SARAH PALIN: A GOD, GUNS, AND GUTS VEEP CANDIDATE
Presidential candidate Senator John McCain stunned America by selecting Godfearing, gun-toting former beauty queen and present governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, as his vice-presidential running mate.
Barack Obama’s campaign had to do some quick recalibration of its strategy when McCain announced that a lifelong member of the National Rifle Association who hunts, shoots and fishes would stand with him as the Republican Party’s candidate for Vice President of the United States.
Within minutes, the Obama campaign sent out a negative news release condemning Palin as inexperienced, with only two years as governor.
But when Obama saw that during her short tenure she broke up the state’s old-boy network, passed a huge reform bill, and put the state’s checkbook online, he personally called a news
conference to politely welcome Palin to the national debate as a woman who put some new cracks in the “glass ceiling” - realizing that some of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s votes might jump ship and back this tough babe from Alaska, even if she was a social and fiscal conservative.

WANT A HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT?
Some 76 percent of sportsmen say they prefer to elect a president who hunts or fishes, according to a survey by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation. When asked who they’d rather hunt with, 49 percent said John McCain while 27 percent said Barack Obama. As for fishing buddies, 44 percent said they prefer McCain; 31 percent Obama.
Sportsmen have a solid history of voting, with 9 in 10 currently registered
to vote and of those 83 percent say they will vote in the November election, according to the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation survey. Overall, there are an estimated 40 million sportsmen of voting age in the United States.

DEMS PLATFORM SHOW THEY STILL “DON’T GET IT” ABOUT GUN RIGHTS
The 2008 Democratic Party’s draft platform confirms that the party still
“doesn’t get it” about Second Amendment gun rights versus the Utopian fantasy that gun control laws will somehow make neighborhoods safer, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said in a news release. “While promising to preserve our Second Amendment rights,” said CCRKBA. “the party platform demonizes guns and wants them banned with so-called ‘common-sense’ gun laws. Boiled down, all it really means is that the Democrats are still the party of gun control no matter how they try to re-package the rhetoric.”

BRADY CAMPAIGN SAYS JOE BIDEN A GOOD GUN CONTROL RUNNING MATE FOR OBAMA
Giving Barack Obama some foreign policy clout is not all Sen. Joe Biden does for his presidential ticket, says the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. He’s “a straight talker about the need for common sense gun laws.” “Common sense” has become the buzzword for gun control since the Supreme Court ruled against Washington, D.C.’s handgun ban earlier this year.

Second Amendment Foundation:
http://www.saf.org/gt/gt165.pdf