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Who Knew Number Two?

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

If we take the McCain campaign's word that they were aware of it, wouldn't it have been more honest simply to make it known when she was named to the number 2 spot on the ticket?

McCain's Indiscretion

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

Were McCain to dump Palin overboard, the religious right would, in effect, accuse him of jilting her -- of political infidelity. McCain is hostage to Palin, and she will begin to savor it.

The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy: A Brief History Lesson

Jeffrey Jena | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Jena

For all of my enlightened progressive friends out there in cyberland who are just atwitter and twitching about Gov. Palin let me give you a little history lesson.

Sarah Palin's Taken $125,000 Cash from Oil Companies

Richard Arthur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Arthur

By my estimate, Palin and her husband have received $27,536.41 each and her children collectively $69,766.09 -- all just for living in Alaska and tacitly supporting the Big Oil agenda.

Gidget Goes To Washington

Reny Monk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Reny Monk

As a woman, I find McCain's cavalier and blase vetting of Ms. Palin insulting. One look at the dame was good enough for him, so we should be excited about having a broad to vote for. McCain just doesn't get it.

Sarah Palin... and the Jews

Rob Eshman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Eshman

Sarah Palin might cause "Israel First" Jews, who seemed to be pretty much done with Obama, to take a second look.

Is John McCain Mentally Fit To Be President?

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

In a breathtakingly puzzling move, John McCain showed terrible judgment by selecting first term Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to be his running mate. ...

What Democrats Should (and Shouldn't) Be Saying About Sarah Palin

Larry Womack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Womack

Those of you in the blogosphere, on YouTube, and in the media rushing to "shame" John McCain for choosing an unqualified female running mate as merely...

Sarah Palin On The Environment

Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Grist reports that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin strongly opposes the Alaskan gas tax, threw money at Alaskans to quiet their concerns over rising energ...

Sarah Palin

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

Read more reaction from HuffPost bloggers to John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate...

President Palin

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Like it or not, John McCain, this is your case: Obama, you said the race is about presidential temperament. Well, eat this, Barack. You want to see my presidential temperament in action? Sarah f*in' Palin, man. That's the ticket!

McCain's Sexing Up the Battle

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zondra Hughes

This race to the White House is going to get really dirty, really fast as the Dems and Republicans court the latest most desirable voting group: Empowered, enlightened and invigorated working women.

McCain Has Made His VP Pick

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Politico reported last night that John McCain has chosen his VP. The New York Times has more details: Mr. McCain's decision is known only to hi...

Biden Throws Wrench In McCain's VP Choice

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Politico reports that Barack Obama's VP choice is making John McCain's more difficult: Democrat Barack Obama's selection of Joe Biden as a runni...

Sam Stein

Romney McCain's VP? Recounting The Hate Fest | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

News reports surfaced from Time Magazine late Thursday night that John McCain had settled on a running mate: Mitt Romney. If this is true -- and in t...

The Ridge/Lieberman Fake-Out

Adele Stan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adele Stan

I so hate to bust up this party, but do listen up: It ain't gonna happen. No way, no how. McCain is borrowing a technique from a guy named George W. Bush.

McCain Pro-Choice VP Pick Possible, National Review Reports

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain is sounding out Republican officials on the consequences of picking a pro-choice vice president, the National Review reports: NR has lea...

Rush Limbaugh Fears Lieberman for VP -- And So Do I

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jane Hamsher

Joe Lieberman is being vetted as a Vice Presidential running mate for John McCain, and it seems to be an option that McCain is seriously considering.

Huckabee: Lieberman Would Be "Disastrous" VP Pick

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said pro-life Republicans like himself would not not take too kindly to Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) as a running m...

The New Olympic Sport: McCain Takes the Gold in Freestyle Flip-Flopping

Elizabeth Shipp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Shipp

Why the latest McCain flip-flop on a pro-choice running mate? Look no further than McCain's diminishing support among a key voting bloc: independent women. He needs them to win in November.

Top Ten Reasons Rep. Eric Cantor is Out of Step with Jews (and Americans)

Ira Forman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ira Forman

Cantor is clearly from the right of the right wing of the Republican Party. If McCain thinks that Cantor will help him with the Jewish community because he's Jewish, McCain is sorely mistaken.

McCain Camp: Obama Should Pick VP First

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain's extended circle is divided on whether he should announce his running mate in the immediate days ahead--but the Republican is more likely...

Will the Media Pick McCain VP?

Morgan Warners | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Morgan Warners

I don't see McCain backing out of all the insinuations that old age is to blame for his geographic confusion, but it's the media's job to make him try...

Graham: Romney "Very Much A Contender" For VP

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) is "very much a contender" to be Sen. John McCain's running mate, according to one of McCain's closest allie...

Larry Craig for VP

Robert Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert Klein

Rumors are flying out of the McCain camp that a surprising and seemingly counterintuitive choice for running mate is imminent: Larry Craig.