Palin needed to pull off a miracle for McCain to move a single number, and she didn't. She's reinforced her image as a halting, screeching, annoying lightweight in the eyes of independent voters - the only ones that matter right now. Biden is Presidential because he has gravitas and a grasp of critical issues. Sarah will get some much needed rest up in Alaska, back with her family, when McCain is defeated. She seems like a very decent person, but despite the claims, she is not 'average,' being the Governor of Alaska, not is being 'average' (if she were) a good thing in a VP or POTUS. It was unfair of McCain to toss Palin into the mixing bowl like this. She will be remembered as being skewered and will fade into a parody. McCain should have picked MITT ROMNEY.