I have been a little leery about voting for a 71 year-old man who has had 4 cancer surgeries for President. I needed something to reassure me, and I have found that something in the form of a woman who has been governor (of Alaska) for 17 months. By the traditional criteria applied to Obama (remember how he "doesn't have any experience?") Sarah Palin is, by an enormous margin, the most unqualified person to be nominated to the vice-presidency with the possible exception of Nicholas Butler and Frank Knox (that's the kind of added value you get at ginandtacos). Ferraro had more experience. Quayle had more experience. So did Sargent Shriver, Charles Curtis, Garrett Hobart, and every other half-assed choice of the last 220 years.
Shameless, shameless identity politics. McCain has met her once. I love how the right-wing blogs have exploded into a frenzy of confident reassurances that this move has now officially "locked up the Hillary vote." As openly as I question the sanity/smarts of HRC dead-enders, I sincerely doubt any of them are that stupid. Politically, McCain just chose Ralph Reed with tits. But one thing's certain – that VP debate is going to be priceless.