So, um, about those rumours. In case you didn't hear yesterday, the McCain campaign sought to silence rumours that Bristol Palin, 17, had given birth 4 months ago by announcing that Bristol Palin is 5 months pregnant. Additionally, press reports have confirmed that Gov. Palin once belonged to the Alaska Independence Party (which is even nuttier than the name sounds), and that Gov. Palin has hired legal counsel to try and muck up the ethical investigation she's currently under in her home state. TPM has the rundown.
Er, wow. The McCain campaign is busily claiming that they totally vetted Palin, which gives us two options: either McCain is lying (she wasn't vetted) and he's crazy, or he's just plain crazy. Imagine learning just what we already know about Gov. Palin, and thinking that she would be the best possible VP?
The last 24-48 hours have been, as the title to this post implies, the craziest goddamn thing I've ever seen. It's the kind of thing that, as you watch it unfold, makes the mind rebel. I shouldn't be watching this happen. It's like watching a shark eat an antelope or some crazy thing.
If Palin makes it to Friday, I think she's locked in: the damage to removing her would be worse than the damage of keeping her on. In any case, removing her from the ticket would outrage the fundie base. I think people are going to look back and see the last week as when John McCain lost the election: the DNC went off flawlessly, and he's had nothing but trouble since.