I don’t think anyone can avoid noting the fact that John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate kept him well within his comfort zone of preferring to associate with younger “beauty queen” type women.
It was as if he was told by his handlers after Barack Obama chose Joe Biden that he "had to take a woman" in order to poach some disgruntled Hillary supporters, and he thought to himself:
“I can take someone with a notable history of public service accomplishments, like Kay Bailey Hutchison or Margaret Spellings, or I can take someone with an understanding of how to succeed in a complex economy, like Carly Fiorina or Meg Whitman, or (heh, heh heh!) I can get me some eye candy!”Meanwhile, the supposed “game changing” pick leaves the game exactly where it was following Barack Obama’s brilliant convention speech in which he forcefully made the remaining race about judgment and temperament!
[Update 1] If you think the image I’m invoking is a bit too harsh, let me just add, without further comment, this quote from top McCain aide and lobbyist, Charlie Black:
“She’s going to learn national security at the foot of the master for the next four years, and most doctors think that he’ll be around at least that long”[Update 2] OK, just one more comment! Does this mean that Monica Lewinsky is qualified to be Commander in Chief?