I am astonished by the way that the Tories, and by that I mean British Conservatives, who have become so gushing in their love of Sarah Palin seemingly because she is
a) A "Conservative", forgetting that American conservatives hold some very weird policy positions and are rather "bible bashing".
b) She has proved the doubting US press wrong on a few issues.
Iain Dale sums up this "love in" today where he gets very excited about Sarah Palin because she had one good speech.
What the Conservatives ought to consider is her overall record.
They forget that she is a member of a church that is avowedly anti gay, she supports guns (she obviously does not think that greater gun ownership helps lead to regular school massacres), she flip flops on issues regularly, she cuts funding for groups that support single mothers because her religious views tell her that single mothers must get married, and with claims she is also a supporter of "creationism", you have to ask yourself, if you are a Tory, if she were not McCain's choice, if she was not a Republican candidate, would you really support her ?
From my point of view, she is more of a risk to world security than Iran or North Korea. Would you really want her hand on the nuclear button ?