September 2nd, 2008
08:36 PM ET
6 years ago

RNC co-chair mistakes name of McCain's running mate

The 2008 GOP Ticket
The 2008 GOP Ticket

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (CNN) – Republican National Committee co-chair Jo
Ann Davidson mistakenly referred to the party's presumptive vice-presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, as "Sarah Pawlenty" at the Republican National Convention Tuesday.

Palin, the governor of Alaska, was a surprise choice to join Sen. John McCain on the Republican ticket. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty had been considered one of the front-runners for the slot.

soundoff (136 Responses)
  1. Mike Bulmer

    Freudian slip!

    September 2, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  2. Sean

    Freudian slip...

    September 2, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  3. donna

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!

    That is probably just the start of the gaffes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 2, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  4. Mike, OH

    Fellow Democrats – today we can just lean back and watch these Clowns making fools of themselves, without any input from us!!
    Go OBAMA/BIDEN 2008

    September 2, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  5. frank Honolulu HI

    She's Republican National Committee co-chair?
    The republicans are a MESS.

    September 2, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  6. values

    WHAT ELSE IS NEW THEY CAN'T GET ANYTHING RIGHT. INCOMPETENT CANDIDATE MCCAIN AND STAFF..........

    OBAMA......08

    September 2, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  7. Lorna, NY

    WOW. What a bunch of IDIOTS!

    September 2, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  8. Lisa

    OMG!!!!! Her party doesn't know her well enough to remember her name.

    September 2, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  9. Nee

    And this is a story because....

    Where is the story about Biden calling Obama a "clean, articulate black man?"

    September 2, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  10. Emily

    I heard that and it made me laugh. Is this party senile or simply confused?

    September 2, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  11. Marie-Lynn

    What is rhat mean hahahahahha

    September 2, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  12. Republican for Obama

    Tim awlenty would have made an excellent choice. What's in your heart comes out of your mouth.

    September 2, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  13. David, Silver Spring, MD

    Like Biden referring to McCain as "Bush" during his speech last week, it was just an "innocent" Freudian slip.

    September 2, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  14. Dready1rasta

    The Repugs don't even know this loser. Now THAT'S Entertainment!

    September 2, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  15. Sherry, Atlanta

    THAT'S NOT THE ONLY MISTAKE, THAT WILL COME ABOUT!

    September 2, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  16. S. Boatman

    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha! . . . Ladies And Gentlemen . . . John McPalin!

    September 2, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  17. John

    Wishful thinking uh? Maybe he will get his wish for Tim Pawlenty, the market is booking Palin to pull out next week, like Levi should have done.

    September 2, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  18. Cecil

    Idiots

    September 2, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  19. Michele

    That was just wishful thinking.

    September 2, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  20. A, Los Angeles

    Just goes to show how far out the park Palin is. They don't even know who she is.

    September 2, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  21. Nick

    don't worry JoAnne, we had no idea who she was until this weekend either

    September 2, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  22. Nick - Arlington, VA

    lol..Pawlenty should have been the pick.

    September 2, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  23. Vin Texas

    My dear fellow republicans, for whom the bell tolls??

    It tolls for thee and thee and thee.....

    September 2, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  24. Susan from Scotts Valley, CA

    ha, ha, ha, ha.

    September 2, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  25. Closely Watching

    ...guffaw!...OOOOOPS.....huh huh.....guffaw!.....

    September 2, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
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