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8:00 AM ET, September 1, 2008

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The Huffington Post:
McCain Camp Didn't Search Palin's Hometown Paper Archives  —  The McCain campaign has gone to great lengths to present the selection of Sarah Palin as one made after a careful, meticulous vetting process.  But evidence continues to suggest that the Arizona Republican made his VP choice with surprising haste.
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
“Stop prying into other people's vaginas, even if you happen to oppose them politically.  What is wrong with you people?"  —  The insane obsession with Sarah Palin's pregnancy rages on.  —  This will all go down in the annals of feminism, people.  So think before you write.  —  Andrew?  —  AND
Discussion: The Daily Dish and Right Wing News
Times of London:
Sarah Palin hit by internet rumours over fifth child  —  Teams of Democratic operatives and investigative journalists descended on Alaska yesterday to delve into the private and public life of Sarah Palin, the new and little-known Republican vice-presidential nominee, as fresh questions arose …
Michael Kinsley / Slate:
No Experience Necessary  —  HOW SARAH PALIN MADE THE GOP CHANGE ITS MIND ABOUT PRESIDENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS.  —  In a famous example of ideological flexibility, the American Communist Party changed its mind completely about Adolf Hitler in 1939, when he signed a deal with Stalin.
CNN:
CNN Poll: Obama 49, McCain 48
Discussion: Gallup, Hot Air and American Power
Hilzoy / Washington Monthly:
Borderline
Discussion: Daily Kos and The RBC
Jeff G. / protein wisdom:
BECAUSE OF THE HYPOCRISY!  [NOW UPDATED WITH EVEN MORE DASTARDLY HYPOCRISYNESS!]
Alexander Marquardt / CNN:
Biden: Palin's good-looking  —  TOLEDO, Ohio (CNN) - Joe Biden says there are obvious differences between himself and fellow vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, but they're not just on policy.  She's good-looking.  —  “There's a gigantic difference between John McCain and Barack …
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Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
McCain chief hits Obama for playing politics as Gustav looms  —  John McCain's campaign manager today accused Barack Obama of practicing politics as Hurricane Gustav bears down on the Gulf Coast.  —  Rick Davis, in a brief interview following a pep talk he gave to convention volunteers in St. Paul …
Mosheh Oinounou / FOX Embeds:
McCain talks Palin on Fox News Sunday  —  As Democrats slam his new runningmate as unprepared for the Oval Office, Sen. McCain defended Palin's experience and readiness during his interview with Fox News Sunday.  Referring to her as a “soulmate,” McCain argued that her executive experience makes …
Discussion: PrestoPundit
Arnab Datta / Political Punch:
Oh, That Joe! …
Discussion: Commentary, Hot Air and TownHall Blog
Sidney Blumenthal / The Huffington Post:
Why Palin? McCain v. Rove
Discussion: Firedoglake
Washington Wire:
Obama's First Shot at Palin Focuses on Equal Pay
Discussion: www.redstate.com
Bob Cusack / The Hill:
GOP, citing Gustav, makes case for McCain
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
SADLY NUTS  —  When asked about criticisms of Sarah Palin's readiness to serve as president, McCain responded: “If they want to go down that route, in all candor, she has far, far more experience than Senator Obama does.”  —  Set aside the bravado.  Can McCain possibly believe that?
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Rich Lowry / The Corner:
Trig Paxson Van Palin  —  I meant to post this the other day (so please don't take it as a response to Rick—in fact it might constitute pleading guilty as charged!), but I got sidetracked.  I found the Palin event Friday incredibly moving.  Partly because of Trig.
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Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Police raids enrage activists, alarm others  —  St. Paul police officers attempted to enter a house on Iglehart Ave.  Saturday.  Sara Coffey of the National Lawyers Guild was stopped outside the house, handcuffed and detained.  She helped police negotiate with those inside.
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John Emerson / Seeing the Forest:   Police at Republican National Convention: links
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Lieberman 2006: I Will Help Obama “Reach to the Stars”  —  Here's Joe Lieberman praising Obama back in '06.  This is more evidence that Joe has attached himself to McCain out of fear of being ‘left behind’ in the Senate and not because he believes McCain is the right choice for President.  (h/t Scarce)
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
The Palin effect: crowd size  —  17,000+ today for the McCain-Palin rally outside of St. Louis, according to a Secret Service magnetometer count provided by the campaign.  —  As one veteran of Missouri politics said, that's the sort of crowd usually seen in October for a president — not in August for a candidate.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The National Security Defense  —  Even Jonah Goldberg realizes the commander-in-chief of Alaska's National Guard line is “really lame” for the party of Eisenhower.  But the “Alaska-Is-Close-To-Russia” argument by Cindy McCain.  This is what the GOP's national security analysis now is!
Discussion: Pam's House Blend and The Corner
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Washington Post:
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New York Times:
G.O.P. Rallies in Support of McCain, Poll Shows
Discussion: TBogg and TalkLeft
Noemie Emery / Weekly Standard Blog:
What Gustav Does  —  (1) Gets Bush out of St. Paul …
Discussion: pandagon.net
 Earlier Items: 
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Unsafe President  —  Joe Klein knows McCain:
Randyj / TIME.com:
Dead Heat  —  From CNN/Opinion Research Center:  —  Obama 49, McCain 48
Discussion: The Other McCain
Kari Lydersen / Washington Post:
Oil Group Joins Alaska in Suing To Overturn Polar Bear Protection
Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
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Tom Kizza / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Palin flip-flopped on ‘Bridge to Nowhere’ funds