The word is that McCain and his staff knew absolutely none of this as of yesterday morning. The word is that the Lieberman people in McCain's camp insisted on anyone but Romney, the Romney people insisted on anyone but Lieberman, Pawlenty bubbled up--but then McCain decided that Pawlenty was too boring and picked Palin in spite of having only met her once in his life.
The problem with the Palin choice isn't that her judgement is in question, (which it is), but that McCain's judgement is flawed. He makes hasty, impulsive, ill-considered choices.
Putin will eat McCain alive, if McCain
wins steals this election.