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    Thumbs up Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton congratulated Sarah Palin as VP

    PITTSBURGH, PA -- Obama reacted to his rival's pick of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as a running mate and walked back a statement put out by his campaign that called the governor inexperienced.

    "I haven't met her before. She seems like a compelling person, obviously a terrific story, personal story. And you know, I'm sure that she will help make the case for the Republicans," he told a small group of reporters on Friday. "Unfortunately, the case is more of the same. And so ultimately John McCain is at top of ticket. As I indicated in my speech last night, I think that he wants to take the country in the wrong direction. I'm assuming Gov. Palin agrees with him in in his policies."


    He said the fact that a woman had been chosen as the vice presidential candidate of a major party "is one more hit against that glass ceiling."
    "I congratulate her and look forward to a vigorous debate," he said. "I'm pleased with my choice for vice president Joe Biden. I think he's the man who can help me guide this country in a better direction and help working families."



    Obama and Biden released a joint written statement earlier congratulating Palin, saying she was "an admirable person and will add a compelling new voice to this campaign.”


    But a campaign also issued a statement that called into question her experience. "Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency," wrote spokesman Bill Burton. "Gov. Palin shares John McCain's commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade, the agenda of Big Oil and continuing George Bush's failed economic policies -- that's not the change we need, it's just more of the same."

    Obama appeared to dismiss Burton's statement. "I think that ... campaigns start getting these, uh uh, hair triggers, and the statement that Joe and I put out reflects our sentiments," Obama said



    When asked about the contradiction in the tone of the two statements.
    The nominee, who toured the plant with Joe Biden, Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, also made a statement in support of biodiesel.


    Obama reacts to McCain VP pick - First Read - msnbc.com






    Clinton congratulates Palin
    Posted: 05:50 PM ET

    From CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney
    Sen. Hillary Clinton praised the choice of a female for McCain's vp.



    (CNN) – Hillary Clinton praised the historic nature of John McCain's vice presidential selection in a brief statement released Friday that was eagerly anticipated by both presidential campaigns.


    “We should all be proud of Governor Sarah Palin's historic nomination, and I congratulate her and Senator McCain," Clinton, the first woman to win a presidential primary, said in the statement. "While their policies would take America in the wrong direction, Governor Palin will add an important new voice to the debate.”


    The McCain campaign has made little secret of the fact the selection of Palin — the first woman to appear on a Republican presidential ticket — was in part designed to court supporters of Clinton's White house bid, some of whom feel the New York senator was treated unfairly during the primaries because of her gender and remain wary of supporting Obama.


    Palin directly mentioned Clinton by name in her acceptance speech earlier Friday, saying, "Hillary left 18 million cracks in the highest, hardest glass ceiling in America. But it turns out the women of America aren't finished yet, and we can shatter that glass ceiling once and for all."


    Clinton's statement reacting to Palin is markedly different than the Obama campaign's initial reaction which made no mention of the historic nature of the Alaska Republican's VP candidacy — instead painting her as woefully inexperienced to be commander-in-chief. The Obama campaign later released a joint statement from both the Illinois senator and his running mate, Joe Biden, praising Palin for making history.


    It remains unclear just how many former Clinton supporters Palin may attract, but California Sen. Barbara Boxer said Friday that McCain is "badly mistaken" if he expects backers of the New York senator to break ranks with the Democratic party because of Palin.


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    Very nice words from Obama, Biden and Hillary. Kudos to all three for showing some class. Earlier in the day, Palin praised Hillary for '18 million cracks in the glass ceiling'.

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    is strong enough to take everything you have. ~Thomas Jefferson

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    What else were they suppose to do? Come out and say she sucks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcap72 View Post
    What else were they suppose to do? Come out and say she sucks?
    I think its nice that all the candidates have been cordial and gracious about the picks. Even McCain's ad last night during Obama's speech was the right thing to do.

    Its too bad the usual suspect attack dogs- on both side- have to drag everyone into the mud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkdgirl View Post
    I think its nice that all the candidates have been cordial and gracious about the picks. Even McCain's ad last night during Obama's speech was the right thing to do.

    Its too bad the usual suspect attack dogs- on both side- have to drag everyone into the mud.
    Yeah, too bad McCain's other ad blocks out the 'c' and the 'e' in a sign for change and shows the word 'hang.' And something tells me that ad last night was just to remind people that Obama's 'different.'

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    Obama, Biden and Hillary Congratulated Palin as VP
    They probably can't believe their luck as the crazy stories about
    Palin start to unfold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HWBL View Post
    They probably can't believe their luck as the crazy stories about
    Palin start to unfold.
    Somewhere in a backroom they are doing a victory dance.
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