Since Friday's announcement that Gov. Sarah Palin would be John McCain's running mate, the left has gone absolutely cuckoo. While there's been fair comment (but not full disclosure) and criticism on Palin's experience and her alleged effort to get her former brother-in-law fired. (Flopping Aces has a useful timeline here calling the whole "scandal" into question.)
However, there's also been a lot of disgusting lies, innuendo that I won't link to that just goes to show you how absolutely wacko far too many on the left are.
DailyKos diarists have been attempting to shop the possiblity that Palin's youngest son, Trig, is in fact her grandson -- the son of her oldest daughter who was secretly pregnant.
Alan "liberal to be named later" Colmes put up a blog post calling into question Palin's judgment after she flew from
Texas Colorado back to Alaska after her water had broken -- suggesting oddly that this could be somehow linked to Trig having an extra chromosome. After he was called on it, he disappeared the post and put up another one complaining about all the mean conservatives that called him on his idiocy -- and then doubled down. Colmes, who to my knowledge has absolutely no medical expertise, is apparently convinced that Palin should've gone on bedrest the moment it was found she was carrying a child with Down's Syndrome. (The best, most devastating critique of Colmes' idiocy was this comment.)
And then you had the once-sane, but increasingly disturbed, Andrew Sullivan passing on the allegation that Palin had named her daughters after witches. Problem: One of the daughters was born before the TV show that was supposed to have inspired the name ever aired.
I am still skeptical that Palin will bring many Hillary supporters to McCain's column, but if the Democratic base continues with these crazy, misogynistic theories, they might push a lot of the less radical feminists over to McCain's side just because they are so disgusted by the left.