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How and Why McCain Chose Palin - Norm Ornstein

Complete video at: American Enterprise Institute resident scholar Norman Ornstein reveals the contentious sequence of events that led McCain to choose Sarah Palin as his Vice Presidential running mate - claiming that, in fact, Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut was McCain's first choice for the ticket. This interview was recorded on September 1, at the 2008 Republican National Convention. coverage of the RNC: ----- Norman J. Ornstein is a Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. An election analyst for CBS News, he writes a weekly column called "Congress Inside Out" for Roll Call. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Affairs, and he appears regularly on television programs like The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Nightline, and Charlie Rose. He serves on the board of the Public Broadcasting Service and several other nonprofit groups. Like Mann, he is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
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