Here's the larger message of the Sarah Palin story:
Life is messy. First things first: Take care of your babies. You do what you have to do, and deep down you never give up on life. You refuse to choose. The unexpected will happen, but that's OK -- you can deal with it. You are resilient, optimistic, competent and caring.
How did McCain know? A moose-hunting pioneer woman is the perfect choice to be America's first female vice president.
Is Sarah Palin up to being president of the United States? Hey, listen, anyone who can raise five children while governing Alaska successfully enough to earn over an 80 percent approval rating -- I'm just not worried about.
Gov. Sarah Palin can do whatever she has to do, and she can do whatever needs to be done.
Listen, I know motherhood is a tough job but I know plenty of mothers who don't know the names of country leaders, let alone geography and that's just for starters. Being a mother-- no matter how many kids you have-- doesn't qualify you for president. Neither does being able to shoot a moose or making mooseburgers.
If you ask me, they're doing their best to coverup for McCain's folly.
Once (if) McCain releases Palin to the media, she'll have to answer questions about creationism, abstinence-only education, earmarks, Alaska seceding from the U.S., troopergate... She may even get pop quizzes to test her knowledge (or lack of) world affairs.
But here's one thing republicans probably know: If Palin is vice president the office will be more of a public relations office. Some other old guy will do the whispering in McCain's ear.
Here's a goodie. Palin speaks about the Iraq war as God's plan. Sorry Palin. The Iraq war was George Bush's plan.