John McCain's selection of Sarahas Vice Presidential nominee has certainly created a lot of buzz in the US press. It is also beginning to be digested by the international press.
One of the more interesting articles that I read came from the India Daily. In this article, the author asserts that the Indian outsourcing sector could be badly hurt if Palin becomes President (and, I would also assume, if she has a substantive policy role).
This assertion comes from an analysis of Palin's support of Pat Buchanan in prior elections. Mr. Buchanan, an ultra-conservative US candidate in 2000. Mr. Buchanan was staunchly against outsourcing and H1B visas, two policies that have helped India prosper.
This is telling of what looks like it will become a strange and unique election cycle. The question really is whether either candidate will take a position with regard to outsourcing at all, or whether the pro and con talk is merely political positioning.
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