Off the record, it appears that some McCain team members think a wedding for Bristol would provide the perfect distraction from Obama’s talking points in the crucial last week.
Inside John McCain’s campaign the expectation is growing that there will be a popularity boosting pre-election wedding in Alaska between Bristol Palin, 17, and Levi Johnston, 18, her schoolmate and father of her baby. “It would be fantastic,” said a McCain insider. “You would have every TV camera there. The entire country would be watching. It would shut down the race for a week.”
What the McCain team is very carefully not saying that it could provide some distraction from Sarah Palin herself: the trainwreck interviews that have been so bad that portions were used verbatim for a comedy skit (see full SNL skit), the revelation that Palin does actually believe that humans and dinosaurs were coeval, and more and more stories of past cronyism and pandering coming out of Alaska.
It makes me wonder whether the VP debate between Palin and Joe Biden will actually go ahead. A timely bout of appendicitis, perhaps?
What would be the best excuses the McCain team could use to get Palin out of the debate.