From Team Obama:

“Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency. Governor Palin shares John McCain’s commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade, the agenda of Big Oil and continuing George Bush’s failed economic policies — that’s not the change we need, it’s just more of the same,” said Bill Burton, Obama Campaign Spokesman.

I have to say, I find this pick totally baffling. If McSame wanted for tactical reasons to pick a woman (and I agree with Jane that it’s a smart play), why not Hutchison? His entire campaign is based on the premise that the scary Russians and Iranians and terrists want to kill us and that he is the safe choice to protect us from them.

Palin is a very green candidate — she’s only been governor for a year and a half — she’s younger than Obama and has zero foreign policy credentials. And McSame just turned 72.

This undermines the entire rationale for his candidacy.

I don’t get it.