Tuesday, September 02, 2008
"He wanted to do Joe or Ridge"Elisabeth Bumiller reports in today's NY Times on the McCain campaign's rushed and less-than-thorough vetting of Sarah Palin:
Up until midweek last week, some 48 to 72 hours before Mr. McCain introduced Ms. Palin at a Friday rally in Dayton, Ohio, Mr. McCain was still holding out the hope that he could choose a good friend, Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, independent of Connecticut, a Republican close to the campaign said. Mr. McCain had also been interested in another favorite, former Gov. Tom Ridge of Pennsylvania.
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