If I remember correctly, when McCain picked Palin as his VP candidate, he was still expecting Hilary Clinton to be his opponent in the presidential election.
So he chose her to a.) appeal to women voters (expecting them to be easily fooled), b.) appeal to the libidos of male voters and c.) embody the fundamentalist Christian values he lacked. Palin was basically a blank page and supposed to be his Christian sex bunny. It was just karmic retribution when her mouth proved to be bigger than her brain, undoing his campaign.
It was really sexist in both directions because the decision was based on the assumption that women would just vote for another women and men would vote with their penises.
"V Pravde net izvestiy, v Izvestiyakh net pravdy."
Last edited by detrius; 03-19-2012 at 04:32 PM.