I don't accept the meme that Sen. John McCain chose Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate in order to steal away female voters disappointed that Sen. Hillary Clinton didn't get the nomination. I don't think John McCain is stupid.
Apparently, a lot of pundits disagree with me, including Leonard Pitts Jr. down in Miami.
What this pick does do is energize Republican women, much in the way Sen. Clinton's campaign energized Democratic women. The target voter for this pick might be a woman, but chances are she hates Hillary Clinton.
And when these folks get rolling, watch out.