"People who understand politics know anything is possible," he said. "Picking a woman is an absolute strategic idea from McCain’s point of view. He’s not talking about governing right now. The idea of this woman actually facing down Putin and negotiating with Medvedev is idiotic."Palin, a former mayor of tiny Wasilla, Alaska, has served as governor of Alaska for almost 20 months. Find all of the Reporter’s story on the matter here.