I second Victor Davis Hanson’s take. But one thing to keep in mind: a huge motivating factor behind the pro-Hillary forces is media antipathy bordering on loathing. To the extent they appear dismissive, cruel or snide it will only raise the ire of these already very peeved voters. There is no doubt as to why Palin mentioned both Hillary Clinton and Geraldine Ferraro. The latter’s comments are quite revealing.
So if the McCain camp plays it as smartly as they did the roll out today and the Democrats and media play to type, it could prove to be a savvy pick. Palin will have to prove that unlike Barack Obama she can operate without a script.