by Jason Lamb
Friday, Aug. 29, 2008
ANCHORAGE, Alaska-- As much as it caught many Alaskans by surprise Friday morning, the McCain campaign surely put a lot of thought into its vice presidential pick of Gov. Sarah Palin, saying she'll compliment the senator.
But Obama supporters say it was a poor choice.
What, exactly, does Sarah Palin bring to the Republican ticket? How will it hurt the McCain campaign?
Behind the surprise and celebration there is a whole of chatter going on around the world.
"They are both the maverick type," said Mchugh Pierre of the Alaska Democratic Party.
Palin is a new name to the rest of the nation and the country wants to know more about Alaska's leading lady.
"She's clearly anti abortion, anti corruption," said University of Alaska Anchorage Political Science Professor Carl Shapro.
Shapro says the choice could reign in McCain support from those who might normally vote for McCain's opponent.