The New York Times magazine had a great article on the re-branding of John McCain. This particular quote stuck out at me.
Reviewing the tape, it didnâ€™t concern Davis that Palin seemed out of her depth on health-care issues or that, when asked to name her favorite candidate among the Republican field, she said, â€œIâ€™m undecided.â€ What he liked was how she stuck to her pet issues â€” energy independence and ethics reform â€” and thereby refused to let Rose manage the interview. This was the case throughout all of the Palin footage. Consistency. Confidence. And . . . well, look at her.A friend had said to Davis: â€œThe way you pick a vice president is, you get a frame of Time magazine, and you put the pictures of the people in that frame. You look at who fits that frame best â€” thatâ€™s your V. P.â€
Shameful. The very next paragraph:
Schmidt, to whom Davis quietly supplied the Palin footage, agreed. Neither man apparently saw her lack of familiarity with major national or international issues as a serious liability.
This is not a man who showed good judgement. This is not a man who put his country first. This is a man who let the most base and political advisers pick his vice president because she looked good.