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4:05 AM ET, September 1, 2008

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The Huffington Post:
McCain Camp Didn't Search Palin's Hometown Paper Archives  —  The McCain campaign has gone to great lengths to present the selection of Sarah Palin as one made after a careful, meticulous vetting process.  But evidence continues to suggest that the Arizona Republican made his VP choice with surprising haste.
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Things That Make You Go Hmmm  —  Questions for the McCain-Palin campaign: … It strikes me as likely that there are reasonable answers to these questions - more reasonable than the only one given so far - … and the rumors buzzing across the Internets and the press corps are unfounded and unseemly.
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
“Stop prying into other people's vaginas, even if you happen to oppose them politically.  What is wrong with you people?"  —  The insane obsession with Sarah Palin's pregnancy rages on.  —  This will all go down in the annals of feminism, people.  So think before you write.  —  Andrew?  —  AND
Discussion: The Daily Dish and Right Wing News
Ace of Spades HQ:
Don't Go Over There, But Sullivan Is Pushing (of Course!)  Trig Trutherism Now  —  I've written a bunch of the heavy hitters in the right-leaning respectable blogosphere to suggest a full boycott of linking Sullivan, forever.  —  Yes, I wrote, if you need to refute “Milky Loads Power Glute's” …
Jeff G. / protein wisdom:
BECAUSE OF THE HYPOCRISY!  [NOW UPDATED WITH EVEN MORE DASTARDLY HYPOCRISYNESS!]
Hilzoy / Washington Monthly:
Borderline
Discussion: Daily Kos and The RBC
See-Dubya / michellemalkin.com:
Palin attacks counterproductive as well as moronic
Mosheh Oinounou / FOX Embeds:
McCain talks Palin on Fox News Sunday  —  As Democrats slam his new runningmate as unprepared for the Oval Office, Sen. McCain defended Palin's experience and readiness during his interview with Fox News Sunday.  Referring to her as a “soulmate,” McCain argued that her executive experience makes …
Discussion: PrestoPundit
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Alexander Marquardt / CNN:
Biden: Palin's good-looking  —  TOLEDO, Ohio (CNN) - Joe Biden says there are obvious differences between himself and fellow vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, but they're not just on policy.  She's good-looking.  —  “There's a gigantic difference between John McCain and Barack …
Michael Kinsley / Slate:
No Experience Necessary  —  HOW SARAH PALIN MADE THE GOP CHANGE ITS MIND ABOUT PRESIDENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS.  —  In a famous example of ideological flexibility, the American Communist Party changed its mind completely about Adolf Hitler in 1939, when he signed a deal with Stalin.
Arnab Datta / Political Punch:
Oh, That Joe!  (Number 4 in a Series) — Biden on Difference Between Him and Palin: “She's Good Looking”  —  In his introduction of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., just now on the rooftop of the Toldeo Public Library, Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., commented on the pulchritude of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin …
Discussion: TownHall Blog, Commentary and Hot Air
Sidney Blumenthal / The Huffington Post:   Why Palin? McCain v. Rove
Washington Wire:
Obama's First Shot at Palin Focuses on Equal Pay
Discussion: www.redstate.com
Philip Gourevitch / New Yorker:
PALIN ON OBAMA
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
McCain chief hits Obama for playing politics as Gustav looms  —  John McCain's campaign manager today accused Barack Obama of practicing politics as Hurricane Gustav bears down on the Gulf Coast.  —  Rick Davis, in a brief interview following a pep talk he gave to convention volunteers in St. Paul …
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
SADLY NUTS  —  When asked about criticisms of Sarah Palin's readiness to serve as president, McCain responded: “If they want to go down that route, in all candor, she has far, far more experience than Senator Obama does.”  —  Set aside the bravado.  Can McCain possibly believe that?
Washington Post:
Opening Day Is Abbreviated; Bush, Cheney Won't Appear
Discussion: marbury and The Caucus
Rich Lowry / The Corner:
Trig Paxson Van Palin  —  I meant to post this the other day (so please don't take it as a response to Rick—in fact it might constitute pleading guilty as charged!), but I got sidetracked.  I found the Palin event Friday incredibly moving.  Partly because of Trig.
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Tom Kizzia / Anchorage Daily News:
Palin touts stance on ‘Bridge to Nowhere,’ doesn't note flip-flop  —  When John McCain introduced Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate Friday, her reputation as a tough-minded budget-cutter was front and center.  —  “I told Congress, thanks but no thanks on that bridge to nowhere,” …
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Times of London:
Sarah Palin hit by internet rumours over fifth child  —  Teams of Democratic operatives and investigative journalists descended on Alaska yesterday to delve into the private and public life of Sarah Palin, the new and little-known Republican vice-presidential nominee, as fresh questions arose …
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
The Palin effect: crowd size  —  17,000+ today for the McCain-Palin rally outside of St. Louis, according to a Secret Service magnetometer count provided by the campaign.  —  As one veteran of Missouri politics said, that's the sort of crowd usually seen in October for a president — not in August for a candidate.
CNN:
CNN Poll: Obama 49, McCain 48  —  ST. PAUL, Minnesota (CNN) — On the eve of the Republican convention, a new national poll suggests the race for the White House remains dead even.  —  A CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll released Sunday night shows the Obama-Biden ticket leading the McCain-Palin ticket …
New York Times:
G.O.P. Rallies in Support of McCain, Poll Shows  —  ST. PAUL — Senator John McCain this week will officially claim the presidential nomination from a convention here that is united behind him, and confident of keeping the White House.  —  Just four years ago, at the Republican convention in New York …
Discussion: TalkLeft and TBogg
Noemie Emery / Weekly Standard Blog:
What Gustav Does  —  (1) Gets Bush out of St. Paul, where he would have given a speech that the media and the Democrats would have pounced on, and puts him in the eye of the storm, doing the nation's business, where he will be welcomed and greeted by friendly Republican governors.
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Ross Douthat:
Will McCain Ruin Palin?
Discussion: The Jed Report
John Emerson / Seeing the Forest:
Police at Republican National Convention: links  —  The police at the Republican Convention have been beefed up with federal money, and they've already made preemptive arrests of protest leaders.  I have no special sources or independent information, but I've gathered some links so I can keep …
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Molly Priesmeyer / Minnesota Independent:
National Lawyers Guild seeks to have judge review detentions …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The National Security Defense  —  Even Jonah Goldberg realizes the commander-in-chief of Alaska's National Guard line is “really lame” for the party of Eisenhower.  But the “Alaska-Is-Close-To-Russia” argument by Cindy McCain.  This is what the GOP's national security analysis now is!
Discussion: Pam's House Blend and The Corner
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TRICKY CHARLIE'S CARIB ‘HIDEAWAY’
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David Carr / New York Times:
In Denver, a Thousand Little Pieces
Washington Post:
With Palin on the Ticket, Evangelicals Are Energized
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Unsafe President  —  Joe Klein knows McCain:
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Randyj / TIME.com:
Dead Heat  —  From CNN/Opinion Research Center:  —  Obama 49, McCain 48
Discussion: The Other McCain
Arnab Datta / Political Radar:
Ex-Dem Chair Apologizes for Hurricane Remark
Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
Lines and Bubbles and Bars, Oh My! New Ways to Sift Data
Andrew Ferguson / New York Times:
The Republicans, Bound for Mars
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GOP CONVENTION UP IN THE AIR
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