RON FOURNIER: Analysis: Palin’s age, inexperience rival Obama’s. That’s going to further endear him to the Netroots.

UPDATE: An Obama press shop in turmoil.

Plus, these thoughts: “The pick appeals to the Hillary independent voter and forces Obama to go easy, since he doesn’t want both a primary and general election in which liberal women thought he and his MSNBC media henchmen took the sexist, mean-spirited low road. Given McCain’s 72 years, women will realize that the role and future of this VP is no token appointment.” That’s why the initial Obama camp response was so unwise.