John McCain boldly picked Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his vice presidential candidate.
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Palin said, "To have been chosen brings a great challenge. I know that it will demand the best that I have to give and I promise nothing less."
She has a firm belief in "not allowing excessive partisanship to dictate."