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. Deb, Allentown, PA

    Sorry, until McCain and Palin have lost....

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

    This is like music to our ears! Obama/Biden '08

    September 2, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  3. Deb, Allentown, PA

    Ack!! Let me try again....

    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 lost.

    September 2, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  4. Hillary Supporter Jan

    Wacko Repugs..

    September 2, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  5. Moe, NY

    Too funny! These Republicans cannot get anything right including, but not limited to, the VP pick....what a disaster.

    September 2, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    ohh whatever. biden got obama's name wrong last week.

    September 2, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  7. AJ

    Lol...priceless.

    September 2, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  8. Anthony Smith

    How appropo! We don't know who she is either!!!

    Wildwood Crest, NJ

    September 2, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  9. Bella, NC

    That's probably who they intially wanted hence her gaffe.

    Nevertheless, where is the diversity at the Republic Convention. Is this really representative of current day America?

    September 2, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  10. cali Bar-rocks

    LOL....oh...LOL...they are so lost and so bad for the Country

    September 2, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  11. Silent Observer

    OUCH!!!!

    September 2, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  12. independent

    Is this real i thought i was dreaming about mccain's vp but i think its real rove think americans are so stupid that they can vote for anyone because of karl rove politics no not this time they did that to americans in 2000 and 2004 not this time americans are a smart people please god forbid sarah pallin as vp baily hutchinson is even better mccain is 72 and has cancer

    September 2, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  13. Obama/Biden '08

    Not to worry. In about 61 days everyone will forget whats her name.

    September 2, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  14. Tennisguypitt

    Come on, people... I'm for Obama but it's a mistake. Let it go.

    Obama/Biden '08

    September 2, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  15. PD in CA

    Oops... Freudian slip. One of the VPs they mighta, coulda, maybe had.

    September 2, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  16. Awesome

    Freudian slip! She had probably just been talking about how S.P.'s going to bail out, and then they'll have to grovel to get Pawlenty to join the ticket.

    Hahahahaha!

    September 2, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  17. mike d.

    Ha ha ha! Wishful thinking, repubs!

    September 2, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  18. McCain's Brain

    My theory, Palin will step down citing personal reasons. BUT they knew she would do it all along, they just wanted to say they offered the slot to a chic. Pawlenty will then get the position. Republicans are all about chicanery this time around.

    September 2, 2008 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  19. Yinka

    What a shame. It confirms that the RNC are not supportive of this wrong choice and of thelack of judgement of Sen McCain.
    (1) A RNC ally of Gov. Palin told CNN this morning "I don't know if she can do it or not, but we would have to wait and see"
    (2) Gov. Tim Pawlenty said he read in the paper that Gov. Palin was vetted – you could sence the doubts in his mind regarding the level of vetting that McCain did

    This guys can't get anything right.

    September 2, 2008 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  20. sandee in Portland

    Holy Cow! The Republicans can't seem to get anything straight! So much for the Straight Talk Express.

    September 2, 2008 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  21. Gotta Be Kidding

    Why is everyone talking about the great speech she gave on the 29th. It was written for her and she read it off of a teleprompter. Her speech tomorrow night is being written for her and she's reading it off of a teleprompter. SHE IS NOT SAYING WHAT SHE THINKS SHE'S ONLY READING WHAT SOMEONE WROTE FOR HER TO SAY. This tells me that she knows how to read – not much else!

    September 2, 2008 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  22. McCain is a 72 year old puppet

    The fact that Republican talking heads and McCain supporters are somehow still finding a way to talk positively about this McCain/Palin ticket goes to show you just how desperate and fanatical these people are.

    Democrats, Independents, and smart Republicans: STAY ALERT.

    These people are obviously willing to do and say anything (like that being the governor of Alaska gives you national security credentials), and we have to be able to match this intensity with an equally spirited commitment to the TRUTH and the FACTS (the fact of the matter is that the Palin pick shows that John McCain has no judgement whatsoever and would put the country at risk for the sake of his campaign).

    How can anyone still be undecided with the display that the McCain campaign has put on over the last few days?

    This is absurd.

    Have some pride in being an American and vote Obama/Biden!

    September 2, 2008 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  23. jimmy

    ON THAT NOTE I WOULD LIKE TO ADD ONE:
    A 6 YEAR OLD BOY WAS ASKED TO RECITE THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE FOR THE FIRST TIME AT SCHOOL AND HAD MEMORIZED IT FROM HIS PARENTS TEACHING. HE PLACED HIS RIGHT HAND OVER HIS CHEST AND SAID : I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLICANS FOR WHICH IT STANDS , ONE NATION UNDER GOD , INDIVISIBLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL. AFTERWARDS THE TEACHER SAID: YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO SAY FOR THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS , TO WHICH THE BOY REPLIED, BUT MY PARENTS TOLD ME WE WERE ALL REPUBLICANS..

    September 2, 2008 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  24. Forecast

    Save your career Gov. Palin

    Decline this offer, whatever it takes to step out now! walk away

    Now is not the time, but it will come

    You are being used

    September 2, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  25. Independent voter

    No mistake on who he really wanted in that #2 spot

    September 2, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
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