It seems once the media announced President-elect Obama's electoral vote reached 270, the McCain-Palin team declared war on itself. With advisors and the Vice-Presidential candidate attacking each other; sometimes on the record.
No matter what the actual facts are in terms of Governor Palin's lack of geographical or political knowledge, the fact is the McCain staff and the Presidential candidate himself chose her. She didn't place herself on the ticket.
You can't blame a person for being who they are.
You can blame people in a position to know for not vetting her properly, and bringing this nation to a perilous position of having an unqualified and seemingly unserious person a heartbeat away from the Presidency.
I honestly think Palin should have declined the nomination out of respect for the office. But that is probably asking too much of anyone. I'm confident that she thought she would be able to learn everything there was to know in plenty of time. People in her business wouldn't be where they are if they weren't overly sure of themselves.
So that leaves the burden to McCain and his staff. Anything you say to expose Palin really reflects poorly on you. Sarah Palin has the chance to improve and re-emerge if she chooses, but the McCain team has shown itself not ready for Primetime.