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. legare

    Let the good times roll. Go Dems

    September 2, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  2. Southern Gentleman

    It should have been Romney!!!! McCain you are ready to lead but she is not and will never be!! I cannot believe you are making me think about voting for a Liberal. I really like the party, however, McCain ruined it. I even like Bush.

    September 2, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  3. AP

    LOL!! Holly crap! Make it stop, it's just too funny!!

    September 2, 2008 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  4. Alex in MA

    Morons.

    September 2, 2008 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  5. willcnnapprovethis?

    LOL

    Even Republicans don't know who the hell palin is.

    CNN POST THIS!!!!!

    September 2, 2008 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  6. Marie-Lynn

    He change is mine again

    September 2, 2008 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  7. Lawrence for barack

    lol the republican party are stupid!!

    September 2, 2008 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    MRS. PALIN YOUR NAME SHOULD BE MRS. APPALLING !

    September 2, 2008 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  9. Adrienne

    Prime example of how much she was vetted. This young lady was picked from a hat to presumably pose as the next Hillary Clinton. Unfortunately, Gov. Palin is no Hillary Clinton and quite frankly we do not know who she is. However, what we do know is Gov. Palin is a disasterous choice for the "Grand Old Party" with her own drama and irrelevantness. As Democrats we have to give it to her, she sure does know how to make the headlines. Advice to Gov. Palin open your eyes and look around you. Your party has been exploiting people for years and do not become another one of their exploited, washed up politicians.

    September 2, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  10. wannabeobamagirl

    well, in her defense, sarah palin HAS only been around for what, 5 minutes??? half the people in this country don't even know her FIRST name let alone her last!!! hah!

    September 2, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  11. Bridg

    Well, we know who she preferred. Wait until McCain refers to her as Sarah Lieberman.

    September 2, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  12. Ron

    Moron...

    September 2, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  13. L MIAMI, FLORIDA

    MRS. PALIN YOUR NAME SHOULD BE MRS. APPALLING !

    September 2, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  14. Vetting NC

    Wishful thinking... Like Joe Biden, a Freudian slip.

    September 2, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  15. nikki

    that should tell you plenty...lol!!!!

    September 2, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  16. K Mansfield, NY

    Those Freudian slips almost make up for the loss of straight talk.

    September 2, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  17. Tex Ann

    Clueless Ms. Sarah needs to step down anyway. She's a huge negative on the Republican ticket right now.

    September 2, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  18. LWhit

    See... THEY don't even know who the heck she is!

    September 2, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  19. James in RI

    That's okay. John McCain didn't memorize her name until this morning, while writing the obituary for his presidential campaign...

    September 2, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  20. Deb, Allentown, PA

    This GOP ticket is a train wreck. If I were 100% sure they wouldn't be elected, I'd be sitting back and laughing my head off. Unfortunately, I don't trust the Republicans as far as I can kick them, so I won't rest or relax until McCain and Palin have left.

    September 2, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  21. YesWeCan

    LOL WOW !

    September 2, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  22. Paige Severa

    This is news???

    September 2, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  23. Jeebs

    LOL, even they don't who she is!!!

    September 2, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  24. Sarah

    Wow, even republicans don't know her name.

    September 2, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  25. Ty

    'What's your name?'

    "IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOUR NAME IS'

    September 2, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
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