Needless to say, the comedy and parody political blogs are having a fine time with John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate. 23/6 is having a field day, with articles called:
Ode to Todd Palin, whose part-Eskimo sperm swims uphill, both ways
Sarah Palin arouses conservatives like no one since Jesus
McCain's Quayle: One of her kids is named "Track"
Wonkette discovered Palin sometime in the last century, so they know her well. Their headliner right now might be worrisome to the McCain folks, though:
WONKETTE EXCLUSIVE: TODD PALIN MAY BE LOVER OF MANY LADIES
The Onion, which used to be the flagship web-based political humor page, has a tag up, called "A Real Sweet Gal, With Gams Up to Here," but it is a blank stub right now.
Far more interesting to me, though, is Howie Klein's analysis at Down With Tyranny! of conservative reactions to McCain's Palin selection. He has a long list of links and quotes to some very worrisome WTF reactions from some very, very red pundits. Here are some highlights:
Ramesh Ponneru at National Review - "Tokenism. Can anyone say with a straight face that Palin would have gotten picked if she were a man?"
Jean Lopez at National Review - "Looks like I'll either sit this one out or vote for Bob Barr. Why, o, why, didn't McCain listen to Rove and just pick Romney?"
Mark Halperin at Time - "those who point out that George H.W. Bush was able to win despite Dan Quayle's presence on the ticket forget that the country was much more solidly Republican at the presidential level back then than in today's 50-50 America."
The Washington Post printed a short interview piece with Walt Monegan today. Not very informative to Alaskans who have kept up, but the hundred or so - and growing - comments are fascinating.
Meanwhile, watching CNN, the networks seem to be head-over-heels in love. So far.
Update - 8:00 p.m: eli at firedoglake has a great set of links to Sarah's weaknesses.