Here is an excerpt of a email from Gov Sarah Palin to John McCain‘s supporters.


Dear Friend,

I’m honored and humbled to join this historic campaign as John McCain’s running mate. I feel privileged to join a man I admire and the man I know is ready to lead our country as the next president

Some of life’s greatest opportunities come unexpectedly, and this is certainly the case for me. I never set out to run for office. But life has taken me on a course that first led to the Alaska Governor’s office and now the country’s first female Republican vice presidential candidate.

I want you to know that John McCain and I will challenge the status quo in Washington. We’re ready to address our nation’s great challenges – from reducing our dependence on foreign oil to cutting wasteful spending and creating good jobs for Americans. I look forward to working with him to achieve every goal he has set out during this campaign to improve the lives of all Americans.

As the mother of a son serving in the U.S. Army and the commander of Alaska’s National Guard, there is no doubt in my mind that John McCain is prepared to serve as our next Commander in Chief.

What I admire most about John McCain is his unwavering ability to put our country first and to ask for nothing in return for his decades of service. He’s shown his resolve, toughness and strength of heart in the darkest of places; all in service to his country. This speaks volumes about the type of selfless leadership John McCain will bring to the White House.

Our team is ready to lead the country as the next President and Vice President of the United States. We’re ready to win in November and we won’t be able to do it without your support. If you want change in Washington, then John McCain and I are asking for your support. Please join our team today!


Governor Sarah Palin


As John McCain’s choice for Vice President, Gov Sarah Palin has to satisfy a variety of constituencies.  One such group is Senator Hillary Clinton’s supporters.  Howling Latina has been very vocal in her support for Senator Clinton.  What was her reaction to McCain’s pick?  Check it out.  See here.