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Hey, I guess I’m pretty smart after all.

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…I’d look very, very hard at naming a woman to be my Vice President nominee.

Personally, I don’t go much for those kinds of identity politics, but obviously there are a tremendous amount of people that do. (And to be candid, as a white male, I guess I haven’t had to worry about that kind of thing very much.)

But when the dust settles after Barack Obama’s triumph last night, where he completely stopped what little momentum Hillary had managed to build, one of the little stories that people won’t talk about all that much is that there will be a lot of women frustrated about this result. Sure, most Democrats will come back together. The polls where Hillary supporters say they will not support Obama are overblown although it would be a mistake to deem them insignificant. 

But it’s not just that some Hillary supporters will find Obama too elitist or too inexperienced or too black. Sure, some will, and the media will focus on that angle.

However, there’s also a significant amount of white women who are just going to be frustrated (if not angry) about losing this shot at history. Women of color couldn’t lose with either Obama or Clinton, but white women really came up empty… unless John McCain gives them another chance at history in November.

So what if there was a wildly popular female governor somewhere with a record as a spending-cutter? Someone who could bolster McCain’s right flank on gay marriage and abortion? And it may be perverse to say, but as she recently gave birth to a son with Down’s Syndrome, her pro-life stance is all the more bona-fide. And, like McCain, her eldest son is in the military, thus giving her a personal connection to the war on terror that other candidates won’t have? And while we’re throwing stuff out there, let’s make her a former beauty queen who Wonkette likes to call the GILF. (You should be able to figure that one out.)

If I were John McCain, I think I’d love for Sarah Palin to be my Vice Presidential nominee.

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