"I can't help wondering if this is a trap. The McCain camp watched and learned as Obama supporters offended Hillary supporters by their treatment of her. The McCainiacs had to know that this group is incapable of behaving, that Palin would bring out their worst instincts.
One top Republican said to me: 'Just wait until she is debating Joe Biden and he starts attacking or condescending to her. Hillary voters are going to say, "Oh yeah, I remember this" ' "...and:
"The other potential trap is luring the Obama campaign onto the "experience" field. The early conventional wisdom says McCain's pick was boneheaded because it takes the experience issue off the table. But it seems that it has done the opposite: The importance of experience is the topic of the day.
The more Democrats complain about this, the more Republicans can turn it on them and say, 'If you are so concerned about the amount of experience of the vice president, what about the top of your ticket? '"Hook.