Take a look at this revealing exchange, caught on tape after an interview on MSNBC. I've got a version here with subtitles so you can easily understand what's being said. Mike Murphy is John McCain's former campaign chief and obviously a loyal fan of McCain, and Peggy Noonan is the well-known Republican speechwriter who made Reagan sound like a great President. They are conversing with the anchor after finishing an interview -- obviously thinking the network had cut to something else -- talking candidly about the choice of Sarah Palin as VP.
I think their assessment says it all. The Palin pick is a horrible one, and we all know why he did it -- to appease the radical religious right. Doesn't get much more scary than that.
"Political bullshit." Peggy Noonan really says it all.