Surprise, surprise!

McCain chooses Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for V.P. – Yahoo! News

DAYTON, Ohio – John McCain picked Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a maverick conservative with less than two years in office, as his vice presidential running mate Friday in a startling choice announced on the eve of the Republican National Convention.

At a raucous rally in the swing state of Ohio, McCain introduced Palin as the political partner “who can best help me shake up Washington and make it start working again for the people who are counting on us.”

“I am honored,” she said moments later in her first turn in the national spotlight.

In a fast-developing presidential campaign, McCain made his selection six days after his Democratic rival, Barack Obama, named Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware, as his running mate.

(This is awesome, a truly inspired choice for vp.   A female, a mother of a soldier and a child with Down’s syndrome, pro-life, wife of a minority, and younger than B. Hussein, Biden or McCain as well as being a Miss Alaska runner-up, pllot, hunter and NRA member.  When you add to this she’s governor of the state, a former state basketball champ and charming in person and on tv, there is little left to chance. I’m impressed and re-energized.)

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