Here’s the Obama camp’s take on Palin’s selection as VP.
Mike Murphy at Swampland lays out the pros and cons of McCain-Palin ’08.
All of the posts make excellent points, 99% of which will be lost on the general public.
Update, 08/29/08, 05:30 PM:
Shakesville’s Petulant has a good quote — and it brought to my mind the following thought: Wouldn’t it have been such an historic event to have the first African-American and female Democratic ticket the same week as the 45th anniversary of MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech and the 88th anniversary of women’s suffrage? Unfortunately, Barack wanted it to be all about him and he has been loathe to share the spotlight for some time.
Digby has a few thoughts on Mrs. Palin, of course.
Update, 08/29/08, 05:55 PM:
McCain made at least two new enemies by selecting Palin:
Though it was high in shock value, the Palin pick left bruised feelings among the short-list contenders who were not picked — and infuriated some Republican officials who privately said McCain had gone out on a limb, unnecessarily, without laying the groundwork for such an unknown. Two senior Republican officials close to Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty said they had both been rudely strung along and now “feel manipulated.”
Update, 08/30/08, 06:25 AM:
Rove has been caught in a massive flip-flop on Palin, while Anthony McCarthy at Echidne’s points out that the positive media attention Palin is getting wouldn’t be happening if she were Obama’s running mate.
Update, 08/30/08, 01:25 PM:
Political Wire has two short editorials by pollsters about Palin: “Smart Tactical Pick?” by David Johnson of Strategic Vision and “Worst Pick Ever?” by Del Ali of Research 2000. Both are interesting reads.