Just in case the point isn't made clearly enough - and it won't be - McCain picking Palin does not give pissed off HRC supporters a new woman to bear their torch.
Nothing about Palin's history, views, principles, or beliefs match HRC's. Nothing.
So don't buy whatever hype McCain's campaign sells or the media relay. Both Clinton and Palin are female. Both McCain and Obama are male. If you think Clinton and Palin can stand in for one-another because they are both female, then you must think McCain and Obama can do the same.