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Reaction on the trail

McCain's VP pick stirs excitement, bafflement among women

Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska, the Republican vice presidential candidate, campaigned outside Tom's Diner in Pittsburgh yesterday with running mate John McCain. Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska, the Republican vice presidential candidate, campaigned outside Tom's Diner in Pittsburgh yesterday with running mate John McCain. (John Gress/ Reuters)
By Lisa Wangsness
Globe Staff / August 31, 2008

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ST. PAUL - A day after John McCain stunned the nation by announcing that he had selected Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska as his running mate, women across the nation were taking in the news, trying to absorb the idea that this little-known governor with a fascinating story and an almost impossibly short record could become the first female vice ... (Full article: 759 words)

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