Bwaahahahaha!!! OMG!!! ROFLMAO!!!
Bypassing Collins, Snow, Dole, or Condoleeza Rice, McCain has chosen a comely dame who will sit "at the foot of the master", a direct quote from the McCain campaign. Editorial cartoonists wept when Dan Quayle passed from the scene, but in this case the humor has entirely outstripped the ability to make fun.
Let's compare this with John Kennedy's choice of Lyndon Johnson, a person Kennedy did not particularly like, but who went on to win enactment of Medicare, the Civil Rights Act, and Head Start.
McCain may have, with one stroke, made it impossible for the right-wing media and the combined millionaires of America to buy his election. Yup, he's a maverick, all right. And he just stuck a horn deep in the cowboy's horse. Git along, little dogie!