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. Lady_Di

    Priceless!!!!

    September 2, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  2. That's awesome

    HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 2, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  3. Kara

    LOL Out of the mouths of babes!

    September 2, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  4. Carol

    What a bunch of misfits!

    September 2, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  5. Ex-Republican for Obama

    wow...it's amazing at how many of the republicans are uneducated and out of tune with their own party, let alone the rest of America.

    These people don't get anything right.

    September 2, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  6. Jeff in SF

    Wishful thinking! Pawlenty would have been a boring choice – but from the perspective of the Palin train wreck, the GOP can only wish McCain had gone with someone dull, safe, & predictable!

    September 2, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  7. Greg, San Francisco, CA

    Hmmm, might there be a change at the bottom half of the ticket coming?..

    September 2, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  8. Tracy T

    Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!

    Ghetto! Ghetto! Ghetto!

    Palin! Palin! Palin!

    September 2, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  9. Poetic Justice

    She wishes it WAS Pawlenty. She knows they are about to implode!

    September 2, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  10. Ray from CA

    WOW IM JUST LAUGHING NOW

    September 2, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  11. paul Revere

    D'oH!

    September 2, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  12. Donkey Party

    Oopsie!!!

    September 2, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  13. Terrence (Winston Salem, NC)

    That is rich.

    September 2, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  14. Evangelical for OBAMA

    Confusion?

    September 2, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  15. MCCAIN the OFFICIAL BUSH BUTT SNORKLER

    Freudian slip, Republicans?

    September 2, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  16. angel

    UH, COUNTRY FIRST........YEAH, THAT'S THE TICKET......LOL!!!!!!!!

    September 2, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  17. Joseph

    Maybe this is just the first phase of them slowly maneuvering to a McCain / Pawlenty ticket? They hope no one will notice if it's all done very gradually, with taste and decorum.

    September 2, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  18. don from california

    I love all these Fruedian slips out of both campaigns. It's just so much FUN!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAhahahahah hu hu hu......ahhhhhh

    September 2, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  19. Danny

    Todd Palin, husband of Sarah, was a member of the secessionist Alaska Independence Party from 1995 through 2002. That's the information we just got from the Alaska Division of elections.

    Probably not coincidentally, 2002 was the first time Sarah Palin ran for statewide office in Alaska.

    September 2, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  20. What?

    Remember, They want us to react so they can use anything to blame our party candidate and supporters. Don't be FOOLED by their hired hands and make any negative comments.

    We should now see it's has BEEN their PLAN from the very first blunder.

    If there is any negative comments after this article, it's just them pretending to be DEMOCRATS........WE WILL LET THEM WORD FIGHT AGAINST EACH OTHER...

    September 2, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  21. Sacto Joe

    I'm more convinced than ever that Senator McCain has blown it with his selection for VP – but not because she's a woman and not because she's inexperienced. He's blown it because he FLIP-FLOPPED by picking someone with so little experience after he vociferously attacked his opponent on the same grounds!

    Personally, I don't have a problem with either one's experience. I just have a problem when the guy who wants to head the country will say anything to win.

    September 2, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  22. Sam Rose

    yea, I was watching and saw that–

    guess that Pawlenty was the original choice and was written into her speech–a while back–

    and they had to change it up when McCain went wacko on the RNC–and chose Ms Palin-no offense to Ms Palin–

    looks like the speech writers only changed the first name-LOL-

    September 2, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  23. mike

    Wow, I mean how could someone forget the most popular governor in the country. Or was that a Freudian slip? Incompetence First!

    September 2, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  24. angel

    good lord, i'm amazed there's people amongst us who fall for this bovine scatology!

    September 2, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  25. Lisa from VA

    The co-chair doesn't even know who Palin is. Don't fault her though...neither does anyone else.

    September 2, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
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