October 1, 2008 2:30 PM

Commentary: Sadly, McCain had better V.P. options

It should have been Linda Lingle. Now in her second term as Hawaii's governor, Lingle is the first Republican elected to that job in 40 years. She delivered a record state budget surplus, has gone to Iraq to size up the war on terror, and set Hawaii on a course of foreign-oil independence. But Lingle, 55, never made John McCain's veep list.

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