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McCain on pick: 'Frankly it inspires me'

From NBC's Domenico Montanaro
NBC's Brian Williams asked John McCain on Nightly News tonight if Palin was the best choice given that he's a 72-year-old cancer survivor.

McCain defended the choice, citing Palin's experience, including being a governor, mayor and even working on the PTA.

"Facts are funny things," McCain said, adding that she's "been in office longer than" Obama.

He added, in fact, it's "almost ludicrous to compare her experience with his -- it's no contest."

Williams followed up and asked, though, if she was the best choice.

"Oh sure," McCain said, "in every way." He went on to again cite her "executive experience."

"Frankly, it inspires me," he said.