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McCain picks Sarah Palin as running mate listen

08/29/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain attempted to steal thunder from last night’s acceptance speech by Barack Obama today. McCain announced his choice of vice presidential running mate this afternoon, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. McCain made the announcement at a rally in Dayton, Ohio.

Like McCain, Palin is a conservative who has shown willingness to clash with others in her own party. A self-described hockey mom and political reformer, Palin is a first-term governor who's...

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