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Rep. Tammy Baldwin on Pick of Sarah Palin

Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin issued a statement to Politico.com on Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as McCain's VP pick:

Baldwin"A real test of a presidential candidate’s judgment is his choice of a running mate — the person who is next in line to become the commander in chief. As we face serious global challenges and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, John McCain has chosen someone with virtually no national security or foreign policy experience. This choice calls into question both Sen. McCain’s judgment and a McCain administration’s ability to lead a nation in crisis. To the extent that this choice represents an effort to court supporters of Hillary Clinton’s historic candidacy, McCain misjudges the reasons so many voters rallied around her candidacy. It was Sen. Clinton’s experience, skill and commitment to change, especially in the areas of health care and energy policy, that drew such strong support. Sarah Palin’s opposition to Roe v. Wade and her support of Big Oil will not draw Democrats from the Obama-Biden ticket."

To see responses to the Palin pick from dozens of other "notables", click here.

To watch our interview with Baldwin from the Democratic Convention in Denver, click here.

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  1. My congresslesbian is spot-on right.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Sep 2, 2008 1:16:53 PM


  2. Yes, but Joe Biden does not look good in a dress.

    Posted by: anon | Sep 2, 2008 2:10:05 PM


  3. I realize that this isn't related to this post and that ads come up randomly on this site, but I'm slightly stunned to see the ad for "Ultra Hair Away," which misspells "disappointed" not once but twice, as "dissapointed."

    Posted by: Paul R | Sep 2, 2008 2:55:15 PM


  4. I think Palin can quite succinctly be described as the "Anti-Clinton". If these disaffected Hillary Clinton supporters can't see they're being mocked by the McCain camp, then they deserve whatever they get at the hands of a McCain administration.

    Posted by: Bob R | Sep 2, 2008 10:27:40 PM


  5. I see an ABORTION in the near future, and that is going to be Sarah Palin as John Mc Cains running mate.

    I just wonder how the Republicans are going to explain this to the Pro-Lifers.

    Posted by: Mike | Sep 3, 2008 6:25:46 AM


  6. Uh, a VP pick is a political move, not a leadership decision. Does every Democrat in the country appear hysterical over Palin or is it just me?

    Posted by: Vi Agara | Sep 3, 2008 4:12:33 PM


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