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1:40 PM ET, August 29, 2008

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John Harwood / CNBC.com:
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Is McCain's VP Pick: Source  —  Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a self-styled “hockey mom” who has only been governor for a little over a year, is GOP Presidential candidate John McCain's choice for Vice President, CNBC has learned.  —  According to a Republican strategist …
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Ed OKeefe / Political Radar:
McCain VP Contender Palin in Alaska, Not Ohio  —  ABC News' Kate McCarthy Reports: As vice presidential speculation swirls, Gov. Sarah Palin is watching the fireworks from her home in Wasilla, Alaska.  —  Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is in Dayton, Ohio, awaiting a high noon event at which the campaign …
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Palin dissed veep job  —  If Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin got the job as running mate for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), count her as one of the most surprised.  —  In an interview just a month ago, she dissed the job, saying it didn't seem “productive.”  —  In fact, she said she doesn't know what the vice president does.
CNN:
McCain picks Alaska Gov. Palin as running mate  —  (CNN) — Sen. John McCain has picked Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, a senior McCain campaign official told CNN on Friday.  —  Palin, 44, who's in her first term as governor, is a pioneering figure in Alaska …
The New Republic:
I'll See Your Biden and Raise You a Palin  —  Yesterday I argued that picking a woman for veep would help re-establish McCain's reputation as a maverick.  If the pick is indeed Sarah Palin you are going to have a lot of women voters wondering why Senator Obama didn't tap Senator Clinton as his running mate.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
PALIN'S THE ONE  —  So now we've learned that Sarah Palin is McCain's choice for nominee.  I have to say.  It's a daring pick but I think a very weak pick.  I'm perfectly happy with it.  Palin is in the midst of a reasonably serious scandal in her home state.
Fox News:
McCain Names Alaska Gov. Palin as Running Mate  —  DAYTON, Ohio — John McCain introduced Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his vice presidential running mate at a noon rally here Friday.  —  “My friends and fellow Americans, I am very pleased and very privileged to introduce to you …
New York Times:
McCain Chooses Palin as Running Mate  —  DAYTON, Ohio — In a surprise move, Senator John McCain chose Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska as his running mate on Friday, shaking up the political world at a time when his campaign has been trying to attract women, especially disaffected supporters …
Jill Zuckman / The Swamp:
John McCain picks Alaska Gov for Veep  —  Dayton, OHIO - Sen. John McCain has chosen Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, a tough-talking social conservative with sterling credentials as a reformer, to be his running mate, campaign officials confirmed.  —  McCain, who turns 72 today …
MSNBC:
McCain picks Palin as running mate  —  Alaska governor to be first female Republican VP nominee  —  Sarah Palin, mother of five, is Alaska's first female governor and the first woman to run on a Republican presidential ticket.  —  Live video  —  McCain announces VP choice
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
Palin?!  —  As something of a Palin booster, I'm having some flop sweats at the idea it's actually happening.  You've heard all the usual pros and cons, here are a few added thoughts off the top of my head.  —  The way she talks.  She has something of a native Alaskan's accent/speaking style.
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Mark R. Levin / The Corner:
McCain-Palin?  —  Few have been more critical of Sen. McCain than I, both here and on my radio show.  And I have long said on my radio show that his selection of a running-mate will be key in determining my enthusiasm for his candidacy.  If McCain has, in fact, chosen Gov. Palin, then count me in with both feet.
Matt / Think Progress:
McCain's VP Choice Is Under Ethics Investigation For Abuse Of Power In Alaska  —  In Dayton, OH today, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) will announce that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will be his vice presidential running mate.  Palin, who entered office in 2006 after running as a reformer …
Liz Sidoti / Associated Press:
McCain picks Alaska gov as running mate.  —  Featured Topics: - John McCain - Barack Obama  —  DENVER - John McCain tapped little-known Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his vice presidential running mate on Friday in a startling selection on the eve of the Republican National Convention.
Ramesh Ponnuru / The Corner:
Cold Water on Palin  —  Both the pros and the cons are pretty obvious.  I'm going to focus on the cons, mostly because conservatives right now seem to be paying them less attention.  —  The pros: She's a pro-life conservative reformer from outside Washington, and a woman.
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
McCain Picks Palin
Discussion: Corrente
Jill Zuckman / Chicago Tribune:
Source: Sarah Palin is John McCain's pick for vice president
National Journal Convention Coverage:
Gov. Sarah Palin (R)
Discussion: MSNBC
Marc Ambinder:
Romney Expected To Appear In Dayton Tomorrow
Washington Post:
McCain Chooses Alaska Governor Palin as Running Mate
Discussion: Althouse and Wake up America
Yuval Levin / The Corner:   Sarah Palin  —  If it's truly Palin, as it seems to be …
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Obama camp, Dems belittle Palin pick
Discussion: Hot Air and Sister Toldjah
Randyj / TIME.com:
Who Is Sarah Palin?  —  McCain's veep choice a total newcomer to national life.
Discussion: The Politico and Spin Cycle
Marc Ambinder:
Fun With FlightAware, McCain Edition
Mike Huckabee / Huck PAC:
A MESSAGE FROM MIKE HUCKABEE
Discussion: Pam's House Blend
Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:   Wiki Breaks It?  —  On Friday, August 29, Fox & Friends reported …
Liz Sidoti / Time:
McCain's Surprise Pick: Sarah Palin
Discussion: Swampland
Michael Cooper / The Caucus:
McCain V.P.: Who Can It Be Now?
Discussion: Marc Ambinder
David Brooks / New York Times:
A Speech to the Delegates  —  My fellow Americans, it is an honor to address the Democratic National Convention at this defining moment in history.  We stand at a crossroads at a pivot point, near a fork in the road on the edge of a precipice in the midst of the most consequential election since last year's “American Idol.”
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