[Guest post by DRJ]
Rightwingprof has a Sarah Palin roundup that addresses why her gender wasn’t the point, how she’s the best complement to John McCain, and includes thoughts from Bill Whittle and Mark Steyn.
ONGOING UPDATES: More from Jeff G. at Protein Wisdom. H/T Daleyrocks.
Mike K adds responses reported in the UK Times from Camille Paglia and Rush Limbaugh. It also states that Palin’s husband is part Eskimo.
I didn’t know that. Beldar says I did know that. Now I know it twice.
Ed Morrissey at Hot Air says the Palin pick wasn’t a last-minute choice, linking a Washington Post article that, in Morrissey’s words, “McCain favored Palin for months, and that it reflects a deliberate focus on reform and change.” From the Washington Post:
“Starting last spring, the inner circle met regularly with McCain to review and discuss an initial list of about three dozen possible choices. “He and several of us had multiple meetings,” one adviser said. “Discussions, strengths and weaknesses of all the candidates. He asked a lot of questions and listened — didn’t tip his hand to too many of us. He was very insistent that this process often wounds people, and we were to stay very quiet.”
Maureen Dowd: “Enthusiastic Republicans don’t see the choice of Palin as affirmative action, despite her thin résumé and gaping absence of foreign policy knowledge, because they expect Republicans to put an underqualified ‘babe,’ as Rush Limbaugh calls her, on the ticket.”
The Anchoress addresses the irony that liberal Democrats would use the “Bad Mother, Bad Woman” meme to slur Palin. H/T daleyrocks.
(Note: The Anchoress includes at least a dozen excellent links about halfway down the linked post.)