I really think this is an interesting choice. On my way to lunch, the guy behind me was on the phone and he was all “I don’t understand it either, but I’m sure there’s a reason. I hope there’s a reason.” I think there are a couple of reasons. One, at least from where I’m sitting, she seems like a with-it, interesting, firecracker. Do you think aids are going to have to (or even be able to) take Palin’s cell phone away from her to keep her off message? Do you think she has any hesitancy at all about using the internet? And the picture of her over at Uncle’s? With the gun? Fucking hot. And she effectively ends the ANWAR drilling issue, I think. If she says we should do it, that carries weight.
I also think it’s interesting that election marks the end of a long line of Southern administrations. No matter who wins, there won’t be a Southerner among them.
The interesting thing to me, though, is that she doesn’t seem to be a political insider. And she seems to be kind of a bad-ass. And while it’s true that it’s probably what McCain’s candidacy needs, I do wonder if it’s what McCain’s administration wants. She doesn’t seem like the type to play Washington games (though I could be wrong). She very well may be the maverick McCain wishes he were.
None of this would make me vote for her. I’m not voting for someone so anti-choice and the national Republicans lost my vote for at least a generation with their response to Katrina.
But, if they win, I will be rooting for her to cause as much trouble as she can.