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Indiana governor: Palin is ideal

Governor of Indiana Mitch Daniels praised John McCain's vice presidential pick Sarah Palin today.

"I had hoped to see a woman on the ticket of our party for a long, long time," he said. "I think now that it's happened, the woman that we've waited for is ideal."

We just found out that Sarah Palin's daughter is pregnant. Will that have an impact on voters?

I don't know. They're handling a difficult and all too common dilemma that millions of American families face. It's just another mark of authenticity of this family and the way they're handling the young couple in question, I think, is the right way. I hope that people will personally give them a little room for privacy. But since it's public, I think they've done the right thing.

Do you have any thoughts on how the McCain campaign can reach out to evangelicals?

As a believer, I always felt that the God I know was larger than politics. The work of the religious leaders is more important, far more important, all important, than the work of temporary public employees like me. I'm always happy when people of faith decide that they want to be involved in public activity, but it should never distract us from what's primary, from the mission of saving souls.

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Posted:September 1, 2008 at 7:21PM
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