So, a handy cheat sheet of Republicans who hate this pick:
Many Republicans were already nervous about McCain. On Friday, the Palin pick soothed one set of Republicans -- the grass roots activists. But the Palin pick unnerved another group of Republicans: the Hagels, the Lugars, the Krauthammers, the Powells -- the realist foreign policy crowd. (Think Lugar was thrilled by Charlie Black's interpretation of the vice-presidency as a four-year tutelage at the feet of the master?).
- Anyone who is considered a serious candidate for 2012: Romney, Pawlenty, Huckabee.
- More experienced and qualified senior Republican women who were passed over presumably because they are (at least sort of) pro-choice: Hutchinson, Christine Whitman, Olympia Snowe.
- More experienced and qualified senior Republican men who were passed over presumably because they are (at least sort of) pro-choice: Ridge.
- Equally inexperienced Governors who got passed over for some demographic reason: Jindal.
- McCain's unmarried friends who curiously never seemed to get mentioned much in the veepstakes: Crist, Graham.
- Republicans who are not batshit crazy about foreign policy: Hagel, Lugar, Powell.
- Usless ex-Democratic Senators who are looking for a way out of their ineluctable political irrelevancy: Lieberman.
So, which Republicans do like this pick again? Ted Stevens?
Just Dobson, Perkins and Limbaugh? Weren't they McCain's "agents of intolerance" in 2000?