And it's a brilliant one.
The Usual Suspects are in full babble, dribble, drool, and spew over it, as is amply exhibited here
The noise from the Dem/Lefty/"Progressive side is purely a result of to a HUGE fear factor the choice creates for them. They know the tide is turning against them.
That's easy, for those who are paying attention.
Palin's choice creates a wedge within the ranks ranks of Hillary diehards, especially her women supporters. Many of Hillary's crowd have already vowed NOT to support the Dem ticket, and this move by the McCain team will make those numbers increase dramatically.
Although the important focus is actually on the top of the ticket, the Dems can't attack Palin for "lack of experience". Palin has MORE executive experience than Obama, without a doubt.
Obama and Biden can't pick on her without risking the alienation of women voters of ALL kinds. I can just see Jaw Bone Joe saying something REALLY STUPID about Palin.
Palin gives the ticket some real world, down-to-earth identity that most Americans can relate to. She will energize the conservative base.
From just about any standpoint, the addition of Palin to the ticket gives the Republicans a solid boost, whether anybody likes it or not.
And, as the link quoted at Spag's says, she won't wilt under pressure, and will give as good as she gets.
The Backroom Boys over at Dem Central have a problem.
Once again, I LOVE IT when a plan comes together!