Just in the last week or so, I mean. I’ve been shocked at seeing such ideological dickweeds as George F. (for “For Chrissake no one with a middle initial ‘F’ should ever use use his middle initial!”) Will and that Parker woman at the National Review and other such right-wing apologists essentially endorse Obama by declaring Palin patently unqualified to be VPOTUS. I realize this could be confusing cause and effect (that Palin’s lack of qualifications is so egregious that even a right-wing ideologue is open-minded enough to recognize it) but I still doubt that, if Palin was still polling well with Mr and Mrs. Joe Six-pack Muddle 'Mercan John Q. Moron for some inexplicable but historically precedented reason (see, “Bush, George W.”), they wouldn’t be out there defending the same bullshit they’re now disparaging.
IOW, I think these right-wingers now so harshly critical of McCain’s judgment are mostly looking for some political cover for themselves. “This election’s toast,” I think they’ve cannily realized, “and I might as well take the opportunity to show how smart I am in recognizing that in public sooner rather than later, and bank some ‘I’m not a kneejerk tighty-righty–see, I dissed Palin a month before Election Day’ points,” and so preserve whatever cred they still have, and maybe earn some new cred.