Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainEx-Rep. Scott Taylor to seek old Virginia seat Man acquitted over tweet offering 0 to killing an ICE agent Lessons of the Kamala Harris campaign MORE (R-Ariz.) has reached for the stars and grabbed one.

On a recent cruise to Alaska, I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Sarah Palin. She is brilliant and articulate and, in Alaska politics, is a breath of fresh air as an alternative to the corruption epitomized by Alaska Republican Sen. Ted Stevens.

Now Barack Obama, who has spent two years preventing a woman from being president, will spend two months preventing one from becoming vice president — and hopes to do so with female votes.

The entire premise of the Democratic convention was the fungibility of Bush and McCain. Now McCain has vividly demonstrated the difference. Sarah Palin is no Dick Cheney!