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9:50 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.
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
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
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
Michael Cooper / The Caucus:
Palin Appeals to Pennsylvania Voters
Discussion: Campaign Silo and Eschaton
See-Dubya / michellemalkin.com:
Classy leftists scrambling to find pictures of Sarah Palin …
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.
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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 …
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 …
Discussion: Hot Air, Commentary and PoliPundit.com
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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.
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 …
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
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Frank Rich / New York Times:
Obama Outwits the Bloviators
Discussion: Hoffmania!
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:
Philip Kennicott / Washington Post:
Obama Amid the Pillars Of an Ancient Culture  —  There is no more generic architectural statement in the United States than the Greek temple.  White columns and classical proportions are the aesthetic DNA of our banks, libraries and office buildings, as well as almost every important structure in Washington …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
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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