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11:30 PM ET, August 30, 2008

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Peter Hamby / CNN:
Palin booed for mentioning Hillary Clinton  —  WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania (CNN) - This might not be the best way to reach out to those disillusioned Hillary Clinton supporters.  —  In just her second appearance on the campaign trail with John McCain, newly-minted GOP running mate Sarah Palin …
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Zogby:
Zogby Poll: Equilibrium in the POTUS Race!  —  Brash McCain pick of AK Gov. Palin neutralizes historic Obama speech, stunts the Dems' convention bounce  —  UTICA, New York - Republican John McCain's surprise announcement Friday of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate …
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?
Susan Page / USA Today:
Poll: Voters uncertain on Palin  —  ST. PAUL — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin faces a getting-to-know-you process as the Republican vice presidential candidate, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds: Most Americans say they've never heard of her.  —  There is also wide uncertainty about whether she's qualified to be president.
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 …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
MANIFESTLY UNSERIOUS.... At this point, I realize I'm belaboring the point.  “Sarah Palin is an awful choice for a running mate,” I can hear you saying, “We get it.”  —  But I can't help but think the magnitude of this mistake has not yet sunk in among political observers.
Discussion: White House
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.
Anchorage Daily News:
Choice stuns state politicians  —  John McCain's choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate stunned and divided Alaska political leaders on Friday.  Supporters said she was a shrewd choice, but others argued Palin has no business being a heartbeat away from the presidency.
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.
William Kristol / Weekly Standard Blog:
Kristol: Gingrich on the Power of Authenticity  —  Newt Gingrich e-mailed me the following, which he gave me permission to share with the wider world:
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 …
New York Times:
Campaigns Shift as McCain Choice Alters the Race
Discussion: TIME.com
Michael Cooper / The Caucus:   Palin Appeals to Pa. Voters
See-Dubya / michellemalkin.com:
Classy leftists scrambling to find pictures of Sarah Palin …
John F. Harris / The Politico:
Media obsession: 5 questions for Palin
Discussion: Associated Press and Reuters
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
GOP grassroots on fire
Philip Gourevitch / New Yorker:
PALIN ON OBAMA
Discussion: Hot Air, Commentary, ParaPundit and Time
Sandra Sobieraj Westfall / People.com:
John McCain & Sarah Palin on Shattering the Glass Ceiling
Michael Feldman / Washington Post:
washingtonpost.com > Opinions  —  The Post asked political experts …
Discussion: Kevin Drum and Angry Bear
Reihan Salam / The American Scene:
BEYOND THE PALIN
Discussion: Sonny Bunch and Ta-Nehisi Coates
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 …
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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.
Jeff Poor / The Business & Media Institute:
Michael Moore: Hurricane Coming During GOP Convention ‘Proof There Is a God in Heaven’  —  Controversial filmmaker admits he's delighted to see a natural disaster potentially interfere with the Republican event.  —  Business & Media Institute  —  Sometime you really have wonder at what cost …
Carl Campanile / New York Post:
GOP'S RNC 'CANE PLAN  —  REPUBLICANS MIGHT DELAY AND TRANSFORM CONVENTION … Last updated: 8:02 pm  —  John McCain and the GOP are considering scrapping political speeches and turning their Minnesota convention into a “service program” to help victims of Hurricane Gustav, The Post has learned.
Discussion: Stop The ACLU and Hot Air
Associated Press:
Hurricane Gustav News and Storm Tracking
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Moira Whelan / The Huffington Post:   What's wrong with this Hurricane?
Washington Wire:
McCain Considers Curtailing Convention as Gustav Nears
Discussion: Wake up America
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Massive police raids on suspected protestors in Minneapolis  —  [updated below (with video) - Update II - Update III]  —  Protesters here in Minneapolis have been targeted by a series of highly intimidating, sweeping police raids across the city, involving teams of 25-30 officers in riot gear …
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Paul Schmelzer / Minnesota Independent:
Crackdown begins: Food Not Bombs house among Saturday raids
Discussion: Campaign Silo and pandagon.net
Lindsay Beyerstein / Firedoglake:
Inside an RNC Raid
Discussion: The Washington Note
Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Police raid RNC protest sites in Twin Cities
Discussion: Associated Press and Firedoglake
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’
 
 
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