“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 Dan Quayle and W., and then
letting them learn on the job. So they crash into the globe a few times
while they’re learning to drive, what’s the big deal?”

–Maureen Dowd, surpassing herself in sarcasm as she comments on McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin for VP nominee on the Republican ticket.

“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 Dan Quayle and W., and then
letting them learn on the job. So they crash into the globe a few times
while they’re learning to drive, what’s the big deal?”

–Maureen Dowd, surpassing herself in sarcasm as she comments on McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin for VP nominee on the Republican ticket.