I dunno, while I like her and I think she could be great for the Republicans, I really don't see her leaving Alaska, a state that she loves, or uprooting her family (especially with a newborn) at this point in her career. I honestly think McCain is using this to draw attention away from the DNC and Obama's speech. It also does several other things: 1. It shows the public that McCain is willing to run with a woman. 2. It shows the conservatives that McCain shares their values. 3. It shows the independents that McCain is interested in reform. 4. It puts Biden at a sheer disadvantage in debates, while his real opponent will be prepared. (Depending on how long they draw this thing out.) I dunno, it all just seems like a strange situation right now. I don't know what's going to happen. My gut tells me that she'll give a good speech at the RNC, but decline the position. They'll announce a different VP (Pawlenty or Romney) and begin the campaign from there. Or, they're just going to wait for the polls to show how favorable she is on the ticket. If they see she's hurting them, I guarantee she'll step down. We'll see, but I'm really feeling like Palin was just their way to get attention away from Obama (which worked like a charm).