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7:05 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:
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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 …
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
GOP grassroots on fire  —  I've been covering the GOP presidential race since November of 2006.  In those many months — across many states — I have never seen a crowd with the energy that I witnessed yesterday at the Erwin Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio.  —  Yes, there was an inherent buzz owing to the pending veep announcement.
Discussion: Hot Air and American Spectator
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.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Hot Air
New York Times:   Campaigns Shift as McCain Choice Alters the Race
Philip Gourevitch / New Yorker:
PALIN ON OBAMA
Discussion: Commentary, Hot Air and ParaPundit
Michael Feldman / Washington Post:
washingtonpost.com > Opinions  —  The Post asked political experts …
Nate / FiveThirtyEight.com:
Women View Palin More Skeptically than Men
See-Dubya / michellemalkin.com:
Classy leftists scrambling to find pictures of Sarah Palin …
Discussion: The Other McCain
Matthew Continetti / New York Times:
Two-Front Republicans  —  THE country is at war.  The economy is in shambles.
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
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 Wire:
Hurricane Gustaf Forces Some Changes in GOP Convention
Discussion: TalkLeft
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
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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 Inglehart Dr. in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Discussion: The Washington Note
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Massive police raids on suspected protestors in Minneapolis
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
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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