(CNN) – Sen. John McCain has chosen Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his vice-presidential candidate on the Republican ticket for the White House in November, a senior McCain campaign official has told CNN.
Watch: McCain introduces Sarah Palin as his VP
Palin, 44, is a first-term governor who unseated incumbent Gov. Frank Murkowski in the Republican primary in 2006 and went on to defeat former Gov. Tony Knowles, a Democrat, in the general election.
An advocate of drilling for oil in her state's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, she is little known outside of Alaska.
She Ain't Hillary.
Nice try, Mccain.
Great choice! Female! Pro life!
Who cares? She won't change a thing!!!
Talk about reaching out. Good move McCain.
...exec experience and a woman. It sounds like you're paying attention and making the right judgement and decisions.
This woman fired someone because her sister was in a bitter divorce. That will go over well. Good luck.
Echoing words against Dan Quayle in 1988:
"You m'am, are no Hillary Clinton."
this will be to easy
Congrats to McCann and Sarah. I just wish both sides would stop attacking each other and focus on what they are going to do for us not themselves.
This just made my day...
Great ending for a perfect week for Democrats!
Smart move. Once the public knows more about her, they'll warm to her. She's real old-school Republican. She has a bright political future ahead of her.
But not this year.
Offcourse he would name a woman. After the speech Obama gave last night, McCain knew the only way he could come back after that would be to get the women vote. McCain cannot win over with his policies because he does not have any to offer, so he has to win with gimmicks, like naming a woman to run with him.
Why would any woman want to support you after what you did to your first wife, John?
Hibitual adulterer who applied for a marriage license in Arizona in order to marry Cindy before his divorce from Carol., his first wife who had been recently crippled in a car accident, was complete.
Nice, John. Women will love you.
Does McCain really think he can pick a woman and try to take Hillary supporters away from the Democrats? Does McCain really think he can chose a first term governor and still use the "Obama's not ready" mantra? Does McCain think America won't learn about Palin's corruption charges?
hmmm...i'm thinking that mccain is underestimating us democratic women. we're not going to run to him just because he picked a woman. i'd hope not anyway. we're smarter than the manipulation.
Now Obama/Biden will definitely win! Thanks McCain!
Conservative base will not follow.
She's being investigated on ethics.
Her husband is involved with the big oil companies.
Excellent material for the democrats to expose.
Not to mention all the crap McCain has.
You made my day...even my year!!! On to November and victory!!!
This is very strategic. Just pick a woman. Any woman.
This is an insult to all women!
Think about it folks: this woman is suppose to be ready to become Commander and Chief" if Panamanian McCain croaks? Man this is a joke!
Doesn't change my mind – I still will vote for McSame.
Does anyone really believe that McCain would listen to a woman?
Obama was right – John McCain doesn't get it. Can't wait to hear what Hillary has to say.LOL!
GAME OVER MCCAIN!!!
Senator Obama im proud of you for a job well done last night
All i know is that she is a beauty queen who has been governor for two years
Obama / Biden 08.
You can't leak a decision that was made last minute as a result of panic.
She is literally married to big oil. Her husband works for BP.
So the republicans go so far as to pander that they choose a woman for the VP pick
you know the only reason he did this was to look good for the election there is no way he is thinking about using this VP pick for anything after the election
what an actor
Obama/Biden08 the people who take this country and their citizens seriously and who are not just trying to stay in the white house for fun