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Sarah Plain and Tall


August 29, 2008

My initial reaction to McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin to be his VP was: Who?

This is very out of the box for McCain. On the one hand, you kind figured he’d try something like this, because after watching Obama’s speech, he really to kickstart his campaign. On the other hand, picking a VP is supposed to be a serious choice, with the heartbeat away from the presidency thing and all. Palin, with zero, and I mean zero, national political profile, just doesn’t seem to fit that bill. She’s a major unknown. Under-experienced and unknown.

Davenoon, the resident Alaskan at LGM, drops some knowledge about Palin. Its the only bit of insightful commentary I’ve read all morning.

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Dr. Peter Howard focuses on US foreign policy and international security. He studies how the implementation of foreign policy programs produces rule-based regional security regimes, conducting research in Estonia on NATO Expansion and US Military Exchange programs and South Korea on nuclear negotiations with North Korea.