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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Even Ted Stevens likes Palin's VP prospects!

While Sarah Palin has certainly had her fights with U.S. Senator Ted Stevens, it looks like the Senate's longest-sitting Republican may be warming up to her. He took a few questions from the press today, telling them that he thought John McCain was considering Palin as a running mate and that she would make a good vice president. Here are a few snippets from Alaska's leading newspapers:


He said she would make an ideal running mate for presumed Republican presidential candidate John McCain in the upcoming general election. It's a buzz that he says remains strong back in Washington D.C.

"People come up and ask me what is she like and how is she doing?" Stevens said. "I've been asked that, and I've told them I think she would be a good vice president."


"Stevens told us reporters he believes Republican presidential contender John McCain is seriously considering Palin as a vice presidential running mate. But Stevens added he’s had many tilts with McCain over the years, and “I’m not on McCain’s advisory team for selecting a vice president.”

Love him or hate him, Senator Stevens may have just delivered some very good news for our movement!

15 comments:

TC said...

Wow...

Kristofer said...

Cool!

I am not sure what I am more impressed with, the fact that Stevens thinks she is under serious consideration, or the fact that everyone on Capitol Hill is asking about her.

Adam Brickley, aka "ElephantMan" said...

Kristopher,

I know. Both are pretty exciting. I'm guessing that Stevens' info about Palin being considered is coming from the Capitol Hill rumor machine, which contains a lot of people who are very close to John McCain.

TC said...

Hey adam, did we ever confirm or deny for sure that Culvahouse met with Sarah back in May when he was in Juneau?

Anonymous said...

Cool. Congress is talking about Palin for VP.

#4, "Culvahouse"

Not one person on this planet will be able to confirm anything about Culvahouse. The guy is running this VP search in stealth mode. He says nothing, we hear nothing, you see nothing.

Maybe he was not meeting with her, maybe he was gathering facts or talking to locals?

Adam Brickley, aka "ElephantMan" said...

TC,

Nothing for sure. The press said they couldn't find evidence of Culvahouse being anywhere in Alaska, and Palin happpened to be in Anchorage that day rather than Juneau. Personally, If I we're Culvahouse, I would have preferred to meet in Anchorage or the lower 48 rather than Juneau (which is a small town and not easy to get to). So, I would say the evidence is leaning toward "against" in that particular case, but there's no proof either way. (Nor will there ever be any proof when it comes to Culvahouse being anywhere.)

But just because he wasn't there on that day doesn't mean he or his people haven't talked to Palin.

Kristofer said...

Adam,

No one actually said he was there that day. Re-read the post.

http://www.wizbangblog.com/content/2008/05/29/alaska-gov-sarah-palin-to-meet-with-mccain-vp-search-team.php

Anonymous said...

Sarah takes the gloves off . . .

http://www.radillon.com/an_alaskan_abroad/2008/07/palin-responds-to-backbone-ad.html

Anonymous said...

javascript:void(window.open('http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/ynews?ch=4226713&cl=8787384&lang=en','playerWindow','width=793,height=608,scrollbars=no'));

stupid ABC short video on VP
not even mentioning Sarah

Anonymous said...

Realclearpolitics poll of polls today has Obama's lead down to 4.
Wa Hoo. Also, of the polls included in the average, the only ones showing him above 4 are from June. The July polls are four or under and one has them tied.
dr. vicki

Dave J. said...

The other big number is the recent poll among independents: McCain now leads by the same margin Obama did a month ago.

IR-MN said...

Looking at this from Steven's interests, I think he really wants Sarah on the ticket b/c that'll help him get reelected. Still, it's interesting that she's getting a lot of talk inside the beltway.

I'm actually going to have to go with Ted and say that the media hasn't brought her up like they should. I don't know all the motivations, but it does seem she's well known within the DC circles. Cilliza interviewed her a long time ago, yet he wouldn't put her in his top 5 GOP picks. If they can talk about banal Portman or horrible Ridge, the media should at least be willing to talk about Sarah.

Anonymous said...

The governor from either I think South Carolina, maybe it was north, was on CNN a bit ago with Wolf Blitzer. Blitzer claimed he was a vp contender, but when asked point blank, he laughed and said he had not been vetted, "no, sir" he said. Would the vetting have started? I know some of the dems have said they're being vetted, and Richardson wouldn't say one way or the other.
dr. vicki

TC said...

Well guys, I've found what I believe to be the first confirmation that Palin and McCain HAVE spoken, at least about ANWR. Read this: http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=27482

Ted said...

Anonymous,

As I've said before, ABP Syndrome still afflicts the MSM.

...and ABC is certainly MSM central

Of course, ABC is deathly afraid of mentioning Palin. (ABC is NOT stupid, just afraid.) Do you realize what Palin on the ticket would mean for the MSM? Think about it.