So who is this mystery woman, Sarah Palin?
I'd go into great detail if Justin hadn't already done so in his post "Draft Sarah Palin!"
Let's just say that conservative Republicans (like Justin) are ga-ga over her, she's the governor of Alaska, and if John McCain listened to her breathless fans and named her his running mate tomorrow, it would steal the Dems' thunder. Sarah Palin as the Republican VP nominee might put additional pressure on the Obama campaign to consider Hillary Clinton for the number two slot. (And then, who knows? Maybe the two of them might give that TV summer reality show American Gladiators a run for its money when it comes to battling broads.)
I don't know how likely John McCain is to pick Sarah Palin. But I do know that even if he did choose a female running mate, that choice doesn't make up for for a serious gaffe earlier in his campaign which was, in essence, sanctioned misogyny; he laughed when a female supporter - in reference to Clinton - asked, "How do we beat the bitch?"
He beat the b*tch all right. (Or rather, Obama did.) Now does he have the b*lls to ask another to stand up with him? And if he did, could she - as a woman - comfortably share the GOP ticket?
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