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9:55 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.
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Palin electrifies conservative base  —  ST. PAUL - The selection of Sarah Palin as John McCain's running mate has electrified conservative activists, providing a boost of energy to the GOP nominee-in-waiting from a key constituency that had been previously had been lukewarm - at best - about him.
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
Small Change From Obama  —  DENVER — The Democrats had themselves a successful convention — at the price of appearing quite conventional.  —  The delegates left here happy and enthused, believing that the divisive nomination fight was finally behind them.
Discussion: pandagon.net, Commentary and Don Surber
City Journal:
Sarah Palin (R-Diversity)  —  Thanks a lot, John McCain.  With his selection of an unknown, two-year female governor as his running mate, he has just ensured that the diversity racket will be an essential component of presidential politics forever more.  Had the 44-year-old Sarah Palin …
Discussion: Writes Like She Talks and The RBC
Curt / Flopping Aces:
Palin - Not The Most Inexperienced  —  This is simply so ignorant you have to laugh: … Matthew Dallek....Presidential historian or speechwriter for Dick Gephardt?  Guess he could be both but judging from this statement I wouldn't bet on the historian part.  —  Yes, I know...who cares who he is.
Frank Rich / New York Times:
Obama Outwits the Bloviators
Discussion: Hoffmania!
Jeff Emanuel / www.redstate.com:
Tale of the Tape: Sarah Palin vs. Barack Obama
Discussion: Sister Toldjah and Pajamas Media
John F. Harris / The Politico:
Media obsession: 5 questions for Palin
Discussion: Reuters, Yahoo! News and Daily Kos
See-Dubya / michellemalkin.com:
Classy leftists scrambling to find pictures of Sarah Palin …
New York Times:
Mayor Orders the Evacuation of New Orleans  —  NEW ORLEANS — City officials ordered everyone to leave New Orleans beginning Sunday morning — the first mandatory evacuation since Hurricane Katrina flooded the city three years ago — as Hurricane Gustav grew into what the city's mayor on Saturday called …
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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.
Associated Press:
McCains, Palin going to region threatened by storm  —  PITTSBURGH (AP) — Likely GOP presidential nominee John McCain and his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, are traveling to Mississippi to check on people getting prepared for Hurricane Gustav.  —  McKain aides say McCain and his wife Cindy …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and TIME.com
Absentee / www.redstate.com:
Fowler Fouls: Hurricane is God's Favor to Democrats
Washington Post:
New Orleans Empties as Gustav Closes In
Discussion: Associated Press, CNN and The Politico
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 …
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
THE VET  —  The Post has a new article out, the gist of which is that far from being a last minute choice who possibly wasn't extensively vetted, Gov. Palin was a top contender in the veep search for some time and was extensively vetted.  “Nobody was vetted less or more than anyone in the final stages …
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.
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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Michael Cooper / The Caucus:
Palin Appeals to Pennsylvania Voters
Discussion: Campaign Silo and Eschaton
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:
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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Minneapolis Star Tribune:   Police raid RNC protest sites in Twin Cities
 
 
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