We're back. Maybe.
We think we like McCain's pick of Sarah Palin. It has elements of brilliance, though it's not without dangers.
We observe first that McCain clearly understands that his road to the WH is through the HCBEs (Hillary Clinton Bitter Enders). Palin is well matched to him politically and balances his age. Because she’s not a national figure, she’s mostly untainted by association with the national Republican brand.
The danger is that she’s relatively inexperienced, blunting the main rap against Obama, and that she’s an Alaska Republican, where corruption is a way of life. However, she’s at least an antiestablishment Alaska Republican.
She will be able to hammer Obama mercilessly on the issue of life. The youngest of her five children is a Downs citizen.
And McCain's timing is most excellent. Does anyone remember that Obama made a historic speech last night?