Sarah Palin, John McCains choice for Vice President, has many qualities. Tough, smart, Alaskan (or maybe Idahoan) and pretty.
As Skepticlawyer notes “the play to the gender gallery in McCain’s choice is clear”.
However in terms of identity politics Skeptic may have missed one angle. There are claims that Sarah Palin sees the world through Libertarian eyes. Will Sarah energise the Libertarian wing of the Republican party?