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Palin Ready to Take Center Stage

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Delegates at the Republican National Convention in Saint Paul are eagerly awaiting tonight's speech from Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The GOP Vice Presidential hopeful will introduce herself to much of the country in tonight's prime time address.

WBUR's Bob Oakes has been gauging the mood on the floor, particularly in response to news of Palin's teenage daughter's pregnancy. Former Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift says Palin needs to stay on message, and not get drawn into discussions that, Swift argues, would never be brought up around a male candidate.

Bob talks with WBUR's Delores Handy about what the delegates are expecting to see tonight.

This program aired on September 3, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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