It makes perfect sense. If you're insane... (read: senile)
The GOP knocks Obama for his lack of experience in many arenas... foreign policy, Washington, etc. So he picks his chief adviser to be someone who's navigated those waters for years, headed the foreign relations committee, and will be able to supply him with ample advice to actually be able to implement his ideas.
The dems knock McCain's weaknesses of being senile, out of touch, and a chauvinist my choosing a greenhorn hick woman from Alaska! (And alaskans are an odd bunch... for the most part i like you alaskans... but you're an odd bunch...) I love it!
I'm beginning to think this is one of the dumbest political moves of all time...
She's not going to pick up the disaffected Hillary vote, she is going to be out stumping for Obama a lot (much more with this news, I'm sure) in the coming months. All I see happening is this pick costing McCain some of his good ol' boy chauvinist vote.