The following is from the Aug. 1, 2008, edition of Reuters. SMU political scientist Matthew Wilson provided expertise for this story.

Quotes on McCain's choice of Palin as VP

(Reuters) – Republican U.S. presidential candidate John McCain made the surprise choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate to face the Democratic ticket of Barack Obama and Joe Biden in the November 4 election.

Following are notable quotes regarding this choice:

"She brings some appeal to women voters who feel that Obama has treated Hillary Clinton badly." - Matthew Wilson, political scientist, Southern Methodist University, Dallas.

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