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Idaho Governor comments on McCain's VP pick

BOISE, Idaho - Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter made this statement Friday, regarding the announcement by Senator John McCain that he has chosen Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate:

"I believe that Governor Palin is a great fit for the ticket. I think she brings a lot of balance. I know that everyone knows and understands that she is a westerner. She was born in Sandpoint. She was educated at the University of Idaho. That certainly helps. But in the short time that I have known Governor Palin...she has been very involved in the Western Governor's Conference, in the National Governor's Association on primarily education matters, criminal justice, natural resources, and transportation and she has always provided a lot of leadership and a lot of input to the other Governors that I don't believe that understand as much of the western problems that we have. So I think she is a great fit for the McCain ticket and is going to bring the balance that we need."

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