Put aside the crazy "Obama's a Muslim" idiocy -- assume John McCain had won the presidency instead. Do you really think the Senate would confirm a Muslim candidate right now, even a conservative right-wing one? I don't.
I don't believe Sarah Palin will become president but if, God forbid, she does, I expect that the neocons would be disappointed. As untutored as she is, she is no dummy. And she does not like being handled.