When my phone beeped the text message simply said: Palin running with McCain as Vice Presidential nominee". I thought - "Crikey, Monty Python's Michael Palin's is running in the US election", nudge, nudge know what I mean.
Wrong. It is Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska. Who? Exactly. McCain (72 today) has chosen someone who has just 2 years as a Governor and was a Mayor of a small Alaska town. Talk about someone with little experience - his major accusation against Obama - he's chosen someone very few has ever heard of.
So when McCain dies in office, she will be the next President of the United States. So I guess my first reaction was right - its pure Monty Python.