this would be humorous if this wasnt so serious. This isnt casting the lead in a TV series. If and when John McCain croaks in office, this person will be the most powerful human being in the world. She was mayor. wow! Governor of Alaska for less than 2 years. wow! Well i feel better about her standing up to Putin then and puh-leeze, every time the Republicans try to compare her to Obama it makes me hope Joe Biden looks at her and says "You are no Barack Obama" Condi Rice, Elizabeth Dole, and Kay Bailey Hutchinson would have been far better choices if McCain wanted to pick a woman. This is a joke. and if the Democrats picked a woman of this "stature" you can be sure the Republicans would be ridiculing it.