This really is the only card in the McCain deck that has much value now:
Few believe the GOP has any chance to reclaim either chamber of Congress. But many in the party have sought to keep a brave public face on their prospects. Now, with under a month until Election Day, McCain’s campaign has apparently decided that there is more political benefit in pressing the importance of divided government than pretending the GOP can reclaim the House or Senate.
Unfortunately for the Republicans, the Palin Joker trumps.
The entire hand was very poorly played.