McCain’s camp had all the pundits (and me) biting on the rumors. Up until this ayem, everyone seemed positive it was going to be Tim Pawlenty. Then somebody noted that he was still scheduled to have his regular morning radio broadcast, and if he did so it would be physically impossible for him to join McCain in Dayton Ohio for McCain’s scheduled veep rollout.
I believe this is a truly inspired idea. Gov. Palin ran as an anti-corruption outsider, and handily defeated a corrupt and entrenched Republican political machine. Plus, at 44, she would almost totally wipe the “age issue” McCain has off the slate, and since Obama is only two years her senior, there is no way they could attack her for her youth and inexperience: She has much more executive experience than Senator Obama has.
I too think Sarah Palin is a fantastic choice. Last night McCain’s agents were even telling folks the pick would be “conventional.” Meaning not merely pro-life, but booooring. Palin is everything but.
And NRA-approved, too!