Their internal polling must have been really bad for McCain to do something this desperate. She is a walking time bomb - or in the wise words of our friend Sam yesterday:
They think they are pulling a "Hail Mary", but really it is more like"Hara-Kiri"(I do believe he made that up on the spot while talking to us...)
Or as Tbogg puts it:
The selection of Palin strikes me as a "stunt" nomination and an admission that even in the misty recesses of former prisoner of war John McCain's mind, he knows that he is truly fucked. Therefore the campaign seems to be hunting for the PUMA vote; the PUMA being a mythical creature with the body of a middle-aged woman and the head of an idiot. Palin's main claim to fame is that she doesn't kill babies but instead gives them hippy names like Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, and Trig which falls in line with the Christian belief that we must suffer in this world before entering the next.