"McCain picks female running mate - US Republican presidential hopeful John McCain picks Alaska's governor Sarah Palin, 44, as his surprise running mate.
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The BBC cannot help themselves, there must be a positive Obama story linked to almost every US politics story.
Also I seem to remember that the Democrat announcements were all the one size up in space terms from this story, but then what the Democrats do or say is a story as they will be the winners of the upcoming Presidential election.
The BBC - VOTE OBAMA - it's what we want.
Meanwhile, here is a Sarah Palin fan.