Palin era to last one week?

So, when Sarah Palin was announced last Fri­day, I almost imme­di­ate­ly turned to my wife and said, “Would­n’t it be fun­ny if they did this just to get the news cycle away from Oba­ma and the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Con­ven­tion, then pull a switch at the Repub­li­can Con­ven­tion next week?” I’m espe­cial­ly inter­est­ed because Sam Brown­back, Sen­a­tor from KS, is sup­posed to put Pal­in’s name into nom­i­na­tion.

Now, I’m not say­ing this was their plan all along, nor am I say­ing that this will hap­pen, but with all the un-vet­ted bits spilling out of Sarah Pal­in’s past this week­end, I would not be sur­prised. Cor­rup­tion, incom­pe­tence, inex­pe­ri­ence… it real­ly sounds like they did­n’t both­er to check on her before pulling the trig­ger (as it were). Like all they did was look at a pho­to of her. The Democ­rats have clear­ly made the deci­sion to just get out of the way and watch Repub­li­cans implode.

But real­ly, can you imag­ine the Repub­li­can First Cou­ples eat­ing din­ner togeth­er? I mean, John and his “soul­mate” would be fine, but what would Cindy and the First Dude talk about?