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Amid growing controversy surrounding the personal and professional life of Sarah Palin, Tucker Bounds, a spokesman for the GOP campaign, asserts her strengths as a running mate, her appeal on the ticket and her family's right to privacy.
So how did McCain come to choose Sarah Palin? For that, we turn to McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds.
Thank you for joining us.
TUCKER BOUNDS, McCain Campaign Spokesman:
Do you want to jump in on the argument we just heard with Mark and David? Where do you come down?
Well, I think that they both make valid points, although I do have to agree with David. You know, we have to take into consideration that this is a private family matter, and the family had hoped that it would remain a private family matter. We should all have some respect for that.
Additionally, I think we have to ask ourselves if this is the type of questioning that we'd be asking if we were talking about a male candidate. I think it's a unique situation, but I think that there's — I have to agree with both of them.
There's an extraordinary amount of attention being paid to her time as it relates to her home. And I think that some of that may have crossed the line a bit.
I know that both of our opponents that we're running against haven't been facing questions about the ramifications of their home life and some of that sacrifice.
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