Oh please. If McCain really wanted to excite the nutjob conservative base, he had far better choices than Sarah Palin. He could have chosen someone that the conservative base had actually heard of before last week. You're right, there's plenty of sexism here, but you're looking in the wrong place. It's all coming from the McCain camp, who apparently believe that women are stupid enough to vote for him just because he put a woman on his ticket. I don't know any women that dumb, and the ones I do know are insulted by the very idea.
You've got your head in the sand. McCain picked Palin because she's a woman - n o other reason. Does she help him with the conservative base? No. If he wanted that, he would have chosen Romney, Huckabee or a dozen others. Does she have some great experience that would be helpful? Is she a policy wonk? Has she championed a certain issue for years?
The answer to all of those questions is no. He picked her because of her gender.
I can't believe I just rec'd a Brandon diary! Smart remarks aside, I have never, ever been prouder of my party than I am right now. To quote James Carville, tonight is a bad night night to be a Republican. Hillary absolutely clobbered McCain, and she did it with a smile on her face. Gotta love that. I'm glad she's on our side!