John McCain has chosen a running mate: Sarah Palin, a conservative Christian pro-life mother-of-five "hockey mom" who's also the governor of Alaska. But that last part doesn't matter, because I'm listening to her speak right now, and her political inexperience shows. She's a terrible speaker, and Joe Biden will easily destroy her in the VP debate.

But hey! She's got an 18-year-old about to head to Iraq, and an infant with down syndrome. The country's inane Christian soccer and hockey moms will LOVE her.

She says the "right reasons" for running for office are "to challenge the status quo and work for the common good." She delivered that trite line in a broken staccato.

It's going to be a long two months until November 4.