"I told the Congress, 'Thanks, but no thanks,' on that Bridge to Nowhere." –Sarah Palin, who was for the Bridge to Nowhere before she was against it
Sarah Palin is viewed by some as the most polarizing figure in American Politics (not including our current, most wonderful President). Obviously, the pick of Palin was to solidify the Ultra-Conservative Base (less than 10%) of the Republican Party; thinking that McCain's record of "cross the aisle" politics and Senator Lieberman's insane adoration of the Arizona Senator. However, after two weeks, it all began to fade, even before being mauled by Couric.
It can be argued that not voting for McCain because of Palin, or vice-versa, is not a good way to vote; but in the off-chance that McCain did have to step down: A Palin administration was viewed to be just to risky.
So, four years down the road, conservatives might want to think of Palin as their superstar, but I suggest: Send her back to Alaska.