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. SayWhat?

    The RePUKicians are a joke. Both McUgly & Palin..Palan...Pawlinety...oh, whats-her-name are not qualified to be the president.

    September 2, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  2. Stacie, PA

    I agree with Mike, OH this should be a show to watch.

    September 2, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  3. Richard Larson

    What subliminal messages? I've heard of mis-pronouncing a name, but this really says something. Just maybe the staff really wanted Pawlenty and were overruled?

    September 2, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  4. barry

    the subconscious mind works wonders doesn't it...no one really wants the 1000# wt. on the party's back

    September 2, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  5. What a surprise....NOT!

    To be honest, it's so sad! I would love to hear the excuse for this one!

    September 2, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  6. Bobber, Detroit

    We just keep shooting ourselves in the foot .... man, I hope someone pulls her aside and gives her the what for!!

    September 2, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  7. Chris in CA

    Chairperson, The great state of Alaska casts its 3 electoral votes for the next President of the United States, John Romney, I mean Giulianni, I mean...!!!

    September 2, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  8. Johnson in St. Louis

    THIS IS NEWS?? Boy the GOP must be having an awful convention so far.

    September 2, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  9. james

    Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    Wait until McCain's wife speaks with her SAKS Fith Avenue 10,000 dollar out fit with the collar turned up like the stepford wives.

    The Republican partys theme for the convention should be, THE BIGGEST LOSER.

    These people are completly fony and corrupt and embarrasment to my party. I am switching Democratic for the sake of my country.

    And they have the nerve to have Bush and Cheney speak.

    GROSS

    September 2, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  10. James

    At least she didn't say Sarah Saakashvili

    September 2, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  11. Willa PA

    What can I say...wonder what is being swept under the moose rug up in Alaska?

    September 2, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  12. JImmy in California

    This is more fun than Jay Leno.

    September 2, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  13. chris lewis

    maybe its because she is in pawlenty of hot water. Palin will be gone in a week, and then obama will have to deal with a mccain/romney ticket which will be far more challanging.

    September 2, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  14. rich

    I thought her name was Failin...oops I mean Palin

    September 2, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  15. pat

    These are some dumb SOBs

    September 2, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  16. Generation X

    Pawlenty is the one most Reps thought would be chosen. Go Sarah Pawlenty!

    September 2, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  17. joe

    Subconscience is talking.

    September 2, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  18. Caring

    That is so funny!!!

    September 2, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  19. Jeb

    Wow.
    Just the first of what I'm sure will be a very entertaining convention.

    September 2, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  20. Cynthia

    very sad, bunch of old people senile very very sad

    September 2, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  21. Lori

    Shows how well known she was prior to her selection. Remember all of her wonderful executive experience...
    Wow.... There are many republican females better known and experience with more populated states.

    September 2, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  22. BIG WIG

    Vetoe all of their beers. Send them to chezchavakia. Keep forgetting everything.

    Pennsyv

    September 2, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  23. Matt

    Wow that is funny!! Sounds like something McCain would do, but the co-chair doing it too is funny. All the republicans are just a bunch of fools, there are still more gaffs to come.

    Obama
    Biden
    2008

    September 2, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  24. What is this?

    Given the RNC co-chair a break, we all didn't even know she existed as of 4 days ago.....

    O/B 08

    September 2, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  25. Paris

    CNN why is this news worthy?

    September 2, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
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