NBC News has confirmed that 44 year-old Alaska governor Sarah Palin has been chosen as John McCain’s vice-presidential pick. Pro-life, pro-gun, five kids — obviously chosen to bring in the rural disaffected Clintonistas. Her suitability to take over for McCain should tragedy strike is questionable, at best. The “not ready” rap that the right has been throwing at Obama is now over — it never stood up to reality but with the Palin choice it really has no footing. A major political gamble for McCain. Biden will make short work of her.