The presence of Palin on the ticket also gives the GOP a claim on the historic nature of this election: Barriers will be broken no matter who wins.**********
"You want change," says a McCain aide. "Here we come."
She was a sportscaster and a fisherwoman, doesn't mind smelling like salmon occasionally, was once runner-up in the Miss Alaska competition, and her husband is a champion snowmobiler.
For all I know, she may also throw knives.
RELATED: Initial reaction seems favourable
Sarah Palin has already received a better reception than Joe Biden from voters. Biden initially only received a 39% favorability rating when announced a week ago, and still hasn’t climbed above 50%.*
In contrast, Palin has a 53% favorability on Day One.