Once again, a few scattered vice-presidential thoughts. The real political blogs have already hit the main points, so just some side points:
In the debates or elsewhere during the campaign, if Palin brings up the fact that she knew that her future child had Down syndrome and still chose to continue the pregnancy, the Democratic response should be: "As governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin has access to excellent health care for her family. If all Americans had the same access to health care, this would make it easier for more people to make the same courageous decision, which would reduce the number of abortions."
Naming a kid with Down syndrome Trig? That's just cruel. (And likewise, naming any kid Track. Were these names inspired by Mitt Romney's son Tagg?)
Many observers were concerned about a potential Lieberman selection, but maybe Palin is the candidate who will really be able to connect with elderly Jewish voters in Florida -- after all, she supported Buchanan in 2000.