According to Robert Draper's latest, that was the choice the McCain camp faced when confronted with the reality of who Palin is:

I was told that Palin chafed at being defined by her discomfiting performances in the Couric, Charlie Gibson, and Sean Hannity interviews. She wanted to get back out there and do more. Well, if you’re Eskew and Wallace, what do you say to that? Your responsibility isn’t the care and feeding of Sarah Palin’s ego; it’s the furtherance of John McCain’s quest for the presidency ...

The Republicans who fawned over her superstar looks are now shockedshocked!to learn that her much-admired wardrobe has been purchased with RNC funds. I’ve heard from one well-placed source that McCain has snubbed her on one long bus ride aboard the Straight Talk Express, to the embarrassment of those sitting nearby.

I think we've discovered the truth about these two people these last two months: she is indeed, in the words of a McCain aide, a "whack-job." He is indeed an asshole. Whackjob-Asshole 2008!

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