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Congresswoman, Cathy McMorris Rodgers responds to McCain's VP Choice

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(Spokane, WA) - Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers issued the following statement following the announcement that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, a self proclaimed hockey mom, has been chosen to be the Vice Presidential candidate for John McCain.

"Sarah Palin brings to the Republican ticket a unique and important perspective that is grounded in her role as a wife, mother of five, governor and someone who isn't afraid to shake up the status quo.

"This is a bold and exciting pick that demonstrates the Republican Party is focused on the future and changing how Washington, DC does business.  As an outsider, Governor Palin has a solid record of making government work better including fighting for landmark ethics reform - she will bring that same focus to Washington, DC.

"Finally, as a Westerner, Governor Palin understands the values and ideals that make our region unique.  She has been a strong advocate of meeting our energy needs with American energy, she understands the importance of our resource economy, and is a strong protector of our individual freedoms."

McMorris Rodgers is Co-Chair of the Congressional Women's Caucus.  She has not met Palin in person but the two corresponded earlier this year as both are mothers who have baby boys with Down Syndrome.  McMorris Rodgers is a co-founder of the Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus.

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