Also worth noting: Palin probably wouldn’t have mattered, anyways. For one, McCain is still alive and feisty, so he probably wouldn’t have died in office. (And I note, with no small sense of irony, that many of the same people harping on McCain’s age 8-years ago were Sanders supporters this year.) In addition, she would probably have been impeached or resigned or maybe just been forced out before finishing her first term. So, either way, ‘President Palin’ was an unlikely outcome.