"I can't begin this great effort without honoring the achievement of Geraldine Ferraro in 1984 and of course, Hillary Clinton, who showed determination in her presidential campaign," Palin said. "It was rightly noted in Denver this week that 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."
WaPo - The Trail: Ha! Say the Online Hillary Supporters
Forbes: The Republican presidential candidate shocked the campaign Friday by picking first-term Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, 44, as his running mate. It's a signature move from the maverick veteran senator, one clearly designed to energize the Republican party, counter Democratic nominee Barack Obama's message of generational change and court women voters.
MSNBC: McCain picks Palin as running mate — Alaska governor to be first female Republican VP nominee — Sarah Palin, mother of five, is Alaska's first female governor and the first woman to run on a Republican presidential ticket.
"Both campaigns seemed to have decided that Hillary Clinton's 18 millions voters represent a key swing bloc in this election -- both Barack Obama's speech and John McCain's pick were at least partially aimed at them."
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