McCain’s choice of Palin follows Bill Kristol’s lead.

Earlier today, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) surprised many people by selecting Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. But not everyone may have been surprised. In June, Fox News ran a segment predicting that “gas prices will plummet” immediately when “John McCain announces his VP pick.” Fox’s ridiculous claim was based solely on Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol’s prediction that McCain might pick Palin as his VP. Watch it:

Kristol also predicted that if McCain did choose Palin, she would “persuade him that we have to drill in ANWR and have an aggressive drilling program across the board.” With conservatives hoping for McCain to flip-flop on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, will McCain follow Kristol’s advice on that as well?