The McCain campaign has noted, lots, that Sarah Palin has led the Alaskan National Guard. I couldn't quite see the importance … until Cindy McCain cleared it up! It's because Alaska is so close to Russia! The state is like our only line of defense (well, them and the entire nation of Canada). Why veep? Why not defense secretary?!
But, why didn't McCain pick Sanford. Does the candidate not realize that Sanford leads the national guard closest to Monkey Island?!