Are you kidding me? Are you absolutely kidding me? This is who he picked? Wow. I am seriously shocked and flabbergasted. Yes faithful readers, my flabber has been officially gasted.
How can you try to make the case that Senator Barack Obama doesnt have enough experience and then pick Governor Sarah Palin? She's been on city council, then was mayor and now is on her first term as Governor of Alaska. I gotta tell you there's a serious doubt if McCain is healthy enough to undertake this job (which I honestly hope is not the case for several reasons) and if he's not then you have President Palin who has less experience than Senator Obama.
Senator McCain is trailing Barack by almost 4 points in Alaska, but if she makes up that margin for him - Alaska only has 3 Electoral Votes.
She is no Hillary Clinton. If he was going for the women's vote and trying to snarf votes from bitter Hillary supporters this does not do it for you, not by a long shot.
I cant see how this wont be seen as 1) a political stunt and 2) a choice of the what's left over and not the best choice (oh god I'm starting a list of thoughts within a list of thoughts - I'm a madman!).
I am going to give her the benefit of the doubt that she was a good pick for this, but for right now I cant see it and I think John McCain and the Republicans will have a very tough time with explaining who she is, and why she's the best pick - especially to their base.