What Do the VP Choices Suggest?

Tod Lindberg makes an entirely original point here:

Hypocrisy was the strange charge Democrats decided to make against McCain and Palin: Having run against Obama all summer for his lack of experience and accomplishment, how dare John McCain pick as his running mate someone with (ahem) experience comparable to that of the Democratic candidate for president McCain had been criticizing?

Well, as Lindberg points out, the difference here is that there’s no question what happens if Obama tanks in November: “Fortunately for Democrats, at least they’ve got Hillary in the wings.”