Just wanted to make a brief observation regarding the Palin smears coming from the McCain camp. I've commented before that my personal experience working for a McCain organization in D.C. in the 1990s gave me the impression that McCain was a snake and the people he surrounded himself with were mostly (as the Princess Bride put it) "Rodents of Unusual Size."
The cowardly (dare I say dastardly?) smears that are coming from the ex-members of the McCain campaign are par for the course for that group. The general rule of thumb in the organization I worked for was, "if it succeeds It was all my doing, if it fails, someone else is to blame" and the back-stabbing and willingness to throw others under the bus was quite apparent. McCain has always had the same policy in regard to his own party. Obviously, I'm saddened that Obama was elected especially because of what it will mean for millions of unborn and aborted but born alive children, but at the same time I am glad we won't have to deal with 4 years of RINOs attacking conservatives, backstabbing one another, leaking to the media, and throwing one another to the wolves every five minutes. If this is how they instinctively react to a crisis, then who needs 'em? My only hope is that no one on the Republican side of the aisle will ever be foolish enough to hire them again.
*Personally, I can at least respect a man even though he is an intractable enemy, but I have no respect whatsoever for someone who betrays his friends. *