Vermont’s Republican delegation happy with VP pick

Vermont Republicans have rallied around Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, John McCain’s pick as a vice presidential running mate. The state’s delegates to the Republican National Convention say revelations about Palin’s family have done nothing to dampen their enthusiasm. VPR’s Ross Sneyd reports.

Republican leader Sara Gear Boyd dies at 67

Sara Gear Boyd is being remembered as a trail blazing, common sense political leader who had a strong impact at both the state and national level. During her state legislative career, she was the first woman in the country to serve as majority leader of both the House and the Senate. Gear Boyd died of cancer Tuesday morning at the age of 67. VPRs Bob Kinzel has more.