An interesting take out of a Washington Times story:
“Palin is either an extraordinary political play or absolute suicide,” said pro-choice Republican Wendeen Eolis, former first assistant to George E. Pataki when he was New York governor and top adviser to Rudolph W. Giuliani when he was New York mayor.
One downside, she said, is that the Palin nomination will give Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton more reason to campaign seriously and sincerely for Democratic nominee Barack Obama, lest a McCain victory make Mrs. Palin the presumptive Republican nominee in 2012 or 2016 and jeopardize Mrs. Clinton’s position as the top female presidential prospect.
“Palin means that Hillary [Rodham Clinton] will be motivated and mobilized to campaign for Obama as she would not have been otherwise,” Mrs. Eolis said. “The Clintons feel completely snubbed and insulted by the idea that anyone other that Hillary could go to the head of the class.”