Senator McCain said he'd rather lose an election than lose a war. But, apparently, he'd rather win an election than choose the most qualified running mate, who might conceivable need to replace him. And so, his very first decision was not "country first," but "politics first." He has put himself before country and it does not reflect well. Palin may have caused a stir but she is hardly the most qualified candidate to be McCain's running mate by any stretch. There were far more qualified and capable people available to McCain. But Senator McCain went for some flash and some "Hillary votes." THAT is NOT putting country first! And that was his first and most important decision since being nominated.