With no expectations, she could surprise, but she had better do her homework before debating Biden presuming some foreign policy questions come up.

I don’t know what to make of it, honestly, but I sure do wonder about what happens if she gets the keys to WH. (Obvious caveat: I don’t wish any physical problems on McCain.) McCain will be the oldest guy we ever elected, though, and that’s every bit as factual as his two bouts with melanoma, a notoriously no-nonsense form of cancer.

It’s a good thing Senator McCain has such excellent health care. But I digress.

This was a home run swing, and who knows? Like everyone else, all I know is she’s a rock solid anti-abortionist, Pat Buchanan fan. I suppose this motivates the base.

I just have a hard time wrapping my arms around it, and maybe that’s just what the McCain campaign wanted. Where do the votes come from, though?

One wonders if the Media-created PUMA thing got a bit too far into media-centric McCain’s head.

I don’t know, but we’ll soon find out. There isn’t a lot of time left for any of them.

Update: Andrew Sullivan, who on first glance (isn’t that true for everyone?) likes her, but at the same time points out some interesting stuff to fill in some of the blanks.

He’s got some other informational posts up, too.

Update 2: The truly brilliant Jesse Taylor has more.

Update 3: smintheus at DKos has more fascinating detail. I don’t think it matters much, but we have to round out the profile on this woman, after all. McCain certainly didn’t do it.

Update 4: My man the genius The Editors has more. I’m sure happy Mrs. Palin’s story is coming out so quickly. We wouldn’t want to elect a #2 without knowing something about her.

Update 5: Boy oh boy, it sure is hard to keep up with all this breaking narrative and vetting. Nothing going on here folks, move along.

Noting that this doesn’t have anything to with jack-all-shit, since the corruption bar has been set so low by BushCorp., and we all do our families some favors, but the McCain camp just may have wanted to take a closer look.

Update 6: Even though I consider this post neither good nor bad, neither negative nor positive, it represents the beauty of the blogosphere. You don’t have to get your information from the gasbags you used to get it from. You can find someone who has dealt with people, even famous people, personal and up close.

Update 7: The hits just keep on comin’. More from some actual Alaskans. But for God’s sake, what would these people know compared to, say, Joe Scarborough or Luke Russert, or Andrea Mitchell?

Update 8: How am I to keep up? Sadly, No! points out the wondrous and spectacular intellectual consistency of the right-wing blowhard moron constituency represented by Hugh Hewitt, who it is alleged has a law degree. Meaning he’s a “smart” wingnut.

Update 9: Yes, the politics are good. But shouldn’t we worry about the “governance” part for a few years?