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Uh, Sarah, about that moose hunting…

Since John McCain announced his wild and crazy choice of Sarah Palin to be his running mate in the presidential election, wild and crazy stuff has been coming out about her.

I am not going to do the Democrats' work by repeating it all here, but Americans shouldn't go thinking that John McCain's staff didn't thoroughly vet her beforehand.


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The Bush dynasty: Exit stage right

The fact that President Bush chose to address the Republican convention in St. Paul by live remote from the White House speaks volumes about relations between the two. The party was visibly relieved when he felt obliged to cancel his scheduled appearance in the hall, but the president, thanks to Air Force One, could have shown in person another night.
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Palin will make her case to GOP, America

White House hopeful John McCain's vice presidential pick Sarah Palin was to make her high-stakes debut at the Republican party's convention on Wednesday following revelations about her family and her record as a little known Alaska governor.

Palin, 44, has stayed out of sight since the convention began on Monday as she huddled with McCain's advisers to prepare for a pivotal televised speech that could make or break the Republican ticket in its battle against Democratic foe Barack Obama.


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McCain’s big, fat mistake

Ever since John McCain caught the Grand Old Party elephants with their trunks down by announcing Alaska's Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice president choice, his desperate apparatchiks have been frantically flacking two kinds of information: "mis-" and "dis-."


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GOP convention notes

Snapshots from the Republican National Convention: 

"Welcome," "Welcome to Minnesota," "Welcome to Minneapolis" chanted the dozens of greeters at the Minneapolis Convention Center at the Republican National Convention's Welcome Party.


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Controversy surrounds Sarah Palin

A flurry of personal and legal revelations battering Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin Tuesday raised new questions about John McCain's risky running mate pick.

Palin rocked the first day of the Republican National Convention on Monday by announcing that her 17-year-old unmarried daughter was pregnant, but that the girl would have the baby and marry the father.

It also emerged Palin had hired a lawyer to defend herself in a legislative probe into her alleged abuse of powers as Alaska governor and there were reports her husband Todd was arrested for drink driving more than 20 years ago.


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