Palin energizing FL Republicans
Republicans from Pinellas County to Pensacola say McCain's choice of the gun-shooting-hockey-mom governor of Alaska as his running mate has ramped up Floridians' interest in the GOP ticket dramatically. "It's coming at us so fast it's like drinking out of a fire hydrant," said Commissioner Mark Sharpe, co-chairman of the McCain campaign in Hillsborough County. "That's when you know you're in the middle of a phenomenon."
"Before this, I would have never voted for a female," Tammi Bulovas said. "I always thought we were the weaker power — that's just how I was raised. And when McCain announced her, I was like "Oh my gosh, what is he thinking?' "But then I looked her up. She's just like me. I love her."