McCain needs to concede this point and just admit that he chose Palin not for her executive or phantom foreign policy credentials, but because he likes her as a person and he feels in his gut that she embodies the kind of gut level leadership that he takes pride in. This isn’t a dig on Palin. Why should she be a foreign policy expert while her responsibility has been to tend to the domestic needs of her state?
This is about the confusion of John McCain’s priorities. Is it experience? Or is it leadership and judgement? This VP pick seems to concede that it’s the latter and if that’s the case, fair game. But I think McCain is grossly overestimating his reputation for sound judgement and it’s turning out the this VP pick is another example of his rash, unmeasured decision making he’s exhibited since he lost in 2000.
(Update: In response to this interview, McCain takes his ball and goes home.)