Media Alert: Charmaine Quoted in The Wall Street Journal


Your Business Blogger(R) and Charmaine flew back from Minneapolis after meeting with 300 of our closest conservative friends — she will be flying back for the convention on Monday for the official nomination of the next president of the USA: John McCain.

We had a chance to celebrate with Charlie Black, Frank Donatelli and Bob Heckman who may have been just a bit surprised by the overwhelming emotional reaction, the tears, the standing O’s when Palin was picked.

McCain’s pick for VP, Sarah Palin, is exciting the conservative pro-life base.

Polling has McCain up over Obama by 2 — 47 percent to 45. Obama got a bounce after his convention — what the economists call a ‘dead cat bounce.’ But Obama’s temple talk didn’t survive Palin’s passion.

Look for McCain to continue his lead.

The McCain campaign has taken in over $7 million in the 24 hours since the announcement of Palin as VP.

Charmaine’s observations have been picked up by a number of news outlets.

The Wall Street Journal


McCain’s Surprise V.P. Choice

Alaska’s Gov. Palin Targets Those Stung

By Clinton’s Loss


August 30, 2008; Page A1

Sen. John McCain chose first-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, little known on the national stage, as his vice-presidential running mate — a surprise stroke aimed at attracting Hillary Clinton supporters, but which could undercut the campaign’s key theme of experience…

“We are thrilled,” said Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life Action, an anti-abortion group. In an email message, she wrote: “It’s a BRILLIANT pick. In one move he energizes pro-lifers AND reaches out to Hillary supporters.” Overall, the pick went over well with the Republican Party’s conservative base — long wary of Sen. McCain, who has struggled during the campaign to keep party loyalists in line.


Palin brings God and guns to Republican ticket

By Ed Stoddard – Analysis Reuters – Saturday, August 30 01:46 pm

DALLAS (Reuters) – Conservative Republican prayers for the November 4 presidential election may have been answered.

John McCain’s choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate sends a clear message to the party’s conservative religious base: God and guns are on the ticket…

Palin’s status as a “working mom,” whose children range in age from 5 months to 18 years, could be one drawback in the eyes of some conservative U.S. Christians who strongly believe that a mother’s place is in the home. But others give her credit for being a devoted mother who they say has been able to balance career and family.

“I have five kids too and I think it is exciting when you see someone who is working actively to make her family a part of her mission,” said Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life Action, an anti-abortion group.

“And her decision to have her child when she knew he had Down’s syndrome is a beautiful, beautiful story,” Yoest said.

FOX News

Instant Reaction to the Palin Selection as GOP VP Pick

Americans United for Life Action President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest: “With this bold and inspired selection, Sen. McCain has verified his stated commitment to assembling a truly pro-life administration. The Republican ticket stands in stark contrast to the stridently pro-abortion ticket put forth by the Democratic Party. You can be sure the vice presidential selections will have far-reaching ramifications in this race.”

Charmaine had no early information but some Twitter tweets were most generous in giving her credit for something she didn’t do on McCain’s picking Palin,

I actually think that Huckabee’s senior adviser Charmaine Yoest had something to do with this pick

here’s what Yoest wrote McCain was hugely problematic for this contingent


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3 Responses

  1. Jane says:

    good job Charmaine!

  2. Tawnia says:


    I was just browsing Yahoo news the other day and saw you quoted on the selection of Sarah Palin for VP. It sounds like you’ve been a very busy woman for the past few years since you wrote Mother in the Middle!

    I too, have 5 children now (13, 12, 10, 3, and 2) and home school the lot. Life is good.

    Anyway, seeing your name was a blast from the past and I wanted to say congratulations for being quoted in the WSJ.

    Best wishes,

    Tawnia [one of your FRC interns :)]

  3. c.g. says:

    Dear Mrs. Yoest,

    I am so thrilled w/ the Palin pick, I can now throw my support behind McCain. If you find yourself in a position to get a T-shirt featuring Palin in Minneapolis, would you please pick it up for me? I will happily pay you for it.

    My mom pointed out your remarks in the WSJ yesterday! I am as happy McCain made this choice as you are. The Palin pick has even convinced my parents to vote for McCain (instead of writing in Ron Paul or not voting) so hopefully it will be a trend.

    Enjoy your time at the RNC, I wish I was going too!