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Crowd Chants, "Sarah! Sarah!" At McCain/Palin Event

From CBS News' John Bentley:

The McCain and Palin families, introduced by former Pennsylvania governor Tom Ridge, appeared at a rally in this Pittsbugh suburb at a minor league baseball park. Country music star John Rich warmed up the crowd of about 10,000 people.

Ridge, who had been mentioned as a possible VP choice himself, said he was looking forward to calling Palin "Madame Vice-President," and spoke about how both Palin and McCain had gone against their party to do what was right for the country.

McCain started his remarks by asking everyone to keep the people in New Orleans in their thoughts and prayers. He then introduced Palin with roughly the same speech he gave yesterday.

During her second day campaigning as the Republican choice for VP, Palin also gave a very similar speech to the one she gave yesterday, talking about being a "hockey mom" and trying to stamp out wasteful spending in government.

She also thanked the women who had come before her, Geraldine Ferraro and Hillary Clinton, who was loudly booed. When she said Hillary put "18 million cracks in the highest and hardest glass ceiling, but women aren't done, and we'll shatter that ceiling once and for all," the crowd chanted "Sarah! Sarah!"