Enthusiastic Republicans don’t see the choice of Palin as affirmative action, despite her thin résumé and gaping absence of foreign policy knowledge, because they expect Republicans to put an underqualified “babe,” as Rush Limbaugh calls her, on the ticket. They have a tradition of nominating fun, bantamweight cheerleaders from the West, like the previous Miss Congeniality types...Meow! That's gotta sting. What an impressive grasp of the issues Maureen has. What an amazingly sharp mind! Isn't it great that at least one of the two major political parties sees women as something more than just sex objects?
By the way, for a bantamweight cheerleader, Sarah Palin's done quite a bit. And Barack Obama's equivalent accomplishments would be ... what?