Okay, I've had a little time to mull over this Palin thing and read some reactions and it turns out that I'm sticking with my first reaction: Pure disgust. It's the first time McCain has so starkly reminded me of this guy:
John McCain has just affirmed for us that he is squarely in the camp of those Republicans who are deeply unserious about governing. Joe Conason calls this choice "The epitome of tokenism" and he's absolutely right. But furthermore, it's a choice that tells us that whatever is driving John McCain to seek the presidency has less to do with a sense of civic calling than, more likely, an insatiable hunger for power and glory. And, good Lord, if there is one thing the last 8 years have taught us, is it not that what this country does NOT need is another arrogant man-child with a Napoleon complex and utter disdain for the brass tacks of his actual job?