I had to restrain myself from posting a blog entry immediately on hearing of Senator McCain’s VP choice. Surely, when McCain barked “Get me Palin!” to his staff, he meant Michael Palin, of Monty Python fame (a well-traveled, sophisticated citizen of the world, compared to the hockey-mom, small-town Palin who showed up on the stage with Sen. McCain). Well, better – perhaps – than Mitt Romney, who never saw the side of an issue he didn’t like, or Joe Lieberman, a turncoat sheep in sheep’s clothing. Sarah Palin seems energetic and sincere, and displays the perky certitude of the committed evangelical Christian, which will surely be the cause of great anxiety over the final months of this campaign. The fact that McCain only met Palin once before selecting her as his Veep speaks volumes about the recklessness with which he makes important decisions (“Russkies messing with my good friend Shakashvili in Georgia? Nuke Moscow now, dammit!!”). Wow, pretty scary stuff.