McCain's choice of Vice President, while not unexpected (everyone knew she was being vetted) was a real surprise to many. I assumed that she was a pro forma nod to the extreme right and female values voters, not a real possibility. I was floored by the announcement.
Others will ably pick apart the many reasons why Sarah Palin is a terrible choice: she negates McCain's experience argument against Obama, she is a lightweight in the truest sense, her social conservative positions are way out of whack with mainstream America, she brings McCain's age and health back to the center of the debate, and her choice looks purely like political opportunism and pandering born of desperation by a still-born campaign.
But I thought that McCain really must know something we don't. He's a wiley and smart political infighter who has survived and thrived in the cut-throat competition of Washington for decades; he's got to know that this choice is going to be widely panned, and his judgment called into question over it. He must have a very compelling reason to choose Palin.
My sources inside the McCain inner circle have finally come through with some seriously scoopy information. I know now why McCain chose Palin and he did so for vital and compelling national security reasons of impeccable logic and wisdom.
McCain knows that the fate of every American hangs in the balance. He knows that only one person can save us. He's received intelligence that absolutely compels his selection of Palin as VP so that she might be kept close and under his protection.
I'll reveal why after the flip...