As the stories about Sarah Palin continue to pour in today (I like this one and this one), I’ve come up with a theory. Maybe the Republican Party elders (well, higher-ups; no one is older than McCain) swatted down McCain’s first picks for VP, like Joe Lieberman and Tom Ridge, so McCain took a different route to get what he wanted. He picked someone so bad and incompetent that he would be forced to drop her and then allowed by these same higher-ups to pick Lieberman or Ridge because they aren’t so bad after all. Brilliant! Maybe he can use that same sneakiness to smoke Bin Laden out of his hole.