or Last night I had the strangest dream
Wait for it.
A Palin/Petraeus ticket would combine sympathy for McCain (Cindy could cut a spot telling voters “it is what John would have wanted”), with the military imprimatur of a hastily retired Surgin' General, with a Woman-Who-Couldn't-Be-That-Crazy at the top of the ticket (catalyzing a “Maggie Thatcher effect”).
They hit Obama/Biden hard for not fully supporting the November 1, 2008 coalition airstrikes on Iran, and a few days later eke out a narrow victory. Eight years of Bush are followed by eight years of Bush-with-lipstick, four more pre-emptive invasions, and by the end no one remembers that there had ever been a Constitution.
Pssst. . . John. Focus groups can be deadly!
- Cappy Rudyard