I HAD A WHOLE POST written inspired by Captain Joy's very smart comment in the comments, but then it occurred to me:
Gov. Palin's selection amounts to McCain TROLLING the debate.
HER OPEN APPEAL to former Hillary voters is classic disingenuous CONCERN TROLLING.
AND HER SELECTION tempts us into a quicksand debate of relative experience in which we'll all sink in a panicky writhe of circular arguments and counter-accusations.
GOV. PALIN is a remarkable and accomplished person. But every anxiety she provokes (in both parties) as a shadow president to an aging man--and the doubts her selection sows regarding McCain's own judgment and priorities--are self evident.
There is no reason to get bogged down in the comments, all snared up in the bottom of the thread.
RATHER, it's better to take a cue from Obama's second comment, in which he dials back his campaign's own initial reaction. Because he seems to know the first rule about trolls, which is:
DO NOT FEED THE TROLL.
THAT SAID, you really should read Cpt. Joy's very smart comment here.
UPDATE: Thank you, KARNAS, for pointing out my egregious error.
That is all.