Interesting.  There's nothing else on the page.  This sure looks like the work of the dastardly right-wing anti-gay attack machine, doesn't it?
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The Politico:
Scholars question Palin credentials  —  John McCain was aiming to make history with his pick of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and historians say he succeeded.  —  Presidential scholars say she appears to be the least experienced, least credentialed person to join a major-party ticket in the modern era.
The Politico:
6 things the Palin pick says about McCain  —  The selection of a running mate is among the most consequential, most defining decisions a presidential nominee can make.  John McCain's pick of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says a lot about his decison-making — and some of it is downright breathtaking.
Rasmussen Reports:
Palin Makes Good First Impression: Is Viewed More Favorably than Biden  —  Sarah Palin has made a good first impression.  Before being named as John McCain's running mate, 67% of voters didn't know enough about the Alaska governor to have an opinion.  After her debut in Dayton and a rush …
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama Continues to Lead 49% to 41%  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Barack Obama maintains an eight percentage point lead over John McCain when registered voters nationwide are asked whom they would vote for in the presidential election if it were held today, according to the latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking figures.
Matthew Mosk / Washington Post:
McCain Gets $7 Million Bounce from Palin Pick  —  Sen. John McCain has taken in $7 million in contributions since announcing Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, a top campaign aide said today.  —  The money bounce may owe to Palin's appeal with conservative donors, many of whom said privately …
Daily Kos:
Palin's faked “pregnancy”?  Covering for teen daughter?  UPDATE #2!  —  Okay, I just have to diary about this, although in many ways this falls into the “none of our business category”.  —  But it appears that Pallin's last child, a baby with Down's syndrome, may not be hers.
New York Times:
Campaigns Shift as McCain Choice Alters the Race  —  DENVER — Senators John McCain and Barack Obama began recalibrating their strategies for the presidential campaign — and reconsidering some of their basic assumptions about which states and voters were in play — in a contest recast …
Discussion: TIME.com
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Desperation from Democrats  —  Now that almost a full day has passed since John McCain has named Sarah Palin as his running mate, we can already see the themes his political opponents will take in criticizing her.  Irony runs through a number of these arguments, as most of them apply …
Mark Steyn / The Corner:
The hostess with the moosest  —  Over in the Frumistan province of the NR caliphate, our pal David is not happy about the Palin pick.  I am - for several reasons.  —  First, Governor Palin is not merely, as Jay describes her, “all-American”, but hyper-American.
Discussion: Weekly Standard Blog
Susan Page / USA Today:
Poll: Voters uncertain on Palin
Discussion: The Raw Story, Daily Kos and Hot Air
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
GOP grassroots on fire
Discussion: Hot Air and American Spectator
Philip Gourevitch / New Yorker:
PALIN ON OBAMA
Discussion: Commentary, Hot Air and ParaPundit
Ross Douthat:
Palin and McCain's Judgment
Discussion: The Daily Dish and Daily Kos
Michael Feldman / Washington Post:
washingtonpost.com > Opinions  —  The Post asked political experts …
Stuart Buck / The Buck Stops Here:
Sarah Palin  —  One weird bit from a New Republic post …
Discussion: The New Republic
Nate / FiveThirtyEight.com:
Women View Palin More Skeptically than Men
Matthew Continetti / New York Times:
Two-Front Republicans  —  THE country is at war.  The economy is in shambles.
See-Dubya / michellemalkin.com:
Classy leftists scrambling to find pictures of Sarah Palin …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Video: Biden sees unborn people
Discussion: The Corner
Ann Friedman / American Prospect:
McCain's Sexist VP Pick
Andy Zajac / The Swamp:
RNC mulls Limbaugh abortion Obama jab
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Palin boosts McCain's online haul
Discussion: TIME.com and www.redstate.com
Julia Hoppock / Political Radar:
Cindy McCain tells Stephanopoulos that Obama Offended Her  —  ABC News' George Stephanopoulos reports: Democrats' attacks on her family's wealth are unfair and offensive, Cindy McCain said today in an interview airing tomorrow on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”
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Jill Zuckman / The Swamp:
McCain acknowledges ‘head wind’  —  SEDONA, Ariz. — As he prepares to accept his party's nomination for president in Minnesota this week, Sen. John McCain insists he understands the economic anxieties Americans face, despite his own family's wealth and attempts by Democrats to portray him as out of touch.
Mike Allen / The Politico:
McCain: I may postpone convention  —  John McCain said the Republican National Convention may be postponed as federal officials said Hurricane Gustav was gathering to a devastating Category 5 as it headed toward star-crossed New Orleans.  —  “It just wouldn't be appropriate to have a festive occasion …
Discussion: New York Post and AMERICAblog News
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CNN:
Gustav prompts talk of altering RNC agenda  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — As Hurricane Gustav's power increased and the storm bore down on the Gulf Coast, Republicans grappled Saturday with problems both logistical and political.  —  Sen. John McCain's campaign manager, Rick Davis …
Washington Wire:
Hurricane Gustaf Forces Some Changes in GOP Convention
Discussion: TalkLeft
Lindsay Beyerstein / Firedoglake:
Inside an RNC Raid  —  Thanks to the miracle of cellular technology, I was able to talk to a homeowner while his home was surrounded by police conducting an RNC-related raid.  At approximatedly two-thirty this afternoon, I reached Mike Whelan, a waiter and army veteran, at his duplex at 951 Iglehart Ave. in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Discussion: The Washington Note
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Massive police raids on suspected protestors in Minneapolis
Absentee / www.redstate.com:
Fowler Fouls: Hurricane is God's Favor to Democrats  —  Plus, it's totally funny!  —  On a plane from Denver to Charlotte following the Democrats' convention, I found myself seated behind former National Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Don Fowler and Congressman John Spratt of South Carolina.
Moira Whelan / The Huffington Post:
What's wrong with this Hurricane?  —  I just noticed that the daily brief customarily done in advance of a hurricane is happening because Gustov is bearing down on the Gulf Coast...but a big shift here: the briefing is being given by NORTHCOM.  So what does this tell us and why does it matter?
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Hullabaloo
 
 
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