Sarah Palin is being advised by former Bush Administration officials. McCain has put together a Palin staff full of Bush loyalists. This is all part of an effort to coach Palin to survive her public appearances. Palin has likely been receiving crash courses in everything from the economic crisis to foreign policy.
But I find it peculiar that she is "learning" from those who have damn near destroyed the Country. It's bad enough that McCain is clueless, and Palin is unqualified for the job... but on top of that, the Republican VP choice is taking lessons from the previous failed Administration. Not a way to build confidence, IMO. Her first real introduction to many of these issues (on any serious level) is being presented to her through a Bush/Cheney Administration lens. Yet they have stolen Obama's Change Theme, hoping (betting) that the American public would be too stupid to notice.
This is why it boggles my mind that the election is even close at this point. McCain/Palin would be the closest thing to a 3rd Bush term that you could find.
Also see article from MoJo Blog