He wants to woo former Clinton supporters. This may be a misguided strategy. Any Democratic woman that supported Clinton would be appalled at Palin's policies. Sure, they might draw some independent women, but she undermines the ticket in so many other ways. I think it's rather insulting to assume women will flock to any female candidate you put in front of them. Even the tone of her speech made it clear that's what they were after. Using the rhetoric Clinton used in her concession speech was cheap and pedantic. It shows a lack of respect for women.
Above: John McCain's inner dialogue.
Also, when I first looked at this pic I could have sworn Sarah Palin was standing next to a decomposing corpse. I mean, the comparison really accentuates the negatives for McCain. He's more than old enough to be her father, and that's a little creepy. Case in point:
Above: Can you tell which one of these is real, and which is a cunning photoshop?
McCain's VP choice is a PR stunt. He can't seriously expect people to believe that he thinks she can run the nation. He complains that Obama with his years as a Constitutional law scholar, state legislator, and US Senator doesn't have enough experience. But he's fine with Gov. Palin? He's picked her for her vagina, plain and simple. Her years as a "commercial fisherman" don't really count as pertinent experience. Nor does being mayor of a town of 5000. It's just such an odd choice that I have to believe he's working the woman angle... and it's ridiculous.