They have reasons to loathe her other than policy, it appears.
Of course they do, the Alaska GOP is the most "on the take" branch of the GOP, ask anyone in the oil biddness. What most people do not realize is that McCain detests them and that he and Sen. Ted Stevens "The King of Pork" are old, old political enemies. It is one of the top reasons I have respect for McCain, he truly does hate wasteful government spending and hates useless pork most of all, and that fucking mobster Stevens has hated him for it.
Palin ran against the good ole boys, knocking out Gov Muzkowski, the guy who kept Stevens from being indicted all these years - funny how old Ted finally seems to be on his way to an Eskimo Ass Fuck now that Muzzie is out thanks to Palin, maybe her pick is more than meets the eye, a reward for a job well done.
My guess is the Palin pick is nothing more than a thumb in the eye to McCain's old political enemies, a stab by a, well I hate to use the term senile, so let's just say an old man who late in life wishes to settle some old scores. Where he miscalculated is in not considering that Palin won by riding the backs of the crazier-than-shit Alaskan Religious Right who were no friends of the corrupt establishment Alaska Business Wing. These people have been out in the woods so long they went over the Jesus Deep End a long time ago.
Palin represents the people I prefer to call The Fascist Wing of the Republican Party. She represents the most backward thinking, the most ignorant horseshit like teaching Creationism in the public schools, and the idea that "Faith Based" organizations can replace the national safety net, that we all need to be running around chanting religious slogans in the ole "Pledge", that women need to be saddled with child-rearing by order of the state, that homosexuals are some special class of human being that the rest of us have a right to descriminate against, in short, she is Pat Buchanan in drag, who now also seems to have a vindictive streak to match McCains with her looming trooper gate scandal and - like most people who think "abstinence only" policies work - she's got a daughter knocked up bigger than shit by what I hope is a rising rap star, or at least a nose-ring bedecked dope addict. An amazing blunder.