(In fact, read this on FreeDarko before/after you read this. The most ingenious thing ever created. Period.)
John McCain is Dirk Nowitzki. As the leader and best player on the Republican Party, he is the first option on offense and the current face of the franchise. For the beginning part of his career, he could rely on his jumper; also known as saying he was a prisoner or war. With a silky smooth touch, he manages to weave his way through the court, picking his spots to unleash his go-to move. With his recent nomination, McCain has been forced to expand his game, including some back-to-the-basket plays, and even having to play a little defense.
The more difficult is defining who Sarah Palin is. She could be Jason Kidd, chosen by the Republicans to shake things up in the party and create a buzz that helps the Republicans maintain the Presidential championship. The problem with that is that she has no experience, while Jason Kidd is the granddad of point guards; so maybe she doesn't fit into that role.
Palin could be Antoine Wright, a young talent that was thrust in the starting lineup to shake up things and provide a little grit (something like a pit bull/hockey mom/I'm sick of hearing that) to compliment Dirk McCain. Palin is also good at
Dirk and the Mavericks have had recent obstacles that have stood in their way for the past two years, perhaps depriving them of championship glory. The GOP Mavericks face a similar challenge in Barack Obama. Obama's simultaneously channeling the "We Believe" popularity or Oracle Arena in '06-'07 and the youthful swagger and spirit of Chris Paul. Despite lacking playoff experience and being unconventional in his political offensive and defensive philosophies (when he's actually mentioned them), he's ahead in the series against the GOP Mavericks. He's aligned himself with a complimentary piece that has his back like David West and Stephen Jackson (and yes, Biden's that crazy) to help shore up his deficiencies. Obama and the New Golden State Change have combined the hype of crowd atmospherer and his own immense talent to form a political machine for which the GOP Mavericks can't quite devise a gameplan. And with Dirk McCain getting up there in age and Palin not being the long-term answer for them, the GOP's Presidential window is closing.
It will be an interesting final three weeks between the GOP Mavericks and the New Golden State Change. Will Dirk McCain go the equivalent of Dirk's 2-13 fg in the deciding