8 Things That Would Be Different—Mostly—If Hillary Clinton Were President.
Here's the first one. For a complete list please check out Daily Damocles (my blog for anxious progressives)
1. Nobody outside Alaska would know the name Sarah Palin
Or Bristol. Or Levi. Or Willow. Or Piper. Or Todd.
Palin was thrown up—take that any way you like—as a Hail Mary by McCain advisers hoping to capture some of Hillary’s PUMAS. Had Hillary won, they’d never have run Sarah Louise, opting for a more conventional pick approved by the Christian Right. Also.
(One Addendum: Impeccable sources tell me a major celebrity magazine had a Palin story in the works for months before she was chosen as the mavericky running mate—an apolitical human interest piece focused on raising a Down Syndrome child—but kept postponing it. Until… So had Palin been passed over, for Veep, I’m sure they’d still have run the story eventually, and some Lower 48ers actually would know Palin’s name.)