McCain has looked like a panderer since the day he chose Sarah Palin as his running mate. Yesterday's efforts to make himself look holier than thou on the economy and presidential debates simply reinforced the notion.
Palin has been a poster girl for the McCain campaign, lending an aura of feminism to a man who has consistently voted against legislation that protects the rights of women. The original euphoria which some women and men felt when she was selected is bound to fade.
Most of us have had to settle for Miss Congeniality rather than Miss Alaska in the beauty pageant of life. But just because we can relate to Palin doesn't mean she should be in a position to become president.