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Email shows Bush joked with Palin about "VP buzz" ahead of 2008 presidential polls

June 11, 2011 - Washington

An email written by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to her chief of staff Mike Nizich has revealed that she joked with the then President George W Bush about the "VP buzz" during a meeting in early August 2008, just a month before Senator John McCain picked her as his running mate.

"The president and I spoke about military, including Track's deployment and how Iraq is a different place than it was a year ago. He also spoke about (and we joked about) VP buzz," Politico quoted Palin, as saying in the e-mail.

The emails also show Palin forwarding encouraging notes to her staff from fans about the vice presidency.

One of her supporters from South Dakota wrote to a publicly listed e-mail address, which was then forwarded to her official e-mail in late June, that Palin would make "a first-rate running mater for Senator John McCain."

"Please encourage her to accept if asked! What can we do to encourage Senator McCain to put her on the ticket?" the supporter asked.


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