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3:40 AM ET, August 31, 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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Editor and Publisher:
Surprise?  First Two National Polls Find Palin Gains LESS Support from Women  —  NEW YORK The first national polls on John McCain's pick of Sarah Palin yesterday came out today from Rasmussen and Gallup — and contrary to what the GOP probably hoped, she scored less well with women than men.
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 …
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.
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?
Press Association:
Advisers Say Conservative Ire Pushed McCain Away From Picking Lieberman  —  WASHINGTON — In the end, the choice of his running mate said more about Senator John McCain and his image of himself than it did about Sarah Palin, the little-known governor of Alaska whose selection has shaken up the presidential race.
John F. Harris / The Politico:
Media obsession: 5 questions for Palin
Discussion: Reuters and Associated Press
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama Continues to Lead 49% to 41%
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Obama vs. his staff
Michael Cooper / The Caucus:   Palin Appeals to Pa. Voters
See-Dubya / michellemalkin.com:
Classy leftists scrambling to find pictures of Sarah Palin …
New York Times:   Campaigns Shift as McCain Choice Alters the Race
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
GOP grassroots on fire
Discussion: Obsidian Wings
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.
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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 …
The Politico:
Storm scrambles GOP convention  —  ST. PAUL, Minn. — President Bush is unlikely to make it to the Republican National Convention, and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) may deliver his acceptance speech via satellite because of the historically huge hurricane threatening New Orleans, top officials said.
Liz Sidoti / Associated Press:
McCain, Palin going to region threatened by storm  —  Featured Topics: - John McCain - Barack Obama  —  ST. PAUL, Minn. - Likely GOP presidential nominee John McCain and his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, are traveling to Mississippi on Sunday to check on people getting prepared for Hurricane Gustav.
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 …
Yahoo! News:   Obama on Gustav: Preparation ‘appears to be good’
Associated Press:
Hurricane Gustav News and Storm Tracking
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Washington Post:
New Orleans Empties as Gustav Closes In
Discussion: CNN
Jennifer Loven / Associated Press:
Bush: Gulf Coast govs to have full federal support
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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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’
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:
Hilzoy / Washington Monthly:
Executive Experience  —  On the McCain Report, Michael Goldfarb writes that Sarah Palin “has more executive experience than Barack Obama and Joe Biden put together”, a point that, by some strange coincidence, has popped up all over the conservative blogs.  I think that the idea that Palin …
Discussion: John McCain 2008
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Washington Post:
Palin Made an Impression From the Start  —  Fellow Maverick Survived McCain's Thorough Vetting Process, Aides Say  —  Their first encounter was last February at the National Governors Association meeting in Washington.  Sarah Palin was one of several governors who met privately with Sen. John McCain …
Tom Harper / Daily Mail:
Revealed: Saudi women preaching hate in the British mosque that promised to clean up its act 18 months ago  —  Hardline female ‘preachers of hate’ are radicalising Muslim women at one of Britain's top mosques.  —  The Saudi Arabian preachers were secretly filmed ordering women to murder gays and ex-Muslims.
Discussion: Jihad Watch
 
 
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The Big Trunk / Power Line:
TRUE GRIT, I HOPE, PART 2
Discussion: TownHall Blog and Sadly, No!
Philip Kennicott / Washington Post:
Obama Amid the Pillars Of an Ancient Culture
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Ned Parker / Los Angeles Times:
Agreement on U.S. withdrawal from Iraq said to be in peril …
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 Earlier Items: 
Brent Baker / NewsBusters.org:
Maher: Matthews and Olbermann ‘Were Ready to Have Sex’ w/ Obama
Discussion: Pajamas Media
Mad Kane's Political Madness:
Sarah Who???  —  Sarah Palin For Veep?  I knew John McCain …
Jeff Emanuel / www.redstate.com:
Tale of the Tape: Sarah Palin vs. Barack Obama
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Troop ‘Surge’ Took Place Amid Doubt and Debate
Discussion: Commentary