The Idaho Statesman is the latest right-leaning paper to endorse Obama. One critical reason? Yep:

When picking a running mate, Obama made a solid choice, Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware ... McCain countered with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who energized the GOP's conservative base and wowed many Americans with her speech at the Republican convention. Since then, though, the Sandpoint native and University of Idaho graduate has not convincingly shown she is ready for the White House.

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