Maureen Dowd may know snark, but she doesn't know her Lifetime movies. Because for as much as I agree with her that the Palin pick totally sounds better suited for a chick flick than reality, there are a few problems with the real story.
First off, in the movie version, she'd have to be a Democrat, though her party affiliation would merely be alluded to and never explicitly stated. Secondly, her Republicanish opponent would have to be a stuffy jerk in a suit with bad though hidden corruption problems; not an uppity black man that people don't trust. And her running mate would need to be a lovable though slightly aloof older guy with a touch of senility; rather than an unlovable jerk with a touch of senility. (A running gag would be that she keeps having to fix his tie or remove the toilet paper from his shoe. And she'd also get him to dress better with a better haircut, including the ubiquitous music montage as he tries on different looks.)
But the rest of this story writes itself. People would immediately love her quirky and refreshing manner which would offend all the stuffy Washington-types, but the general public would immediately side with her. And this would pull out an unexpected shift in the polls, thus leading to a squeaker victory on Election Day due to a last minute scandal that was orchestrated by her opponent that almost sinks her until her adorable son saves the day by uttering something that is as practical as it is cute. And then, as Dowd suggests, the president chokes on a pretzel or something and leaves her in charge. Needless to say, hilarity would ensue.
And were I a producer looking to sell something to LMN, this is the exact sort of thing I'd come up with. But in reality, this was a damn crappy decision that is an embarrassment to everyone involved. I mean, when Maureen Dowd comes out blasting with both snark barrels on your VP choice before they've done anything wrong, you screwed up. For as much as Dowd has to invent shit in order to keep up her Kewl Kidz snark, McCain totally made her job a lot easier.
And yes, the title of my post is the working title for the movie I wrote, so if any of you happen to work for the Lifetime Movie Network, call me.