The McCain-Palin ticket is still horrible, but:
If you’re into attachment parenting, “ecological” breastfeeding, baby-wearing, and such, Sarah Palin is apparently a minor celebrity.
Here’s she is signing a bill with her baby in a sling.
Here’s another one:
My wife informs me that if Palin actually were to campaign while wearing a baby, such an act would be both subversive and revolutionary, since, of course, the reigning orthodoxy is that motherhood and “success” are incompatible. Of course, here on LRC we don’t consider politicians to be successes, but you get the idea.
It remains to be seen just how atrocious her foreign policy views are. On domestic issues, she’s actually quite good. As a private person, she’s hard to dislike. She’s like the anti-McCain, which I’m sure is what he was going for.
Update- In response to some panicked emails: Don’t worrry, I haven’t gone insane and I don’t plan on coming out in support of McCain-Palin.11:05 pm on August 29, 2008 Email Ryan McMaken