Maybe this is John McCain's penance for supporting and enabling the Bush agenda over the past eight years.
Put simply, choosing Sarah Palin as his Vice Presidential candidate was the most catastrophically awful political blunder in American political history. And John McCain is suffering the consequences. Daily. Badly.
It's not that Sarah Palin's necessarily a bad person: she's just patently, painfully, obviously, disastrously, in way way over her head.
She's as qualified to be President as the cashier at the Wendy's in Cape Canaveral, Florida is to drive across town to NASA, hop in the latest Space Shuttle, and take off to captain the next shuttle launch.
It's gotten bad folks, really bad. Twighlight Zone bad. International laughingstock bad. Theatre of The Absurd bad. Macabre. Ugly.... And it getting worse, not better.
Keen political supporters caught this clusterfuck early on, like a minute after the announcement was made, and strenuously argued for McCain to realize his fatal error and dump her overboard, quickly.
Alas, McCain stuck with her just like he's stuck with the failed Bush presidency for the past eight long years. Which just shows he's incredibly stubborn, and he deserves the landslide he's about to be administered in 12 short days.
Then he can go off to the ranch in Sedona and ruminate over what went wrong. Maybe watching a few clips of recent Saturday Night Live's will brighten his somber mood. Although somehow I doubt it. At least his nightmare will at last be over.