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Richard Land glows over Palin pick

Richard Land is "ecstatic" over Sen. John McCain's decision to pick Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as vice president, and the women in his office are just as excited.

"They were absolutely giddy, and saying ‘I'm going to volunteer' after Sarah Palin was picked," said Land, who is president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. "There's something going on in the conservative independent sisterhood that I can't tap into. I can't comprehend it, but it's there."

I spoke with Land just before news broke that Palin's 17-year-old daughter is pregnant.

"I recommended her but I had no reason to believe that they would do it, but I'm happy they did. I think it's going to tap into all kinds of things. I must say I've been pleasantly surprised at the depth of the response among women, among evangelical and Catholics. Clearly, her nominations tapped into something, which I can observe as a white male but can't experience. My wife says to her Sarah Palin is what the feminists' ...

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