Matt Yglesias emails the following thoughts on Sarah Palin:

Most initial critical commentary on Sarah Palin has focused on her unfitness for the presidency. This is an important point, but an equally important point is her unfitness for the vice presidency. Barack Obama picked a running mate who can help him govern. The president's job is far too big for any one person to do on his own, so Obama took the first step toward building a first-rate team. John McCain engaged in a cynical stunt aimed at winning the news cycle. It's an incredibly arrogant decision that calls into question whether he really understands the nature of the job he's running for.

--The Editors

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