Joe Klein hits it just right.
Ok. I’m still trying to come to terms with this. I wonder about the following:
–Does the McCain campaign actually think that Hillary supporters will be lured to the ticket by a militant pro-lifer who also believes in the teaching of intelligent design?
–Palin exploded her state’s coffers by imposing a windfall profits tax on the oil companies…sort of–no, exactly–like the proposal Barack Obama has made and John McCain has attacked. Apparently, she also supported the Bridge to Nowhere, despite her disclaimer at today’s event. So how does McCain explain putting a tax-raising porker on his ticket?
–Palin was an active supporter of Pat Buchanan for president. Does that mean she’s against free trade? No friend of Israel? (If you really want to have some fun, go over to the Commentary blog and watch the neoconservatives squirm.)
–Most of all, I wonder what Republican foreign policy and national security experts think of this–people like Dick Lugar, Brent Scowcroft, James Baker, Colin Powell, Chuck Hagel, George H.W. Bush?
Other than that, she seemed a fresh, delightful presence at the announcement ceremony today.
I noticed that she seemed to be nothing more than an advocate for John McCain today. That’s one hat the veep wears, but there are a lot more questions about her readiness. Even if you believe her experience equals Obama’s (which I don’t), the Dem has addressed those concerns. Again, she’s got work to do.