McCain: Look, if Obama isn't using her, why don't we just name
Tool1: Despite Bill's comments, she is still a democrat.
McCain: Do we have a Hillary?
Tool1: We'll look into it.
It turns out that Palin is Sarah Palin of AK, not Michael Palin if Monty Python. A man can dream. All kidding aside, the GOP picked a woman. That is a step forward.
Why they picked her:
She is a woman (like Hillary - take that for what its worth), she's young (she's the age of Cindy McCain's 'upgrades'), and she's unknown (no baggage - hopefully).
You can't rightly argue that Obama lacks experience when you put Palin on your ticket. On the GOP side, there is a real risk that McCain could be incapacitated, even for short bits, and she would run the country. She's run Alaska - a state built on Ted Stevens' appopriations - for next to no time.