Okay, this confirms what I’d only inferred earlier — John McCain’s barely met or spoken to Sarah Palin, and other key McCain aides have never met her at all, with some of his main supporters being as ignorant about her as any normal person would be:
As Chuck Todd says at the end of that clip, this probably won’t matter politically. The Palin choice was a savvy news cycle gambit on one of the few days of the campaign in which VP picks make a difference. If all you care about is “winning” the news cycle, then I guess you don’t need to know the person at all. If you care about governing . . . .