Sunday, August 31, 2008

With Palin, McCain changes the equation - Los Angeles Times

With Palin, McCain changes the equation - Los Angeles Times: "In her rollout speech, Palin did not take on the traditional role of a vice presidential candidate, that of a political attack dog. Neither she nor McCain directly criticized or even mentioned Obama and Joe Biden, the Democratic ticket.

Obama and Biden both phoned Palin during the day, campaign officials said, and issued statements congratulating her.

She has said she does not believe global warming is "man-made," while McCain has advocated aggressive steps to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Palin also favors drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which McCain opposes.

Palin opposes gay marriage and abortion, including in cases of rape or incest, and supports teaching creationism in public schools."