There’s an interesting post at ABC News’ Political Radar blog on how Sarah Palin got the VP job. It contends that McCain really wanted to shake up the ticket, but was dissuaded from picking former Democrat Joe Lieberman. Sarah Palin was an edgy choice who could also appeal to party conservatives:

“ABC’s Jan Crawford Greenburg reports: It wasn’t until Sunday night that John McCain, after meeting with his four top advisers, finally decided he could not tap independent Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut to be his running mate. One adviser, tasked with taking the temperature of the conservative base, had strongly made the case to McCain that it would be a disaster for the party and that the base would revolt. McCain concluded he could not go that route.”

Read the full story here.