For John McCain, a lot is riding on his VP candidate. He has to show that he’s not just representing the traditional rich white man vote. He’s also representing the wives of rich white men. And while Gov. Palin’s credentials are fine, they aren’t are lustrous as those of better known Republican women like Liz Doyle or Christine Whitman. Or, jeez, Condi Rice.

But really, McCain could have had a slamdunk VP in the form of RuPaul who could represent so many minorities at once, he’s virtually a val-U-Pak of lefty PR.

McCain-RuPaul: Together, they can dance-dance our country to a better place.

Better luck next time, John.