Republicant actuarial experts recommended to the VP vetters that their choice had a 90% chance of being one of the few VP's to take the Presidential oath of office in close proximity to a dead US Commander in chief.
With that golden Chicken nugget, the religious right wing of the party that Bush has left without even a drumstick saw their opportunity to put a Republican chicken back into the oval office pot.
Stealth VPILF candie Sarah Palin suddenly went from sledperson of Alaskans Anonymous to the successor of the arrogant american evangelical association of the inexperienced and proud of it. Some call McCain the McBush but many recognize him for an opportunist who is far from true believer.
Palin on the other wing is more W than W, that is if W is the silent first letter of WRONG!