I'm trying to avoid political posts, I really am, but this is too much.
After spending months bashing Barack Obama as a neophyte with little experience in government and less experience in foreign policy, John McCain selected a running mate with even less experience in government and no foreign policy experience at all.
Except she's a woman. Chosen, the pundits say, in order to attract Hillary Clinton's core supporters. (Who are apparently expected to overlook her hardline conservative positions on social issues.)
This goes well beyond pandering; it's sexist and insulting. Clinton was a serious candidate. Palin is a token.