The Economist har et interessant perspektiv på McCains impulsive valg av Palin:
The Palin appointment is yet more proof of the way that abortion still distorts American politics. This is as true on the left as on the right. But the Republicans seem to have gone furthest in subordinating considerations of competence and merit to pro-life purity. One of the biggest problems with the Bush administration is that it appointed so many incompetents because they were sound on Roe v Wade. Mrs Palin’s elevation suggests that, far from breaking with Mr Bush, Mr McCain is repeating his mistakes.
Roe vs Vade er høyesterettsdommen fra 1973 som slo fast retten til fri, selvbestemt abort i USA.
Hvis noen var i tvil: Politikk handler først og fremst om følelser.