Republican Senator John McCain has defended his choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate in the 2008 presidential election. After losing the election he faced criticism over the choice.
Speaking to Stephen Sackur, McCain said it was a myth that Palin had been harmful to the campaign - she had in fact energised it.
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