Sarah Palin needed a little more coaching before being thrown into the caring arms of Charlie Gibson. When she fumbled the “Bush Doctrine” question (that’s pre-emptive attack on a perceived threat, a la Iraq II), Gibson had no choice but to follow on that. And, predictably, reaction to her performance was quite partisan and quite predictable. Personally, I think Condi Rice would have been a much better choice on the ticket because she has extensive foreign policy experience (granted, much of not so swell — but experience is experience, I guess). And she talked rather blithely about going to war with Russia. I bet Vladimir Putin spat out his vodka on that!!