When I first heard that McCain had picked Palin as his running-mate, I was excited – until I found out they didn’t mean Michael.
Seriously, though, this strikes me as a fiendishly brilliant move (and it’s probably making Obama wonder if he shouldn’t have picked Clinton after all instead of bland apparatchik Biden). Since I prefer four years of Obama to four years of McCain, fiendishly brilliant moves from the McCain camp are a bit depressing.
On the brighter side, though, at least we’re now virtually guaranteed that one of the two top slots next year will be someone other than a white male. Admittedly that thought is only mildly cheering, given that I don’t want anybody in those slots. But it’s still somewhat pleasing.