Say what you want about about John McCain. In picking Sarah Palin as his running mate, the guy schooled Barack Obama hard and showed him up for the beginner that he is. The selection of Palin, made public on McCain's birthday less than a day after Obama's DNC presidential exception speech, has totally dominated mainstream news--even if most of that reportage consisted of plaintive wailing--and pushed the Democrat nominee for president to the periphery. "Happy birthday to me," says the old man.
Since the resurrection of his presidential campaign, this phoenix quality of McCain's (no pun intended) shouldn't be a surprise to observers, but one can't help but admire the skill by which the man stays alive and sets his opponents--sometimes his fellow Republicans--to gnashing their teeth.
It's a gift.
ONLY RELATED BECAUSE IT'S ABOUT PALIN: Like the pretty, new girl in every situation, Governor Palin's name is on everyone's lips--much like Senator Obama's has been. And, as was and continues to be so with Obama, there are tons of rumors floating around regarding the governor. So it is that Charles Martin puts together a comprehensive list confirming some rumors, debunking others and, most fun of all, reaffirming that the "professionals" in Big Media are less than diligent about getting to the truth--at least when there's a Republican involved.
(Thanks to Marty)