Let's assume it was the idea of his handlers.
John McCain's vice presidential "selection," Sarah Palin.
Be disturbed, be very disturbed.
These are people playing at the highest levels. And if this self-professed "hockey mom" is what they think is fit for holding the presidency, then it is bizarre how far the polity has evidently fallen.
The points seem to be that because McCain is old and Obama isn't, they'd pick someone younger. Palin is 44. That because Hillary didn't get the nomination, a gender selection would be a leg up on the Dems. That because Joe Biden is seemingly a "regular guy" McCain needs someone who is far more regular than he—and not only as regards his bodily function.
McCain has repeatedly pointed out throughout his campaign, in the primaries and after, that this is a world that is increasingly troubled and dangerous, that it is a place where the people who make decisions need to be well versed in geopolitics.
And so they pick a woman who has been the mayor of a small city in Alaska and who has spent two years as the state's governor.
Alaska has a total population of 670,000 people. The entire state has the population of Memphis, Tennessee.
And somehow they think that Sarah Palin, because of her conservative credentials that make the evangelicals happy, because of her gender which ostensibly will make some of the Hillary partisans happy, because of her comparative youth (born February 11, 1964), is fit to run the country?
If it wasn't so scary, it would be a bad joke.